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The Institute and 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.  RVCRI is committed to community collaboration; criminal justice partner cooperation; victim-centered approaches; evidence-based strategies; and measuring crime reduction outcomes. 

Individual grant awards are expected to be between $25,000 and $150,000 and grant terms will cover a maximum twenty-four (24) month period.

Agencies are encouraged to see this funding as an opportunity to support a cross-sector team engaged in problem solving methodologies (e.g., the SARA model – 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 is not limited to:

  • Implementing community engagement strategies
  • Implementing problem-solving models and problem-oriented policing
  • Strengthening collaborative partnerships
  • Enhancing crime analysis capacity
  • Hiring and deploying personnel
  • Purchasing and deploying technology

The objectives of the RVCRI are to:

  • Deploy agency resources such as personnel, services, or analytical tools that are identified in proposals.
  • Document how personnel and resources (e.g., services, software, or equipment) will be used in furtherance of an area’s crime reduction strategies; and
  • Track project outcomes to determine if the violent crime reduction strategy (or strategies) have had an impact once implemented.