DHS Releases FY 2022 Violence and Terrorism Prevention Targeted Grant Program Funding Opportunity Notice

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the FY2022 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program Funding Opportunity Notice, an annual competitive funding opportunity that is available to help local communities build sustainable capacity to prevent targeted violence and terrorism in the United States. The program is run by DHS Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). For fiscal year 2022 (FY22), Congress provided $20 million, and CP3 established the following priorities for award selection:

  • Implementation of prevention capacities in small and medium communities;
  • Advance equity in rewards and engage underserved communities in prevention;
  • Addressing online aspects of terrorism and targeted violence;
  • Prevention of domestic violent extremism; and
  • Improved capacity to assess and manage local threats.

Applications can be submitted through two application channels:

  • Tracking Promising Practices: develop local public health approaches for the prevention of violence; CP3 has identified eight types of projects that represent promising practices in the prevention of targeted violence and terrorism. Applicants may propose to implement one or more of these types of projects in this track.
  • Innovation course: develop new approaches to prevent targeted violence and terrorism.

One of the goals of the TVTP grant program is to help identify targeted best practices in violence and terrorism prevention, and share them widely across the country. As such, grantees should develop robust logic models and Implementation and Measurement Plans (IMP). This requirement supports the collection of performance data that allows DHS to assess whether the program is producing expected results and to assess the impact on prevention efforts. This information is described in the NOFO (Appendix B) for each type of project.

CP3 is committed to protecting the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of individuals who participate in grant-funded programs. Recipients of this award are required to anonymize or aggregate performance data prior to submission to protect entrants’ personally identifiable information (PII). Recipients will receive guidance and training on how to protect participant PII and minimize collection to only performance information needed for evaluation.

Eligibility

State, local, tribal and territorial government agencies; non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status; and accredited higher education institutions. This program is for US-based candidates proposing projects in the United States

Chronology

  • The application period opened on April 12, 2022
  • Applications are due Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 5:00 p.m. EDT (All steps completed and final dossier submitted in ND Grants)
  • Pricing is expected to be announced in September 2022

performance period

  • The TVTP grant program has a runtime period of 24 months, with limited availability for no-cost extensions.
  • Expected performance period start date(s): 01/10/2022
  • Projected performance period end date(s): 30/09/2024

Application paths and funding

All applicants seeking funding under this announcement must clearly indicate which track(s) they are applying to and adhere to the requirements and other guidelines provided in each track/project description in the NOFO.

Types of Promising Practice Track Projects Target funding amount/range
Raising awareness in society $150,000
Online Media Literacy and Critical Thinking Initiatives $100,000
civic engagement $50,000
Youth Resilience $75,000
Threat Assessment and Management Teams $300,000
Spectator training $100,000
Reference Services $150,000
Reduction of recidivism and reintegration $200,000
Innovation course $300,000 – $750,000

All applicants seeking funding under this announcement must clearly indicate which track(s) they are applying to and adhere to the requirements and other guidelines provided in each track/project description in the NOFO.

Webinar opportunity

DHS will host informational webinars to discuss the TVTP grant program, application requirements, and provide a question-and-answer period for interested applicants. Follow the link to see dates and times and to register here. A recording of this webinar series will be posted on the TVTP Grant Program page on the webinar thumbnail.

Appointment: April 18and 2:00 p.m. EDT, April 19and 2:00 p.m. EDT and April 21st 2 p.m. EDT

Resources

the FY22 program material include a Fact sheet with an overview of the critical elements of the FY22 program, a scoring guide, And one Candidature File Information Sheet to help applicants submit a complete and high-quality application. These documents are available in English and Spanish. A Spanish version of NOFO will be available in the coming days on the FY22 Program Material Site.

Applying for a grant is a multi-step process. Candidates should therefore start now in order to allow enough time to complete all the steps. Please see TVTP Grants Resources page for more information and guides on how to perform each step. Applicants can also register now for both grants.gov and FEMA Non-Catastrophe Grant Management System (ND Grants) where applicants will submit their complete application packages (see the Candidature File Information Sheet here for all required documents).

For more information, please see the relevant Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) at Grants.gov. For questions regarding the TVTP grant program, please contact CP3 at TerrorismPrevention@hq.dhs.gov

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