Cities can now review the re-released Request for Proposals
(RFP) and must submit proposals by the new deadline of June 5.
The re-released RFP reflects this new due date, as well as corresponding changes to the timeline and required grant project activities. The RFP also reflects a 33-month grant period with an additional 6 months for audit and evaluation, for a total contract period of 39 months. To access the revised RFP, please visit the CalVIP webpage
and click on the banner labeled Cohort 3 (FY 19-20) Request for Proposals & Program Information.
The 2019 State Budget Act makes $27.5 million available in funding for competitive grants to cities and community-based organizations to support evidence-based violence reduction initiatives. Formerly known as the California Gang Reduction, Intervention, and Prevention (CalGRIP) grant, the Legislature established the CalVIP grant in FY 2017-18. CalVIP encouraged jurisdictions to develop local approaches that would meet the diverse needs of each community.
On Oct. 11, 2019, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 1603 (Chapter 735, Statutes of 2019), Break the Cycle of Violence Act, codifying the establishment of the CalVIP grant and the authority and duties of BSCC in administering the program, including selection criteria for grants and reporting requirements to the Legislature.
Cities identified as disproportionately impacted by violence and the community-based organizations that serve the residents of those cities (see Table 1 on page 6 of the RFP) are eligible to apply for up to $1.5 million. An additional 66 small cities (see Table 2 on page 7 of the RFP) are eligible to apply for up to $600,000. The term of the grant has been updated to Oct. 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023 with an additional six months for audit and evaluation.
Interested applicants are encouraged to view the recording
of CalVIP Bidders’ Conference, which was livestreamed on March 6, to answer technical questions from prospective applicants about the RFP, provide information on the principles of evidence-based violence reduction strategies, and provide clarity on RFP instructions.
Applicants must email
one electronic copy of the original signed complete proposal package to the BSCC by the deadline. A complete proposal package will include:
- One PDF file that contains the Proposal Narrative and all required attachments (see CalVIP RFP PDF).
- An Excel version of the Budget Attachment (Budget Tables and Budget Narrative). Do not submit the Budget Attachment in a PDF version.
Access detailed application instructions on the BSCC CalVIP grand RFP page
under the “Cohort 3 (FY 19-20) Request for Proposals & Program Information” tab.
The following table shows a timeline of key dates related to the CalVIP Grant.
|Release Request for Proposals
||February 14, 2020
|Bidder’s Conference #1 – Los Angeles
||March 3, 2020
|Bidder’s Conference #2 – Sacramento
||March 6, 2020
|Letter of Intent Due to the BSCC
||March 13, 2020
|Proposals Due to the BSCC
|April 10, 2020 June 5, 2020
|Proposal Rating Process and Development of Funding Recommendations
|April-May 2020 June-July 2020
|BSCC Board Considers Funding Recommendations
|June 11, 2020 September 10, 2020
|Notice to Grantees
|June 12, 2020 September 11, 2020
|New Grants Begin
|July 1, 2020 October 1, 2020
|Mandatory New Grantee Orientation in Sacramento
|August or September 2020 October or November 2020 (TBD)
|Local Evaluation Plan Due
|December 31, 2020 March 31, 2021
|Grant Project Period Ends
||June 30, 2023
|Final Evaluation Report & Financial Audit Due and Grant Ends
||December 31, 2023
Interested applicants can continue to submit questions about the CalVIP RFP to CalVIPfirstname.lastname@example.org
. Please continue to check the BSCC
webpages for additional information as it becomes available.