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The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Performance Measurement Committee will meet on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. At the following public site: ICJIA, 300 W. Adams Street, 2nd Floor – Small Conference Room, Chicago, IL 60606.

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The Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Outreach, T.A. & Communication Committee will meet on Monday July 25, 2016 at 2:30p.m. to 4:30 p.m. At the following public site: ICJIA, 300 W. Adams Street, 2nd Floor – Small Conference Room, Chicago, IL 60606.

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The Authority’s Audit Committee will meet on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 10 AM to 11:30 AM at the Authority, 300 West Adams Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago IL 60606.

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The Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice Advisory Board will meet on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 9:30 AM at the following locations: University of Illinois - Rockford, 1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford, Illinois 61107 and Illinois Department of Human Services, 401 S. Clinton, Second Floor, Chicago, IL 60607.

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The Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 10 AM at the following location: University of Illinois – Rockford, 1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford, Illinois 61107 and Illinois Department of Human Services, 401 S. Clinton, Second Floor, Chicago, IL 60607.

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The Strategic Opportunities Committee will meet on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the following location: 300 W. Adams, Suite 200, Large Conference Room Chicago, Illinois 60606.

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In December, 2015, Congress passed the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2016(Public Law 114-113). Sec. 543 of the Act and the accompanying Joint Explanatory Statement provided $10 million for a “countering violent extremism (CVE) initiative to help states and local communities prepare for, prevent, and respond to emergent threats from violent extremism.”

The Department of Homeland Security issued a notice of funding opportunity on July 6, 2016 announcing the new Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program, the first federal grant funding available to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and institutions of higher education to carry out countering violent extremism programs.

These new grants will provide state, local and tribal partners and community groups—religious groups, mental health and social service providers, educators and other NGOs—with the ability to build prevention programs that address the root causes of violent extremism and deter individuals who may already be radicalizing to violence.

This initiative builds on Secretary Johnson’s September 2015 announcement of the creation of the Office for Community Partnerships. This Office has worked to take the Department’s CVE mission to the next level and find innovative ways to support local communities and address the evolving threat environment. This grant program supports that line of effort.

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Click here to apply for the Fiscal Year 2016 Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program >>