Crime Prevention Action Fund - Request for Letters of Intent
Direct Intervention Projects
The submission period for the CPAF Call for Letter of Intent (LOI) is now closed. We thank all applicants who submitted an LOI. Applications postmarked or received on or prior to the October 25, 2012, deadline are currently being reviewed. All applicants who met the deadline will receive a confirmation that their submission was received and will be notified of the status of their respective applications.
The National Crime Prevention Strategy promotes the development and the implementation of evidence-based crime prevention interventions in Canada. It is administered by the National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC). The NCPC 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.
The NCPC administers a number of funding programs, including the Crime Prevention Action Fund (CPAF). 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.
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.
Please refer to the Guide to Select Promising and Model Crime Prevention Programs – 2012 publication mentioned below for a list of model and promising programs applicable to this Request for LOI.
Letter of Intent (LOI)
The LOI presents an overview of the crime prevention project that an applicant organization proposes to undertake in partnership with other groups, organizations and practitioners. The NCPC will review the LOI to determine whether the applicant will be invited to the next phase of the application process, i.e. the development of a full project proposal.
The LOI must follow the format specified in the CPAF Funding Guide for Phase I - Letter of Intent and Application Form publication (refer to application documents listed below) and must meet all of the criteria contained therein. The LOI must also be accompanied by a completed Application Form which may be obtained by contacting the NCPC (see directions below).
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 (refer to the application documents listed below); 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.
CPAF Application Documents