Acting AG Bruck Announces $12 Million in Grant Funding to Reduce Gun Violence and Support Victims

11/18/2021
 

From the Office of Governor Murphy: Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck today announced that the Department of Law & Public Safety is making available $12 million in grant funding to reduce gun violence and support crime victims, including $10 million to support Community-Based Violence Intervention (CBVI) Programs—the largest single investment in such programs in New Jersey’s history.

The Department is now accepting applications from nonprofits and other community organizations for these grant funds, as described in the Notices of Availability of Funds (NOAFs) that the Department is releasing to the public today. Funding is available to support two programs: $10 million for the CBVI grant program, and $2 million in COVID-19 relief funds to provide emergency housing for crime victims.

The $10 million CBVI funding was included in the State Fiscal Year 2022 Budget, and reflects a key component of the Murphy Administration’s efforts to tackle the root causes of violent crime. Through the CBVI program, non-profit community service providers will receive funding for the development and implementation of violence intervention programming for communities impacted by higher than average rates of violence, with a focus on gun violence.

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