Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation


The Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction Program (CBCR) supports local and tribal communities to address violent crime issues in distressed neighborhoods through collaborative problem-solving approaches that are linked with broader neighborhood revitalization efforts.

The goal of CBCR is to reduce crime, increase trust and improve community quality of life. The program integrates these efforts as part of a comprehensive strategy to rebuild and revitalize neighborhoods. Through a broad, cross-sector partnership team, including neighborhood residents, grantees identify hot spots of violent and serious crime that are negatively impacting their communities and employ data-driven, cross-sector strategies to address them.


Units of local government, institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), nonprofits (including tribal nonprofits), federally recognized Indian tribal governments (acting as a fiscal agent thereof)

Role In Creative Placemaking

This program focuses heavily on community engagement, collaboration and problem-solving approaches to local crime issues. For instance, building and landscaping practices can discourage criminal activity, and community events can bring more life to neglected spaces. These approaches could be important elements of part of a broader placemaking strategy, particularly on commercial corridors.

Even if creative placemaking practitioners do not apply for these funds directly, they could be members of a multisector coalition, if such an effort is going on in their community.


Not required


Prospect Corridor – Kansas City, MO

Village of Arts and Humanities – Philadelphia, PA

Role in Creative Placemaking

This section represents our attempt to capture how this specific funding opportunity might fit into a placemaking initiative.


Who can apply? Eligibility is often limited, but in partnership with other entities you may identify an access point, such as subgrant opportunities. This information can help you determine which potential partners in your community might be able to access the funds.

Previous Projects/Grantees

These examples show how these funds have been used for creative or placemaking endeavors in the past, the types of organizations that have successfully accessed the funds and/or the types of activities for which the funds can be used.

Max Award

Maximum funding amounts can vary from year to year. We have provided the most recent information available. Where available, we also include a median or a range in cases in which the maximum is not typical of an average award.

Match Requirement

Most federal programs require some form of cost sharing. This is expressed differently for different agencies and programs. Sometimes a direct 1:1 match is specified. Other times, the application will state the maximum percentage of a project cost that the funding award can cover. We include this information, where available, in order to give you a sense of what to expect when applying for a particular funding program.


Most federal funding programs will require financial and progress reports at least annually, along with a final report. We consider this to be a "moderate" compliance burden. Where a higher degree of data collection and reporting is indicated, we convey that information with a "substantial" rating.