OFSVP solicits proposals for community-led firearm violence prevention

Applications are being accepted now for Community Reinvestment Project, Firearm Violence Reduction Grants.

The Washington State Department of Commerce, Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention (OFSVP) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) soliciting applications from Tribal governments, Tribal-led community-based organizations and entities that meet the “by and for organization” definition available through the Community Reinvestment Plan’s By and For Registration: Organizations and Partners.

The RFP is designed to support community-led firearm violence prevention, planning, and intervention programs to serve people at highest risk of community firearm violence in Washington. It uses evidence-informed approaches that are culturally relevant and community-led. Total funding for this RFP is $8 million for this state fiscal biennium (July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025).

Eligibility

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is an open, competitive process that is open to Tribes, local government agencies and community-based non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations. Please note that funding is contingent on entities registered and approved through the By and For Registration page unless the organization is a Tribal government or Tribal-led community-based organizations in Washington.

Timeline

Pre-proposal conferences (registration not required for the following):
Click here for the pre-proposal conference recording held on Thursday, February 15, 2024. https://wastatecommerce.zoom.us/rec/share/-HSkgdVfKdNX5_-Zm43HssUYLm7Y9inkobRnq32nOpHU4f41RyOM1FTivPuPBQs.5avp-ELz9GSk81Lh Passcode: j&6!2wDT

Click here for the pre-proposal conference on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 3:00 PM PT (Zoom). https://wastatecommerce.zoom.us/j/88389801528?pwd=UG9OTGx2LzdPOExCa0dzb2FvOURHQT09 

Registration is required for the following pre-proposal conference on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 3:00 PM, PT for Tribal governments and Tribal-led community-based organizations only. 

Tribal governments or Tribal-led community-based organizations who are interested in attending the pre-proposal conference please register by emailing the RFP coordinator the names and email addresses of individuals who will be attending no later than Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 5:00 PM PT.

Questions about this RFP?

Contact Raquel Rice at Raquel.Rice@commerce.wa.gov.

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