The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) anticipates releasing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program.
Donor Name: Department of Homeland Security – FEMA
State: All States
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $20,000,000.00
Grant Duration: 24 months
American communities continue to be vulnerable to the threats of targeted violence and terrorism, forms of violence that impact our collective sense of security and freedom as Americans. The Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) helps to prevent targeted violence and terrorism through funding, training, increased public awareness, and the development of partnerships across every level of the government, the private sector and in local communities across their country. Leveraging an approach informed by public health research, CP3 brings together mental health providers, educators, faith leaders, public health officials, social services, nonprofits, and others in communities across the country to help people from heading down the pathway to violence and intervening prior to them committing violent attacks. The Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Program provides financial assistance to eligible applicants to develop sustainable, multidisciplinary targeted violence and terrorism prevention capabilities in local communities, to pilot innovative prevention approaches, and to identify prevention best practices that can be replicated in communities across the country.
Lone offenders and small cells of individuals motivated by a range of violent extremist ideologies, of both domestic and foreign origin, represent the most persistent terrorism-related threat facing the United States. Amongst Domestic Violent Extremists (DVEs), racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists, including white supremacists, likely will remain the most lethal DVE threats.
Many violent extremists exploit online platforms to spread hate, sow discord and division, and promote narratives to encourage violence. This program supports online, in-person, and hybrid programs that address the threat of online promotion of violence as well as the threat of violence in physical spaces. Many states have developed state targeted violence and terrorism prevention strategies, and this program supports the development and implementation of state, regional, or community targeted violence and terrorism prevention strategies.
All projects submitted to the TVTP Grant Program must meet the objectives of the program as outlined below. Additionally, DHS encourages applicants to submit projects that meet one or more of the priorities established for FY23. These priorities were developed based on gaps DHS has identified in current targeted violence and terrorism prevention programming in the U.S. a. Priorities The FY23 TVTP Grant Program will have the following priorities:
- Implementing Prevention Capabilities in Small and Mid-Sized Communities;
- Advancing Equity in Awards and Engaging Underserved Communities in Prevention;
- Addressing Online Aspects of Targeted Violence and Terrorism;
- Preventing Domestic Violent Extremism; and
- Enhancing Local Threat Assessment and Management Capabilities.
- The local community has awareness of the signs that someone may be escalating towards violence and of the threats of targeted violence and terrorism.
- The local community has awareness of both the risk factors for – and the protective factors against – escalation to violence. Risk factors are defined as negative characteristics that may increase the likelihood that an individual is moving toward violence. Protective factors are defined as positive characteristics that may decrease the likelihood that an individual may move toward violence.
- Members of the local community engage the broadest and most diverse set of local stakeholders, sharing resources and best practices and building trusted partnerships to address targeted violence and terrorism.
- Members of the local community can act on bystander training and help individuals before they escalate to violence by understanding the role of, and the means to contact, threat assessment and management teams.
- Members of the local community have access to multi-disciplinary threat assessment and management teams comprised of individuals such as psychologists, educators, faith leaders, medical personnel that can provide support to an individual before an act of violence takes place.
- The local community has programs that address risk factors for, and strengthen protective factors against, escalation to violence, including recidivism reduction programming.
- Anticipated Available Funding for the NOFO: $20,000,000.00
- Anticipated Average Award Amount: ~$575,000.00
Period of Performance
- Local governments as defined by 2 C.F.R. § 200.1
- Federally recognized Indian tribes as defined by 2 C.F.R. § 200.1
- Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status
- Institutions of higher education as defined by 2 C.F.R. § 200.1
- State governments as defined by 2 C.F.R. § 200.1
For more information, visit Grants.gov.