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NEW! The Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Opportunity is NOW OPEN! 

Period to Apply:  September 3 through October 15, 2021

On September 3, 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 are eligible to apply. 

The following documents contain key information needed to make application. Please read the Violence Prevention and Intervention (VIP) Funding Announcement (below) to understand this process.

Questions regarding this funding announcement can be sent to Responses to all questions will be posted on PCCD's Funding Announcement Q&A webpage

PCCD also hosted an informational webinar for prospective applicants on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. You can watch a recording of the webinar here and view/download a copy of the PowerPoint slides presented during the session in the link below.

(NEW) VIP Funding Announcement & Initial Funding Request Process

Gun Violence ​Grants & Funding

Providing support for effective, community-led gun violence prevention efforts is one of PCCD's top strategic priorities. Since FY 2017-18, PCCD has invested nearly $6.1 million in state and federal funds to support local gun violence reduction efforts. PCCD has worked diligently to do what we can with the resources at our disposal to make progress on recommendations identified by the Special Council in its March 2020 report and respond to the needs of local communities.

FY 2021 Gun Violence Reduction Grant Program (CLOSED)

In May 2021, PCCD announced the availability of $5 million in state funding the availability of $5 million in state funding to support community-led strategies to reduce gun violence.  Following the approval by PCCD's School Safety and Security Committee in August 2021 to utilize VIP funding to support additional funding requests received through the grant program, PCCD anticipates making up to $10.6 million in awards through the FY 2021 Gun Violence Reduction Grant Program. Applicants selected in the initial round of requests were notified by PCCD staff and asked to complete a formal application in Egrants.

More information about the FY 2021 Gun Violence Reduction Grant Program is available in the "FY 2021 Gun Violence Reduction Grant Program Application Resources" section below. 

Other Resources & Information

FY 2021 Gun Violence Reduction Grant Program Application Resources

Data Resources & Links

Contact Information

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