Nearly $1 Million to Support Law Enforcement Efforts Addressing Gun Violence in Maryland
The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services today announced the release of the Notice of Funding Availability for the FY 2021 Gun Violence Reduction Grant. The Gun Violence Reduction Grant is designed for law enforcement agencies and/or prosecutors demonstrating a need for grant funding and a clear plan for addressing firearms-related violence in their jurisdiction.
“We strive to give law enforcement agencies in Maryland the resources they need to best serve their communities,” said Glenn Fueston, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services. “This grant is just one of many tools we use for a comprehensive, coordinated crime reduction strategy that can make each county in Maryland safer for us all.”
During fiscal years 2018 and 2019, agencies that have received Gun Violence Reduction Act funding have:
Seized 13,101 guns
Referred 1,204 gun cases for federal prosecution
Disrupted or dismantled 43 firearms trafficking organizations
The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services will prioritize proposals that seek to disrupt and dismantle criminal organizations through coordinated criminal justice strategy, such as the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN). Each year, the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services works with the Maryland Cease Fire Council to award grants to local law enforcement entities, and this year will provide nearly $1 million in grants under this program.
For more information about this grant opportunity, please see the Notice of Funding Availability.
The deadline to submit an application is March 27, 2020 by 3 p.m.