Police grants: Do you know how to accept an award in JustGrants?

How to receive grant funds via DoJ’s grant system

Justice grants and law enforcement grants awarded through the Department of Justice (DOJ) may require acceptance and management through their JustGrants system.

But… do you know how to use it, so your agency can accept the grant they’ve received?

How to Accept an Award in JustGrants (PDF)

4 chances for September public safety grant-writing training

Grant-Writing Training

Seats still available!

Head into fall by getting to the top of your grant-writing game!

Seats are still available for 4 in-person grant-writing training sessions, led by First Responder Grants Consultant Greg Bavis:

Sept. 11-12

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Sept. 16-17

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Sept. 23-24

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Sept. 25-26

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Ready for the grant writing winner circle? New training dates nationwide!


New, in-person grant-writing training dates available from coast to coast

From New York State to Washington State and points in between, grant training season is about to kick into high gear!

Does this sound like your agency?

  • Your agency lacks funds for vital equipment or training.
  • You applied for grants in the past, but just can’t seem to get your application into the winner’s circle.
  • Times are tight and your budget is shrinking, but grants seem so intimidating, you’ll never figure out how to get that crucial additional funding for your department.

You’re not the only one. Fire Departments, Law Enforcement Agencies and other Emergency Services Agencies nationwide have felt the sting of the budget ax.

They could’ve spent another year going without.

But they did something else. They took action, and they got that crucial grant funding.

“I have had a 70% success rate with all my grants since attending. It has also opened my eyes to other grant opportunities. The $2,000 it cost my department to send me to a First Responder Grants seminar years ago has more than paid for itself. What it costs your department to send you will be quickly recouped.” —Asst. Chief Justin Dixon, Burkville Fire Department, Alabama

We’ve added new dates and locations to our live, in-person nationwide grant-writing training. Click below to see our current training schedule. Register today so you can get the training you need to land your department in the grant winner’s circle!

National Training Schedule: Review and Register

Next grant training: Join us Aug. 19-20

We turn first responders into grant writers who get funded.

Summer heat… might as well stay in! Our online Grant-Writing for Public Safety Training gives you the info you need to write competitive grants than can win.

As we head toward the latter part of summer, more public and private grant programs will be re-opening their doors to applications.

But how will you find those grants? Our training unlocks the secrets to finding available funds and obtaining them for your agency. As a student, you’ll…

  • Learn where to hunt grants that are for public safety agencies
  • Ensure your agency is eligible to accept grant money
  • Write clear, concise, and effective grant applications

See you in August!

Next Online Grant-Writing Training

Aug. 19-20, 2021


Next online grant-writing training starts July 19, 2021

Sign up now for our no-travel training

Our grant-writing training helps your public safety agency get more grant funding.

All via Zoom, no travel required!

And… our next online grant-writing training starts July 19. Learn more and register today for the grant training that can help you get the grants that get the gear!

Online grant training: July 19-20

Summer online grant training

July and August training dates open now

It’s going to be a crazy summer. However, in the grants world, summer is a great time to train up on how to write public safety grants. Then, come fall, you hit the ground running for programs opening up.

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?

Even better, we have no-travel-required training options. Dates available in July and August for our 2-day online grant-writing training. Check it out and register today!

July & August online grant training

Police grants: What is an Application Submitter?

Police grant help: A key role for OJP grants

According to OJP, the Application Submitter role in JustGrants is one of six foundational roles in DoJ’s new grants management system to help entities complete the specific requirements and tasks associated with a funding application.

The individual in your organization who is assigned to be the Application Submitter is responsible for completing and submitting the application and budget documents. This includes Entity Assurances and Certifications.

An entity may have multiple Application Submitters within JustGrants. However, there can only be one Application Submitter assigned to each application at a time. Should an Application Submitter need to be replaced, the Entity Administrator can reassign roles within JustGrants.

To learn more, review the DOJ Application Submission Checklist, which covers all necessary steps the Application Submitter should take to complete the two-part application process in Grants.gov and JustGrants. You may also visit the Application Submission Training page on the JustGrants website.

Your agency can map your jurisdiction

Google Earth Pro - for public safety agencies

Compile crucial data on your area with Google Earth Pro… for free

Demographics. Distances. Area. Traffic.

Crucial data like this just scratches the surface of the information your jurisdiction needs. Not only can this data help you better plan scenarios and train your personnel, it can also bolster your grant applications and help move you toward the winner’s circle.

But… how do you get that data?

This sort of mapping and data analysis used to be really expensive. But not anymore.

Google Earth Pro is a free tool. Public safety agencies like yours can use it for crucial data, such as:

  • View demographics
  • Measure and calculate distance, area, and more
  • Review traffic count
  • Map data points
  • Use data in your grant applications or other documents

Get—and map—the crucial data your agency needs for incident planning and for writing grant applications:

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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

Use this tool with your next public safety grant application


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