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:
- (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.
(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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 Violence Intervention & Prevention (VIP) Competitive Grants Funding Announcement
- VIP Initial Funding Request Online Form (SurveyMonkey): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2022-VIP-Grants
- VIP Initial Funding Request Online Survey Application Template (Reference Document)
- Webinars for Prospective VIP Applicants
- (new) Webinar #1: Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, 3:00-4:00 p.m. (ET) - Provided an overview of the VIP funding announcement, application process, and other information for prospective applicants.
- Webinar #2: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (ET) - Webinar will provide an opportunity for prospective applicants to ask questions regarding the VIP funding announcement, the application process, and related issues directly to PCCD staff in a "Q&A" format.
- Click HERE to register for this upcoming webinar.
FY 2022-23 Coordinated CVI Strategies Pilot Grants Program
Technical Assistance for Community-based Organizations
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:
Questions regarding PCCD's Gun Violence Grants & Funding initiatives, including VIP grants, can be directed to PCCD staff at RA-PCCD_ExecutiveOfc@pa.gov.