NOW OPEN: Crime Prevention Action Fund

Public Safety Canada

Deadline: October 25th, 2012

Greetings, Funds Fans, as yet another HUGE opportunity comes our way!  This just in:  Public Safety Canada has just announced that the Crime Prevention Action Fund is accepting Letters of Interest until October 25th, 2012Maximum funding a recipient can receive per fiscal year is $1.5 million (for up to 5 years).

As part of the National Crime Prevention Strategy, this program promotes the development and the implementation of evidence-based crime  prevention interventions in Canada.  Administered by the National Crime Prevention  Centre (NCPC); the Crime Prevention Action Fund provides time-limited funding for projects that prevent  or reduce offending among high risk populations. These projects serve to advance  the building and sharing of knowledge regarding effective crime prevention  practices in Canada.

Purpose

The purpose of this request is to seek Letters of Intent (LOI) under  the CPAF. The CPAF supports the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based  crime prevention projects that address known risk and protective factors associated  with offending behaviour. Through  the monitoring and evaluation of funded projects, the CPAF contributes to the evidence  of what works with respect to crime prevention in Canada.

Priority Issues

The NCPC is currently  seeking to fund projects involving the implementation of specified model and  promising programs designed to  address the following priority issues:

  • Violence       among youth ages 12 to 17 years;
  • Aboriginal       youth delinquency in urban centres; and
  • School-based       bullying

A  successful LOI will demonstrate the following:

  • Clear need for the project based on evidence of an identified issue related to one of the priority issues noted above;
  • A clearly identified target group linked to one of the priority issues noted above, as well as an understanding of the risk and protective factors affecting the target group;
  • An identified direct intervention using a model or promising program selected from the list provided in the Guide to Select Promising and Model Crime Prevention Programs – 2012 publication; and
  • Evidence of the applicant’s capacity and experience to effectively deliver the proposed direct intervention, manage significant budgets, implement performance measurement systems, oversee evaluation activities, and establish partnerships essential to the delivery of the project.

Eligible recipients include:

  • Community or professional organizations, societies and associations which have voluntarily associated themselves for a not-for-profit purpose, and which have the mandate to represent their membership or community;
  • Aboriginal governments, organizations and communities;
  • Canadian universities, educational institutions/boards of education and centres of excellence;
  • Provincial, municipal and Aboriginal police services; and
  • Provincial, territorial, municipal and regional governments.

Crown Corporations, for-profit  groups, and individuals are not eligible for funding under the CPAF.

Approved  projects will receive time-limited funding for a maximum of five years under a  contribution agreement between the recipient and Public Safety Canada.  The  maximum funding a recipient can receive per fiscal year is $1.5 million, up to  a total amount of $7.5 million over five years. Please note that projects are  rarely funded to the maximum amounts.

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