They are Bolton MBC, Bournemouth BC, Brighton BC, Camden LBC, Easington DC, Great Grimsby BC, Hackney LBC, Kensington and Chelsea LBC, Lincoln City Council, Liverpool City Council, Newham LBC, Norwich City Council, Oxford City Council, Portsmouth City Council, Sandwell MBC, Scunthorpe BC, Southwark LBC, Wansbeck DC, Westminster City Council and York City Council.
'Each of these areas has above average rates of recorded crime and significant evidence of deprivation,' Sir George told the House of Commons.
The projects involve joint work between the councils, police and probation services. If all three in each area confirm their willingness to take part, the DoE will seek tenders for management of the projects.
The funding is an existing commitment under the single regeneration budget. Nine projects are already being established in nine areas.