Police and law enforcement grants and funding

Did you know that there are endless funding opportunities for your agency to purchase a new training and technology equipment? If you work at a state, local, tribal or territorial law enforcement agency then you should explore grant funding opportunities.

Below you will find some of our favorites:

2019 Police Grants

School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP)

The Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018 (STOP School Violence Act of 2018) gave the COPS Office authority to provide awards directly to States, units of local government, or Indian tribes to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the jurisdiction of the grantee through evidence-based school safety programs.

Up to $25 million is available through this year’s COPS School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP).

Link: 2019 School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) Grant

COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program

The COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program is a competitive grant solicitation, open to state law enforcement agencies with multi jurisdictional reach and interdisciplinary team (e.g. task force) structures, in states with high per capita rates of primary treatment admissions.

Approximately $32 million in funding is available for FY 2019 AHTF. Each grant is two years (24 months) in duration, and there is no local match. Each grant recipient may receive a maximum of $3 million.

To be eligible applicants must:

  • have primary authority over state seizures of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and other opioids
  • have high per capita rates of primary treatment admissions for heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and other opioids
  • use the funds for investigative purposes to locate or investigate illicit activities related to the distribution of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, or the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids

Link: 2019 COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program Grant

COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP)

The COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP) is a competitive grant solicitation, open to state law enforcement agencies with multijurisdictional reach and interdisciplinary team (e.g. task force) structures, in states with high seizures of precursor chemicals, finished methamphetamine, laboratories, and laboratory dump seizures.

Approximately $8 million in funding is available for FY 2019 CAMP. Each grant is two years (24 months) in duration, and there is no local match.

Applicants must request at least $1 million, and  recipients may receive a maximum of $2 million.

To be eligible applicants must:

  • Have primary authority over state seizures of methamphetamine
  • Have high seizures of precursor chemicals, finished methamphetamine, laboratories, and laboratory dump seizures
  • Use the funds for investigative purposes to locate or investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine (including precursor diversion, laboratories, or methamphetamine traffickers)
  • Submit a budget request of at least $1 million.

Link: 2019 COPS ANTI-METHAMPHETAMINE PROGRAM (CAMP) GRANT

Community Policing Development (CPD) Program

The Fiscal Year 2019 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.

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 2019 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.

Up to $6 million is available through this year’s program, and all awards are subject to the availability of funds.

Link: 2019 Community Policing Development (CPD) Program Grant

Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program

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.

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.

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

The 2019 LEMHWA program will fund projects related to the following topic areas:

  1. LEMHWA Peer Mentoring Training and Support
  2. LEMHWA Recommendation Implementation
  3. LEMHWA Peer Support Implementation Projects

Link: 2019 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program Grant

Additional Police and Law Enforcement Grants

Urban Areas Security Initiative Grant (UASI) Program (Dept. of Homeland Security)

Link: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/docs/fy04uasi.pdf

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP) FY 2004 Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) reflects the intent of Congress and the Administration to create a sustainable national model program to enhance security and overall preparedness to prevent, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism. The initiative includes an urban area assessment and strategy component which will be used by ODP and the Urban Area Working Group (UAWG) to both allocate grant funding and guide delivery of direct services in the form of equipment, planning, training, exercises, and technical assistance.

Federal Government Grant Programs

Link: http://www.grants.gov/

Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov is THE single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies. The US Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that will have an unparalleled impact on the grant community.

United States Department of Justice

Link: http://www.usdoj.gov/10grants/index.html

The Department offers funding opportunities to conduct research, to support law enforcement activities in state and local jurisdictions, to provide training and technical assistance, and to implement programs that improve the criminal justice system.

Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG) Program

Link: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/grant/llebg_app.html

The Local Law Enforcement Block Grants (LLEBG) Program provides funds to units of local government to underwrite projects that reduce crime and improve public safety. The LLEBG Program emphasizes local decision-making and encourages communities to craft their own responses to local crime and drug problems.

Community (non-government) foundations listed by state:

Link: http://www.tgci.com/funding/community.asp

Community Foundations are non-profit, tax-exempt, publicly supported grant-making organizations. The foundations are public charities, since they develop broad support from many unrelated donors with a wide range of charitable interests in a specific community.

Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Technology Grant

Link: http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/default.asp?Item=65

The COPS Office has distributed over 8 billion dollars to advance community policing since it was created in 1994. This funding supports a wide range of activities. COPS funding helps local law enforcement agencies hire, equip, and train new community policing professionals. COPS funding helps redeploy existing officers into their communities and studies ways to maximize the impact they have on the people who live there. COPS funds a wide variety of strategies to advance community policing through innovative techniques and technologies.

Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance

Link: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/grant/byrne.html

The Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Grant Program (Byrne Formula Grant Program) is a partnership among federal, state, and local governments to create safer communities. Grants may be used to provide personnel, equipment, training, technical assistance, and information systems for more widespread apprehension, prosecution, adjudication, detention, and rehabilitation of offenders who violate such state and local laws.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are DOJ Grants?

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has three grant-making components: the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS); the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) comprised of six bureaus and program offices; and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). These agencies are responsible for awarding federal financial assistance to support law enforcement and public safety activities in state, local, and tribal jurisdictions; to assist victims of crime; to provide training and technical assistance; to conduct research; and to implement programs that improve the criminal, civil, and juvenile justice systems.

Source: DOJ Program Plan

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