FY 2025 Firearm Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program (FVIP)

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is now accepting applications for the Virginia Firearm Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program (FVIP). The purpose of this initiative is to support the implementation of strategies that will result in the reduction of violent crime within the Commonwealth of Virginia while implementing effective and sustainable intervention and prevention programming to interrupt and prevent local cycles of violence.

Through violence prevention and intervention programs, numerous states have seen a significant reduction in firearm violence. Violence intervention and prevention programs avert interpersonal violence by working with a range of community stakeholders to provide support and intervention to those at highest risk of being a victim and perpetrator of violence.

The purpose of the FVIP grant solicitation is to support local community-based organizations’ efforts to address violent crime. The applicant must present a clear plan for sustainability. Applicants seeking to expand or replicate an existing project must be able to demonstrate progress and success in what has been done through the life of the existing project.  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.

Under this solicitation, eligible applicants include:

• Community-based non-profit organizations providing human services and/or criminal justice services, and

• Local units of government as defined in the Code of Virginia at https://law.lis.virginia.gov/constitutionexpand/article7/.

• Because other funding sources are specifically available for law enforcement and prosecutors’ offices, these are specifically excluded from this funding source.