COPS Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program

Improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement

COPS

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Funding Opportunity Number: COPS-Community-Policing-Development-2019

CFDA Number(s): 16.710

Grant Deadline: May 28, 2019

Up to $2 million available for training and technical assistance, demonstration projects, and implementation of promising practices

LEMHWA funds are used 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 that are national in scope and responsive to the solicitation topic requirements.

The 2019 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 mentoring programs.

What this grant does for your agency

Proposals should be responsive to the topic selected, improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement, and significantly advance peer mentoring mental health and wellness programs within law enforcement agencies across the country. Applicants must identify specific program goals that will be directly accomplished if awarded LEMHWA funding. Except where otherwise indicated, initiatives that primarily or solely benefit one or a limited number of law enforcement agencies or other entities will not be considered for funding.

Agencies awarded the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program receive funds for projects related to the following topic areas:

  • LEMHWA Peer Mentoring Training and Support: Up to one (1) award for up to $350,000
  • LEMHWA Recommendation Implementation: Funding: Up to one (1) award for up to $250,000
  • LEMHWA Peer Support Implementation Projects: Funding: Up to ten (10) projects for up to $100,000 each (up to $1,000,000)

Up to $2 million is available through this year’s program, and all awards are subject to the availability of funds.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

The Fiscal Year 2019 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) program is a competitive solicitation, open to all public governmental agencies, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

About the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (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.

The COPS Office awards grants to hire community policing professionals, develop and test innovative policing strategies, and provide training and technical assistance to community members, local government leaders, and all levels of law enforcement. Since 1994, the COPS Office has invested more than $14 billion to help advance community policing. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 7:59 p.m. EST, Tues., May 28, 2019.

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FY 2019 Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Policy and Implementation Grant

BJA

Outfit Law Enforcement Agencies with Body-Worn Cameras

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2019-15087

CFDA Number(s): 16.835

Grant Deadline: June 5, 2019

Improve evidence capture and improved justice outcomes

Agencies (BWCPIP-LEA) directly supports key priorities of the Department of Justice by promoting the safety of law enforcement officers and citizens by strengthening the means for evidence capture and by contributing to improved justice outcomes. Both formal research publication and testimonials by law enforcement executives have shown that BWCs, when properly implemented, contribute myriad benefits to law enforcement organizations, their personnel, and the communities they serve.

What this grant does for your agency

BWC use can have a moderating effect on citizens’ behavior; has been shown to reduce use-offorce incidents and citizen complaints; and can help strengthen mutual respect and civility in citizenpolice interactions. Digital footage from BWCs can provide critical visual and audio records of interactions. The benefits of BWCs can be optimized when properly implemented as part of a deliberate program of carefully thought-out policies and practices in coordination with broader agency missions, including officer safety, accountability, increased disparity, training, and efficiency.

Program funds under this solicitation are intended specifically for agencies seeking to establish or expand comprehensive BWC programs with a specified plan to implement this technology in a manner that maximizes the benefits of BWCs. As part of their submission, applicants must describe a deliberate and phased plan to deploy this technology, as well as specific ways it will be used to enhance the applicant agency’s mission. Applicants that are seeking only to fund the purchase of BWCs without consideration of the broader program goals discussed below will not be considered for funding.

Agencies awarded the FY 2019 Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Policy and Implementation Grant receive funds toward establishing and outfitting body-worn camera (BWC) programs.

The following are the categories under which applicants to the FY 2019 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies (BWCPIP-LEA) may apply:

CATEGORY 1: IMPLEMENTATION OR EXPANSION OF BWC PROGRAMS FOR SMALL and MID-SIZED AGENCIES. Competition ID: BJA-2019-15304

This funding category seeks to establish new or expand existing BWC programs in small and mid-sized law enforcement agencies with 250 or fewer sworn officers. Agencies may invite subrecipient agencies to be included in their proposals. If they do, the combined number of sworn officers across all agencies should be used to determine the category of funding.

Funding Range: Applicants may request no more than $500,000 under this category. Federal funds for individual agency applicants will also be capped using the $2,000 per BWC Funding Metric.

CATEGORY 2: IMPLEMENTATION OR EXPANSION OF BWC PROGRAMS FOR LARGE AGENCIES. Competition ID: BJA-2019-15305

This funding category seeks to establish new or expand existing BWC programs in large
police agencies with more than 250 and up to 1,000 sworn officers. Agencies may invite
subrecipient agencies to be included in their proposals. If they do, the combined number
of sworn officers across all agencies should be used to determine the category of funding.

Funding Range: Applicants may request no more than $2,000,000 under this category. Federal funds for individual agency applicants will also be capped using the $2,000 per BWC Funding Metric.

CATEGORY 3: IMPLEMENTATION OR EXPANSION OF BWC PROGRAMS FOR EXTRALARGE AGENCIES. Competition ID: BJA-2019-15306

This funding category seeks to establish new or expand existing BWC programs in extra-large police agencies with more than 1,000 sworn officers. Agencies may invite subrecipient agencies to be included in their proposals. If they do, the combined number of sworn officers across all agencies should be used to determine the category of funding.

Funding Range: Applicants may request no more than $3,000,000 under this category. Federal funds for individual agency applicants will also be capped using the $2,000 per BWC Funding Metric.

CATEGORY 4: IMPLEMENTATION OR EXPANSION OF BWC PROGRAMS THROUGH STATE OR REGIONAL CONSORTIA. Competition ID: BJA-2019-15307

This funding category seeks to leverage economies of scale by enabling a single organization to apply on behalf of component agencies in order to leverage partnerships, collaboration, and joint-acquisition strategies to establish new or expand existing BWC programs. Category 4 is reserved for programs where multiple agencies would work together to carry out BWCPIP implementation under an established consortium representing a group of law enforcement agencies. Eligible applicants under this category include state agencies (e.g., state police, State Administering Agencies (SAAs)), regional law enforcement authorities, or major city or county agencies, acting on behalf of a joint partnership or consortium.

Funding Range: There is a maximum allowable request of $3,000,000 for this category and a minimum request of $200,000. Federal funds for individual agency applicants will also be capped using the $2,000 Funding Metric described in the subsection immediately below.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

Eligible applicants are limited to public agencies of state government, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), or any department, agency, or instrumentality of the foregoing that performs criminal justice functions (including combinations of the preceding entities).

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 Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, June 5, 2019.

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26 NIJ law enforcement grants open now

NIJ National Institute of Justice

From forensic science to violent crime prevention, the National Institute of Justice has 26 Law Enforcement grants open right now.

NIJ’s competitive programs can be the perfect way to increase funding that helps you better protect your community and better serve your fellow officers.

Here are a few NIJ programs in particular that we have our eyes on

NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime, Fiscal Year 2019

Research and Evaluation on White-Collar Crime: Health Care and Elder Fraud, Fiscal Year 2019

Evaluation of Project Safe Neighborhoods

Research and Evaluation on Domestic Terrorism Prevention, Fiscal Year 2019

Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, and Teen Dating Violence, Fiscal Year 2019

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OVW Fiscal Year 2019 Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program

Reduce violent crime against women and promote victim safety

Grant Website & Guidelines

Grant Deadline: Feb. 7, 2019

Grants up to $500,000

The goal of the Disability Grant Program is to create sustainable change within and between organizations that improves the response to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault and to hold perpetrators of such crimes accountable.

Disability Grant Program funds are used to establish and strengthen multidisciplinary
collaborative relationships; increase organizational capacity to provide accessible, safe, and effective services to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of violence and abuse; identify needs within the grantee’s organization and/or service area; and develop a plan to address those identified needs that builds a strong foundation for future work.

Letter of Intent: Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent to
OVW.Disabilities@usdoj.gov by January 11, 2019. This letter confirms that the applicant has registered with SAM and Grants.gov. Submitting a Letter of Intent will not obligate a potential applicant to submit an application. Interested applicants who do not submit a Letter of Intent are still eligible to apply.

What this grant does for your agency

  1. To provide personnel, training, technical assistance, advocacy, intervention, risk reduction (including using evidence-based indicators to assess the risk of domestic and dating violence homicide) and prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault against individuals with disabilities;
  2. To conduct outreach activities to ensure that individuals with disabilities who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault receive appropriate assistance;
  3. To conduct cross-training for victim service organizations, governmental agencies, courts, law enforcement, and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations serving individuals with disabilities about risk reduction, intervention, prevention and the nature of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault for individuals with disabilities;
  4. To provide technical assistance to assist with modifications to existing policies, protocols, and procedures to ensure equal access to the services, programs, and activities of victim service providers for individuals with disabilities;
  5. To provide training and technical assistance on the requirements of shelters and victim service providers under Federal anti-discrimination laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.) and section 794 of title 29 (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973);
  6. To modify facilities, purchase equipment, and provide personnel so that shelters and victim service organizations can accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities;
  7. To provide advocacy and intervention services for individuals with disabilities who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault; or
  8. To develop model programs providing advocacy and intervention services within organizations serving individuals with disabilities who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

Agencies awarded the OVW Fiscal Year 2019 Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program receive cooperative agreements.

The award period is 36 months for new applications and 24 months for continuation
applications. Budgets must reflect 36 or 24 months of project activity, and the total “estimated funding” on the SF-424 must reflect 36 or 24 months. Generally, the award period will start on October 1, 2019.

This program typically makes awards in the range of $325,000 – $500,000. OVW estimates that it will make up to 10 awards for an estimated $4,275,000. Funding levels under this program for FY 2019 are:

  1. New, local-focused $425,000 for 36 months
  2. New, state-focused $500,000 for 36 months
  3. Continuation, local-focused $325,000 for 24 months
  4. Continuation, state-focused $400,000 for 24 months

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines: Eligible applicants are limited to:

  • States;
  • units of local government;
  • Indian tribal governments or tribal organizations;
  • and victim service providers, such as state or tribal domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions or nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations serving individuals with disabilities.

About the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Feb. 7, 2018.

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OMB Number: 1122-0020. Apply for the OVW Fiscal Year 2019 Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program

Department of Justice Announces New Active Shooter Training Grant for First Responders

As you no doubt know, active shooter scenarios are a common occurrence in the US today. Stay tuned for a new active shooter training grant coming from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office). Details from their Nov. 1, 2018, release below:

Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio, Director Phil Keith of the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), and Dr. Pete Blair, Executive Director of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University today announced an $8.7 million grant to provide multi-disciplinary, scenario-based active shooter training to first responders across the country.

Today’s announcement took place during the ALERRT Active Shooter Integrated Response Conference, where emergency personnel heard from subject matter experts on best practices and lessons learned from some of the nation’s most tragic and horrific mass casualty events. ALERRT is part of Texas State University, which has trained approximately 130,000 first responders since its inception in 2002.

“Training for first responders to take swift and effective action in active shooting situations is critically important,” said Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio. “We can mitigate the loss of life in these horrific incidents by providing resources to better equip first responders and prepare community members, local law enforcement, and local government leaders. The Department of Justice fully supports the brave first responders who risk their own lives to protect the safety of our children, colleagues, and community members.”

“The funding announced here today comes at a critical time for our country,” said COPS Office Director Keith. “As the demands placed on our nation’s first responders continue to grow with these violent mass casualty incidents, I believe it is our responsibility to make sure they have the tools, resources and training to properly respond to these attacks.”

“This COPS funding will allow ALERRT to provide the training needed to prepare police, fire, and EMS services across the country to save as many lives as possible when these horrific attacks occur,” said Dr. Pete Blair, Executive Director of the ALERRT Center at Texas State University.

Physician stakeholders working in the fields of emergency medicine, trauma surgery, anesthesia, blood bank, critical care and blood collection center directors will join law enforcement, fire services, EMS, emergency communications and emergency management for the first time during this year’s ALERRT conference. ALERRT’s multi-disciplinary approach is recognized as one of the nation’s leading training models, and the Department of Justice is pleased to announce additional funding for this effort.

The 2018 investment from the Department of Justice for ALERRT will provide in-person training to an estimated 15,000 first responders, in addition to the 9,000 individuals that received the training in 2017. ALERRT and the COPS Office are currently developing an online civilian training program, which will reach tens of thousands of citizens – helping to prepare them to take effective actions if they should find themselves in an attack.

The ALERRT Center at Texas State University was created as a partnership between Texas State University, the San Marcos (TX) Police Department, and the Hays County (TX) Sheriff’s Office to address the need for active shooter response training for first responders. In 2013, ALERRT was named the National Standard in Active Shooter Response Training by the FBI.

The COPS Office awards grants to hire community policing officers, develop and test innovative policing strategies, and provide training and technical assistance to community members, local government leaders, and all levels of law enforcement. Since 1994, the COPS Office has invested more than $14 billion to help advance community policing.

FY2018 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP)

COPSCombat illegal methamphetamine manufacture and distribution

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: Applications are due by June 27, 2018 at 7:59 PM EDT.

Grants up to $2 million

The 2018 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.

What this grant does for your agency

CAMP funds must be used to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine (including precursor diversion, laboratories, or methamphetamine traffickers).

This solicitation will be very competitive. Agencies that plan to participate in anti-methamphetamine task forces with multijurisdictional reach and interdisciplinary team structures will be given additional consideration.

Approximately $8 million in funding is available for FY 2018 CAMP. Each grant is two years (24 months) in duration, and there is no local match. Each grant recipient may receive a maximum of $2 million.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

The fiscal year (FY) 2018 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP) is a competitive award program with a focus on advancing public safety by providing funds to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine. CAMP provides funding directly to state law enforcement agencies in states with high seizures of precursor chemicals, finished methamphetamine, laboratories, and laboratory dump seizures for the purpose of locating and investigating illicit activities including precursor diversion, laboratories, or methamphetamine traffickers. Only state law enforcement agencies authorized by law or by a state agency to engage in or to supervise anti-methamphetamine investigative activities are eligible to apply for funding. Additional consideration will be given to agencies participating in anti-methamphetamine task forces with multijurisdictional reach and interdisciplinary team structures. All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law.

About the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (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

Applications are due by June 27, 2018 at 7:59 PM EDT.

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FY2018 COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program

COPSCombat heroin, unlawful opoid distribution

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: Applications are due by June 27, 2018 at 7:59 PM EDT

Grants up to $3 million

The 2018 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 shall be used for investigative purposes to locate or investigate illicit activities related to the distribution of heroin or unlawful distribution of prescription opioids.

What this grant does for your agency

AHTF provides funding for 24 months directly to state law enforcement agencies with high rates of primary treatment admissions for heroin and other opioids. AHTF funds awarded in this program shall be used for investigative purposes to locate or investigate illicit activities, including activities related to the distribution of heroin or unlawful distribution of prescription opioids or unlawful diversion and distribution of prescription opioids.

AHTF will be open to state law enforcement agencies with multi-jurisdictional reach and an interdisciplinary team (e.g., task force) structures.

These state law enforcement agencies must have primary law enforcement authority over heroin and other opioids seizures.

The COPS Office anticipates making approximately 10 2018 AHTF awards for a total of approximately $32,000,000. Funding requests under this program will be capped at $3,000,000 per award.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

The fiscal year (FY) 2018 COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force Program (AHTF) is a competitive program with a focus on advancing public safety by providing funds to investigate illicit activities related to the distribution of heroin or unlawful distribution of prescription opioids, or unlawful heroin and prescription opioid traffickers through statewide collaboration. AHTF funds awarded in this program shall be used for investigative purposes to locate or investigate illicit activities, including activities related to the distribution of heroin or unlawful distribution of prescription opioids or unlawful diversion and distribution of prescription opioids. AHTF will be open to state law enforcement agencies with multijurisdictional reach and an interdisciplinary team (e.g. task force) structures. These state law enforcement agencies must have primary law enforcement authority over heroin and other opioids seizures.

About the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (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

Applications are due by June 27, 2018 at 7:59 PM EDT.

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COPS Community Policing Development (CPD) Program

COPSUp to $10 million for community policing

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: June 7, 2018, 7:59 PM EDT

Develop and implement community policing programs in your jurisdiction

The 2018 Community Policing Development Program is a competitive grant program designed to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through:

  • training and technical assistance
  • the development of innovative community policing strategies
  • field-directed law enforcement microgrants
  • guidebooks, and
  • best practices that are national in scope

The COPS Office, a federal provider of innovative, customer-focused resources that address the continuing and emerging needs of those engaged in enhancing public safety through community policing, has designed the CPD solicitation to address critical topics in the law enforcement field by building on the principles of community policing.

What this grant does for your agency

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 2018 CPD program will fund projects that develop knowledge, increase awareness of effective community policing strategies, increase the skills and abilities of law enforcement and community partners, increase the number of law enforcement agencies and relevant stakeholders using proven community policing practices and institutionalize community policing practice in routine business.

Agencies awarded the COPS Community Policing Development (CPD) Program receive funds for projects related to the following topic areas:

  • Incorporating Community Policing into Contemporary Broken Windows Theory Applications
  • Supporting First Amendment Rights: The Community Policing Approach
  • Partnerships to Address Labor Trafficking
  • Online Law Enforcement Training
  • Supporting First-Line Supervisors
  • Field-Initiated Law Enforcement Microgrants
    • Peer Support for Officer Safety and Wellness
    • Human Trafficking
    • Hate Crimes
    • Recruitment and Hiring
    • Incident-Specific After-Action Reviews
    • Child and Youth Engagement
  • Open Topic Area
  • Tribal Training and Technical Assistance

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

The Fiscal Year 2018 Community Policing Development (CPD) Program is a competitive solicitation, open to all public governmental agencies, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

About the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (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.

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Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, June 7, 2018.

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Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP)

BVP body armor grant - Bulletproof Vest PartnershipBody armor for state and local law enforcement

Grant Website and Guidelines

Grant Deadline: All applications must be submitted online by 6:00 pm ET, May 29, 2018

Over 1 million body armor vests awarded since 1999

The Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP), created by the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998 is a unique U.S. Department of Justice initiative designed to provide a critical resource to state and local law enforcement. Since 1999, the BVP program has awarded more than 13,000 jurisdictions, a total of $430 million in federal funds for the purchase of over one million vests (1,294,837) as of July, 2017).

What this grant does for your agency

Agencies awarded the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) receive funds for state and local law enforcement officers to procure body armor.

Documentation Requirement: Grantees are required to keep documentation to support the BVP vest application and payment requests for at least a three year period.

Other Federal Funds: Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds or other federal funding sources may not be used to pay for that portion of the bullet proof vest (50%) that is not covered by BVP funds. JAG or other federal funds may be used to purchase vests for an agency, but they may not be used as the 50% match for BVP purposes.

NEW: Uniquely Fitted Armor Vest Requirement The BVP Reauthorization Act of 2015 included a provision that states that BJA may give preferential consideration to BVP recipients that provide armor vests to law enforcement officers that are uniquely fitted for such officers, including vests uniquely fitted to individual female law enforcement officers. This provision is applicable to FY 17 BVP awards moving forward. Please see the BVP Reauthorization Act of 2015 amendment for reference: https://www.congress.gov/114/plaws/publ155/PLAW-114publ155.pdf.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines

About the OJP

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. Because most of the responsibility for crime control and prevention falls to law enforcement officers in states, cities, and neighborhoods, the federal government can be effective in these areas only to the extent that it can enter into partnerships with these officers. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 6:00 p.m. ET, May 29, 2018.

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FY 2018 Research and Evaluation on Hate Crimes

NIJ National Institute of Justice

Improve and create programs to reduce hate crimes

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 3, 2018

Grants up to $1.5 million to understand hate crimes

NIJ is seeking applications for research and evaluation to:

  • understand the motivations and pathways to hate crime offending;
  • determine whether programs targeted at hate crime offenders are effective at reducing reoffending;
  • determine whether programs that work with victims of hate crimes and their communities are effective at reducing the harms caused by hate crimes; and
  • provide information that will improve investigative and prosecutorial outcomes.
  • All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 3, 2018

Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application.

Learn how to become an NIJ proposal peer reviewer.

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This solicitation is competitive; therefore, NIJ staff cannot have individual conversations with prospective applicants. Any questions concerning the solicitation should be submitted to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service:

What this grant does for your agency

This solicitation seeks to address several research gaps that remain. NIJ has identified the following research priorities:

  • Examining the characteristics and motivations of offenders, including an understanding of pathways to hate crime offending. Research that develops new or tests existing typologies of hate crime offenders is also a priority. Information about the characteristics, motivations, and trajectories of individuals who commit hate crimes can aid in the development of evidence-informed interventions that match intervention components to
    targeted groups to prevent hate crimes from occurring.
  • Identifying effective interventions targeted at preventing hate crime offenders from reoffending.
    Identifying effective interventions for addressing the needs of hate crime victims and their communities or working with individuals who commit hate crimes to prevent reoffending. Evaluation of interventions for victims of hate crime would be of particular relevance to victim service providers, while evaluating justice-based interventions aimed at offenders will help to inform the justice system about the most effective ways to prevent reoffending.
  • Conducting research to assist police and prosecutors in responding to, investigating and prosecuting hate crimes. Research that has implications for increasing victim reporting, identifying effective strategies for investigating and prosecuting hate crimes, and improving data collection will be considered under this priority area. The need for improved data collection and research to assist law enforcement and prosecutors were identified as priorities at the 2017 Hate Crimes Summit hosted at OJP.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Federal Award Information

NIJ expects to make up to 2 awards with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $1.5 million. Awards will normally not exceed a three-year period of performance.

An applicant should base its federal funding request and period of performance on the actual requirements of the research, and not necessarily on the anticipated amount of funding available in FY 2018 for awards under this solicitation nor to fit within a three-year period of performance. However, to expedite the budget approval process, applicants are encouraged to break out their budgets by project year or by phases in the event that NIJ choses to fund the project partially or incrementally.

NIJ expects that any award under this solicitation will be made in the form of a grant or
cooperative agreement.

To allow time for (among other things) any necessary post-award review and financial clearance by OJP of the proposed budget and for any associated responses or other action(s) that may be required of the recipient, applicants should propose an award start date of January 1, 2019.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

In general, NIJ is authorized to make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, States (including territories), units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), and certain qualified individuals. Foreign governments, foreign organizations, and foreign colleges and universities are not eligible to apply.

About NIJ

NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. More https://nij.gov/about/Pages/welcome.aspx

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Grants.gov number assigned to this solicitation: NIJ-2018-13961

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