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Gun Violence ​Grants & Funding

Violence Intervention & Prevention (VIP) funding supports grants and technical assistance to address community violence throughout the Commonwealth, with a focus on preventing and intervening with gun and group-related violence. 

FY 2022-23 VIP Information & Resources

On September 6, 2022, PCCD announced the availability of $100.5 million in FY 2022-23 VIP funding for two competitive grant programs:

    1. VIP Competitive Grants Program: Under this solicitation, eligible applicants could request funding for a wide range of programs that address community violence and prevention efforts. 
    2. Coordinated Community Violence Intervention (CVI) Strategies Pilot Grants Program: This new initiative invests in collaborative community violence prevention and response strategies within focused service areas. Grants will support local planning and implementation of short-term intervention, mid-term prevention, and long-term transformation strategies designed to increase local coordination to more effectively prevent, intervene, and respond to gun and group-related violence. 

Community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, local municipalities, district attorneys, and counties were eligible to apply for funding under both solicitations.

On January 11, 2023, the School Safety and Security Committee (SSSC) approved 122 VIP Grants and 5 Coordinated CVI Strategies Pilot Grants projects totaling approximately $100 million. More information about these approved projects is available in this press release and in the project summaries below: 


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VIP & Gun Violence Grants Program Archive

Providing support for effective, community-led gun violence prevention efforts is one of PCCD's top strategic priorities. In recent years, PCCD has made investments to support local gun violence reduction efforts using available state and federal funds aligned with recommendations identified by the Special Council and responsive to the needs of local communities. 

You can learn more about past VIP and Gun Violence Reduction Grants cycles and funded projects by visiting the interactive Gun Violence and VIP Grantees data dashboard and archived pages below: 

Contact Information

Questions regarding PCCD's Gun Violence Grants & Funding initiatives, including VIP grants, can be directed to PCCD staff at