Office of Firearm Violence Prevention (OFVP)


Description

Firearm violence is a multifaceted challenge that requires a public health approach to stop the cycles of violence in disproportionately impacted communities. The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention (OFVP) was created as a result of the Reimagine Public Safety Act (RPSA) (430 ILCS 69), which was passed by the Illinois General Assembly in 2021. The RPSA is a comprehensive approach to violence prevention in response to the State of Illinois' heightened experience of loss, harm, and trauma by the hands of firearm violence, especially during the COVID-19 lock down. 

The OFVP's mission is to address the statewide public health emergency that is firearm violence through increased community capacity to (1) address root causes of violence (2) provide those most at-risk access to evidence-based and trauma-informed services and (3) advance equity and racial justice.

Our vision for this future is that every community, every neighborhood, every home in Illinois will be free from violence.

RPSA Funding Opportunities

The following Reimagine Public Safety Act NOFOs are open. All current and previous RPSA funding opportunities can be found on the Firearm Violence Prevention Grant Information page. This is also where applicants will find the prequalification requirements for these funding opportunities.

All applicants must be GATA prequalified. Learn more about how to get Get Started With GATA!

RPSA Eligible Community Areas/Municipalities

Apply to be an RPSA External Grant Reviewer

IDHS is seeking experienced state grant reviewers to ensure a reflective, robust, and comprehensive provider selection process. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer grant reviewer, please see our announcement Seeking Experienced State Grant Reviewers and complete our Reimagine Public Safety Act Grant Reviewer Interest Survey.

Information about the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention (OFVP)

DHS/HFS

  • Webinar, Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Administration

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