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Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Announcements:

  • Grant Awarded October 1, 2023
  • Starting Planning and Programming 2023
  • Hiring Staff- 2024
  • Training Opportunities-2024
  • CERT Training Opportunities- 2024

Targeted Violence and Prevention (TVTP): The TVTP grant is to prevent acts of targeted violence and terrorism by working with the whole of society to establish and expand local prevention frameworks. Through technical, financial, and educational assistance, MOHS will support local efforts that prevent individuals from radicalizing to violence and intervene with individuals who may be radicalizing, or have radicalized, to violence.

The DHS targeted violence and terrorism prevention approach proactively places civil rights, civil liberties, and privacy concerns as a core component of its programs. The DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL), the DHS Privacy Office, and the Office of the General Counsel are involved in every aspect of the DHS prevention mission, particularly in ensuring strategies, programs, and materials are developed and reviewed through these critical lenses. Additionally, MOHS will initiate a strategic engagement process focusing on proactively working with civil rights and civil liberties organizations with the goal of ensuring that these organizations are a key local voice and component in the development and implementation of local prevention efforts.

TVTP Background: 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) was established to improve the Department’s ability to combat terrorism and targeted violence, consistent with privacy protections, civil rights and civil liberties, and other applicable laws.

Through CP3, the Department has embraced a whole-of-society approach to preventing domestic violent extremism and all other forms of targeted violence and terrorism.  It does this by working to build trust, partnerships, and collaboration across every level of government, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and the diverse communities we serve.

In developing its current model of prevention, DHS was guided by principles for violence prevention that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) developed.  Chief among these principles is that locally led prevention efforts—those that connect community stakeholders to provide help to individuals before they commit a crime or engage in unlawful violence—are the best approach. Guided by this principle, DHS’s approach to its prevention mission focuses on supporting local efforts to establish and enhance local prevention frameworks. This is an effort that is locally led and multidisciplinary, works with the whole-of-society, and seeks to ensure the health and well-being of individuals and their communities to prevent all forms of targeted violence and terrorism. In short, CP3’s prevention approach is now a public health-informed strategy.

Training Opportunities: Coming Soon

Citizen Emergency Response Training (CERT) Opportunities: Coming Soon


elow are several products created by CP3 that provide information and additional resources about key topics in targeted violence and terrorism prevention.

For information and resources specific to the Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Program, please visit our Grant Program Resources page.