32 police grants open now from BJA, NIJ, OJJDP, and OVC

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The following 32 law enforcements are available now:

Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership | BJA
Deadline: 6/14/2021

Economic, High-Technology, White Collar, and Internet Crime Prevention National Training and Technical Assistance Program | BJA
Grants.gov deadline: 6/3/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 6/17/2021

National Center on Forensics | NIJ
Grants.gov deadline: 6/10/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 6/17/2021

Research and Evaluation on a National Model for Technical Violations | NIJ
Grants.gov deadline: 6/10/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 6/17/2021

Smart Probation: Innovations in Supervision Initiative | BJA
Grants.gov deadline: 6/3/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 6/17/2021

Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program Training and Technical Assistance Program – Logistics | BJA
Grants.gov deadline: 6/7/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 6/21/2021

Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program | BJA
Grants.gov deadline: 6/7/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 6/21/2021

Innovations in Reentry Initiative: Building System Capacity & Testing Strategies to Reduce Recidivism | BJA
Grants.gov deadline: 6/7/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 6/21/2021

Research on the Impact of Public Policy on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Justice System | NIJ
Grants.gov deadline: 6/11/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 6/21/2021

Safeguarding Correctional Facilities and Public Safety by Addressing Contraband Cellphones Program | BJA
Grants.gov deadline: 6/7/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 6/21/2021

Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence – Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting | BJA
Grants.gov deadline: 6/7/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 6/21/2021

DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction Program | BJA
Grants.gov deadline: 6/8/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 6/22/2021

Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program | OJJDP
Grants.gov deadline: 6/15/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 6/29/2021

Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program | OJJDP
Grants.gov deadline: 6/15/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 6/29/2021

Building State Technology Capacity | OVC
Grants.gov deadline: 6/17/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/1/2021

National Joint Training Conference for VOCA Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators (2022–2024) | OVC
Grants.gov deadline: 6/17/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/1/2021

Services to Support Victims of Hate Crime and Strengthen Communities | OVC
Grants.gov deadline: 6/18/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/2/2021

Children’s Advocacy Centers National Subgrants Program | OJJDP
Grants.gov deadline: 6/22/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/6/2021

Comprehensive Youth Violence Prevention and Reduction Program | OJJDP
Grants.gov deadline: 6/22/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/6/2021

Family Drug Court Program | OJJDP
Grants.gov deadline: 6/22/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/6/2021

National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative | BJA
Grants.gov deadline: 6/22/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/6/2021

Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence | BJA
Grants.gov deadline: 6/22/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/6/2021

Project Safe Neighborhoods (Formula) | BJA
Grants.gov deadline: 6/22/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/6/2021

Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA | BJA
Grants.gov deadline: 6/22/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/6/2021

Second Chance Act: Adult Reentry Education, Employment, Treatment and Recovery Program | BJA
Grants.gov deadline: 6/22/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/6/2021

Second Chance Act Pay for Success Initiative | BJA
Grants.gov deadline: 6/22/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/6/2021

Services for Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking | OVC
Grants.gov deadline: 6/22/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/6/2021

Strategies to Support Children Exposed to Violence | OJJDP
Grants.gov deadline: 6/22/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/6/2021

Swift, Certain, and Fair Supervision Program: Applying the Principles Behind Project HOPE | BJA
Grants.gov deadline: 6/22/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/6/2021

Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program – Competitive | BJA
Grants.gov deadline: 6/24/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/8/2021

Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program – Formula | BJA
Grants.gov deadline: 6/24/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/8/2021

Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner System Program | BJA
Grants.gov deadline: 6/24/2021 | JustGrants deadline: 7/8/2021

Important law enforcement grant resources

JustGrants: The Department of Justice launched a new grants management system, JustGrants, in October 2020. Through the JustGrants website, applicants and grantees can access training resources, find answers to frequently asked questions, and sign up for updates. Get started by gaining an understanding of the application process in JustGrants.

OJP Grant Application Resource Guide: Updated for FY 2021, this resource contains information to help you prepare and submit applications for OJP funding and offers guidance on award administration.

OJP Funding Resource Center: Find current opportunities, solicitation requirements, forms and worksheets, and post-award instructions to help as you apply for and manage OJP awards.

DOJ Grants Financial Guide: Learn about the laws, rules, and regulations that affect the financial and administrative management of an OJP award.

Use this tool with your next public safety grant application

RAPT

Inform strategies for preparedness, response and recovery

Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool (RAPT) 2.0

Jurisdictions at all levels, other federal agencies, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations can use RAPT to inform strategies for preparedness, response and recovery activated related to the coronavirus pandemic and other disasters.

The tool is a free-to-use Geographic Information System (GIS) webmap tool that allows users to combine layers of community resilience indicators, infrastructure locations, and hazard data to visualize, prioritize and implement strategies to impact resilience, response, and recovery.

Check out RAPT

FEMA: Fire grant extensions authorized

Firefighters

FEMA authorizes performance extensions for FY 2019 SAFER, FP&S and FY 2020 AFG-S Programs

Wondering about deadlines for FEMA fire grant performance and reporting requirements?

The FEMA Grant Programs Directorate has authorized a 12-month extension to the period of performance for the following grant programs:

  • Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) awards with an initial period of performance of 12 months.
  • FY 2019 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) awards with an initial period of performance of 12 months.
  • FY 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant COVID-19 Supplemental (AFG-S) and (AFG-S2) programs.

FEMA will automatically provide the extension to the current end of the period of performance for the grant awards listed in Informational Bulletin (IB) 463. In addition, FEMA is delaying the timelines for required reports, see IB 463 for complete details.

For more information, please contact your AFG Program Preparedness Officer (PO) or the AFG Program Help Desk at [email protected] or (866) 274-0960, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET.

June 2021 police grants: 5 COPS grants fund and enhance community policing

Funding available for anti-heroin/meth efforts, LEO mental health, school violence prevention, and career officer hiring

COPS police grants are open! The 5 DoJ grants below can enhance your area’s community policing efforts for:

  • Anti-heroin task forces
  • Anti-methamphetamine programs
  • Officer mental health and wellness programs
  • School violence prevention programs
  • Hiring/rehiring career law enforcement officers

Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program

The COPS Office Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program is a competitive grant solicitation, open to state law enforcement agencies with multijurisdictional reach and interdisciplinary team (e.g. task force) structures, in states with high per capita rates of primary treatment admissions.

Approximately $35 million in funding is available for FY 2021 AHTF. Each grant is three years (36 months) in duration, and there is no local match. Each grant recipient may receive a maximum of $4 million.

Deadline: June 10, 2021 at 7:59 p.m. EDT

Grant info and guidelines

COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP)

The COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP) is a competitive grant solicitation, open to state law enforcement agencies with multijurisdictional reach and interdisciplinary team (e.g. task force) structures, in states with high seizures of precursor chemicals, finished methamphetamine, laboratories, and laboratory dump seizures.

Approximately $15 million in funding is available for FY 2021 CAMP. Each grant is three years (36 months) in duration, and there is no local match.

Applicants must request at least $1 million, and recipients may receive a maximum of $2 million.

Deadline: June 10, 2021 at 7:59 p.m. EDT

Grant info and guidelines

Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program

The Fiscal Year 2021 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program funds are used to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement through the implementation of peer support, training, family resources, suicide prevention, and other promising practices for wellness programs.

The FY21 LEMHWA program will fund projects that develop knowledge; increase awareness of effective mental health and wellness strategies; increase the skills and abilities of law enforcement; and increase the number of law enforcement agencies and relevant stakeholders using peer support, training, family resources, suicide prevention, and other promising practices for wellness programs.

Deadline: June 3, 2021 at 7:59 p.m. EDT

Grant info and guidelines

School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP)

The Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018 (STOP School Violence Act of 2018) gave the COPS Office authority to provide awards directly to States, units of local government, or Indian tribes to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the jurisdiction of the grantee through evidence-based school safety programs and technology.

Up to $53 million in funding is available for FY 2021 SVPP. Each award is three years (36 months) in duration for a maximum of $500,000 per award. There is a local match requirement of at least 25 percent.

Deadline: June 22, 2021 at 7:59 p.m. EDT

Grant info and guidelines

COPS Hiring Program (CHP)

The CHP program has approximately $140 million in funding for Fiscal Year 2021.

The COPS Hiring Program (CHP) is a competitive grant program designed to provide funding directly to law enforcement agencies to hire and/or rehire additional career law enforcement officers in an effort to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.

Anticipated outcomes of the CHP program awards include engagement in planned community partnerships, implementation of projects to analyze and assess problems, implementation of changes to personnel and agency management in support of community policing, and increased capacity of agency to engage in community policing activities.

All local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies that have primary law enforcement authority are eligible to apply.

Deadline: June 22, 2021 at 7:59 p.m. EDT

Grant info and guidelines

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Seats still available for May grant-writing training

National and Online Training for Public Safety Grant Writing

Join us May 15-16, 2021 at Berlin & Gorham FD, NH

Come join us for two days of meat-and-potatoes grant-writing training designed to turn you into a first-rate public safety grant writer!

  • Presented in language you can understand
  • Learn how to help your agency get the training, to get the grant, to get the gear!
  • Documented +80% success rate at winning a grant award after attending our training… many on their very first application
  • Interactive 2-day training
  • De-mystifies grant proposals, shows you where to find public and private grant opportunities, and teaches you to write competitive grant applications
  • Trains you to apply for and win federal state, local and private grants such as Justice Assistance Grants (JAG), Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP), NRA Grants, National Tactical Officers Association Grants, Fire Prevention & Safety Grants (FPS), OVW Grants, K9 Grants, COPS Hiring Program Grants, Staffing For Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants, and more

Join us and our friends at the Berlin & Gorham FD, NH, May 15-16, 2021

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