The National Policing Institute (the Institute) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice, are seeking applications for a federal grant program that supports the development and implementation of problem-solving strategies that specifically address violent crime occurring in and affecting rural populations.
Agencies are encouraged to see this funding opportunity as a means to support a cross-sector team engaged in problem-solving methodologies (e.g., the SARA model1 – Scanning, Analysis, Response, Assessment) to address local crime challenges. The ability of applicants to articulate the nature of the crime problem to be addressed will be critical to a successful application. Funding proposals and requests may include, but are not limited to:
Funds may be used for various purposes to support the implementation of a site's violence reduction plans. Examples of allowable costs for equipment, personnel, and services include, but are not limited, to:
The objectives of the RVCRI are to: