U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program
The Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Grant Program seeks to develop and expand efforts at the community level to counter violent extremist recruitment and radicalization to violence. The Program provides funding for activities that enhance the resilience of communities being targeted by violent extremists, provide alternatives to individuals who have started down a road to violent extremism, and create or amplify alternative messages to terrorist/violent extremist recruitment and radicalization efforts. It also seeks to develop and support efforts that counter violent extremists’ online recruitment efforts.
The FY 2016 CVE Grant Program organizes eligible activities into five focus areas that current research has shown are likely to be most effective in countering violent extremism:
- Developing resilience
- Training and engaging with community members
- Managing intervention activities
- Challenging the narrative
- Building capacity of community-level non-profit organizations active in counter-violence extermism
Applicants must have either an existing CVE program or demonstrable expertise to create and administer a program, project or activity which falls within one of the five identified focus areas. Applications which do not describe an organization with appropriate expertise will be deemed ineligible for funding.
Amount: $10,000,000 is available for up to 60 awards with grants ranging from $20,000-$1,500,000.
Eligibility: State governments, local governments, Native American tribal governments, non-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education in all 56 states and territories.
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