Funding Opportunity: Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative, Deadline for Application December 15, 2022

The Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (RVCRI), funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, provides microgrants and training and technical assistance (TTA) support to law enforcement agencies addressing violent crime challenges in rural areas. The microgrants support various aspects of policing including improving investigations, implementing violent crime reduction strategies, and enhancing collaboration between local stakeholders. Awards are competitive in nature and can range from $25,000 - $150,000.. Microgrants can be used to: train, hire, or deploy personnel to address violent crime; expand victim services, community-based crime prevention programs, and partnerships; enhance crime analysis capacity; implement problem-oriented policing strategies; improve stakeholder collaboration and communication; purchase and deploy technology that directly addresses violent crime. Application deadline is December 15, 2022.