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DHS Announces Grants to Prevent Targeted Violence and Terrorism

On April 15, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its FY 2024 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program. The TVTP Grant Program will offer $18 million to assist eligible entities to provide training and resources that prevent targeted violence and terrorism nationwide. The grant also aims to increase public awareness and partnerships across every level of government, in the private sector, and in local communities.

Eligible applicants include local government agencies, Native American Tribal organizations, state and territorial government agencies, nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status and higher education institutions.

501(c)(3) hospitals can be primary grantees. While private for-profit hospitals are not eligible as primary grantees, they can be sub-awardees or subcontractors on a grant.

Applications are due on May 17, 2024, and the award announcement is scheduled for September 15, 2024.

The TVTP Grant Program will fund the development of capabilities based on current “promising practices.” It will also reserve approximately 25 to 30% of available funding for new or innovative approaches to prevention. Promising practice projects include:

  • Raising Societal Awareness
  • Understanding Violent Content
  • Civic Engagement
  • Youth Resilience Programs
  • Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Teams
  • Bystander Training
  • Referral Services
  • Recidivism Reduction and Reintegration
  • Innovation

For more information, and to apply, please go to Eligible entities, including those new to DHS or federal grants and those from historically disadvantaged and marginalized communities, are welcome to apply.

Contact: Teri Hollingsworth, [email protected] or (213) 538-0763.