Expired: August 06, 2019

Violence Prevention and Street Intervention

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is requesting a proposal from Metropolitan Family Services for a grant to fund Violence Prevention and Street Intervention. The grant will be made with SFS state fiscal year 2020 funds. A total of $2,250,000 in funding is available through this solicitation for use over a period of ten months.

Application deadline: 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Program Requirements

Program requirements include:

  • Convene, expand or join an existing community coalition to engage service providers, governmental agencies (local and/or statewide agencies), law enforcement, faith-based, and general community members. The purpose of the coalition is to ensure that service providers and all potential participants are aware of violence prevention resources available in community; develop collaborative partnerships to ensure that clients’ immediate needs are met; and provide pro-social activities for the community.
  • The coalition should organize at least one community event during the grant period.
  • Educate public about program services through wide distribution and various types of program materials, public presentations and awareness events.
  • Implementation of Street Intervention/Interruption-Active Outreach and Engagement – Programs target at-risk youth and young adults to provide crisis intervention and de-escalation of high stress situations.

Evidence-Based Programs or Practices

The applicant is strongly urged to incorporate research-based best practices into the program design, when appropriate. Applicant should identify the evidence-based practice being proposed for implementation, identify and discuss the evidence that shows that the practice is effective, discuss the population(s) for which this practice has been shown to be effective, and show that it is appropriate for the proposed target population.

Eligibility Information

The applicant must be pre-qualified through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal,, to become eligible to apply for an award. Applicant must have completed the GATA pre-qualification process and received approval of their Internal Control Questionnaire (ICQ) by the period of performance start date of September 1, 2019 to be considered for funding.

Eligible Applicants

This solicitation is open only to not-for-profit organizations that currently utilize State of Illinois violence prevention funds to do all of the following:

  1. Set program requirements;
  2. Monitor the compliance of sub-recipients; and
  3. Implement the coordination of a multi-pronged evidence-based street intervention program.

Each sub-recipient that is included in the eligible applicant’s application:

  • outreach services that utilize staff, at least one of whom has received, or is currently receiving, training through a curriculum designed to develop outreach and leadership skills
  • conflict intervention and mediation
  • support services, including, at a minimum, employment, continued education, social service, mental health/substance abuse supports.


Completed application materials must be emailed to by 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, August 6, 2019 to be considered for funding. Proposals will not be accepted by mail, fax, or in-person. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Late submissions will not be reviewed.

Available Funds

A total of $2,250,000 in funding is available through this solicitation.

Period of Performance

Funding is available for the period of September 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020.


NOFO PostedJuly 8, 2019
NOFO Question Submission DeadlineJuly 31, 2019
Applications dueAugust 6, 2019
Anticipated Budget Committee review/approval of recommended designationsAugust 15. 2019
Anticipated Program start dateSeptember 1, 2019


Recipient must submit quarterly financial reports, quarterly progress reports, final financial and progress reports, and, if applicable, an annual audit report in accordance with the CFR Part 200 Uniform Requirements. Future awards and fund drawdowns may be withheld if reports are delinquent.

Required Documents

The following documents must be emailed to by the 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, August 6, 2019 deadline for application review. Click the links below to download copies.


Questions regarding this NOFO may be submitted to until 11:59 p.m., 11:59 p.m. July 31, 2019. Questions and responses will be posted at click here.

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Contact Information

Shai Hoffman

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

300 W. Adams, Suite 200

Chicago, IL 60606