Violent Crime Intervention Fund

Applicants: Scroll down to "Click here to apply for funds."

 NEW:  Frequently Asked Questions

Informational Webinar Presentations - Most recent: November
                                                                                                   October webinar        

WATCH the November webinar here.                         


Gov. Bill Lee with police officers


"As Americans face rising crime nationwide, Tennessee is equipping law enforcement with the tools needed to keep every community safe. Unprecedented times call for unprecedented support. I invite all police departments and sheriff’s offices to engage this opportunity so the state can thoughtfully invest these dollars in proven methods that will curb violent crime an strengthen public safety. Every Tennessean deserves to feel safe in their community, and our local law enforcement agencies deserve access to the resources needed to deliver that quality of life."

                                                                                                                 - Gov. Bill Lee

Gov. Lee Launches $100 Million Violent Crime Intervention Fund for Local Law Enforcement

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee invites local law enforcement agencies to apply for public safety grants from a $100 million Violent Crime Intervention Fund. 

As a cornerstone of Gov. Lee’s Proven Crime Prevention agenda, the Violent Crime Intervention Fund was included in the state’s Fiscal Year 2022-23 budget to support local law enforcement’s work to reduce violent crime and strengthen public safety. Eligible uses of funding include evidence-based crime intervention models, hiring and training of specialized violent crime units, purchase and application of technology and equipment and law enforcement-led partnerships with community organizations to disrupt and prevent violent crime. 

Local law enforcement agencies can apply for grant funding through January 2023. Grants will be awarded in a hybrid model via a formula, with additional access to a pool of supplemental funds available to agencies that enter into collaborations or regional partnerships. 

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Applicants are strongly encouraged to work with the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service to access training and technical assistance in crafting their VCIF grant applications.

ALSO: Check out the FAQs. View webinar presentations: November or October.

Or watch a video of the November presentation here: 

Violent Crime Intervention Fund Application
Gov. Bill Lee