First Responder Grants Client Wins Round 1 AFG Fire Grant

Of the 23 Round 1 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) winners announced Apr. 22, 2016, one was a First Responder Grants client.

The Hualapai Nation Emergency Services of the Hualapai Tribe in Arizona received a $69,048 Operations and Safety Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) fire grant.

Congratulations Hualapai Nation Emergency Services! See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

First Responder Grants Client Wins Round 1 AFG Fire Grant

Of the 23 Round 1 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) winners announced Apr. 22, 2016, one was a First Responder Grants client.

The Hualapai Nation Emergency Services of the Hualapai Tribe in Arizona received a $69,048 Operations and Safety Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) fire grant.

Congratulations Hualapai Nation Emergency Services! See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

$2,999,256 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 1 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 23 Round 1 awards for the FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). Fire Service organizations receiving awards totalling $2,999,256 include:

  • $18,286, Longwood Fire Company, Kennett Square, Equipment, Operations and Safety
  • $21,564, Willow Grove Volunteer Fire Company, Willow Grove, Equipment, Operations and Safety
  • $31,910, City of Portland Fire Department, Portland, Wellness and Fitness Programs, Operations and Safety
  • $59,091, City of Allen Park Fire Department, Allen Park, Modify Facilities, Operations and Safety
  • $99,546, York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services, York, Training, Operations and Safety
  • $100,000, City of La Vergne Fire Department, La Vergne, Modify Facilities and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety
  • $113,044, Fire Service Training Bureau (Iowa Department of Public Safety), Des Moines, Equipment, State Fire Training Academy
  • $199,819, Erie Fire Department, Erie, Modify Facilities, Operations and Safety
  • $294,326, San Gabriel Fire Department, San Gabriel, Personal Protective Equipment, Operations and Safety
  • $500,000, Georgia Public Safety Training Center/Georgia Fire Academy, Forsyth, State Fire Training Academy, Vehicle Acquisition

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until AFG has made all awards under the current year. See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

$2,999,256 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 1 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 23 Round 1 awards for the FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). Fire Service organizations receiving awards totalling $2,999,256 include:

  • $18,286, Longwood Fire Company, Kennett Square, Equipment, Operations and Safety
  • $21,564, Willow Grove Volunteer Fire Company, Willow Grove, Equipment, Operations and Safety
  • $31,910, City of Portland Fire Department, Portland, Wellness and Fitness Programs, Operations and Safety
  • $59,091, City of Allen Park Fire Department, Allen Park, Modify Facilities, Operations and Safety
  • $99,546, York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services, York, Training, Operations and Safety
  • $100,000, City of La Vergne Fire Department, La Vergne, Modify Facilities and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety
  • $113,044, Fire Service Training Bureau (Iowa Department of Public Safety), Des Moines, Equipment, State Fire Training Academy
  • $199,819, Erie Fire Department, Erie, Modify Facilities, Operations and Safety
  • $294,326, San Gabriel Fire Department, San Gabriel, Personal Protective Equipment, Operations and Safety
  • $500,000, Georgia Public Safety Training Center/Georgia Fire Academy, Forsyth, State Fire Training Academy, Vehicle Acquisition

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until AFG has made all awards under the current year. See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

OJJDP FY2016 Family Drug Court Implementation and Enhancement Program Grants

Grants up to $600,000

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Deadline: May 31, 2016

Implement or enhance drug courts

The Family Drug Courts program builds the capacity of states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to either implement new drug courts or enhance pre-existing drug courts for individuals with substance abuse disorders or substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders, including histories of trauma, who are involved with the family dependency court as a result of child abuse, neglect, and other parenting issues. Applicants must provide services to the parents in the program and their children. This program provides seed money, not long-term support. OJJDP expects successful applicants to develop and implement a sustainability plan during the grant period to continue operation of the family drug court when the grant ends.

What this grant does for your agency

This solicitation is composed of two grant categories. Applicants must clearly designate under which category they are applying:

  • Category 1: Implementation. Implementation grants are available to jurisdictions that are ready to implement a family drug court. These are for jurisdictions where either no family drug court currently exists or a family drug court has been operational for less than 1 year. Jurisdictions may already have other types of drug or treatment courts (such as adult drug or mental health courts).
  • Category 2: Enhancement. Enhancement grants are available to jurisdictions with a fully operational (for at least 1 year) family drug court that wish to enhance the operation of the court.

Agencies awarded the OJJDP FY 2016 Family Drug Court Implementation and Enhancement Program Grant receive grants up to $600,000.

OJJDP expects to make as many as 3 awards per category for as much as $400,000 to
$600,000 for an estimated total of $1.95 million for a 36-month project period, beginning on October 1, 2016.

  • Category 1: Implementation Grants. The request for federal funds must not exceed
    $600,000.
  • Category 2: Enhancement Grants. The request for federal funds must not exceed
    $400,000.
  • All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and to any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • City or township governments
  • Eligible applicants under both categories are limited to states (including territories), state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). Faith- and community-based, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations are ineligible as applicants, but OJJDP encourages them to partner with eligible applicants as a community provider of services, if applicable and appropriate. Eligible applicants must provide direct services to youth who are younger than 18 years of age and to their parents. An eligible applicant may designate a subunit of government (for example, county probation department, district attorney’s office, or pretrial services agency) as the authorized representative. Another example, the county executive may designate the county probation or district attorney’s office as its representative when applying for this grant. In such cases, the applicant must submit an authorization letter from the eligible agency or organization. OJJDP welcomes applications that involve two or more entities that will carry out the funded federal award activities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the others must be proposed as subrecipients. The applicant must be the entity that will administer the funding and manage the entire project. OJJDP will consider only one application per lead applicant; however, subrecipients may be part of multiple proposals. This solicitation is composed of two grant categories. Applicants must clearly designate under which category they are applying. Category 1: Implementation. Implementation grants are available to jurisdictions that are ready to implement a family drug court. These are for jurisdictions where either no family drug court currently exists or a family drug court has been operational for less than 1 year. Jurisdictions may already have other types of drug or treatment courts (such as adult drug or mental health courts). Category 2: Enhancement. Enhancement grants are available to jurisdictions with a fully operational (for at least 1 year) family drug court that wish to enhance the operation of the court.

About the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

OJJDP, a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, accomplishes its mission by supporting states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles. The Office strives to strengthen the juvenile justice system’s efforts to protect public safety, hold justice-involved youth appropriately accountable, and provide services that address the needs of youth and their families. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Tues., May 31, 2016.

Apply

Funding Opportunity Number: OJJDP-2016-9171. Apply for the OJJDP FY 2016 Family Drug Court Implementation and Enhancement Program Grant

FY2016 Project Safe Neighborhoods Grants: Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program

BJAGrants $150,000-$500,000

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Deadline: May 17, 2016

Create safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in gang violence and gun crime

BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program, also known as Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). This program furthers the Department’s mission and violent crime reduction strategy by providing support to state, local, and tribal efforts to reduce gun crime and gang-related violence.

What this grant does for your agency

The purpose of PSN is to reduce gun crime and gang violence by the most violent offenders in the most violent neighborhoods by employing a research-driven, intelligence-led, and problem-solving approach to reduce firearms and gang violence through enforcement, deterrence, and prevention. BJA is seeking proposals from applicants interested in developing innovative, comprehensive, data-driven approaches to reduce chronic gun crime and/or gang violence in their jurisdiction. BJA expects agencies to work toward a result; a PSN result is defined as a plausible, scientifically-based finding that a solution had either an effect or no effect on the problem. The involvement of a research partner is indispensable to achieving this result.

Agencies awarded the FY2016 Project Safe Neighborhoods Grants: Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program receive grants of $150,000-$500,000.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

BJA estimates that it will make approximately 12 awards of up to $150,000-$500,000 each for an estimated 24-month project period, beginning on October 1, 2016.

  • Category 1 (Competition ID: BJA-2016-9341): USAO district populations of 5 million or more. Contingent upon the availability of funds, awards of up to $500,000 will be made.
  • Category 2 (Competition ID: BJA-2016-9342): USAO district populations of 2 million–4,999,999. Contingent upon the availability of funds, awards of up to $300,000 will be made.
  • Category 3 (Competition ID: BJA-2016-9343): USAO district populations under 2 million. Contingent upon the availability of funds, awards of up to $150,000 will be made.
  • Category 4 (Competition ID: BJA-2016-9344): Federally recognized American Indian
    tribes and Alaska Native tribes, and/or tribal organizations. Contingent upon the
    availability of funds, awards of up to $150,000 may be made.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

Eligible applicants are PSN Task Force fiscal agents for the U.S. Attorney districts and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). All fiscal agents must be certified by the relevant U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO). Eligible USAO-certified fiscal agents include states, units of local government, educational institutions, faith-based and other community organizations, private nonprofit organizations, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). For details on the fiscal agent certification process, see www.bja.gov/programs/psn/cert_process.html.

NOTE: If an applicant is not a fiscal agent that has received the required certification by its local USAO, its application will be summarily rejected.

About the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

BJA’s mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities. BJA supports programs and initiatives in the areas of law enforcement, justice information sharing, countering terrorism, managing offenders, combating drug crime and abuse, adjudication, advancing tribal justice, crime prevention, protecting vulnerable populations, and capacity building. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Tues., May 17, 2016.

Apply

Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2016-9202. Apply for the FY2016 Project Safe Neighborhoods Grants: Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program

First-Round AFG Awards Expected Apr. 22

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)The first award round for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) is expected to start Friday, Apr. 22, 2016! If you applied for AFG, any Friday now could be an award day.

Keep an eye on our Grant News page, Facebook page, and Twitter feed @FRGrants for the latest news and winners.

New Grant-Writing Class! Join Us in Fayetteville, Ohio, Oct. 8-9

Need training? We have a new grant-writing class on the schedule!

  • Are you tired of getting rejection notices for your grant applications?
  • Are you wondering why your applications to grant programs always seem to fail?
  • Do you need to know more about how to apply for grants to get the money your agency needs to properly train and equip your staff?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then join us in Fayetteville, OH, Oct. 8-9.

You’ll receive 2 packed days of “meat and potatoes” grant-writing training about grants for public safety agencies and first responder organizations.

Come Get the Training, To Get the Grant, To Get the Gear!

This training is appropriate for all Fire, Rescue, EMS, Emergency Management Agency, Law Enforcement, or Corrections staff. The training is led by a retired public safety administrator who has 30 years of “on the streets” experience and who speaks in your language.

Come get the training that gives you the skills you need to write winning grants!

First-Round AFG Awards Expected Apr. 22, 2016

Apr. 21, 2016 – The first award round for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) is expected to start Friday, Apr. 22, 2016! If you applied for AFG, any Friday now could be an award day.

Keep an eye on our Grant News page, Facebook page, and Twitter feed @FRGrants for the latest news and winners.

OVC FY16 Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Grant

$7,800,000 in Grant Funding

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Deadline: May 12, 2016

Assist Victims of Human Trafficking

The primary goal of this FY16 program is to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist victims of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended, by enhancing interagency collaboration and the coordinated community response to victims of human trafficking, and through the provision of high-quality services that address the individual needs of trafficking victims.

This solicitation will provide funding to victim service organizations with a demonstrated history of providing services for victims of human trafficking. Funding under this program will support the provision of a specific type of service or intervention for victims of human trafficking, services provided in specialized settings, or services targeted at specific subgroups of trafficking victims. Funding will also support efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking victims through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities.

What this grant does for your agency

The overarching goal of this program is to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist all victims of human trafficking to achieve their goals, which may include increased autonomy and self-sufficiency, and increased feelings of safety and well-being. Successful applicants funded through this solicitation will engage in the following activities in order to meet program goals and objectives:

  • Provide specialized service(s) or intervention(s) for victims of human trafficking, either in-house or through community partnerships.
  • Work in collaboration with federal, state, and local law enforcement, local service providers, and community- and faith-based organizations to ensure trafficking victims are identified and referred for appropriate services.
  • Conduct training and public awareness activities for professionals and community
    members in order to improve their knowledge of human trafficking and their ability to
    identify and respond to victims.
  • Conduct data collection and evaluation activities to determine if the program is meeting stated goals and objectives.

Funds awarded through this OVC cooperative agreement are intended primarily to support the cost of direct services that promote victim safety and stability in the short-term aftermath of victimization, leading to the goal of autonomy and economic self-sufficiency. OVC does not set time limits on services and supports the provision of ongoing case management when there are no other specialized programs to provide case management services; however, funds awarded through this program are not intended to provide long-term financial support to trafficking victims. Reliance on OVC grant funding to provide long-term support, including, for example, long-term medical care or shelter expenses, may weaken the overall integrity of the program.

Agencies awarded the OVC FY16 Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking receive awards up to $600,000.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded. OVC estimates that it will make awards of up to $600,000 for a 36-month project period, beginning on October 1, 2016.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

By statute, grants under this program may be awarded to states, units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations (including tribal nonprofits).

For the purposes of this program, a unit of local government is any city, county, township, town, borough, parish, village, or other general purpose political subdivision of a state, territory, or federally recognized Indian tribal government. Organizations with a demonstrated history of providing victim assistance, social services, legal services, shelter, or mental health services for victims of human trafficking are eligible to apply. Tribal governments, tribal nonprofits, and organizations that specialize in serving American Indian/Alaska Native victims of human trafficking are also eligible to apply.

OVC may elect to make awards for applications submitted under this solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on the merit of the applications and the availability of appropriations.

OVC welcomes applications that involve two or more entities that will carry out the funded federal award activities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the others must be proposed as subrecipients. The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for administering the funding and managing the entire project. Only one application per lead applicant will be considered; however, subrecipients may be part of multiple proposals.

FY 2015 Specialized Services, FY 2015 Comprehensive Services, and FY 2015 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking grantees are not eligible to apply for funding under this solicitation, unless the new proposal outlines new services and cost items that were not included in the FY 2015 application. Nonprofit organizations that hold money in offshore accounts for the purpose of avoiding paying the tax described in 26 U.S.C. 511(a) are not eligible to apply.

About the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

Established in 1988 through an amendment to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984, OVC is charged by Congress with administering the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund). Through OVC, the Fund supports a broad array of programs and services that focus on helping victims in the immediate aftermath of crime and continuing to support them as they rebuild their lives. Millions of dollars are invested annually in victim compensation and assistance in every U.S. state and territory, as well as for training, technical assistance, and other capacity-building programs designed to enhance service providers’ ability to support victims of crime in communities across the Nation. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Thurs., May 12, 2016.

Apply

Funding Opportunity Number: OVC-2016-9290. Apply for the OVC FY16 Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking