Rep. Price Announces Community Project Funding Request for Gun Violence Intervention Program Passes House Appropriations Committee

July 16, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (July 16, 2021) – Today, Congressman David Price (NC-04), senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced that his Community Project Funding Request for the Community Violence Interruption Project, a gun violence intervention program in Durham County, has advanced in the House as a part of the Fiscal Year 2022 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. The bill passed the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday with the project included.

The project, totaling $250,000, would be awarded to Durham County Government to expand the efforts of the Bull City United program and conduct research on the systemic approach to curbing gun violence. Specifically, this funding would allow Bull City United to increase capacity in intervention training, collaborate with community-rooted partners, and allow for deep evaluation of the program’s cross-systems approach in order to offer recommendations for project expansion in Durham and other jurisdictions across the country.

“It's abundantly clear that our nation's gun violence epidemic must be met with systemic public health solutions,” said Congressman David Price. “This federal investment would further the inclusive community model that works to mitigate conflict before violence occurs. Research on these cross-system approaches to curbing gun violence is both critical and necessary to replicating these life-saving solutions across our country.”

In April, Congressman Price submitted 10 requests to the House Appropriations Committee for consideration for Community Project Funding in the Fourth District. All of Congressman Price’s Community Project Funding requests can be found here and the financial disclosures can be found here.    

The Community Project Funding requests included in the Fiscal Year 2022 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee can be found here.