Countering Violent Extremism Grants
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Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
The Department of Homeland Security Fiscal Year (FY) 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 FY2016 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.
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
History of Funding
None is available.
The FY2016 CVE Grant Program has five focus areas for eligible activities that current research has shown to likely 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.
Eligible Applicants are:
Applicants representing State government agencies, local government agencies, tribal government agencies, and non-profit organizations are invited to apply for funding to implement the following program priorities: ¢ Developing resilience; ¢ Training and engagement with community members; ¢ Managing intervention activities; and Applicants representing non-profit organizations and institutions of higher education are invited to apply for funding to implement the following program priorities: ¢ Challenging the narrative; and ¢ Building capacity of community-level non-profit organizations active in CVE.
- Local Governments
- Tribal Governments
- Non-profit Organizations
- Institutions of Higher Education
Applications were to be submitted by September 6, 2016. A similar deadline is anticipated, annually.
Total available funding is approximately $10,000,000. Approximately 60 awards will be granted. Grant period is 24 months from December 1, 2016 to November 30, 2018. Cost Match or Cost Share is NOT required under this program. Funding varies by program as follows:
- Developing resilience: Awards range from $50,000 - $500,000. between 6 - 15 awards will be granted.
- Training and engaging with community members: Awards range from $50,000 - $500,000 between 4 - 15 awards will be granted.
- Managing intervention activities: Awards range from $50,000 - $500,000 between 4 - 12 awards will be granted.
- Challenging the narrative: Awards range from $20,000 - $1,500,000 between 5- 25 awards will be granted.
- Building capacity of community-level non-profit organizations active in CVE: Awards range from $250,000 - $1,000,000 between 1 - 3 awards will be granted.
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