Respond to wildland fires for populations under 10,000? This fire grant is just for you

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FY2020 Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grant Program

Respond to wildland fires for populations under 10,000? The FY2020 Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grant Program fire grant is just for you.

50/50 matching wildland fire grants to Fire Departments serving populations under 10,000

For Fire Service Organizations protecting populations under 10,000, the USDA and US Forestry Service (USFS) has a special fire grant program just for you.

With an FY 2020 budget of $18 million, the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grant program funds 50/50 matching grants for volunteer and combination fire departments. Eligible programs include:

  • Equipment procurement for wildland firefighting
  • Firefighter training
  • Planning and preparedness activities

Detail, deadlines, and other requirements may vary by state. To learn more and apply for a VFA grant:

Remember: 6 police grants close soon

Major DoJ/COPS programs open now

March is a big month for police grants!

6 major Federal programs are open during March, but application periods close soon:

DoJ 2020 COPS Hiring Program (CHP), apply by Mar. 11, 2020

DoJ 2020 Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrants Program, apply by Mar. 11, 2020

COPS Community Policing Development (CPD) Program, apply by Mar. 31, 2020

COPS Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program, apply by Mar. 31, 2020

COPS Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) Program, apply by Mar. 31, 2020

COPS Tribal Resources Grant Program – Technical Assistance (TRGP-TA) Program, apply by Mar. 31, 2020

SVPP, CAMP, AHTF: Apply for 3 COPS Police Grants by Apr. 8, 2020

COPS

The COPS Office has announced that the following 3 grant funding opportunities are now open and accepting applications:

School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP)

The 2020 COPS Office School Violence Prevention Program is a competitive program that provides funding directly to States, units of local government, Indian tribes, and its public agencies to be used to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the jurisdiction of the grantee through evidence-based school safety programs.  Up to $50 million is available for this program.

Applications are due by April 8, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.  Please click here for more information on the 2020 School Violence Prevention Program.

COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP)

The 2020 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program is a competitive grant program that advances public safety by providing funds directly to state law enforcement agencies to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine.  Up to $13 million is available for this program.

Applications are due by April 8, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.  Please click here for more information on the 2020 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program.

Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program

The 2020 Anti-Heroin Task Force program is a competitive grant program that assists state law enforcement agencies in states with high per capita levels of primary treatment admissions for both heroin and other opioids.  AHTF funds must be used for investigative purposes to locate or investigate illicit activities related to the distribution of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, or other opioids, or the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids.  Up to $35 million is available for this program.

Applications are due by April 8, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.  Please click here for more information on the 2020 Anti-Heroin Task Force program.

Apply for these 4 COPS Police Grants by Mar. 31, 2020

Police grant programs open for Community Policing, Mental Health, Active Shooter Situations Prep, and Tribal Technical Assistance

Law Enforcement Agencies, it is go time for some major police grant programs! Apply for any of the 4 DoJ COPS office law enforcement grants below by Mar. 31, 2020:

The COPS Office is pleased to announce that the following four grant funding opportunities are now open and accepting applications:

Community Policing Development (CPD) Program

The 2020 Community Policing Development program is a competitive grant program designed to advance the practice of community policing by providing guidance on promising practices through the development and testing of innovative strategies; building knowledge about effective practices and outcomes; and supporting new, creative approaches to preventing crime and promoting safe communities.  The 2020 CPD program will fund projects related to the following topic areas:

  1. Law Enforcement Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Program Toolkit
  2. Recruiting the Next Generation of Officers and Deputies
  3. Promising Practices in Law Enforcement Victim Support
  4. Rural Law Enforcement Training Center
  5. Managing High-Risk Law Enforcement Vehicular Pursuits
  6. Implementing Successful Faith-Based Partnerships
  7. Police Academy Innovations
  8. Public Safety Implications of Driving Automation Systems for Motor Vehicles
  9. Open Category

The CPD solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

Applications are due by March 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT. 

Click here for more information on the 2020 Community Policing Development program

Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program

The 2020 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act program is a competitive grant program that provides funding to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement through training and technical assistance, demonstration projects, and implementation of promising practices related to peer mentoring mental health and wellness programs.  The 2020 LEMHWA program will fund projects related to the following topic areas:

  1. Peer Support Implementation Projects
  2. National Peer Support Program for Small and Rural Agencies
  3. LEMHWA Coordinator Assistance Provider

The LEMHWA solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

Applications are due by March 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.

Click here for more information on the 2020 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act program

Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) Program

The 2020 Preparing for Active Shooter Situations program is a competitive grant program that provides funding for scenario-based training that prepares officers and other first responders to safely and effectively handle active-shooter and other violent threats.  The 2020 PASS program will fund an applicant to train at least 20,000 first responders through scenario-based, multi-disciplinary training classes.

The PASS solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

Applications are due by March 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.

Click here for more information on the 2020 Preparing for Active Shooter Situations program.

Tribal Resources Grant Program – Technical Assistance (TRGP-TA) Program

The 2020 Tribal Resources Grant program – Technical Assistance program is a competitive grant program that provides funding to support tribal law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance efforts around community policing topics.  The 2020 TRGP-TA program will fund projects related to the following topic areas:

  1. Cold Cases and Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons
  2. Developing an Alaskan Law Enforcement Recruitment Strategy

The TRGP-TA solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

Applications are due by March 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.

Click here for more information on the 2020 Tribal Resources Grant Program – Technical Assistance program.

2020 Mobile Forensics Training Grants

Build Better Cases and Increase Conviction Rates

Grant Website, Guidelines, and Application

Grant Deadline: Mar. 2, 2020

Law Enforcement training for Mobile Forensics Software

Law enforcement agencies are having trouble keeping up with increasing amounts of cases involving cell phone data. Agencies have to ship cell phones to outside sources for their mobile forensic needs. This is time-consuming and can lead to a loss of data or legal precedence.

What this grant does for your agency

The Susteen Mobile Forensics Training Grant allows law enforcement agencies the ability to acquire their own mobile forensic software at steeply discounted prices. Agencies can now obtain multiple licenses and receive training with the grant.

New for 2020: Recent surveys have shown that obtaining evidence data in the field is now a top priority for law enforcement agencies. The new field triage device can be acquired as part of this program or by itself.

Agencies awarded the 2020 Mobile Forensics Training Grants receive training and software licenses for mobile forensics.

Expected Number of Awards: 50

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

  • Qualified Agencies should have less than 160 sworn officers/deputies.
  • Qualified Agency shall have a need for mobile forensic software or training.
  • Agency employee must be able to attend on-demand training for up-to 12 hours (does not need to be continuous) of total time.

About the Susteen

Founded in 1992 by Hiro Maruyama, Susteen, Inc. is an international design solution provider located in Southern California and specializing in the area of mobile data communications and computing. Susteen develops products that provide their clients value through technological innovations. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than Mar. 2, 2020.

Apply

Apply for the 2020 Mobile Forensics Training Grants

FY2019 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

$315,000,000 for Fire Service training, equipment, interoperability, and community resilience

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-19-GPD-044-00-99

Assistance Listings Number (formerly Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number)
97.044

Application Period: Mon., Feb. 3, 8:00 a.m. ET to Fri., Mar. 13, 2020, 5:00 p.m. ET. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Mar. 20, 2020!

Grant funding for PPE, fire vehicles, training programs, and more

The objectives of the AFG program are to…

  • Provide critically needed resources that equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards
  • Enhance operational efficiencies
  • Foster interoperability
  • Support community resilience

Applying organizations need to also make sure they have registered with SAM.gov and the new FEMA GO system.

“The designated business representative (DBR) in SAM.gov is the person who must register the department in FEMA GO,” explains Kurt Bradley, Senior Grants Consultant for First Responder Grants. “While they are at it, the DBR can set their Grant Consultant as either a ‘Grant Writer’ or ‘Authorized Organizational Representative.’ They will need their grant writer’s email address to do so.”

What this grant does for your agency

AFG has three activities:

  1. Operations and Safety
  2. Vehicle Acquisition
  3. Regional Projects

“Only apply for high-priority items,” says Kurt. “And remember, micro-grants and regional grants can sometimes be more effective than applying for a larger amount or applying as an individual agency.”

Agencies awarded the FY2019 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) receive grants with matching requirements to fund qualifying activities.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $315,000,000

Expected Number of Awards: 2,500

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines. Eligible Applicants include qualifying:

  • Fire Departments
  • Nonaffiliated EMS Organizations
  • State Fire Training Academies

About the FEMA

The Federam Emergency Management Agency’s mission is “helping people before, during, and after disasters.” More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. ET Fri, Mar., 13, 2019. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Mar. 20, 2020!

Apply

Apply for the FY2019 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

Does your Law Enforcement Agency need Training and Technical Assistance?

Improve public safety, crime reduction, and community policing

From the Department of Justice COPS Office, the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) provides no-cost customized technical assistance solutions designed to meet the unique needs of state, local, tribal, and campus law
enforcement agencies throughout the United States.

Offering assistance in a wide variety of topics, CRI-TAC can assist in meeting your dynamic agency needs.

Learn more about the CRI-TAC today

DoJ 2020 COPS Hiring Program (CHP)

Hire full-time sworn Law Enforcement Officers

COPS

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Funding Opportunity Number: COPS-HIRING-PROGRAM-APPLICATION-2020

CFDA Number(s): CFDA 16.710

Grant Deadline: Applications are due by March 11, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT

Increase community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts

The 2020 COPS Hiring Program is a competitive grant program designed to advance public safety through community policing by addressing the full-time sworn officer needs of state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies nationwide.

What this grant does for your agency

CHP provides funds directly to law enforcement agencies to hire new or rehire existing career law enforcement officers and to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.

  • Funds as many positions as possible for successful applicants; however, the number of officer positions requested by an agency may be reduced based on the availability of funding and other programmatic considerations.
  • Provides 75 percent of the approved entry-level salaries and fringe benefits of each newly hired and/or rehired full-time officer, up to $125,000 per officer position, over the three year (36 month) grant period.
  • Requires you to identify a specific crime and disorder problem/focus area and explain how CHP funding will be used to implement community policing approaches to that problem/focus area.

Agencies awarded the DoJ 2020 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) receive funds to recruit and hire law enforcement officers.

Approximately $400 million in funding is available for FY 2020 CHP.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

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

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines.

About the COPS Office

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation’s state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 7:59 p.m. EST, Mar. 11, 2020.

Apply

Apply for the DoJ 2020 COPS Hiring Program (CHP)

AFG opens soon, are you ready to GO?

FEMA GO guide to apply for and manage grants

FEMA is transitioning its grant applications and grant management to a new system called the FEMA Grant Outcomes system, or FEMA GO. From now on, FEMA GO is how departments like yours will apply for and manage public safety grants such as Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants (SAFER), and Fire Prevention & Safety Grants (FP&S).

We’re not sure yet when AFG is going to open. Now is the time to get set up and familiar with FEMA GO. Once it’s go time for AFG, you’ll be off to the races!

Learn more in our FEMA GO Guide