State Gang Prevention & Intervention Grant – Request for Proposals
The RFP will be release Friday morning, May 25th.
Governor Gregoire signed the 2012 Supplemental State Operating budget which includes a proviso for the State Gang Prevention & Intervention Grant Program. As a result, the Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice (WA-PCJJ), Office of Juvenile Justice, DSHS will be releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP).
Funds will be used to offer services to prevent the expansion of criminal street gang membership or support criminal street gang membership intervention to a targeted population through:
· one or more evidence-based or research-based programs, as defined in RCW 71.36.010
· The use of one or more innovative culturally relevant practices.
· Release RFP by May 21, 2012
· Applications due June 29, 2012
· Recipients selected by July 13, 2012
· Contracts begin August 1, 2012 for an 11 month period.
Eligible entities: Coalitions composed of, at a minimum, one or more local governmental entities and one or more nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations that have a documented history of creating and administering effective criminal street gang prevention and intervention programs may apply for funding.
Funding: WA-PCJJ anticipates funding 2-4 projects: the maximum award amount is $105,000.
Applications must demonstrate: a significant criminal street gang problem exists in the jurisdiction or jurisdictions. Factors that may be considered in determining whether a significant criminal street gang problem exists include, but are not limited to:
· Crime statistics that are coded as gang-related
· Gang-related incidents- including graffiti and gang-related criminal activity
· Offenders residing in a jurisdiction that are under supervision of the department of corrections or DSHS and are known active gang members
· School or community surveys indicative a substantial level of gang activity in schools or the community
· Previous or ongoing gang intervention activities in the jurisdiction
Applicants must demonstrate that addressing the impact of criminal street gangs is a high priority in the jurisdiction seeking the grant.
Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Coordinator
Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice
Office of Juvenile Justice
Department of Social & Health Services
Click here for more infromation www.juvenilejustice.dshs.wa.gov <http://www.juvenilejustice.dshs.wa.gov>
“Morris, Pamela (CAA)” PMorris@caa.wa.gov