The Board of State and Community Corrections has released the RFP for city gang-fighting grants available through the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Program (CalGRIP). The $9,215,000 annual grant program is designed to reduce gang and youth violence. Applications must be made by cities, which administer the grants, with funding then allocated to community-based organizations (CBOs) and public agencies that target youth, and law enforcement agencies, and probation departments that engage in suppression strategies. Of the total funding available through this program, $1 million is allocated to the City of Los Angeles through a noncompetitive Request for Application process.
The award ceiling for this grant is $500,000, and at least two grants will be awarded to cities with a population of less than 200,000. Each city receiving this grant must distribute at least 20 percent of the award to one or more CBOs or public agencies. Applicants must match dollar-for-dollar.
As part of the competitive RFP process, the Board of State and Community Corrections shall give preference to applicants that incorporate a regional approach to anti-gang activities (one evaluation section is on collaboration/regional approach). Each city that receives a grant shall collaborate and coordinate with area jurisdictions and agencies, including the existing county juvenile justice coordination council, with the goal of reducing gang activity in the city and adjacent areas.
Notices of intent to apply are due next Wednesday, August 6 (email copy will be accepted). Applications are due Friday, September 5. Read the RFP and click the button below if you're applying for this year's round: