The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced 43 grants, totaling $20 million, under the Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program for fiscal year 2022 ( FY22). TVTP works to help prevent incidents of domestic violent extremism, as well as strengthen efforts to counter online radicalization and mobilization to violence.
This prevention program, administered by the DHS Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is the only federal grant-making program solely dedicated to helping local communities improve and strengthen their abilities in this area. This year, 11 TVTP Awards are given to organizations that work with underserved populations who are often the target of attack, including two historically black colleges and universities and two organizations serving the LGBTQ+ community. Other grantees are focused on expanding the reach of this program in small and medium communities.
“Working in partnership with each other is the best way to prevent acts of terrorism and targeted violence,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas said. “Through the grants we are announcing today, we are equipping local communities and organizations – including those historically underserved – with the resources they need so they can become more effective partners, strengthen our security, and help the American people feel safe in our daily lives. Lives.”
FY22 grants will provide resources to local communities – including state, local, tribal and territorial governments, non-profit organizations and institutions of higher education to build or enhance existing capacities or establish them where they do not. do not exist.
DHS encouraged applications from various groups, conducting an extensive advocacy campaign with various public and nonprofit sectors. This year, DHS added two new priorities: building prevention capacity in small and medium communities; and advancing equity in rewards and engaging underserved communities in prevention. DHS received significantly more nominations from underserved communities this year and was able to award 25% of its awards to entities that will improve prevention in those communities (compared to 16% of awards last year).
Launched in 2020, the TVTP grant program supports the efforts of 88 organizations working to prevent violence in 32 states with $50 million in awards. Previous recipients include:
- McCain Institute at Arizona State University (Arizona)
- Chatham County (Georgia)
- Boise State University (Idaho)
- Kentucky Bureau of Homeland Security (Kentucky)
- Missouri State University (Missouri)
- North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES), (North Dakota)
- Boston Children’s Hospital (Massachusetts), which recently been the target of bomb threats
- University of Central Oklahoma (Oklahoma)
- University of Texas at El Paso (Texas)
- Cure Violence Global (Illinois/Oregon)
- National Governors Association (National)
Many of these organizations, such as the National Governors Association, have received funding for several years in a row. DHS anticipates that the next round of funding will be available for the competition in the spring of 2023.
CP3 provides technical assistance in navigating federal grant application requirements to ensure a continuous pool of new and underserved applicants. Created in 2021, CP3 brings a whole-of-society approach to preventing acts of targeted violence and terrorism. CP3 helps build local prevention frameworks through technical, financial and educational assistance, CP3 supports local efforts that prevent individuals from becoming radicalized to violence and intervenes with individuals who may or have radicalized to violence .
For more information, including a full list of grants, please see https://www.dhs.gov/tvtpgrants.
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