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Countering Violent Extremism Grants

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Countering Violent Extremism Grants

  • FY 2016 Countering Violent Extremism Grants
  • Discretionary
  • Grant
  • Multiple
  • Department of Homeland Security – FEMA
  • $10,000,000
  • 60


The Department of Homeland Security Fiscal Year 2016 CVE Grant Program addresses the evolving landscape of international and domestic terrorism. Foreign terrorist organizations continue to encourage travel to conflict zones outside the United States. However, they are also increasingly encouraging individuals to commit violence wherever they happen to be in the name of their cause. Additionally, domestic organizations that span the ideological spectrum are recruiting and influencing individuals to engage in violence to advance their causes. Foreign terrorist organizations and domestic terrorists are increasingly using social media and other on-line tools to recruit and inspire individuals to action. The FY 2016 CVE Grant Program supports programs, projects and activities that prevent recruitment or radicalization to violence by interrupting those efforts, building community-level resilience to them, and identifying the early signs of radicalization to violence and providing appropriate interventions through civic organizations, law enforcement or other entities. Community resilience in the CVE context means those communities where violent extremists routinely meet disinterest and opposition, recruitment attempts routinely fail, and communities know what tools and support are available to assist individuals that may be on a path towards violence.



  • Date Posted 07/06/2016
  • Closing Date 09/06/2016
  • Archive Date 09/29/2016


Eligible Applicants

Special district governments Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) County governments Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Private institutions of higher education Independent school districts Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) City or township governments State governments Public and State controlled institutions of higher education.


The FY2016 CVE Grant Program seeks to develop new efforts and expand existing efforts at the community level to counter violent extremist recruitment and radicalization to violence by funding activities that enhance the resilience of communities being targeted by violent extremists for recruitment, provide alternatives to individuals who have started down a road to violent extremism, and that create or amplify alternative messages to terrorist/violent extremist recruitment and radicalization efforts. In addition, the CVE Grant Program seeks to develop and support efforts by U.S.-based entities that are broadly countering violent extremists' on-line recruitment efforts aimed at U.S.-based individuals. DHS seeks to support innovative and cost effective programs, projects, and activities which establishes or uses existing effectiveness measures. Awardees will collect data on their chosen performance measures so that evaluations of the program can be conducted, either by the organization or independently. Additionally, DHS will assess funded projects for promising practices and make them available in a replicable form for other communities or sectors. DHS is seeking to fund activities in geographically diverse communities across the country and see awards made to multiple different eligible applicant types. Program Priorities: The FY 2016 CVE Grant Program has five focus areas for eligible activities that current research (See Appendix A) has shown is likely to be the most effective in countering violent extremism:- Developing resilience;- Training and engaging with community members;- Managing intervention activities; - Challenging the narrative; and - Building capacity of community-level non-profit organizations active in CVE."

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