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

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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Police grants from the Department of Justice open now

The Department of Justice offers funding opportunities to…

  • Support law enforcement and public safety activities in state, local, and tribal jurisdictions
  • Assist victims of crime
  • Provide training and technical assistance
  • Conduct research; and
  • Implement programs that improve the criminal, civil, and juvenile justice systems

Over 100 grant and other funding programs are open for law enforcement now. What grants will be best for your agency this year?

Learn more and apply

Need help finding the right police grants for your law enforcement agency?

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Law Enforcement: Your Checklist for the NCJRS JustGrants/ASAP transition

JustGrants

JustGrants is coming: Are you ready?

The transition to the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) and the Department of the Treasury’s Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) is fast approaching for OJP, OVW, and COPS Office award recipients.

JustGrants and ASAP will be available to users beginning October 15, 2020.

Award recipients should be aware of some key transition dates, as well as a number of steps required for a smooth transition. The current systems – GMS, NexGen, and GPRS – have been discontinued.

A full description of the transition timeline and the many benefits of the new systems are available at the Justice Grants website.

To support users in the transition to the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) and the Department of the Treasury’s Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP), a step-by-step checklist has been posted online that covers all of the necessary steps your entity will need to take before JustGrants launches on October 15, 2020.

Go to JustGrants

Go to ASAP

Are You Ready for JustGrants and ASAP?

Get the checklist

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BJA Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Local Formula Solicitation

BJA

Information and expertise for Law Enforcement

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Opportunity ID BJA-2020-18813

CFDA #16.738

Grant Deadline: Aug. 10, 2020

Fund a training and technical assistance (TTA) provider for LEAs

Through this opportunity, BJA is seeking applications to fund a training and technical assistance (TTA) provider that will provide law enforcement agencies with information and expertise from multiple organizations or consortia via a one-stop, dedicated response center.

What this grant does for your agency

Specifically, the objectives under this solicitation are to:

  • Coordinate TTA provided by the national leaders.
  • Develop information and resources for the field.
  • Deliver TTA to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines. The following entities are eligible to apply:

  • For-profit organizations (including tribal for-profit organizations) with experience providing high level TTA to law enforcement agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations) with experience providing high level TTA to law enforcement agencies
  • Institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education) with experience providing high level TTA to law enforcement agencies

About the BJA

BJA helps to make American communities safer by strengthening the nation’s criminal justice system: Its grants, training and technical assistance, and policy development services provide state, local, and tribal governments with the cutting edge tools and best practices they need to reduce violent and drug-related crime, support law enforcement, and combat victimization. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than Aug. 10, 2020.

Apply

Apply for the BJA Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Local Formula Solicitation

BJA Law Enforcement Training & Technical Assistance Response Center

BJA

Federal criminal justice funding to states and units of local government

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Opportunity ID BJA-2020-17276

Grant Deadline: Aug. 19, 2020

Additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to states and units of local government. BJA will award JAG Program funds to eligible units of local government as described in this FY 2020 JAG Program Local Solicitation (a separate solicitation was issued for states).

What this grant does for your agency

In general, JAG funds awarded to a unit of local government under this FY 2020 solicitation may be used to provide additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice, including any one or more of the following:

  • Law enforcement programs
  • Prosecution and court programs
  • Prevention and education programs
  • Corrections and community corrections programs
  • Drug treatment and enforcement programs
  • Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs
  • Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation)
  • Mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams
  • Additionally, JAG funds awarded to a unit of local government under this FY 2020 solicitation may be used to enforce state and local laws that establish offenses similar to offenses established in 21 U.S.C. § 801 et seq. and/or to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, with emphasis on violent crime and serious offenders, by providing additional personnel, equipment, training, technical assistance, and information systems for the more widespread apprehension, prosecution, adjudication, detention, and rehabilitation of persons who violate these laws and to assist the victims of such crimes (other than compensation).

Agencies awarded the BJA Law Enforcement Training & Technical Assistance Response Center receive grants toward the types of programs above.

Applicants with eligible allocation amounts of less than $25,000 will apply to Category 1. Applicants with eligible allocation amounts of $25,000 or more will apply to Category
2.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines.

About the BJA

BJA helps to make American communities safer by strengthening the nation’s criminal justice system: Its grants, training and technical assistance, and policy development services provide state, local, and tribal governments with the cutting edge tools and best practices they need to reduce violent and drug-related crime, support law enforcement, and combat victimization. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than Aug. 19, 2020.

Apply

Apply for the BJA Law Enforcement Training & Technical Assistance Response Center

Need help with DoJ grants?

Review the FY 2020 DoJ Program Plan, then contact us for help with your grant

Odds are your department is feeling the increasing pressure of a financial crunch.

Now’s the time to review grant programs that may be able to help your agency, such as the FY 2020 Department of Justice Program Plan.

Hundreds of programs are available than may be able to help your agency.

Trying to figure how to pursue a grant? Contact us for help with these and other grant programs:

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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

Opening soon: COPS Hiring Program (CHP) and Community Policing Development Microgrants

COPS

Big news!

Despite interest in the COPS Hiring Program (CHP) and Community Policing Development Microgrants Initiative, both programs have been on hold while a lawsuit made its way through Federal court. Law Enforcement Agencies like yours have been waiting for over a year for a resolution on these programs.

However, according to a notice from the COPS Office, the lawsuit has been resolved.

Here are the 3 most important things for you to know right now:

  1. Both programs are expected to open for applications in the next few weeks
  2. Programs will be open for applications for approximately 60 days
  3. The COPS Office expects to announce awards in December

We’ll keep you posted on updates and when your agency can apply for these programs.

Here’s the full announcement from the COPS Office:

The COPS Office is pleased to announce that we will soon be opening applications for both the 2018 and 2019 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) and the Community Policing Development Microgrant Initiative. On Friday, July 12, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Department of Justice in the City of Los Angeles v. William P. Barr, Attorney General, lifting the nationwide injunction on CHP and the Microgrants. The COPS Office plans to open solicitations for both the 2018 and 2019 funding in the coming days. Once the solicitations are open and we’re ready to receive applications, we’ll send an additional notice with links to all of the appropriate materials.

The solicitations will be open for approximately 60 days and we expect to announce awards in December.

Please stay tuned for additional details and do not hesitate to contact the COPS Office Response Center at 1-800-421-6770 if you have any questions.

We at First Responder Grants are keeping a close eye and will let you know when these programs open. Want to know how these programs could help your agency? Get in touch