Next online grant training kicks off Saturday

Our June 5-6 grant-writing training helps your public safety agency get more grants.

As we head into June, summer is a great time to get ready to work on grants.

Whether federal, state, local, nonprofit, or corporate, grants are available that can help your agency bridge the gap between what you need and what you have in the budget.

Are you ready to become a grant writer who gets funded?

Our next live, online grant-writing training starts this weekend. On June 5–6, 2021, you can join our experienced grant consultants online for 2 days of powerful, meat-and-potatoes grant-writing training. No fluff, just real-world, experienced-backed training that can unlock your ability to get grants for your department.

Register now for our June 5-6 grant training

Learn more about our live, online grant-writing training

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

New law enforcement grant opportunities

Police grants, body armor grants, criminal justice grants, and more

Police grant news from OJP

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.

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

Learn more and register

GRANT ALERT! Apply for this public safety equipment grant by May 12

And don’t let the name fool you.

Amazing grant available now:

  • Requests up to $25K (but up to $50K might be considered)
  • Lifesaving equipment
  • Prevention education tools

The grant is from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, but it’s NOT just for the Fire Service. ALL types of public safety agencies, including fire departments, law enforcement, EMS, public safety organizations, non-profits, and schools are eligible.

Application deadline: May 12, 2021
A new application period opens July 6, 2021.

Learn more and apply

Need help with this grant?

Contact our Grant Consultants today

Police grants: Revised DoJ guidance may impact your COPS grants

Release from COPS office

IMPORTANT: REVISED GUIDANCE IMPACTING YOUR DOJ COPS GRANT AWARD

Consistent with an April 14, 2021 Attorney General memorandum, the Department of Justice has revised its guidance regarding conditions on COPS grants as described here.

The COPS Office will no longer apply or enforce the following conditions to existing or future grants:

  • Conditions related to 8 U.S.C. § 1373
  • 287(g) Partnership with the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Access and Notice Consideration (“Certification of Illegal Immigration Cooperation”)

The list of impacted COPS Office programs include:

  • FY17 and FY20 COPS Hiring Program (CHP)
  • FY17 – FY20 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP)
  • FY17 – FY20 COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program
  • FY17 – FY20 Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) Program
  • FY17 – FY20 Community Policing Development (CPD) Program including Microgrants

The COPS Office will not modify the terms and conditions of any existing award document, but this document serves as notice that the COPS Office will not apply or enforce the conditions identified above. Recipients need not take any action to effectuate this change, but are still required to comply with all other requirements of their award.

Original release: Important: Revised Guidance Impacting Your DOJ COPS Grant Award | COPS OFFICE

Mental health, anti-meth, and anti-heroin: Justice Department opens 3 law enforcement grants totaling $58 million

Release from the Department of Justice

Justice Department Releases $58 Million in Solicitations to Combat the Distribution of Illicit Drugs and Improve Officer Wellness

The Justice Department announced today that the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has released approximately $58 million in three grant solicitations that will advance community policing, help combat the dual scourges of opioid and methamphetamine use, and promote the health and safety of our nation’s law enforcement officers.

“The grant solicitations announced today will help law enforcement agencies in their continuing struggles on two fronts – fighting against the public health and safety crisis of illegal drug use, and safeguarding the mental health and wellness of our law enforcement officers,” said Acting Director Robert Chapman of the COPS Office. “The COPS Office is pleased to make these resources available that will not only help to protect our nation’s citizens, but also the law enforcement officers who do so much to protect them.”

The Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act Program provides funding 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 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 wellness programs.

The COPS Office Anti-Heroin Task Force Program advances public safety by providing funds directly to state law enforcement to locate and investigate illicit activities through statewide collaboration related to the distribution of heroin, fentanyl, or carfentanil or the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids. Funding is available only to state law enforcement agencies with primary law enforcement authority over heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and other opioids seizures and investigations.

The COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program advances public safety by providing funds directly to state law enforcement agencies to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine. Funds must be used to locate or investigate illicit activities such as precursor diversion, laboratories, or methamphetamine traffickers.

For more information on COPS Office funding, please visit https://cops.usdoj.gov/grants.

The COPS Office is the federal component of the Department of Justice responsible for advancing community policing nationwide. The only Department of Justice agency with policing in its name, the COPS Office was established in 1994 and has been the cornerstone of the nation’s crime fighting strategy with grants, a variety of knowledge resource products, and training and technical assistance. Through the years, the COPS Office has become the go-to agency for law enforcement agencies across the country and continues to listen to the field and provide the resources that are needed to reduce crime and build trust between law enforcement and the communities served. The COPS Office has invested more than $14 billion to advance community policing, including grants awarded to more than 13,000 state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies to fund the hiring and redeployment of more than 134,000 officers.

Original release: Justice Department Releases $58 Million in Solicitations to Combat the Distribution of Illicit Drugs and Improve Officer Wellness | OPA | Department of Justice

2 public safety grant-writing training sessions for April 2021

Train online or in person this month

Spring has sprung, and we are springing into April with 2 opportunities for you to get grant-writing training!

April Zoom Grant Writing Class, April 24-25, 2021

In Person Tilton Police Dept, NH, Apr. 15-16, 2021

Write your best grant… even your first one

Whether you’ve written grants before or are a rookie trying to get off to a solid start, our training can raise your grant game:

  • See examples of real-world, winning grants
  • Understand what RFPs (Requests for Proposals) and NOFOs (Notices of Funding Opportunity) are… and what they’re asking for
  • Break down “grant speak” into real talk you and your superiors can understand

Whether you join us on Zoom or in New Hampshire, we can’t wait to see you. Grants are out there! Let’s get you the training… that gets the funds… that gets that gear!

Learn more and register

April Zoom Grant Writing Class, April 24-25, 2021

In Person Tilton Police Dept, NH, Apr. 15-16, 2021

Law Enforcement Agencies: Have you followed these 5 steps from the COPS grants office?

In order to apply for COPS Office funding, please prepare by taking the following actions

The Department of Justice’s COPS Office is a leading source of grant opportunities for Law Enforcement Agencies. To get ready for upcoming grant opportunities, the COPS office asks you to do the following:

STEP 1: Get a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number by calling 866-705-5711 or visiting fedgov.dnb.com/webform

STEP 2: Ensure active registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) database (registration must be updated or renewed annually to maintain an active status)
**ALERT: You must submit a notarized letter appointing the authorized Entity Administrator before your registration will be activated. This requirement now applies to both new and existing entities. (www.grants.gov)

STEP 3: The COPS Office application is a two-step process that involves Grants.gov and JustGrants access. Register at JustGrants

STEP 4: Register at Grants.gov and complete form SF-424

STEP 5: Sign-up for notifications on COPS Office funding opportunities and activities

Need help with grants?

Contact one of our grant consultants today

Police grants: 5 BJA grants open now

Grants for drug courts, tribes, TTA, and more

Grant season is open! The four Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grants below could provide useful resources to your agency and area:

FY 2021 Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program

FY 2021 Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance (JIS TTA) Program

FY 2021 Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Training and Technical Assistance Initiative

FY 2021 Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Program

FY 2021 Innovations in Reentry Initiative: Building System Capacity & Testing Strategies to Reduce Recidivism

Not sure what to do?

Contact our grant consultants for help