California Violence Intervention & Prevention Grant - CalVIP
The State Legislature established the CalVIP Grant Program in 2017 to replace the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention grant program that began in 2007. CalVIP provides funding for cities and community-based organizations with the goal of reducing violence in the city and adjacent areas.
In October 2019 Governor Newsom signed the Break the Cycle of Violence Act (AB 1603). AB 1603 codified the establishment of CalVIP and defined its purpose: to improve public health and safety by supporting effective violence reduction initiatives in communities that are disproportionately impacted by violence, particularly group-member involved homicides, shootings, and aggravated assaults.
The Break the Cycle of Violence act specifies that CalVIP grants shall be used to support, expand and replicate evidence-based violence reduction initiatives, including but not limited to:
- Hospital-based violence intervention programs,
- Evidence-based street outreach programs, and
- Focused deterrence strategies.
These initiatives should seek to interrupt cycles of violence and retaliation in order to reduce the incidence of homicides, shootings, and aggravated assaults and shall be primarily focused on providing violence intervention services to the small segment of the population that is identified as having the highest risk of perpetrating or being victimized by violence in the near future.
CalVIP Cohort 4
Historically, CalVIP is allocated approximately $9 million each year. In 2021, the state Budget Act provided a one-time augmentation of $200 million across three fiscal years to enhance CalVIP (FY 2021-22, 2022-23, and 2023-24). In addition to this one-time increase, the BSCC anticipates CalVIP will continue to receive an annual $9,000,000 allocation. Released originally in July 2022, the CalVIP Cohort 4 request for proposals was re-released in October 2022 resulting in a greater number of CalVIP programs in California cities and community-based organizations.
Cohort 4 Grantee Resources
Group-Based TA Workshops
Based on your responses to the recent Interest Survey, we are thrilled to collaborate with RDA Consulting to present a series of group-based technical assistance (TA) workshops. These workshops are tailored to address your needs and harness the power of collective learning. Our primary goal is to facilitate meaningful conversations among grantees, enabling you to share best practices, leverage existing resources, and collaboratively troubleshoot challenges.
This workshop emphasizes the relationship between your program’s mission and data collection processes.
- Workshop #3: December 6, 2023, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Register for Workshops
These engaging workshops will give you insights and techniques to elevate your data management practices. Complete this TA Workshop Sign-Up to register for workshop #3. Once submitted, expect an invitation to the email address inputted in this form.
Ongoing TA as Requested
Recognizing that your needs are unique and ever-evolving, we are pleased to announce the establishment of an ongoing TA support system by RDA. If you require guidance, have queries, or seek specialized help on any aspect of data management or capacity, our dedicated RDA TA providers are just a step away. To initiate a request for ongoing TA support, please complete this TA Interest Form or directly contact RDA_TA@RDAconsulting.com and provide your name, agency, and program name, and a brief description of your TA needs, and RDA will be in touch within one week.
Cohort 4 Grantees
In November 2021 the BSCC released the CalVIP Cohort 4 Request for Proposals (RFP) and then re-released it in June 2022 to California cities disproportionately impacted by violence and the community-based organizations that serve them.
Grantees: Oct 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2025
|City||Grant Funding Award|
|City of Delano||$1,193,490|
|City of Merced||$977,647|
|City of Moreno Valley||$1,500,000|
|City of San Deigo||$3,651,862|
|City of Stockton||$2,019,656|
Grantees: July 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2025
|City||Grant Funding Award|
|City of Antioch||$1,794,116|
|City of Bakersfield||$3,114,625|
|City of Chula Vista||$1,728,456|
|City of Fresno||$1,823,792|
|City of Hemet||$963,573|
|City of Long Beach||$3,919,232|
|City of Modesto||$2,215,217|
|City of Oakland||$5,999,948|
|City of Pasadena||$2,510,394|
|City of Pomona||$5,144,940|
|City of Richmond||$6,000,000|
|City of Salinas||$3,130,453|
|City of San Bernardino||$3,800,000|
|City of San Francisco||$6,000,000|
|City of Vallejo||$1,541,292|
Prior CalVIP Cohorts
In February 2020 the BSCC released the CalVIP Cohort 3 RFP to California cities disproportionately impacted by violence (as defined by AB 1603) and the community-based organizations (CBO) that serve them. The BSCC awarded grant funds to 13 large cities (population greater than 40,000), 6 small cities (population 40,000 or less) and 14 CBOs.
CalVIP Data Dashboard
The BSCC engaged Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) to evaluate CalVIP Cohort 3 to help key stakeholders better understand the implementation, administration and progress of grants. SPR designed the dashboard to illustrate the outputs and outcomes grantees have reported to the BSCC through their quarterly progress reports (QPR).
Contact the BSCC regarding the CalVIP Grant
For information about the CalVIP Grant Program please contact:
- Michael Martinez, Field Representative, at Michael.Martinez@bscc.ca.gov
- Christy Fields, Staff Services Manager I, at Christy.Fields@bscc.ca.gov
- Angela Ardisana, Program and Fiscal Analyst, at Angela.Ardisana@bscc.ca.gov (Cohort 3)
- Stephanie Birmingham, Program and Fiscal Analyst, at Stephanie.Birmingham@bscc.ca.gov (Cohort 4)
- Joanna Gonzalez, Program and Fiscal Analyst, at Joanna.Gonzalez@bscc.ca.gov (Cohort 4)