The City of Sacramento (“City”), through its Police Department (“SPD”), and its Office of Violence Prevention (“OVP”), is seeking proposals from eligible applicants for the 2023/24 Evidence-Based Community Violence Interruption, Disruption, and Suppression (EBCVIDS) Grant Program.
Donor Name: City of Sacramento
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $225,000
Grant Duration: 12 months
The primary focus of the program is to improve community health and safety, by providing violence interruption, disruption and suppression programs and services to high-risk youth (and their families) who are disproportionately impacted by violence, particularly to those affected by gang-related homicides, shootings, and aggravated assaults.
Successful proposals must develop or enhance the delivery of evidence-based practices designed to interrupt and disrupt high-risk youth’s involvement in violence using one or several of the following strategies:
- Opportunities Provision: The development of education, training, and employment programs specific to engaging high-risk youth and young adults.
- Social Intervention: Youth-serving agencies, schools, street outreach workers, grassroots groups, and other criminal justice organizations reaching out and acting as links between high-risk youth, their families, their communities, and needed services.
- Partnership: Collaboration with the City, specifically the OVP and the SPD, and other community based organizations, in developing strategies to work together to reduce violent crime.
- Community Response: The ability to provide 24-hour response to critical incidents and engage affected and/or involved community members and the ability to reach out to high-risk individuals referred by OVP/SPD to offer services.
- Applicants may apply for a maximum award of $225,000 under the EBCVIDS program. To maximize the number of grant awards and benefits to the community, applicants are encouraged to develop budgets that are realistic and congruent with their proposals.
- The total amount of funding currently available for 2023/24 EBCVIDS proposals is $950,000. Funding that is not awarded during the 2023/24 funding cycle will be held in reserve for future funding cycles, subject to the availability of appropriations.
- Funding for the EBCVIDS program comes from the City’s Measure U Fund. Measure U was first passed by Sacramento voters in 2012 as a temporary 0.5% sales tax to restore and protect essential City services. By referendum, Sacramento voters made Measure U permanent in 2018 and increased it to a 1% sales tax. As outlined in the 2023/24 Approved Budget, Measure U provides funding for ongoing programs and services for Affordable Housing, Arts/Creative Edge, Climate Action, Community Investment, Community Response, Homelessness, Inclusive Economic Development, Library, Public Safety, and Youth.
All awards issued pursuant to this RFP will be for a 12-month period, beginning October 1, 2023, and ending September 30, 2024.
Service Population Criteria
- Proposals submitted in response to this RFP must serve one of more of the following groups:
- High-risk youth & young adults: Individuals typically aged 13 to 24 who are not yet gang-involved, but who display indicators of delinquency and an elevated risk of involvement in violent crime or gang activity. Such youth typically lack positive support from family, school, peers, and the large community.
- Gang-involved and/or affiliated: Individuals typically aged 13 to 24 who are directly involved with a gang, are committed to the gang lifestyle and mentality, and may have spent significant time incarcerated. These individuals engage in a disproportionately large share of illegal activity.
- Heavily gang-involved: Individuals typically aged 13 to 24 who are directly involved with a gang, are committed to the gang lifestyle and mentality, and may have spent time incarcerated. These individuals engage in disproportionately large share of illegal activity.
- In addition to the above, programs must focus their primary efforts in one or more of the following Sacramento areas:
- Del Paso Heights;
- Meadowview / Mack;
- Oak Park.
Funding will be awarded to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations meeting the following criteria:
- Have at least one year of experience providing anti-violence programs and/or services youth and young adults (ages 13 to 24);
- Are registered and in good standing with the California Secretary of State;
- Are registered and in good standing with the California Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts;
- If a previous or current City grantee, must be in good standing with the City. This means the applicant has not had any performance or compliance issues in its performance with other City grant programs within the last five (5) years.
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