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2021 Violence Intervention & Prevention (VIP) Grants (CLOSED)

In September 2021, PCCD announced the availability of $24 million in Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) funding for grants and technical assistance to address community violence throughout the Commonwealth. VIP funding is intended to support effective local intervening and preventative measures to stop gun and group violence in areas experiencing high rates of violent crime within Pennsylvania. Community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, local municipalities, district attorneys, and counties were eligible to apply between September 3-October 15, 2021 through an online request form via SurveyMonkey. 

On December 1, 2021, the School Safety and Security Committee (SSSC) approved $15.7 million for 40 'Round 1' VIP projects. In January 2022, funding for a second round of VIP grant awards was increased, with an additional $15 million in federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) dollars being committed to the program. On January 26, 2022, the SSSC approved a second round of 25 VIP projects totaling approximately $23 million. 

More information about this grant program, including a summary of VIP projects, is available in the "FY 2021 VIP Grant Program Application Resources" section below.

FY 2021 VIP Grant Program Resources

2021 VIP Application & Funding Announcement Resources 

Resources for FY 2021 VIP Grantees

Questions regarding VIP grants can be directed to PCCD staff at