Local Law Enforcement Gun Buyback Grant Program


The Budget Act of 2022 (Senate Bill 154) established the Local Law Enforcement Gun Buyback Grant Program. Per the Budget Act, grant funds shall be used to support gun buyback programs structured to incorporate evidence-based methods for reducing firearm violence. This includes, but is not limited to, only providing incentives for fully functioning firearms, providing more incentives for the types of firearms used to commit firearm-related crimes, and prioritizing the types of individuals or locations more prone to firearm violence.

Grants shall be made on a competitive basis to agencies that can demonstrate, using data, that firearm-related violence or crime poses a significant problem in their jurisdiction.

Request for Proposal - Under Development

The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is seeking members to serve on a new Executive Steering Committee (ESC) for the Local Law Enforcement Gun Buyback Grant Program. Statements of Interest for this ESC will be taken until a full membership has been reached. Individuals interested in learning more about the ESC process or submitting a Statement of Interest are encouraged to visit the BSCC Executive Steering Committee page here.

The BSCC anticipates releasing a Local Law Enforcement Gun Buyback Request for Proposal (RFP) in 2023. For the latest information on RFP releases, consider subscribing to the BSCC ListServ here.

Please direct your questions, concerns, or comments about the Local Law Enforcement Gun Buyback Grant Program to gunbuyback@bscc.ca.govcreate new email. A staff member will review your request and follow-up as needed.