Free recycled ballistic vests

Apply now with the St. Michael’s Shield Project

The Armor of God Project began in 2009 and in 2018 transitioned into Vest For Life.

The program is now headquartered in Knoxville, TN, but their mission remains the same: Protect those who protect us by providing donated ballistic vests to officers who need them.

Learn more and apply

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.

Police grants: 4 Community Policing Development (CPD) grants open for July 2021

Community policing and police grants

From the COPS office, Law Enforcement Agencies can apply for 4 different Community Policing Development (CPD) grants:

Crisis Intervention Teams

Grant funding

“There is approximately $10 million in funding available through this FY 2021 CPD program. Each award is two years (24 months) in length. There is no local match.”

The Fiscal Year 2021 Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) Program is open and will close on July 8, 2021 at 7:59 p.m. EDT.

Funding Opportunity Number/Title O-COPS-2021-75007

*Important: Certain registration requirements must be completed earlier.
The deadline for applicants to register for Grants.gov and submit an SF-424 via Grants.gov is July 7, 2021.

GRANTS.GOV APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 (7:59 PM EDT)

JUSTGRANTS APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, July 8, 2021 (7:59 PM EDT)

Grant Overview

“The Fiscal Year 2021 Community Policing Development (CPD) funds are used to develop the capacity of law enforcement to implement community policing strategies 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 Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) program is for expansion of the use of crisis intervention teams in order to embed mental and behavioral health services with law enforcement, as well as the development of training programs.”

Learn more and apply

De-Escalation Training Solicitation

Grant funding

“There is approximately $14.5 million in funding available through this FY 2021 CPD program. Each award is two years (24 months) in length. There is no local match.”

The Fiscal Year 2021 Community Policing Development (CPD) De-Escalation Training Solicitation Program is open and will close on July 22, 2021 at 7:59 p.m. EDT.

Funding Opportunity Number/Title O-COPS-2021-75008

*Important: Certain registration requirements must be completed earlier.
The deadline for applicants to register for Grants.gov and submit an SF-424 via Grants.gov is July 21, 2021.

GRANTS.GOV APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 (7:59 PM EDT)

JUSTGRANTS APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, July 22, 2021 (7:59 PM EDT)

Grant Overview

“Community Policing Development (CPD) funds are used to develop the capacity of law enforcement to implement community policing strategies 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 De-Escalation Regional Training Center subcategory is designed to support the creation and delivery of national level de-escalation training efforts. The De-Escalation State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement Agency Grants subcategory supports state and local law enforcement agencies efforts to build and maintain their officers’ de-escalation proficiency.”

Learn more and apply

Accreditation

Grant Funding

“There is approximately $4,600,000 in funding available through this FY 2021 CPD program. Each award is two years (24 months) in length. There is no local match.”

The Fiscal Year 2021 Community Policing Development (CPD) Accreditation Program is open and will close on July 22, 2021 at 7:59 p.m. EDT.

Funding Opportunity Number/Title O-COPS-2021-7501

*Important: Certain registration requirements must be completed earlier.
The deadline for applicants to register for Grants.gov and submit an SF-424 via Grants.gov is July 21, 2021.

GRANTS.GOV APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 (7:59 PM EDT)

JUSTGRANTS APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, July 22, 2021 (7:59 PM EDT)

Grant Overview

“The Fiscal Year 2021 Community Policing Development (CPD) Accreditation Program funds are used to develop the capacity of law enforcement to implement community policing strategies 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.”

Learn more and apply

Tolerance, Diversity, and Anti-Bias Online Training

Grant Funding

“There is approximately $2 million in funding available through this FY 2021 CPD program. Each award is two years (24 months) in length. There is no local match.”

The Fiscal Year 2021 Community Policing Development (CPD) Tolerance, Diversity, and Anti-Bias Online Training Program is open and will close on July 22, 2021 at 7:59 p.m. EDT.

Funding Opportunity Number/Title: O-COPS-2021-75014

*Important: Certain registration requirements must be completed earlier.
The deadline for applicants to register for Grants.gov and submit an SF-424 via Grants.gov is July 21, 2021.

GRANTS.GOV APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 (7:59 PM EDT)

JUSTGRANTS APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, July 22, 2021 (7:59 PM EDT)

Grant Overview

“The Fiscal Year 2021 Community Policing Development (CPD) Tolerance, Diversity, and Anti-Bias Online Training Program funds are used to develop and pilot an online tolerance, diversity, and anti-bias training and deliver in the classroom.”

Learn more and apply

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.

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

Need grant help?

With so many grants available, it can be hard to figure out what’s best for your law enforcement agency. We’re here to help:

Contact a grant consultant 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

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant

Equipment funding grants for public safety agencies and first responders

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: This program accepts applications on an rotating basis.

2021 grant application periods (subject to change)

  • October 13, 2021–2022 Q1 grant deadline: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 5 PM ET

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.

The Foundation mainly focuses its resources in areas served by Firehouse Subs restaurants, typically within a 60-mile radius of a Firehouse Subs location. However, the Foundation does consider applications outside of the 60-mile guideline.

Lifesaving equipment and prevention education tools

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation supports improving the lifesaving capabilities of first responders and public safety agencies.

The Foundation accomplishes this by providing lifesaving equipment and prevention education tools to first responders and public safety organizations.

What this grant does for your agency

Agencies awarded the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant receive funds to aid in purchasing equipment.

  • “$15,000-$25,000 is a guideline”
  • “Requests exceeding $50,000 will not be accepted.”
  • If your organization has received a grant from this funder in the past, they ask that you “wait a minimum of two years from the date of approval before reapplying.”
  • Up to 600 applications accepted per application period. Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

All public safety grant requests must fall within the Foundation’s funding guidelines:

http://firehousesubsfoundation.org/about-us/funding-areas

Some types of equipment items are not eligible, including (but not limited to):

  • Body cameras
  • Building exhaust removal systems
  • Crash data boxes
  • Dash cams
  • Drones and drone accessories
  • Exercise equipment
  • Goodie bags
  • Guns/firearms/use of force equipment
  • Riot gear
  • Laser pointers (designators)
  • Inflatable bounce houses
  • License plate readers
  • Narcan
  • Philips FR3 AEDs
  • Pluggie the fire plug robot
  • Polar Breeze thermal rehabilitation systems
  • Portable message signs
  • Power load stretchers
  • Radar detectors
  • Recording devices
  • Refurbished equipment
  • Scott SCBA Model AP50 at this time (but “all other Scott product requests are acceptable.”)”
  • Security systems
  • Surveillance equipment
  • Sparky the Fire Dog robots and costumes
  • Stop sticks
  • Tasers
  • Throw bots
  • Traffic road barriers
  • TruNar analyzers
  • T-shirts & polos

About the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Founded in 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation works to “impact the lifesaving capabilities, and the lives, of local heroes and their communities.” More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than Wed., May 12, 2021.

Apply

Apply for the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant

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

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