Gun Violence Prevention

Safe Summer 2021

Gun Violence Community Grants Information
Safe Summer 2021

NYS Funding to End Gun Violence

New York State is investing $154.7 Million in targeted intervention, prevention, and jobs programs to engage at-risk youth and get young people off the streets in the communities most impacted by gun violence. As part of this effort, $4.213 Million is focused on positive youth development activities administered through the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS).

Streamlined Prequalification Instructions

Nonprofit and for-profit organizations, both primary and sub-contractors, receiving funds from the source listed above must meet prequalification requirements, and will meet such requirements by either prequalifying through the traditional prequalification process or by prequalifying through the new streamlined prequalification process outlined below.

  1. Download and complete the Streamlined Prequalification Questionnaire.
  2. Submit completed form and required documentation by email to the Grants Management team at [email protected]
  3. The State will review the materials submitted and respond to the email provided with any questions or concerns.
  4. Once satisfied that the necessary conditions have been met, the Grants Management team will issue via email a Streamlined Prequalification Certificate.  Please keep a copy of the certificate for your records.

 If you are a primary contractor receiving funds from the state related to the funding source listed above and need to verify if a sub-contractor has successfully prequalified, please contact the Grants Management Team at [email protected].

Please Note: The streamlined prequalification process only applies to specific funding sources identified. The traditional prequalification process established in Grants Gateway applies to all other grants. More information on the traditional prequalification process can be found on the Get Prequalified page.

New York State may take up to 5 business days from the receipt of a complete Streamlined Prequalification Questionnaire to conduct its review. Due to the length of time this process could take to complete, it is advised that organizations prequalify as soon as possible.

Streamlined Prequalification Questionnaire

Download and complete this form. Send the completed form and other required documents to the email address specified in the instructions.