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Grant Funds Available for Programs that Prevent and Reduce Crime and Violence

The Michigan State Police (MSP), Grants and Community Services Division (GCSD), is now accepting applications from partnerships between local units of government and community-based organizations (CBO) across the state for the Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (Byrne SCIP).  A total of $4 million is available in competitive grant funds to assist with the prevention and reduction of crime and violence, with a particular focus on gun violence.  Specifically, funds are available for programs and initiatives that target the risk factors which are likely to lead to this kind of violence.

“As governor and a former prosecutor, one of my top priorities is reducing crime and keeping families safe,” said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “In partnership with the MSP, we are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program, which helps prevent and reduce gun violence. Since I took office, we have invested more $1.5 billion in public safety, and I signed commonsense gun violence prevention laws last year. Let’s keep working together to ensure people can go to work, drop their kids off at school, and take a walk in their community freely and safely.”

Michigan Byrne SCIP is guided by a State Advisory Board including representatives from law enforcement, the community, courts, prosecution, behavioral health providers, victim services, legal counsel, and research/evaluation.

“This funding provides an excellent opportunity for the communities we serve to enact or enhance programs aimed at reducing gun violence,” said Col. James F. Grady II, director of the MSP. “We are committed to helping build a Michigan where everyone feels safe and secure. We look forward to assisting the recipients with their initiatives.”

Local units of government and their partner CBOs may apply for a maximum of $400,000 for a project period of April 1, 2024 – December 31, 2025.  Application forms and guidance for these phase two funds are available on the MSP Byrne SCIP website.  The application guidance must be read in its entirety, and the application form and related documents must be submitted to the GCSD no later than February 9, 2024.  Late applications will not be accepted.

This funding is made available through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act of 2022, signed into law by President Biden on June 25, 2022.