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Gun Violence ​Grants & Funding

(New!) FY 2022-23 Violence Intervention & Prevention Grants

On September 6, 2022, PCCD announced the availability of $100.5 million in FY 2022-23 Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) funding for two grant programs: 

    1. (OPEN) VIP Competitive Grants Program ($85.5 million): Under this solicitation, eligible applicants can request funding for a wide range of programs that address community violence and prevention efforts. 
        • Maximum award amounts are based on the applicant organization’s size and service area and range from $25,000 to $2.5 million to support project activities over a 29-month period. 
        • PCCD is utilizing a two-phased application process for FY 2022-23 VIP Competitive Grants. Interested applicants are invited to submit an online survey form (via SurveyMonkey) for the initial funding request, which will close on October 12, 2022
    2. (OPEN) Coordinated Community Violence Intervention (CVI) Strategies Pilot Grants Program ($15 million): This new initiative invests in collaborative community violence prevention and response strategies within focused service areas (defined as contiguous geographic areas). Grants will support five to eight pilot projects with 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. 
        • Under this funding announcement, eligible applicants can request up to $3 million to launch and implement pilot projects over a 32-month period. 
        • Interested applicants have until October 31, 2022 to apply for funding in PCCD’s Egrants System.

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

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More information about these grant programs, including resources for prospective applicants, is available in the "FY 2022-23 VIP  Application Resources" section below.

FY 2022-23 VIP Application Resources

FY 2022-23 VIP Competitive Grants Program

FY 2022-23 Coordinated CVI Strategies Pilot Grants Program

Technical Assistance for Community-based Organizations

    • (new) Applicant Information Session: PCCD's VIP Technical Assistance partners at WestEd/LISC will host an open webinar for community-based organizations interested in applying for funding on September 27, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. (ET). This  online session will focus on VIP grants with useful information and helpful tips to prepare and successfully apply for funding. The main focus of this webinar will be to answer prospective applicant questions. 

      Presenters will be from WestEd, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and Community Capacity Builders.

        •  Register for this session HERE.

Additional Resources & Links

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 RA-PCCD_ExecutiveOfc@pa.gov