FY 2025 Operation Ceasefire Grant Program

Crime Investigations, Equipment and Supplies, Training and Community Engagement 

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is now accepting applications for the Virginia Operation Ceasefire Grant Program (OCGP). 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.

The purpose of this OCGP grant solicitation is to support local law enforcement and 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. Using the guidance presented in this document, applicants can efficiently and effectively prepare complete applications in the On-line Grant Management System (OGMS).

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

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