Community-Based Violence Prevention Program

The Community-Based Violence Prevention (CBVP) Program helps states and localities support a coordinated and multidisciplinary approach to community youth gun and gang violence through prevention, intervention, suppression, and reentry in targeted communities.

The CBVP Program is designed to

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support and enhance the coordination of existing community-based violence prevention and intervention programs and strategies approaches that are attempting to replicate models and strategies which that have been proven to have a positive impact on the reduction of violence in target communities.

Toward achievement of the ultimate goal of eliminating community violence, he Community-Based Violence Prevention Program the CBVP Program has three main goals objectives: to change community norms regarding violence; to provide alternatives to violence when gangs and individuals in the community are making risky behavior decisions; and, to increase awareness of the perceived risks and costs of involvement in violence among high-risk young people.

The CBVP Program supports effective use of focused deterrence (enforcement) strategies and public health and education approaches to stop violence.

This Program will work with community- based organizations to develop and implement strategies to reduce and prevent violence, particularly shootings and killings.

This will be accomplished by relying on supporting communities to establish and strengthen partnerships between law enforcement and outreach workers, clergy, and other community leaders and family members in efforts to deter young people from committing violence, particularly shootings and killings.

T to intervene in conflicts or potential conflicts and promote alternatives to violence.

The Community-Based Violence Prevention Program will also involve law enforcement in its efforts and depends heavily on a strong public education campaign to instill in people the message that shootings and violence are not acceptable.

Finally, the model CBVP Program also calls for the strengthening of communities so they have the capacity to exercise informal social controls and to respond to issues that affect them, including community violence.

These activities are organized into five core components that address both the community and those individuals who are most at risk of involvement in a shooting or killing: community mobilization, outreach, faith leader involvement, police participation and public education.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
City Of Tampa, Housing Authority Of, The $ 488,594   2020-10-012023-10-01
Baltimore, City Of $ 230,000   2020-10-012023-09-30
Portsmouth, City Of $ 379,918   2020-10-012023-09-30
Danville, City Of $ 488,595   2020-10-012023-09-30
Cumberland, County Of (inc) $ 499,791   2020-10-012023-09-30
State Police, Massachusetts Department Of $ 230,000   2020-10-012023-09-30
Roca Inc $ 494,230   2020-10-012023-09-30
Augusta-richmond, County Of $ 230,000   2020-10-012023-09-30
Jacksonville, City Of $ 488,595   2020-10-012023-09-30
Collaborative Solutions For Communities $ 488,594   2020-10-012023-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

OJJDP is currently encouraging applicants to partner with communities to conduct research and evaluation as well as provide technical assistance in approaches to prevent and reduce youth violence as well as exposure to violence at the community level.

The ultimate aim of this work is to promote the well-being of children and youth, their families, and the communities in which they reside and enhance public safety through the prevention and reduction of violence.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are limited to states (including territories), units of local government, federally recognized tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), as well as institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education).

For-profit organizations (as well as other recipients) must agree to forgo any profit or management fee.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Not applicable.


Generally applicant documentation includes the Standard Form 424 (SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance), a program narrative, budget detail worksheet, and budget narrative. There also are a number of certifications that may be required, and other elements, as specified in the program announcement. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants for DOJ funding can submit applications online through either the federal grants portal Grants.Gov ( or the DOJ?s Grants Management System (GMS) ( Each program announcement will specify which system should be used for that program and will contain detailed technical instructions on how to register with the system as well as apply for funding. Applicants are generally required to register and create a profile in GMS.

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, Part E, 42 U.S.C. 5665-66, and an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies by project.


There are not appeal rights for denial of discretionary awards. See generally, 28 CFR Part 18.


See applicable program announcement.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Length and time phasing of assistance vary by project--see applicable program announcement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Please contact the program office for more information.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports as well as quarterly Financial Reports.

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.

Awardees are required by the OJP Financial Guide to report financial data on a quarterly basis.

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. See Uniform Administrative Requirements, 2 C.F.R. Part 200 at Subpart F - Audit Requirements (Sec. 200.500 - 200.507) as adopted by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.


All financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award must be retained for a period of 3 years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report (Federal Financial Report/SF-425). For more information, see Uniform Administrative Requirements 2 C.F.R. § 200.333 as adopted by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $7,261,796; FY 17 est $8,000,000; and FY 18 est $8,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The Community-Based Violence Prevention Program solicitation, the National Evaluation of the Community-Based Violence Prevention Program, the Office of Justice Programs Financial Guide, applicable OMB Circulars, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 CFR).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

US Deptartment of Justice, Office of Justice Programs U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 810 7th Street, NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: 202 307-9963

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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