Apply for these 4 COPS Police Grants by Mar. 31, 2020

Police grant programs open for Community Policing, Mental Health, Active Shooter Situations Prep, and Tribal Technical Assistance

Law Enforcement Agencies, it is go time for some major police grant programs! Apply for any of the 4 DoJ COPS office law enforcement grants below by Mar. 31, 2020:

The COPS Office is pleased to announce that the following four grant funding opportunities are now open and accepting applications:

Community Policing Development (CPD) Program

The 2020 Community Policing Development program is a competitive grant program designed to advance the practice of community policing 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 2020 CPD program will fund projects related to the following topic areas:

  1. Law Enforcement Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Program Toolkit
  2. Recruiting the Next Generation of Officers and Deputies
  3. Promising Practices in Law Enforcement Victim Support
  4. Rural Law Enforcement Training Center
  5. Managing High-Risk Law Enforcement Vehicular Pursuits
  6. Implementing Successful Faith-Based Partnerships
  7. Police Academy Innovations
  8. Public Safety Implications of Driving Automation Systems for Motor Vehicles
  9. Open Category

The CPD solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

Applications are due by March 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT. 

Click here for more information on the 2020 Community Policing Development program

Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program

The 2020 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act program is a competitive grant program that provides funding 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.  The 2020 LEMHWA program will fund projects related to the following topic areas:

  1. Peer Support Implementation Projects
  2. National Peer Support Program for Small and Rural Agencies
  3. LEMHWA Coordinator Assistance Provider

The LEMHWA solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

Applications are due by March 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.

Click here for more information on the 2020 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act program

Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) Program

The 2020 Preparing for Active Shooter Situations program is a competitive grant program that provides funding for scenario-based training that prepares officers and other first responders to safely and effectively handle active-shooter and other violent threats.  The 2020 PASS program will fund an applicant to train at least 20,000 first responders through scenario-based, multi-disciplinary training classes.

The PASS solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

Applications are due by March 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.

Click here for more information on the 2020 Preparing for Active Shooter Situations program.

Tribal Resources Grant Program – Technical Assistance (TRGP-TA) Program

The 2020 Tribal Resources Grant program – Technical Assistance program is a competitive grant program that provides funding to support tribal law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance efforts around community policing topics.  The 2020 TRGP-TA program will fund projects related to the following topic areas:

  1. Cold Cases and Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons
  2. Developing an Alaskan Law Enforcement Recruitment Strategy

The TRGP-TA solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

Applications are due by March 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.

Click here for more information on the 2020 Tribal Resources Grant Program – Technical Assistance program.

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.

Apply

Apply for the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program

FY2016 National VALOR Program for Officer Safety and Wellness Initiative

BJAImprove Law Enforcement Safety and Wellness Practices

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Deadline: Apr. 21, 2016

Grants up to $4,850,000 available

BJA is seeking applications for the FY 2016 National Initiatives: Officer Safety and Wellness Initiative—VALOR Program. This national program furthers the Department of Justice’s mission by improving the criminal justice system, enhancing law enforcement safety and wellness, and providing support to efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address law enforcement safety and wellness needs.

BJA’s VALOR initiative was established in 2010 by the Attorney General to respond to the increase in assaults and violence against law enforcement and to increase officer safety and wellness. The VALOR initiative is an overarching program that addresses officer safety and wellness through multifaceted training, technical assistance, and specialized programs. Since its inception, the VALOR Program has provided critical education and resources to law enforcement professionals on officer safety and wellness topics that have a direct impact on officers’ safety. The current VALOR Program is a tactical-, skill-, and awareness-building TTA program, delivered throughout the nation to law enforcement professionals, aimed at improving officer safety, resilience, and wellness.

Since its inception, VALOR has undergone continuous evolution to ensure that it addresses current topics and integrates the latest research and practice to address all aspects of officer safety and wellness that have a direct impact on job safety and performance. These varied emerging issues can have a direct effect on an officer’s ability to prevent or survive the rigorous challenges and threats she or he may face.

What this grant does for your agency

BJA is seeking applications under 5 distinct categories for the FY16 National Initiatives:

  • 1. VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Training and Technical Assistance National
    Provider – A national officer safety and wellness training and technical assistance (TTA)
    provider to continue, and enhance, the Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement
    and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability (VALOR) Program.
  • 2. Active Shooter Response Tactical Training and Technical Assistance Provider – A
    tactical TTA provider to deliver tactical TTA to support, on a national level, state and
    local law enforcement officers responding to an active shooter event.
  • 3. Officer Safety and Wellness Recognition Program – An organization to identify,
    recognize, and increase awareness of officer safety and wellness best practices and
    programs at a national level through an officer safety and wellness recognition program.
  • 4. Officer Safety and Wellness Pilot Research and Evaluation Model – A national
    director/coordinator to implement and oversee the creation of an officer safety and
    wellness pilot research and evaluation program that will develop three pilot research and
    evaluation sites.
  • 5. De-Escalation Training and Technical Assistance Provider – Delivery of evidence-based de-escalation TTA to educate and protect state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers and improve outcomes and relationships between officers and the communities they serve.

Agencies awarded the FY2016 National VALOR Program for Officer Safety and Wellness Initiative receive:

  • Under Category 1, BJA estimates that it will make up to one award of up to $4,850,000 for a 24 month project period, beginning on or after October 1, 2016.
  • Under Category 2, BJA estimates that it will make up to one award of up to $4,850,000 for a 24 month project period, beginning on or after October 1, 2016.
  • Under Category 3, BJA estimates that it will make up to one award of up to $400,000 for a 24 month project period, beginning on or after October 1, 2016.
  • Under Category 4, BJA estimates that it will make up to one award of up to $1.2 million for a 24 month project period, beginning on or after October 1, 2016.
  • Under Category 5, BJA estimates that it will make up to one award of up to $2.1 million for a 24 month project period, beginning on or after October 1, 2016.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

Eligible applicants are not-for-profit and for-profit organizations (including tribal non-profit and for-profit organizations); state and local governments; federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior); and institutions of higher learning (including tribal institutions of higher education). Applicants must have extensive experience in providing national training and technical assistance as well as extensive experience and knowledge of the officer safety and wellness field. For-profit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee.

About the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

BJA’s mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities. BJA supports programs and initiatives in the areas of law enforcement, justice information sharing, countering terrorism, managing offenders, combating drug crime and abuse, adjudication, advancing tribal justice, crime prevention, protecting vulnerable populations, and capacity building. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 8 p.m. EST, Thurs., Apr. 21, 2016.

Apply

Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2016-9112. Apply for the FY2016 National VALOR Program for Officer Safety and Wellness Initiative