Funding to help LEAs prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus
Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2020-18553
Grant Deadline: May 29, 2020
$850 million for equipment, PPE, hiring, and more
The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program will provide funding to assist eligible states, local units of government, and tribes in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus.
What this grant does for your agency
Funds awarded under the CESF Program must be utilized to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. Allowable projects and purchases include, but are not limited to:
- Law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Supplies (such as gloves, masks, sanitizer)
- Travel expenses (particularly related to the distribution of resources to the most impacted areas)
- Addressing the medical needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails, and detention centers
Approximate Total Funding: $850 million. See State and Local Allocations for CESF funds
Expected Maximum Number of Awards: 1,873
Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.
For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:
States, U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments that were identified as eligible for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 State and Local Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program are eligible to apply under the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program solicitation. NOTE: Only the State Administering Agency that applied for FY 2019 JAG funding for a state/territory may apply for the state allocation of CESF funding.
About the Bureau of Justice Assistance (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 applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, May 29, 2020.