WASHINGTON, DC —Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman, Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) program will distribute up to $20 million in federal grants to establish or enhance capabilities to prevent targeted violence and terrorism. The final FY 2021 bipartisan funding package doubled investment in sustainable and innovative prevention programming to $20 million. The TVTP grant program prioritizes preventing domestic violent extremism; enhancing local threat assessment and management capabilities; implementing innovative solutions for preventing targeted violence and terrorism; and, for the first time, challenging online violence mobilization narratives.
The FY 2021 TVTP grants are available to all state, local, tribal, territorial governments; non-profit organizations; and institutions of higher education. Any interested applicants should consult the Notice of Funding Opportunity for application information. The TVTP grant program application period will close on May 25, 2021. Portman released the following statement:
“Domestic extremism and targeted violence have no place in our country. I was pleased to support this $20 million for the Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention grant program to develop innovative solutions for preventing and countering terrorism and targeted violence in communities across the country. I encourage organizations across Ohio to apply for these funds and I look forward to seeing the best practices and capabilities developed through this grant program.”