Grants to USA and territories local, State, and tribal agencies, and nonprofits to assist communities to implement strategies to address gang problems in coordination with law enforcement. Applicants are encouraged to register to apply promptly. Funds will be provided for communities to engage a gang coordinator and implement or improve existing gang prevention programs.
Specifically, the Comprehensive Antigang Strategies program provides communities with funds to (1) hire a multistrategy gang coordinator who will enhance the coordination of existing community-based antigang programs and strategies that are closely aligned with local law enforcement efforts and (2) implement or enhance existing evidence-based gang prevention, intervention, and suppression programs.
The program will help states and localities implement comprehensive community-based antigang strategies and strengthen coordination of existing resources and activities that support multiple complementary, evidence-based programs to reduce gang activity in targeted communities.
Successful applicants should agree to hire or designate a full-time director/coordinator for the duration of the assessment process and implementation of the program. The director is a leadership position and reports directly to the steering committee/policy group.
He or she should have strong supervision, budget preparation, strategic planning, and personnel management skills; ability to network effectively with a variety of organizations, including government agencies, law enforcement agencies, schools, social service agencies, courts/ probation/corrections, and grassroots organizations; and have a basic understanding of gang intervention, suppression, and prevention strategies and gang involvement. (If a project director has been identified, provide a résumé.)
Awards will support coordination of community-based antigang initiatives that involve law enforcement as an essential partner. Other partners should include schools, social services, faith- and community-based organizations, and businesses. Successful applicants will demonstrate that they are implementing community-based activities consistent with all of the antigang strategies (i.e. The Comprehensive Gang Model) and programs described below using existing funding (see Readiness to Collaborate, Plan, and Implement the Model below).
An effective antigang strategy should be based upon a thorough assessment of the gang problem (see below). The response must be a comprehensive, long-term strategic approach that contains the spread of gang activity; protects those youth who are most susceptible; and mitigates those risk factors that foster gang activity.
The four-pronged approach of an effective antigang strategy should include targeted enforcement of youth who commit the most serious and chronic offenses, intervening with those youth who are already gang involved, preventing those youth who have been identified as being at high risk of entering a gang, and targeting the entire population in high-crime, high-risk areas through the implementation of programs that address risk and protective factors.
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
U.S. Territory or Possession
Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Tribal nonprofit organizations
OJJDP welcomes applications that involve two or more entities that will carry out the funded federal award activities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the other(s) must be proposed as subrecipient(s). The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for administering the funding and managing the entire project.
Only one application per lead applicant will be considered; however, a subrecipient may be part of multiple proposals.
Applicants must register in GMS for each specific funding opportunity. Although the registration and submission deadlines are the same, OJP urges applicants to register promptly, especially if this is their first time using the system. Find complete instructions on how to register and submit an application in GMS at http://www.ojp.gov/gmscbt/.
In addition, OJP urges applicants to submit applications 72 hours prior to the application due date to allow time to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.
Additional Funding Information
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Number of Grants
As many as 8.
Estimated Size of Grant
Applicants may apply for as much as $300,000.
Term of Contract
24-month project period, beginning October 1, 2016.
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