US Dept of Justice (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) & Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Funding Opportunities

New! Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program

The 2019 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 programs that are national in scope. The LEMHWA solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

For more information, please visit https://cops.usdoj.gov/lemhwa

Applications Due: May 28, 2019 at 7:59 p.m. EDT.


New! Community Policing Development (CPD) Program

The 2019 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 CPD solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

For more information, please visit https://cops.usdoj.gov/cpd

Applications Due: May 28, 2019 at 7:59 p.m. EDT.


New! School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP)

The 2019 School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) is a competitive grant program that provides funding directly to states, units of local government, Indian tribes, and public agencies (including school districts and local law enforcement agencies) to be used to improve security at schools and on school grounds. Awards may include funding for coordination with local law enforcement; training for local law enforcement officers to prevent school violence against others and self; placement and use of metal detectors, locks, lighting, and other deterrent measures; acquisition and installation of technology for expedited notification of local law enforcement during an emergency; and/or any other measure that may provide a significant improvement in security.

For more information, please visit https://cops.usdoj.gov/svpp

Applications Due: May 31, 2019 at 7:59 p.m. EDT.

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Bureau of Justice Assistance funding opportunities:

New! Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability (VALOR) Initiative

This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting and enhancing law enforcement safety, wellness, resilience, and survival; and providing support to efforts, including training and technical assistance programs, strategically targeted to address law enforcement safety and wellness needs. This grant announcement does not solicit applications from individual tribes to fund local projects.

For more information, please visit https://www.bja.gov/VALOR19

Applications Due: May 21, 2019


New! National Officer Safety Initiatives Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement 

Our nation’s law enforcement officers face challenges and threats every day. The 12 percent rise in line-of-duty fatalities is a stark reminder that officers continue to be killed and injured as they perform their duties to protect and serve our communities. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA), in 2017, the rate of officers assaulted was 10.1 per 100 sworn officers, an increase from 2016’s rate of 9.8 per 100 sworn officers. Officers need to have the skills and knowledge necessary, as well as be tactically prepared, to perform those duties safely. They also need to be physically, emotionally, and mentally well and prepared for a career that can take a heavy toll on their lives, and those of their families. Protecting our communities from crime, including violent crime, is the responsibility of every member of our society. To more effectively combat and reduce violent crime, communities must partner with their law enforcement officers so that each may assist the other in achieving the goal of making everyone safer.

To support our nation’s officers, the FY 2019 NOSI program is soliciting applications for three new national programs:  

  1. Innovative Approaches for Strengthening Officer Wellness
  2. Partnering to Reduce Violent Crime and Increase Safety
  3. Dynamic Defensive Tactics Training

Applicants under this solicitation must have extensive experience and knowledge of the officer safety, officer wellness, and crime.  

For more information, please visit https://www.bja.gov/funding/NOSI19.pdf

Applications Due: May 21, 2019


New! Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting Inmates, and Safeguarding Communities FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement 

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) directs DOJ to provide grants to jurisdictions and agencies nationwide to “protect inmates and safeguard communities.” This program responds to this statutory obligation by:  

  • Supporting efforts in state, local, and tribal jurisdictions to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse in confinement facilities covered by the PREA standards.
  • Promoting comprehensive implementation of the standards.
  • Enhancing community safety by decreasing the likelihood that inmates, residents, and detainees are sexually victimized in confinement facilities prior to release.

Efforts funded under this solicitation also support DOJ priorities by enhancing law enforcement officer safety. Reductions in prison rape create safer work environments for staff members in adult prisons and jails, juvenile confinement facilities, police lock-ups, community confinement facilities, and tribal detention and correctional facilities. Many of these staff members are sworn law enforcement officers. The purpose of the PREA Grant Program is to assist confinement facilities and the agencies that oversee them in implementing prevention, identification, and response mechanisms that reduce the incidence of sexual abuse in these facilities, and to promote compliance with the PREA standards.

For more information, please visit https://www.bja.gov/funding/PREA19.pdf

Applications Due: May 22, 2019


New! Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement

The Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program aims to reduce opioid abuse and the number of overdose fatalities, as well as to mitigate impacts on crime victims. The program also supports the implementation, enhancement, and proactive use of prescription drug monitoring programs to support clinical decision making and prevent the abuse and diversion of controlled substances. Since 2017, BJA has supported this innovative work in over 200 COAP sites. BJA anticipates adding more COAP sites per year over the lifetime of this grant. Examples of successful BJA-funded projects from past years can be found here.

Selected TTA providers will assist BJA grantees and subgrantees in accomplishing the objectives of the overall program and the objectives of their specific grant-funded projects.

For more information, please visit https://www.bja.gov/funding/coaptta19.pdf

Applications Due: May 28, 2019


New! Enhancing Task Force Leadership, Operations, and Management FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement

Through various programs and initiatives, BJA funds a variety of multijurisdictional task forces focused on providing assistance to and building capacity among state, local, and tribal law enforcement in an effort to reduce crime and enhance public safety. For instance, BJA provides funding for drug task forces, human trafficking task forces, violent crime task forces, gang task forces, and task forces addressing intellectual property crime. In addition, multijurisdictional task forces funded through BJA’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program are required to successfully complete task force training that addresses task force effectiveness as well as other key issues, including privacy and civil liberties/rights, task force performance measurement, personnel selection, and task force oversight and accountability.

Task force leadership, operations, and management can be quite complex. As BJA’s focus is on fighting crime more effectively, the purpose of this TTA program is to support the needs, increase the effectiveness, and ensure success of BJA-funded and non-BJA-funded state, local, and tribal task forces assembled and designed to address local crime issues, such as those mentioned above.

For more information, please visit https://www.bja.gov/funding/PREA19.pdf

Applications Due: May 28, 2019

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