2024 Operation Ceasefire Grant Program (Local Prosecutorial Resources)

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is now accepting applications for the Virginia Operation Ceasefire Grant Program (OCGP) for Prosecutorial Resources. The purpose of this initiative is to support the implementation of strategies that will result in reducing violent crime within the Commonwealth while implementing effective and sustainable solutions to intercept and eliminate local cycles of violence. Projects funded under this program will support Operation Bold Blue Line, an initiative to fight violent crime by standing up for law enforcement and building meaningful partnerships with communities.

This announcement provides guidance to aid applicants in determining eligibility, developing a program narrative, developing the itemized budget and budget narrative, and completing other related forms. Using the guidance presented in this document, applicants should be able to efficiently and effectively prepare complete applications in the On-line Grant Management System.


The purpose of the OCGP grant program is to "support local prosecution efforts to address violent crime." The applicant must present a clear plan for sustainability.

For this solicitation, the focus is to address local prevention, intervention, and enforcement through prosecution efforts.

The webinar for this grant solicitation will be held on Tuesday October 17, 2023, at 2:00pm please register here