How to find public safety grants that can help your department

Easy-to-follow grant listings show you programs available for your department and tell you when deadlines loom.
Easy-to-follow grant listings show you programs available for your department and tell you when deadlines loom.

Thousands of grants are available, but not every grant is the right fit for your department. How can you sift through all those grants, without wasting time and getting overwhelmed, yet still find what you need?

Like Google for grants

GrantFinder is like Google for grants. Powerful search features help you zero in on the exact programs that your department can benefit from and that fit your circumstances.

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How do you find the public safety grants you need?

GrantFinder search page - Use up to 10 options to narrow or broaden your search
Use up to 10 options to narrow or broaden your search

A database that contains thousands of grants has to be easily searchable. Searching isn’t always as easy as tapping a button, though. Sometimes you need to really refine and target what you’re looking for, so you have a better chance at finding a good fit.

That’s why GrantFinder provides powerful yet simple tools to help you focus your search, including:

  • Keyword
  • Grant Category
  • Funder Type
  • Funder Name
  • Application Deadline
  • Rolling Deadline
  • Matching Requirement?
  • Administering State
  • Geographic Coverage
  • Who Can Apply?

Instead of page after page of possibilities, you can search based solely on what you need and what’s relevant to your department.

Of course, you have other duties to attend to and can’t be expected to be searching in GrantFinder all the time. That’s why GrantFinder can be working for you even when you aren’t using it.

With Grant Alerts, you can tell GrantFinder to send you weekly emails, specific to your grant needs, that keep you up to date.

You found a grant… now what?

Use GrantFinder's Calendar view to show you grants by their application deadline
Use GrantFinder’s Calendar view to show you grants by their application deadline

Just because you found a grant doesn’t mean you’re ready to apply for it. You may need to get information ready. You might need to talk with your superiors, other personnel at your department or municipality, or with your consultant at First Responder Grants. Or, heck, you just might not have the time right then and there.

Does that mean you have to start your search all over?

Nope.

With “My Grants” and the “Grant Calendar,” once you find a grant you can save it and come back to it later.

My Grants is also useful for when you find many programs that could be a good fit for your department. You can save all the programs you want, and come back one by one as timing and circumstances fit.

Search grant funding sources

Examples of public safety grants that have been available in the state of Minnesota
Examples of public safety grants that have been available in the state of Minnesota

Did you hear about a particular funding source? Do you want a better idea of what types of programs are available from a grant funder?

By looking through grant funding sources, you can find at-a-glance details on all the programs available from any grant funding source in the GrantFinder database.

Finding grants has never been easier

When it comes down to it, finding grants has never been easy… until now.

GrantFinder can’t write your application for you—that’s why we are here to help. But GrantFinder can make it a lot easier for you to find the grants that are a good fit for your department. Take advantage of their database of thousands of grants, robust search tools, and saved grant listings, all right here, at special pricing available only for First Responder Grants clients and students:

FY2016 BJA Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program State Solicitation

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: June 30, 2016

OMB No. 1121-0329

Grant Overview

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program (42 U.S.C. § 3751(a)) is
the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions.

The JAG Program provides states and units of local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including:

  • law enforcement
  • prosecution and court programs
  • prevention and education programs
  • corrections and community corrections

  • drug treatment and enforcement
  • crime victim and witness initiatives; and
  • planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs
  • Program-Specific Information

    JAG funds may be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, strategic planning, research and evaluation (including forensics), data collection, training, personnel, equipment, forensic laboratories, supplies, contractual support, and criminal justice information systems that will improve or enhance such areas as:

  • Law enforcement programs
  • Prosecution and court programs, including indigent defense
  • Prevention and education programs
  • Corrections, community corrections and reentry programs
  • Drug treatment and enforcement programs
  • Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs
  • Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation)

Awards

BJA estimates that it will make up to 56 State/Territory awards totaling an estimated $188.5 million.

Awards are four years in length, and award periods will be from October 1, 2015 through
September 30, 2019. Extensions beyond this period may be made on a case-by-case basis at
the discretion of BJA and must be requested via GMS no less than 30 days prior to the grant end date.

All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and to any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law.

BJA expects that it will make any award from this solicitation in the form of a grant.

Apply

Applicants must submit applications through the Grants Management System (GMS), which
provides support for the application, award, and management of awards at OJP. Applicants
must register in GMS for each specific funding opportunity. Although the registration and
submission deadlines are the same, OJP urges applicants to register promptly, especially if this is their first time using the system. Find complete instructions on how to register and submit an application in GMS at www.ojp.gov/gmscbt/.

Apply via Grants Management System (GMS)