FY 2016 Countering Violent Extremism Grants

Funding Agency:
Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 CVE Grant Program addresses the evolving landscape of international and domestic terrorism. Foreign terrorist organizations continue to encourage travel to conflict zones outside the United States. However, they are also increasingly encouraging individuals to commit violence wherever they happen to be in the name of their cause. Additionally, domestic organizations that span the ideological spectrum are recruiting and influencing individuals to engage in violence to advance their causes. Foreign terrorist organizations and domestic terrorists are increasingly using social media and other on-line tools to recruit and inspire individuals to action.

The FY2016 CVE Grant Program supports programs, projects and activities that prevent recruitment or radicalization to violence by interrupting those efforts, building community-level resilience to them, and identifying the early signs of radicalization to violence and providing appropriate interventions through civic organizations, law enforcement or other entities. Community resilience in the CVE context means those communities where violent extremists routinely meet disinterest and opposition, recruitment attempts routinely fail, and communities know what tools and support are available to assist individuals that may be on a path towards violence.

Applicants are restricted to one application per focus area but may apply for more than one focus area

  • Duke Internal Deadline: August 10, 2016
  • Sponsor Deadline: September 6, 2016

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The CVE Grant Program restricts Eligible Applicants to specific CVE focus areas.

Applicants representing State government agencies, local government agencies, tribal government agencies, and non-profit organizations are invited to apply for funding to implement the following program priorities: • Developing resilience; • Training and engagement with community members; • Managing intervention activities; and

Applicants representing non-profit organizations and institutions of higher education are invited to apply for funding to implement the following program priorities: • Challenging the narrative; and • Building capacity of community-level non-profit organizations active in CVE

Amount Description

See full solicitation for details.

Funding Type





International Opportunities
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Applicants will need to submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.(Code ILN) https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ApVvmgXCk2Uj7AzWyDEJKQ2

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: https://ors.duke.edu/sites/default/files/Applicant Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

August 10, 2016

External Deadline

September 6, 2016