The Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program provides funding for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status as defined by 2 C.F.R. § 200, and institutions of higher education with funds to establish or enhance capabilities to prevent targeted violence and terrorism. Applicants must be U.S.-based and implementing a U.S. based program. Developing local prevention capabilities is a key element of Goal 3 of the Strategic Framework to Counter Terrorism and Targeted Violence.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) helps to prevent targeted violence and terrorism through funding, training, increased public awareness, and the development of partnerships across every level of the government, the private sector and in local communities across our country. Leveraging an approach informed by public health research, CP3 brings together mental health providers, educators, faith leaders, public health officials, social services, nonprofits, and others in communities across the country to help people who may be escalating to violence.
The TVTP Grant Program provides financial assistance to eligible applicants to develop sustainable, multidisciplinary targeted violence and terrorism prevention capabilities in local communities, to pilot innovative prevention approaches, and to identify prevention best practices that can be replicated in communities across the country.
On September 6, 2023, DHS announced the award of 34 grants, totaling $20 million, under the TVTP Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23). The TVTP Grant Program provides financial assistance to eligible applicants to develop sustainable, multidisciplinary targeted violence and terrorism prevention capabilities in local communities, to pilot innovative prevention approaches, and to identify prevention best practices that can be replicated in communities across the country.
This program, administered by CP3 and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is the only federal grant program solely dedicated to helping local communities develop and strengthen their capabilities in this area.
The FY23 TVTP Grant Program has the following priorities:
- Implementing Prevention Capabilities in Small and Mid-Sized Communities;
- Advancing Equity in Awards and Engaging Underserved Communities in Prevention;
- Addressing Online Aspects of Targeted Violence and Terrorism;
- Preventing Domestic Violent Extremism; and
- Enhancing Local Threat Assessment and Management Capabilities.
Please find abstracts of FY23 awardees here.