Thursday, September 5, 2013

Funding Opportunity: Neighborhood Violence Prevention Project


Funding Amount:   Approximately $2,000,000 dollars is available to support up to seven new community violence reduction projects.
Eligibility:   Local government agencies; and Not-for-profit entities
Agency:   NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
Deadline: October 16, 2013
Summary:   New York State is making approximately $2 million available to support local street outreach and violence intervention projects to reduce violence associated with firearms in localities with high volumes and rates of homicides and shootings. Projects supported with funds awarded from this solicitation must be designed and implemented with fidelity to the Cure Violence model or follow a similar evidence based neighborhood violent crime prevention model. Projects must utilize violence interrupters and street outreach workers to stem local violence in a targeted area.

All projects should be focused on implementation of a coordinated, community-based strategy for reducing violence in a specified neighborhood or neighborhoods, precinct(s) or other geographically defined area. The proposals must target communities with high rates of gun violence and work through community-based organizations, residents and other individuals that are well positioned to work with high-risk youth and young adults in those areas. The applicant for these funds must clearly demonstrate that the proposed model is evidence based and maintains program fidelity to the model being implemented. Evidence based programs are interventions that are theory -based and through evaluation have been determined to be effective at achieving the stated outcomes. Evidence based programs are replicable when implemented with high fidelity to the core components of the model.

Part A - up to three new projects will be established in localities outside of New York City and Onondaga County with a rate of shooting incidents involving injury that reaches 4.5 or higher and with a population of at least 60,000. Eligible localities are: Erie (Buffalo), Westchester (Mount Vernon) and Monroe (Rochester).  Part B - up to four new projects will be established, one each in the Bronx, Queens, Onondaga, and Rockland counties.

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