National Tactical Officers Association Grant Program

NTOA

This program is not available at this time.

NTOA offers the SPA-NTOA Grant Program to SWAT teams who are members of NTOA. This program provides lifesaving equipment to tactical teams that may otherwise not be able to obtain this equipment.

All applicants are required to have a valid NTOA Team Membership to be eligible for grant programs. If non-member teams wish to apply, they must first obtain a team membership with NTOA. Memberships must be processed 10-15 days prior to grant closing date. (NTOA Individual membership holders are not eligible for this program.)

Instructions: Applications will be judged on the following criteria: the completeness of the application, statistical data on operations, team size vs. department size vs. population served. Narratives should be at least 300 words and describe in detail why your team should be selected and how the equipment will help your team. (Some grants may have additional requirements.) Please note that if your narratives are not at least 300 words, they will not be considered.

BJA NTTAC Training and Technical Assistance Grant Service

BJA NTTACLaw Enforcement Training & Corrections Training

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Grant Deadline: This program accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

Training from the BJA National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC)

BJA provides training and technical assistance services in the following areas:

  • Adjudication
  • Corrections
  • Counter-Terrorism
  • Crime Prevention
  • Information Sharing
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse

NTTAC can provide expert consultants to speak at a conference; conduct training to meet the specific needs of your organization; conduct a needs assessment; design, implement, and evaluate a program; offer strategic support and assistance; facilitate peer-to-peer consulting sessions; develop or review documents or reports; conduct research on criminal justice topics; and support other activities that will enhance your agency’s effectiveness and improve the criminal justice system.

What this grant does for your agency

Agencies receive NTTAC training and assistance in a variety of formats:

Training:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Training Program
  • Distance Learning Training
  • Provision of Faculty
  • Training Scholarship
  • Conferences/Meetings

Information Dissemination:

  • Publication Development
  • Publication Dissemination
  • Request for Information

Technical Assistance:

  • Focus/Advisory Group Meeting
  • Peer-to-Peer Visit
  • On-Site Study
  • Other On-Site Services
  • Document Review
  • Office-Based Technical Assistance

Although TTA services are provided free of charge, BJA asks that agencies and organizations seeking assistance share the costs and/or provide in-kind support to the extent possible.

About 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. Learn more about BJA

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

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FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

30 years of HMAImplement Long-Term Hazard Mitigation Measures After A Major Disaster

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Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: This program accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

Reduce The Loss Of Life And Property Due To Natural Disasters

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) provides grants to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration. The purpose of the HMGP is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster. The HMGP is authorized under Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

The amount of funding available for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) under a particular disaster declaration is limited. The program may provide a state with up to 15 percent of the total disaster grants awarded by FEMA. States that meet higher mitigation planning criteria may qualify for a higher percentage under the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. FEMA can fund up to 75 percent of the eligible costs of each project. The state or grantee must provide a 25 percent match, which can be fashioned from a combination of cash and in-kind sources. Funding from other federal sources cannot be used for the 25 percent share with one exception. Funding provided to states under the Community Development Block Grant program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development can be used to meet the non-federal share requirement.

What this grant does for your agency

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds may be used to fund projects that will reduce or eliminate the losses from future disasters. Projects must provide a long-term solution to a problem, for example, elevation of a home to reduce the risk of flood damages as opposed to buying sandbags and pumps to fight the flood.

In addition, a project’s potential savings must be more than the cost of implementing the project. Funds may be used to protect either public or private property or to purchase property that has been subjected to, or is in danger of, repetitive damage.

Examples of projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Acquisition of real property for willing sellers and demolition or relocation of buildings to convert the property to open space use
  • Retrofitting structures and facilities to minimize damages from high winds, earthquake, flood, wildfire, or other natural hazards
  • Elevation of flood-prone structures
  • Development and initial implementation of vegetative management programs
  • Minor flood control projects that do not duplicate the flood prevention activities of other federal agencies
  • Localized flood control projects, such as certain ring levees and floodwall systems, that are designed specifically to protect critical facilities
  • Post-disaster building code related activities that support building code officials during the reconstruction process.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding is only available to applicants that reside within a Presidentially declared disaster area. Eligible applicants include: State and local governments Indian tribes or other tribal organizations Certain non-profit organizations Individual homeowners and businesses may not apply directly to the program; however a community may apply on their behalf.

For more information about HMGP, see the FAQ.

About FEMA

FEMA’s mission is to support citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards. Learn more about FEMA

Grant Deadline

Applications for mitigation projects are encouraged as soon as possible after the disaster occurs so that opportunities to do mitigation are not lost during reconstruction. The state will set a deadline for application submittal. You should contact your State Hazard Mitigation Officer for specific application dates.

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Following a disaster declaration, the state will advertise that Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding is available to fund mitigation projects in the state. Those interested in applying to the HMGP should contact their local government to begin the application process. Local governments should contact their State Hazard Mitigation Officer.

For more information on the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, contact your State Hazard Mitigation Officer or the FEMA Regional Office in your area

Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP)

Plan For & Respond To Chemical Warfare Materials Incidents

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Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: This program accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

Grant Assistance Available for CSEPP State And Local Communities

The goal of the program is to assist CSEPP state and local communities in efforts to improve their capacity to plan for and respond to accidents associated with the storage and ultimate disposal of chemical warfare materials. State CSEPP sites include Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Utah, and Oregon/Washington.

What this grant does for your agency

Enhance Your Ability To Respond To The Unlikely Event Of A Chemical Agent Emergency

CSEPP communities have been nationally recognized for their ability to respond to emergencies of all kinds. Many of the lessons learned in CSEPP are used in industry, and CSEPP enjoys partnerships with other public safety organizations to ensure that the knowledge gained through prudent use of taxpayer dollars has the greatest benefit for the most people. CSEPP has provided funding and technical assistance to:

  • Improve public warning capabilities
  • Build and upgrade state-of-the-art emergency operations centers
  • Train emergency managers and first responders
  • Hold functional exercises that improve readiness
  • Increase public knowledge and understanding of protective actions
  • Over-pressurize schools to ensure the safety of children
  • Study emergency response options to determine the best way to protect communities
  • Train doctors and nurses to treat victims of chemical agent exposure

Grant Eligibility

Applications are accepted from the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The eligible states house the U.S. Army stockpiles unitary chemical warfare agent as bulk chemicals and munitions. Local governments are eligible to participate as subgrantees under their state’s application. See Grant Eligibility Criteria:

About CSEPP

CSEPP is a partnership between FEMA and the U.S. Army that is designed to provide community education and emergency preparedness resources in the event of a chemical agent emergency.

Grant Deadline

Varies. Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

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Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program

OVC Antiterrorism

5 Types Of Grants For Crisis Aftermath Response

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Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: This program accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

Help for Communities Responding to Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence Crimes

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is committed to promoting justice and healing for all victims of crime. As an agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, OVC administers federal funds to support victim services, provides training for diverse professionals who work with victims, develops projects to enhance victims’ rights and services, and undertakes public education and advocacy activities on behalf of crime victims. OVC works with international, national, tribal, state, military, and local victim assistance and criminal justice agencies and other professional organizations to promote fundamental rights and comprehensive services for crime victims.

What this grant does for your agency

Help for the Aftermath of Crimes of Terrorism and Mass Violence

The threat of terrorism and criminal mass violence against Americans, both in the United States and abroad, has increased in recent years. Such acts leave victims with serious physical and emotional wounds and challenge government officials and communities to respond immediately with appropriate effort. Victim assistance and compensation providers face the daunting task of coordinating effective and timely responses, providing information and assistance to victims, and working closely with other agencies and victim service organizations. OVC can help. Through the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program, we are committed to providing assistance to communities reeling from terrorist attacks and other cases of mass violence.

OVC offers 5 categories of assistance to respond to terrorism and mass violence: crisis response, consequence management, criminal justice support, crime victim compensation, and training and technical assistance. Assistance in each category targets a specific phase in the aftermath of a crisis and is designed to meet the immediate and extended needs of victims and the community.

  • Crisis response grants (available up to 9 months) provide funds to help victims build adaptive capacities, decrease stressors, and reduce symptoms of trauma immediately following the terrorism or mass violence event.
  • Consequence management grants (available up to 18 months) provide supplemental funds to help victims recover from the traumatic event and to restore their sense of equilibrium.
  • Criminal justice support grants (available up to 36 months) facilitate victim participation in an investigation or prosecution directly related to the terrorist or mass violence event.
  • Crime victim compensation grants (available any time during crisis aftermath) provide supplemental funds to state crime victim compensation programs to reimburse victims for out-of-pocket expenses related to their victimization.
  • Training and technical assistance (available any time during crisis aftermath) provide tools to help federal, state, and local authorities identify victim needs and needed resources, coordinate services to victims, develop strategies for responding, and address related issues.

Grant Eligibility

Eligible applicants for funds include state victim assistance and victim compensation programs; U.S. Attorneys; Offices; victim service and nongovernmental organizations; and federal, state, and local governments. (Note: Funding is not available to foreign governments.)

If multiple requests for funding are received from a single jurisdiction, applicants must describe plans for collaboration. In addition, funded activities should be coordinated with agencies such as state emergency preparedness agencies, state mental health agencies, local chapters of the American Red Cross and the United Way, and federal and state law enforcement and prosecution personnel.

Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Programs funds may be used to provide services and assistance to:

  • Victims and surviving family members
  • Emergency response personnel
  • Nationals of the United States
  • Officers or employees of the U.S. Government, including family members and legal guardians

About The Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. Because most of the responsibility for crime control and prevention falls to law enforcement officers in states, cities, and neighborhoods, the federal government can be effective in these areas only to the extent that it can enter into partnerships with these officers. Therefore, OJP does not directly carry out law enforcement and justice activities. Instead, OJP works in partnership with the justice community to identify the most pressing crime-related challenges confronting the justice system and to provide information, training, coordination, and innovative strategies and approaches for addressing these challenges. Learn more about OJP

Grant Deadline

This grant program accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

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California Traffic Safety Grants

CA.govImprove Traffic Safety In California

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Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: This program accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

Improve Deficiencies, Expand Activities, Develop New Traffic Safety Programs

OTS grants address traffic safety priority areas for state and local agencies in California, including:

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

State and local government agencies are eligible.

About The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS)

The California Office of Traffic Safety’s mission is to effectively and efficiently administer traffic safety grant funds to reduce traffic deaths, injuries, and economic losses. The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) strives to eliminate traffic deaths and injuries. It does this by making available grants to local and state public agencies for programs that help them enforce traffic laws, educate the public in traffic safety, and provide varied and effective means of reducing fatalities, injuries and economic losses from collisions. OTS draws from several federal government funding sources for its grants. OTS also mounts public awareness campaigns and acts as a primary traffic safety resource in order to enlist the help of the general public and the media encouraging traffic safety. Learn more about OTS

Grant Deadline

This program accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

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DVSA Voice Analysis Software Criminal Justice Grants

Baker GroupBaker Group International Criminal Justice Grant Program

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Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: This program accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

100 Grants Available, Valued at $9,950 Each

Computerized Voice Analysis Software For Detection Of Deception & Credibility Assessment

Free DVSA v6.0© software is being provided for a limited time to law enforcement agencies as a public service through grants from the developer. Each grant is valued at $9,950. One hundred systems have been set-aside for grant awards. DVSA© may be installed in multiple computers.

What this grant does for your agency

“This is the most significant advancement in ‘lie detection’ since the invention of the old polygraph,” says E. Gary Baker, developer of DVSA©. “After nearly 38 years of my professional VSA and polygraph practice, voice biometrics research, and training government and military students around the world, we formulated this superior software upgrade. We utilized U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) validated VSA science, along with our proven testing protocols, in the development. Law enforcement professionals, engineers and examiners agree that no other system is so technologically advanced.”

The software instantly displays resulting streaming voice patterns as the subject speaks, voice spectrograph, physiological stress and Timed Antagonistic Response Alethiometer.

Unlike polygraph, uncomfortable sensors are not attached to the body. With DVSA© speech is analyzed to identify brain initiated deceptive responses and relative psychological stress. DVSA© v6.0 is valid, fast, accurate, utilizes advanced Fast Fourier Transform digital signal processing, and time-domain audio display in a fraction of a second. Proprietary scoring algorithms provide accurate analysis confirmation. On-screen standardized test questions are displayed. The software can be installed on any computer using the latest Microsoft operating systems. Unlimited digital capture of audio replaces the need for audio recorders.

DVSA© can be used live in detection-of-deception examinations, over the telephone, to verify truthfulness in cold-case audio recorded interviews, “public speech”, intelligence, technical surveillance intercepts, counterintelligence or interrogations. Drugs, health status, age and alcohol do not affect the results. There are no known countermeasures. Unlike over 60% of polygraph examinations DVSA does not have “inconclusive” results.

The five day academic-style Board Certified Examiner Training Course includes widely acclaimed behavioral analysis techniques for removal of defensive barriers, question preparation and after-test interrogation methods.

Over 3500 law enforcement agencies in the U.S. use VSA for truth verification and intelligence purposes. The prestigious U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY, utilized Baker’s methods and stress pattern quantifications in their studies which validated VSA technology at 100% accurate.

Agencies awarded the DVSA Voice Analysis Software Criminal Justice Grants receive a system for use by their department or agency. DVSA© may be installed in multiple computers.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

The Law Enforcement Grant Program was developed in 2003 to assist law enforcement agencies overcome budget restrictions, and the often times overwhelming costs associated with acquiring and employing operationally efficient truth verification/ detection-of-deception system and highly skilled examiners.

Grant Eligibility

BAKER-DVSA©™ is “crime control technology” for law enforcement and government use only. Export is restricted by the U.S. Government.

About Baker Group International

Baker & Associates was established in 1975 and grew to become the Midwest’s most respected corporate investigative and loss prevention firm. Baker specialized in conducting legal investigations, truth verification examinations, vetting and psychological screening for law enforcement and nuclear power-generating facilities, and labor/ anti-racketeering consulting. E. Gary Baker was a pioneer in VSA development, working closely with the three inventors and early examiners in the 1970s.

Baker Group International was established in 2002 with a dedicated team of skilled individuals sharing a common vision – to develop and distribute the finest, state-of-the-art, voice analysis system to law enforcement, governments, military and intelligence units, while offering outstanding training and service with integrity and value. Today, Baker Group International associates continue to share that same commitment to developing far superior voice analysis systems. Many of Baker’s associates have over 25 years of experience in voice analysis within law enforcement or military. The team is devoted to improving VSA for every agency who utilizes credibility assessment or truth verification methods.

Grant Deadline

Grant applications may be submitted on an ongoing basis.

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Grant applications are available by emailing bakergroupint@cs.com or by telephone, 888-666-0320. Details are available at www.BakerDVSA.com

New York State DCJS Soft Body Armor Program

New York State Soft Body Armor ProgramBullet Proof Vest Reimbursement Program

Grant Website & Guidelines

Grant Deadline: This program accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

Full Reimbursement to New York State Law Enforcement

To help defer the costs of life-saving body armor for municipal police agencies, the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) administers the Bullet Proof Vest Reimbursement Program. This is a open-ended reimbursement program: police agencies may be fully reimbursed for the purchase of vests any time during the fiscal year. However, this program covers only vests for new hires of police officer status. It does not provide reimbursements for replacement vests or funds for newly hired peace officers.

What this grant does for your agency

Agencies awarded the New York State DCJS Soft Body Armor Program receive funds to defer the costs of body armor for Law Enforcement Officers.

Grant Eligibility

Recently, the Federal government developed its own soft body armor program as an important resource to the State’s law enforcement community. Because of a statutory requirement in the New York State program (subsection 4 of the Executive Law), all police agencies must apply for any available Federal funding before they may be eligible for State reimbursement.

Unlike the New York program, the Federal program will provide 50 percent reimbursement for newly hired officers and can be used to partially reimburse localities for the costs associated with replacing old or ill-fitting vests. Additionally, this program benefits both police and peace officers. While the Federal program limits the amount of reimbursement to half of the vest cost, it actually provides more funding as it covers a wider number of criminal justice agencies and a wider population of officers.

About the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)

Core agency functions of DCJS include criminal history checks, fingerprint operations, coordination of grant funds, providing timely information, public safety, law enforcement training, breathalyzer and speed enforcement equipment repair, accreditation of police departments and forensic laboratories, Uniform Crime Reporting, research, hosting criminal justice boards and commissions, providing information to criminal justice agencies and institutions, and hosting other criminal justice agencies. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

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Video Insight Surveillance/Security Software Grants

Video Insight$1,000,000 Available for Video Surveillance Systems Grants

Grant Website & Guidelines

Grant Deadline: This program accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

50 $20,000 Video Security Grants for Schools and Colleges

Despite the fact that video surveillance is essential, Video Insight knows there continue to be schools and colleges out there that have absolutely no protection due to budget constraints.

Video Insight has developed the School Security Grant to help schools that lack funds implement a video surveillance solution and to give back to these communities in need. Beginning in January 2014, and for each month throughout the year, a school or college will be chosen to receive the software and equipment necessary to implement a video surveillance solution.

In 2015, Video Insight expanded their grant program to $1,000,000, planning to award 50 $20,000 grants. (More details in this article: Video Insight Expands 2015 School and University Security Grant Program to $1M – Campus Safety). This program is open for applications on an ongoing basis.

What this grant does for your agency

Agencies awarded the Video Insight Surveillance & Security Software Grants for Education Institutions receive:

  • 48 Video Insight Video Management Software (VMS) licenses
  • 16 IP video surveillance cameras
  • 1 video encoder

50 video security grants, each for $20,000, are expected to be awarded.

About Video Insight, Inc.

Video Insight, Inc., – headquartered in Houston, TX – is a leading developer of enterprise-class video management software (VMS). Founded in 2002 by two veteran technology entrepreneurs, Video Insight was established with the vision of providing powerful, user-friendly software that would run on “off-the-shelf” hardware based on IP technology. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

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Apply for the Video Insight Surveillance & Security Software Grants for Education Institutions

North Carolina League of Municipalities Body Armor Grants

North Carolina League of MunicipalitiesNorth Carolina Body Armor Grants

Grant Website and Guidelines

Grant Deadline: This program accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

Body Armor for North Carolina Police Officers

For those participating in the RMS workers compensation program, the pool will help pay the cost of providing body armor for police officers. The workers compensation program will pay 50 percent of the cost, up to $250 for qualified purchases.

What this grant does for your agency

Agencies awarded the North Carolina League of Municipalities Body Armor Grants receive funds for the purchase of body armor.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

  • Open only to Law Enforcement Agencies in North Carolina.
  • Each participating municipality must have one member of its Police Department/Public Safety Department trained in the selection, use and maintenance of body armor.
  • Each police department must establish a written policy mandating the use of body armor and implement a constructive enforcement program to assure that officers were their armor while on duty. An official copy of this policy must be forwarded to RMS. There must be adequate proof to show the enforcement program is being followed and vests are being worn.
  • Purchased garments must provide, at minimum, front and back protection and be National Institute of Justice certified.

About the North Carolina League of Municipalities

The North Carolina League of Municipalities is a non-partisan federation of more than 540 cities, towns and villages in North Carolina. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

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Apply for the North Carolina League of Municipalities Body Armor Grants