The Department of Justice (COPS Office) and the Department of Health and Human Services (Office of Minority Health) have announced a new $3.5 million joint solicitation: Minority Youth Violence Prevention: Integrating Public Health and Community Policing Approaches (MYVP) initiative.
Law enforcement and public health agencies are being asked to partner on this national initiative, designed to demonstrate the effectiveness of integrating public health and community policing approaches to address both the disparities in access to public health and the risk of violent crime found in many of our nationís most distressed neighborhoods.
HHS/OMH will fund 8-10 demonstration sites that integrate violence prevention and crime reduction models with public health and community policing approaches. Eligible applicants for the HHS/OMH demonstration site grant solicitation include (but are not limited to) state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies; municipal and county public health agencies; or executive government agencies with oversight over public health and public safety. Applicants are required to demonstrate how they will establish or advance partnerships between law enforcement and public health agencies through their proposed work.
The COPS Office will fund a single award for coordination, evaluation, and technical assistance efforts across the demonstration sites. Eligible applicants for the COPS Office cooperative agreement solicitation include associations, universities, and non-profit organizations with the capacity to provide support, coordination, and evaluation services. Applicants should demonstrate their relevant experience and substantive knowledge appropriate for this solicitation.
For more information, please visit the COPS Community Policing Development Program page.
The HHS/OMH grant solicitation is open from Thursday, May 8, 2014 to Friday, June 13, 2014. For more information, please visit Grants.gov or click this link to download the application package. The COPS Office solicitation will be open in mid- to late May. For more information, please visit the COPS Community Policing Development Program page.