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Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Program Resources

The Department of Homeland Security welcomes all eligible entities to apply to the TVTP Grant Program. DHS seeks new applicants each year, including those new to DHS or federal grants and those from historically disadvantaged and marginalized communities. The resources on this page are provided to help applicants navigate the application process and develop a competitive application.

Eligible Applicants

U.S. state, local, tribal, and territorial government agencies, institutions of higher education, and nonprofits.

The TVTP Grant Program funds the development of capabilities based on current promising practices as well as reserves approximately 25-30% of available funding for new or innovative approaches to prevention.

Promising Practices Project Types

  1. Raising Societal Awareness
  2. Media Literacy and Online Critical Thinking Initiatives
  3. Civic Engagement
  4. Youth Resilience Programs
  5. Threat Assessment and Management Teams
  6. Bystander Training
  7. Referral Services
  8. Recidivism Reduction and Reintegration

Notice of Funding Opportunity

Funding Pictography

DHS released the FY22 TVTP Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) on April 12, 2022. Applications are due Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 5PM EDT. DHS recommends that you review the NOFO at Grants.gov. Other resources include:

Grant System Instructional Videos

Book Information and Internet Resources

Grant applicants need to register with several systems to submit final applications. Applicants can sign up for those systems at anytime and are encouraged to sign up now and maintain their accounts throughout the year.

Applicants can find links to instructional videos for two of those systems:

CP3 Publications on Prevention Topics

published research

The Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) has developed the following articles that will provide an overview of prevention topics that will be useful in developing an application for the TVTP Grant Program.

Prevention Publications Library

Implementation and Measurement Plan (IMP)


The Implementation and Measurement Plan (IMP) will help applicants outline their activities to be accomplished including time frames, inputs, resources needed, and how the project will be sustained. The IMP will also help track progress, identify potential risks, and identify performance measures. Please see quick guide.

Webinars for Interested Grant Applicants

Below are links to a series of webinars that cover key elements of the TVTP Grant Program.

Successful TVTP Grantee Applications


Please find copies of successful applications from previous fiscal years here:

They have been redacted according to exemptions allowed in the Freedom of Information Act which protect the personal privacy of individuals involved in grant applications and for other purposes. For more information please see the DHS FOIA Site.


Additional questions can be directed to TerrorismPrevention@hq.dhs.gov.

Last Updated: 05/17/2022
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