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Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP)

Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program

The Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (Byrne SCIP) furthers the U.S. Department of Justice (US DOJ), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) mission by assisting state, local, and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence, with a particular focus on gun violence and the programs and initiatives that target the risk factors that are likely to lead to this kind of violence.

Background: On June 25, 2022, President Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act of 2022 into law to reduce gun violence and save lives, and to make progress toward keeping guns out of dangerous hands. In signing the bill into law, the President noted that this historic act “invests in antiviolence programs that work — that work directly with the people who are most likely to commit these crimes or become victims of gun crimes.”  As authorized by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act of 2022, Michigan will receive $7,945,884 for the Byrne SCIP.  This first award is a combined fiscal year 2022 and 2023 award.  Each of the three subsequent year awards will be $3,972,942, with a budget period of 48-months. 

Link to Posting: BJA FY 2022-2023 Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program Formula Solicitation (

Budget Requirements:  All funds will be awarded to the states to implement their programs. States can retain the full 60 percent share with no variable pass-through requirement.  40 percent of the total must be passed through to units of local governments.  A portion of that must also be allocated to small-sized jurisdictions (referred to by BJA as “less-than-$10,000 jurisdictions”). 

State Advisory Board (SAB) Requirement: Applicants must form a diverse crisis intervention state advisory board to inform and guide the state’s related gun violence reduction programs/initiatives. The SAB must include, but is not limited to, representatives from law enforcement, the community, courts, prosecution, behavioral health providers, victim services, and legal counsel. Program and budget plans must be developed in coordination with and demonstrate evidence of approval by the SAB.

Michigan SAB Members:

Discipline Represented Name Organization
State Law Enforcement Lt. Col. Chris Kelenske, Chair Michigan State Police - Field Support Bureau
Local Law Enforcement Mr. Bob Stevenson Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police
County Law Enforcement Mr. Matt Saxton Michigan Sheriffs’ Association
Community Mr. Korey Hall Executive Office of the Governor
Community Mr. Nate Engle Executive Office of the Governor
Courts Mr. Ryan Gamby State Court Administrative Office
Prosecution Ms. Cheri Bruinsma Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
Behavioral Health Mr. Bob Sheehan Community Mental Health Association of Michigan
Victim Services Ms. Angie Povilaitis Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Legal Counsel Mr. Bryant Osikowicz Michigan Department of Attorney General
Research/Evaluation Dr. Marc Zimmerman University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention