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CalGRIP Funding Opportunities
The California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) has released the 2011/12 Request for Proposal (RFP). Go to www.CalEMA.ca.gov and click on "Grants and Funding" for more information.
CalGRIP, California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA)
- 10/11 CalGRIP Request for Proposal
- See a list of CalEMA 10/11 Funded Projects
- See a list of CalEMA 09/10 Funded Projects
- See a list of CalEMA 08/09 Funded Projects
- See a list of CalEMA 07/08 Funded Projects
Since the inception of the CalGRIP Initiative, OGYVP and the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) have distributed four rounds of CalGRIP grants to local communities. The CalEMA CalGRIP Grant Program supports prevention, intervention or suppression strategies to reduce gang and youth violence. Applicants are encouraged to take a regional approach in developing a CalGRIP project that will best meet the needs of their community. Local communities have much discretion with this grant and can use grant funds to support a variety of activities, including reentry, education, job training and skills development, and family and community services.
To better leverage limited state funds in the pursuit of evidence-based practice, OGYVP formed a unique partnership with three private funders (the California Endowment, the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Region: Community Benefit Programs and The California Wellness Foundation) that together contributed $2 million to support technical assistance for any city that obtained CalGRIP funding to implement a proven strategy known as the Safe Community Partnership (modeled after the Ceasefire model). This strategy, which combines focused deterrence on the gang members most likely to commit violence with opportunities to receive services and employment, effected a 25 percent to over 60 percent reduction in homicides in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Stockton. Nine cities in California have implemented this strategy with CalGRIP funds.
OGYVP also incentivized the use of a limited number of Evidence-Based Proven and Promising Programs through the 2009/10 and 2010/11 CalGRIP grant awards. Twenty-six cities in California are implementing 11 different evidence-based programs with CalGRIP funds.