Virginia Gun Violence Intervention Program Grant Solicitation

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is now accepting applications for the Virginia Gun Violence Intervention Program (GVIP). The primary purpose of this initiative is to support the implementation of strategies that will result in reduced gun violence in local communities. This is a competitive solicitation open to localities in the Commonwealth who demonstrate in their application collaboration with key stakeholders and a commitment to the implementation of evidence-based programming or promising practices that have been proven effective in reducing gun violence.

Gun 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/or perpetrator of violence.

Proposals must primarily focus on interrupting cycles of violence among those individuals at highest risk for perpetrating gun violence or being victimized by gun violence.

To aid localities with their grant application preparation, DCJS will be facilitating a webinar training on April 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.  Go to on the DCJS website to register for the webinar.