The RAPID (Revitalising Areas by Planning, Investment and Development) Programme is a Government initiative led by the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs to target the 46 most disadvantaged areas in the country.
The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform and An Garda Síochána are represented on the RAPID National Monitoring Committee. The Department co-ordinates and supports the implementation of the RAPID Programme by the Garda Síochána, the Probation Service and relevant divisions of the Department. At a local level, the Garda Síochána and the Probation Service are represented on RAPID Area Implementation Teams and facilitate the co-ordinated delivery of the RAPID Programme.
The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform makes decisions on funding for RAPID proposals within the context of existing allocations across Votes within its remit. Particular priority is given to RAPID proposals which fall within the functional areas financed under the National Development Plan.