Grant Details


Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program - FY 2024

Agency: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
CFDA: 97.132
Federal FON: DHS-24-TTP-132-00-99
Office: Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3)
Multipart Grant: No
Next Due: 05/02/2024 (Application)
Solicitation Date: Unknown
   
Match Required: No
Actual Funds: $18,200,000 (Estimated)
Summary:

The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance, training, and resources to support the development of sustainable, multidisciplinary TVTP capabilities in local communities; the piloting of innovative prevention approaches; and the identification of prevention best practices that can be replicated in communities across the country. This program support online, in-person, and hybrid projects that address the threat of online pathways to violence as well as the threat of violence in physical spaces. Projects must adhere to strict privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties standards, and must be designed and operated in ways that do not infringe on individuals' free speech or target anyone based on the exercise of their First Amendment rights.

Funding will support selected applications that align with the following objectives and that uphold privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties:

  • The local community has awareness of the signs that someone may be on a pathway to violence and of the threats of targeted violence and terrorism
  • The local community has awareness of both the risk factors for, and the protective factors against, targeted violence and terrorism
  • Members of the local community engage the broadest and most diverse set of local stakeholders, sharing resources and best practices, and building trusted partnerships to address targeted violence and terrorism
  • Members of the local community can act on bystander training and help individuals before they move toward violence by understanding the role of, and the means to contact, behavioral threat assessment and management (BTAM) teams and prevention providers in the public health community
  • Members of the local community have access to multidisciplinary BTAM teams comprised of individuals such as psychologists, educators, faith leaders, social workers, and medical personnel that can provide support to an individual before an act of violence takes place
  • The local community has programs that address risk factors for, and strengthen protective factors against, targeted violence and terrorism, including recidivism reduction programming

The funding agency expects to seek applications in the following two application tracks:

  • Promising practices: funding will support prevention projects in all segments of the community either through in-person or online-focused prevention initiatives at the national or local level; applicants may propose one or more of the following project types to include in their project:
    • Raising social awareness
    • Understanding violent content
    • Civic engagement
    • Youth resilience programs
    • Behavioral threat assessment and management teams
    • Bystander training
    • Referral services
    • Recidivism reduction and reintegration
  • Innovation: funding will support prevention projects that approach the broader goal of TVTP in new or untested ways, including projects that do not generally fall within the project types listed above, or new theories of change that have not been previously implemented

The funding agency encourages applicants to submit projects that meet one or more of the following priorities:

  • Enhancing recidivism reduction and reintegration capabilities
  • Advancing equity in awards and engaging underserved communities in prevention
  • Addressing online aspects of targeted violence and terrorism
  • Preventing domestic violent extremism

Research is an allowable expense; however, applicants must propose to implement one or more prevention capabilities during the project period and must demonstrate how any proposed research will support the implementation.

Optional webinars are scheduled for this program. Refer to the Application section for details.

Program information detailed throughout this module was prepared using information from a previous fiscal year, as well as the preliminary program announcement, and should be used for reference purposes only. eCivis Grants Network will be updated with additional information upon the availability of the full program announcement, anticipated for release in spring 2024.

Eligibility Notes:

Eligible applicants are:

  • Local governments
  • Federally recognized Indian tribes
  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
  • Institutions of higher education
  • State governments

Applicants that plan on applying to both of this program's application tracks must submit two separate applications and may only submit one application per track.

Previous award recipients include:

  • Cherokee Nation
  • Education Services District 123
  • Michigan State Police Michigan Intelligence Operations Center
  • City of Aurora
  • Charleston County

Refer to the Award file for additional information regarding previous award recipients.

Eligible Applicants:
Local Government
Academic Institutions
Native American Tribe
Non Profits
State Government
Application Notes:

Applications are expected to be accepted beginning on March 1, 2024, and are expected to be due by May 2, 2024.

Applications must be submitted online at go.fema.gov.

Applications must include:

  • SF 424
  • Grants.gov lobbying form
  • SF 424A
  • SF 424B
  • SF LLL
  • Indirect cost agreement (if applicable)
  • Project narrative:
    • Cover page
    • Body (15 pages max)
    • Appendices:
      • Implementation and measurement plan (IMP)
      • Resumes/CVs of key personnel
      • Documentation of support
      • Letters of recommendation (optional)

The project narrative must be submitted as a single combined .pdf attachment. The project narrative must be single-spaced and use one-inch margins, and portrait orientation should be used except if landscape is needed for tables and IMPs. The project narrative must use 12-point Times New Roman font; however, citations may use 10-, 11-, or 12-point Times New Roman font.

The following are required in order to submit an application:

  • Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number
  • SAM (System for Award Management) registration

Applicants may obtain a UEI number and verify or renew SAM registration status at www.ecivis.com/sam.

Optional webinars will be held for this program as follows:

February 7, 2024
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Registration: forms.office.com

February 13, 2024
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Registration: forms.office.com

February 15, 2024
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Registration: forms.office.com

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Needs assessment (15 points)
  • Project design and implementation and measurement plan (45 points)
  • Organization(s) and key personnel (15 points)
  • Sustainability (15 points)
  • Budget detail and narrative (10 points)

Refer to the PreNOFA file for preliminary application information.

Match Required: No
Actual Funds: $18,200,000 (Estimated)
Match Notes:

There are no stated matching requirements for this program; however, applicants are required to describe how the activities and capabilities in their proposed project will be sustained following the end of the project period. To receive the maximum number of points during the application evaluation process, applicants must outline a feasible plan to sustain all the capabilities developed by their project permanently without federal funding.

Funding Notes:

A total of $18.2 million is expected to be available to support awards through this program. The average award amount is expected to be approximately $575,000; however, the target award amounts will vary according to project type, as follows:

  • Promising practices application track: approximately $12.4 million is expected to be available to support 26 to 34 awards anticipated to range from $100,000 to $800,000 across the following project types:
    • Raising societal awareness: target award amount of $175,000
    • Understanding violent content: target award amount of $115,000
    • Civic engagement: target award amount of $60,000
    • Youth resilience: target award amount of $90,000
    • Behavioral threat assessment and management teams: target award amount of $350,000
    • Bystander training: target award amount of $115,000
    • Referral services: target award amount of $175,000
    • Recidivism reduction and reintegration: target award amount of $230,000
  • Innovation application track: six to eight awards anticipated to range from $300,000 to $815,000

If an applicant requests an amount that deviates 25 percent or more from the target award amount for the applicable track or project type, the funding agency will require the applicant to include a detailed justification for the deviation within their budget narrative.

Awards are expected to be made no later than September 30, 2024.

The project period is 24 months, and is anticipated to begin on October 1, 2024, and end on September 30, 2026. Limited no-cost extensions (NCEs) to the project period may be allowed, subject to the review and discretion of the funding agency.

Applicants must include adequate funds in their budget to send up to two representatives from their project team to two national-level convenings of award recipients over the course of the project period. These convenings are expected to take place in Washington, D.C., but may rotate to other locations in the United States.

Funds may not be used for:

  • Programs, projects, or activities that do not appropriately protect privacy, civil rights, or civil liberties
  • Projects that solely conduct research without implementation
  • Equipment costs

For FY 2023, a total of $20 million was distributed via 34 awards ranging from $54,000 to $1,185,153 through this program. For FY 2022, a total of $20 million was distributed via 43 awards ranging from $99,372 to $878,283. For FY 2021, a total of $20 million was distributed via 37 awards ranging from $85,000 to $1,183,411. Refer to the Award file for details.

The information below is from a previous fiscal year and should be used for reference purposes only.

Management and administration (M&A) costs are limited to 5 percent of the award amount.

Funds may not be used for:

  • Costs incurred outside of the project period
  • Matching funds for other federal grants or cooperative agreements
  • Lobbying
  • Intervention in federal regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings
  • Suing the federal government or any other government entity
  • Covered telecommunications equipment or services, as detailed on pages 19-20 of the OldNOFA file
Contacts:

Program Staff
TerrorismPrevention@hq.dhs.gov

Agency Address
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane, SW
Washington, D.C. 20528-0075

Contact Notes:

Questions should be directed to the program staff.

Applications must be submitted online at go.fema.gov.

The agency address provided is for reference purposes only.

Files:
NOFA File: US16602_PreNOFA_FY2024.pdf (1.6 Mb)
Other Pre-Award File: US16602_Webinar_FY2024.pdf (84.0 Kb)
Other Pre-Award File: US16602_OldNOFA_FY2024.pdf (850.6 Kb)
Other Pre-Award File: US16602_OldIMP_FY2024.zip (318.8 Kb)
Award File: US16602_Award_FY2024.pdf (1.0 Mb)
File Notes:

The PreNOFA file contains a preliminary announcement of this program’s solicitation intended to provide prospective applicants with the necessary information to develop their applications and prepare to apply within a compressed time frame. The Webinar file contains information regarding optional webinars scheduled for this program. The OldNOFA file and OldIMP folder contain materials from a previous fiscal year and should be used for reference purposes only. The Award file contains information on previous award recipients. Detailed guidelines for the funding agency’s application submission portal can be found online at www.fema.gov/grants/guidance-tools/fema-go.

Project: Ctrl+Alt+Del-Hate-PDX: Applying the Epidemic Playbook to Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention in the Pacific Northwest (11.1 Mb)
Applicant: Cure Violence Global (CVG)
Summary:

The purpose of this program is to support the development of local prevention programs and online prevention capabilities in support of terrorism prevention objectives. Cure Violence Global requested $750,045 and received $796,328 to detect and interrupt potentially violent conflicts, identify and change the behavior of individuals at the highest risk of extremism, and change community norms in order to prevent violence from both far left and far right extremist populations. The project will utilize digital assessments of trends in radicalization and data analytics to continuously inform on-the-ground training and awareness-raising activities so as to improve the effectiveness of primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions aimed at extremists, their peers, friends, and family members.

 
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Grant Categories
Information Technology/Telecommunications
Law Enforcement
Domestic Preparedness/Homeland Security