California Consulting Releases Law Enforcement Grant Opportunities

The following list of law enforcement grant opportunities was released by the state's premier grant writing firm, California Consulting, Inc. 


Small, Rural, and Tribal Body-Worn Camera 

Deadline: 03/04/24 

Amount: BWC cost  

Match: 1:1 

The SRT BWC program provides funds for body-worn cameras to: 

1) any law enforcement department with 50 or fewer full-time sworn personnel; 2) rural agencies (those agencies within non-urban or non-metro counties); and 3) federally-recognized tribal agencies. 

Funds must be used to purchase or lease body-worn cameras and may include expenses  reasonably related to a comprehensive BWC program. Funding can be used to support pilot  BWC programs, establish new BWC implementation, or expand existing programs. A one-to-one match is required and can be an “in-kind” match. 

Grant awards will be made in 2024. 

Please do not purchase your cameras in 2023. 

Alcohol Policing Partnership (APP) Grant Program 

Deadline: April 1, 2024 

Amount: Up to $100,000  

Link: The mission of the Alcohol Policing Partnership (APP) Program is to work with law  enforcement agencies to develop an effective, comprehensive and strategic approach to  eliminating the crime and public nuisance problems associated with problem alcoholic beverage  outlets. These grants will enable the selected agencies to expand their present efforts in  addressing alcohol-related problems through a comprehensive ABC program that will  encompass a wide range of strategies. Particular consideration will be given to those agencies  that identify and emphasize a strong enforcement effort toward licensed establishments that  operate in a disorderly manner, create an undue burden on law enforcement services, or  contribute to quality-of-life problems for the surrounding community. Agencies are limited to  submitting one proposal per agency.

U.S. Department of Justice: Community Policing Development (CPD) – Implementation of De-Escalation Training Act 

Deadline: April 3, 2024 at 4:59 PM ET 

Amount: up to $750,000 

Match: No 

Eligibility: Open to all for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit institutions, institutions of  higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations 


CPD 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 goal of the CPD – Implementation of De-Escalation Training Act solicitation is to develop and support a training  approval program as specified in the Law Enforcement De-Escalation Training Act of 2022. The  project must focus on the development and pilot implementation of a standards-based approval  process and promotion of its use and benefits to the law enforcement field. 


Previous Deadline: Quarter 3 2024: Thursday, April 4, 2024 

Quarter 4 2024: Thursday, July 11, 2024 

Quarter 1 2025: Thursday, October 10, 2024 

Amount: $15,000 to $35,000 

The primary focus of the Life-Saving Equipment Grant revolves around providing first  responders with the appropriate, quality much-needed equipment and technology to improve their  life-saving capabilities. This includes, but is not limited to: License plate readers, Body cameras,  Building exhaust removal systems, Crash data boxes; Dash Cams; Drones and drone accessories;  Guns/Firearms/Use of Force equipment (e.g., riot gear, laser pointers/designators, tasers);  Cardiac Science Powerheart G3 AEDs & Philips FR3 AEDs; Recording devices; Radar  detectors; Traffic road barriers; Throw bots; Portable message signs; Narcan/TruNar analyzers;  Shop sticks; Power load stretchers; and Security/Surveillance equipment. 


Reducing Recidivism 

Deadline: Rolling 

Amount: $25,000 

The Bob Barker Foundation's mission is to develop and support programs that help incarcerated  individuals successfully reenter society and stay out for life.We seek to fund organizations that  are well managed, have a financial and fundraising plan, engage in strategic planning, and have  

strong leadership and engaged governance. Your organization must meet the following  requirements in order to be considered for funding: 

* Your organization’s work must result in reducing recidivism.

* Your organization must work with a minimum of 100 incarcerated or formerly incarcerated  individuals annually. 

* Your organization must have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or a governmental, educational or  research institution with tax-exempt status. 

* Your methods must be “Evidence Based” or use “Best Practices.” 


Digital Voice Stress Analysis (DVSA) 

Deadline: Rolling 

Amount: DVSA v6+ Software for $9950.00 per copy 

DVSA is the credibility assessment software of choice in law enforcement. “Credibility  Assessment” is the new politically correct name for Lie Detection, Forensic Polygraph,  Psychophysiology testing, and Truth Verification examining. The number of agencies utilizing  DVSA continues to grow dramatically, proving the worldwide viability of our system for  ultramodern crime fighting. In 18 years we have become the worldwide leader providing only  DVSA software and/or related law enforcement training in interview and interrogation. We do  not distribute computers or peripheral equipment. Our DVSA Software is available free-of-cost  through this funding opportunity for law enforcement agencies, and installs on currently owned  laptops, thus saving precious resources – reasonable multiple computer installation permitted.  A number of law enforcement agencies have changed from the outdated CVSA, Lantern, and  PSE to Baker-DVSA because of our up-to-date state-of the-art features, benefits, unmatched  academic style training, and legendary customer service. Additionally, DVSA offers a free  analysis of cold case audio recordings of witnesses or suspects to assist law enforcement close  those cases. 

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Officer Wellness and Mental Health Grant 

Deadline: Rolling 

Amount: Funds distributed to Fiduciary Agent cities for dispersal to local law enforcement  entities 

This program intends to improve community trust and relations, build resilient officers,  decrease stress and limit stress-induced trauma, and improve the general health and well-being  of the peace officer workforce. Grant funding will support eligible programs including but not  limited to: 1) Stress management training; 2) Nutrition education; 3) Improving exercise  opportunities; 4) Promoting self-care; 5) Providing mental health counseling; 6) Development  of mentorship programs; 7) Increasing access to crisis hotlines; and 8) Incentivizing mental and  physical health checks. 


Arson Dog Program 

Deadline: Rolling 

Amount: Awards are valued at $25,000 per team of arson dogs 

To help combat arson fraud and increase community awareness of the problem, State Farm has  been providing financial support for the acquisition and training of an arsonist’s worst  nightmare: accelerant detection canines, better known as the arson dog. Accelerant detection  canines are trained to sniff out minute traces of accelerants (gasoline, lighter fluid, etc.) that  may have been used to start a fire. Each dog works and lives with their handler, a law  enforcement officer or firefighter trained to investigate fire scenes. The canine and handler are  required to complete 200 hours of training. 


Fallen K9 Replacement Grant 

Deadline: Rolling 

Amount: $10,000 

To honor the lives of K9s lost in the line of duty, grants of up to $10,000 are being offered to  help fund the purchase of a new K9 and a bulletproof vest. The Stanton Foundation makes a  binding commitment to provide the funds when an application is accepted. The funds become  available to the Department within two weeks of receiving an invoice for the purchase of the  K9 and the vest. 

To be eligible, the department must: 

*Have lost an active, on-duty K9 on or after January 1, 2017; 

*Be a local police department; and 

*Be financially prepared to send the new K9 to appropriate training. 


Police K9 Program 

Deadline: Rolling 

Amount: In-kind (not monetary) 

Since 2001, NACOP has assisted police departments throughout the United States with their K 9 programs. The K-9 Partnership program has proven to be one of our most successful and  rewarding programs. Unfortunately, many police agencies do not have the funding to maintain  a police canine program. Many of these are small to midsize departments that simply do not  have the budget to include this service. In many cases these small communities have become a  haven for drug traffickers. These criminals know that the police do not have the resources to  adequately protect the public from them. For most of these communities, it would only take  one dog, one trained police canine to help rid the community of this criminal element. Link: 

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K9s4COPs Grant 

Deadline: Rolling 

Amount: In-kind (not monetary) 

K9's 4 COPS Foundation encourages all public safety agencies in need of a K9 to fill out a  grant application. Your application will be reviewed by our team and, if further information is  needed, a K9s4COPs team member will contact you. K9s are granted throughout the year and  are determined based on need and if funding is available. If your agency is selected— you will  receive a call from us and will be sent K9 grant acceptance paperwork that includes: a grant  agreement to sign, agency contact information form, and a letter from your agency accepting  the K9. Please note that we do not train K9s or accept dogs as donations. Our K9s come from  approved and licensed K9 facilities and trainers that specialize in working dogs and are able to  provide a broad selection of K9s for our grantees to select from. We go through lengthy  measures to ensure that recipients are satisfied with their K9 selections and that they receive all  necessary documentation including health certificates, required certifications, and passports. Link: 


First Responders – Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Grant Program Previous Deadline: 3/14/2023, TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: Up to $800,000  

Match: No 

The purpose of this program is to support first responders and members of other key community  sectors to administer a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and  Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) for emergency reversal of known or suspected opioid overdose.  Recipients will train and provide resources to first responders and members of other key  community sectors at the state, tribal, and local levels on carrying and administering a drug or  device approved or cleared under the FD&C Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected  opioid overdose. 


Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Use Site-based Program Previous Deadline: JustGrants deadline, TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: $1,000,000 to $6,000,000 

This program provides funding to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive programs in  response to the overdose crisis and the impacts of use and misuse of opioids, stimulants, or  other substances. This program provides resources to support state, local, tribal, and territorial  efforts to respond to illicit substance use and misuse; reduce overdose deaths; promote public  safety; and support access to prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery services in the  community and justice system.



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FY 2023 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative 

Previous Deadline: TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: Up to $2,500,000 

Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to  address the issue and impact of unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs) in law enforcement  agencies as well as other violent crime cold cases. This program improves state and local  jurisdictions’ capacities to respond to violent crime and the functioning of the criminal justice  system through the investigation and prosecution of cases resulting from SAK evidence and the  collection of lawfully owed DNA from convicted offenders. Solicitation Categories: Purpose  Area 1: Comprehensive Approach to Unsubmitted SAKs Purpose Area 2: SAKI for Small  Agencies Purpose Area 3: Collection of Lawfully Owned DNA Purpose Area 4: Investigation  and Prosecution of Cold Case Sexual Assaults Purpose Area 5: Developing and Implementing a  Sustainability Plan Purpose Area 6: National Cold Case Initiative 


BJA FY 2023 Project Safe Neighborhoods Formula Grant Program 

Previous Deadline: TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: Up to $215,053 

With this solicitation, BJA seeks applications for funding under the Project Safe Neighborhoods  Formula Grant Program (PSN). PSN is a nationwide initiative that brings together federal, state,  local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officials, prosecutors, community-based partners,  and other stakeholders to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in a community and  develop comprehensive solutions to address them. BJA expects applicants to use funds to support  one or more of the following four PSN design features: 

1) Community Engagement - and other stakeholders is an essential component of an effective  violence reduction strategy. Absent community trust, support, and legitimacy, violence reduction  strategies are likely to have only short-term, limited, or no effect and may create divisions  between law enforcement agencies and prosecutors and the communities they serve. Ongoing  engagement involves open communication and builds relationships, trust, and shared public  safety values between community members and law enforcement. 

2) Prevention & Intervention - Effective PSN Teams engage in problem-solving approaches that  address violent crime using all the tools at their disposal. This includes utilizing strategies to  address risk and protective factors, which often involves building relationships with  representatives of agencies and organizations most suited to provide education, social services,  job training and placement, reentry programs, or similar resources to those in need. Prevention  and intervention activities can provide individuals and families with skills, opportunities, and  alternatives that can ultimately help to reduce violent crime in communities. 3) Focused & Strategic Enforcement - number of problem places and individuals driving violent  crime. Violent crime is often driven by a small number of prolific offenders; they are often  

involved in gangs, neighborhood crews, and violent street groups and are typically concentrated  in hotspots and small “micro-places” (e.g., a street segment with abandoned homes; a problem  bar, gas station, or convenience store; or an open-air drug market). In some jurisdictions, intimate  partner violence is the main violent crime concern. Critical elements of strategic enforcement  include understanding the most significant drivers of violence and resources, leveraging  technology and analytics, developing and implementing enforcement strategies, and deterring  others from engaging in violence, which could also be through public awareness about  enforcement actions and available assistance. 

4) Accountability - capital, and other resources at the national, state, and local levels. Since the  ultimate goal of PSN is to reduce the level of violence in our communities, analyzing and  assessing information about the incidence of violence and the effectiveness of strategies to  address it are important for PSN’s success and credibility. A research partner is an especially  valuable partner who can assist with measuring the impact of PSN strategies on violent crime and  community health. 


BJA: FY 2023 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support  Law Enforcement Agencies 

Previous Deadline: TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: Up to $2,000,000 

Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks applications for funding  law enforcement agencies, prosecutors’ offices, and correctional agencies performing law  enforcement functions to purchase or lease body-worn cameras (BWCs) to establish or expand  comprehensive body-worn camera programs with a specific and demonstrated plan to implement  this technology to maximize the benefits of BWCs. Funding under this program also supports  agencies with existing BWC programs that are seeking to improve the management, sharing, and  integration of digital evidence generated from BWCs; optimize how prosecutors leverage BWC  footage to improve operations; or use BWC footage to enhance officer training or constitutional  policing practices.  


FY 2023 Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner System Program Previous Deadline: 4/11/2023 - deadline 4/18/2023 - JustGrants deadline,  TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: $100,000 to $150,000 

The Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner (ME/C) System Program is a competitive and  discretionary grant program that seeks to increase the number of qualified forensic pathologists  and enhance the quality of medicolegal death investigations nationwide. This program helps  address the extreme shortage of board-certified forensic pathologists and also provides ME/C  offices with the resources to become accredited and maintain that accreditation. Solicitation Categories: 

Purpose Area 1: Forensic Pathology Fellowships 

Purpose Area 2: ME/C Office Accreditation 


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US Department of Justice: Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act  (LEMHWA) Program 

Previous Deadline: April 2024 (est.) TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: max of $200,000 

The Fiscal Year 2023 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program  funds are used to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for  law enforcement through the implementation of peer support, training, family resources, suicide  prevention, and other promising practices for wellness programs. The FY23 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 support, training, family  resources, suicide prevention, and other promising practices for wellness programs. The FY23  LEMHWA program has two open solicitations:  

· LEMHWA Implementation Projects  

· LEMHWA National Level Resources, Training, and Technical Assistance  Link: 

Swift, Certain, and Fair (SCF) Supervision Program: Applying the Principles Behind  Project HOPE 

Previous Deadline: 4/18/2023 - deadline, 4/25/2023 - JustGrants deadline, TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: Up to $800,000 per award 

Through this opportunity, BJA seeks applications for funding for state, local, and tribal  community supervision agencies to develop and test new or enhanced applications of the swift,  certain, and fair (SCF) principles of intervention to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for  people on community supervision. Under this solicitation, “community supervision agencies”  include: adult probation, parole, or pretrial supervision or their equivalents such as prosecutor led, post-adjudication diversion. 


Research and Evaluation on Hate Crimes 

Previous Deadline: 4/25/2023, TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: $1,500,000 

The purpose of this solicitation is to support research and evaluation to: 1) Understand the  motivations and pathways to hate crime offending; 2) Determine whether programs targeted at  hate crime offenders are effective at reducing reoffending; 3) Determine whether programs that  work with victims of hate crimes and their communities are effective at reducing the harms  caused by hate crimes; and 4) Provide information that will improve investigative and  prosecutorial outcomes. 


Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program Previous Deadline: 4/25/2023, TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: $50,000 to $2 million (typical grant size: $575,000) 

The TVTP Grant Program provides financial assistance to eligible applicants to develop  sustainable, multidisciplinary targeted violence and terrorism prevention capabilities in local  communities, to pilot innovative prevention approaches, and to identify prevention best practices  that can be replicated in communities across the country. All projects submitted to the TVTP  Grant Program must meet the objectives of the program as outlined below: • Implementing Prevention Capabilities in Small and Mid-Sized Communities; • Advancing Equity in Awards and Engaging Underserved Communities in Prevention; • Addressing Online Aspects of Targeted Violence and Terrorism; 

• Preventing Domestic Violent Extremism; and 

• Enhancing Local Threat Assessmen\t and Management Capabilities. 


STOP School Violence Training and Technical Assistance (STOP TTA) Program Previous Deadline: 5/1/2023 - deadline. 5/10/2023 - JustGrants deadline TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: Up to $8,000,000 

Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks applications for funding  training and technical assistance (TTA) to support awardees under the BJA Students, Teachers,  and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Program and the Office of Community  Oriented Policing Services School Violence Prevention Program. The successful applicant will  serve as BJA's STOP School Violence National Training and Technical Assistance Center. Link: 

School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) 

Deadline: May 2024 (est.) TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: up to $500,000 

Match: Yes, 25% 

SVPP funding will provide up to 75% funding for the following school safety measures in and  around K-12 (primary and secondary) schools and school grounds: 

● “Coordination with law enforcement” 

● “Training for local law enforcement officers to prevent student violence against others  and self” 

● “Metal detectors, locks, lighting, and other deterrent measures” 

● “Technology for expedited notification of local law enforcement during an emergency” ● “Any other measure that the COPS Office determines may provide a significant  improvement in security” 

The following school safety measures are available through the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s  (BJA’s) section of the STOP School Violence Act of 2018: 

● Development and operation of anonymous reporting systems 

● Hotlines 

● Internet websites

● Mobile telephone applications 

● Development and operation of a school threat assessment 

● Specialized training for school officials in responding to mental health crises ● Training for school personnel and students to prevent student violence against others and  self 

● Any other measure the BJA determines may provide a significant improvement in security 

U.S. Department of Justice: Community Policing Development (CPD) – Implementing Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) 

Previous Deadline: May 2024 TENTATIVELY 2024 

CPD 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 – Implementing Crisis Intervention Teams solicitation will provide grants directly to state, local,  tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies for the creation or expansion of crisis intervention  teams and to embed mental and behavioral health services with law enforcement agencies so they  can better respond to individuals in crisis in the community  


U.S. Department of Justice: Community Policing Development (CPD) – Microgrants Previous Deadline: May 2024 TENTATIVELY 2024 

CPD 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. Under the CPD – Microgrants solicitation, local, state, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies may propose  demonstration or pilot projects that offer creative ideas to advance crime fighting, community  engagement, problem solving, or organizational changes to support community policing in one of  the following areas: officer recruitment, retention, and workforce diversification; underserved  populations; building trust and legitimacy with the community; hate crimes and domestic  terrorism; and community violence intervention.  


U.S. Department of Justice: FY 2022 COPS Hiring Program 

Previous Deadline: May 2024  

Amount: Up to $125,000 

The goal of the COPS Hiring Program (CHP) is to provide funding directly to law enforcement  agencies to hire and/or rehire additional career law enforcement officers in an effort to increase  their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. Anticipated outcomes of CHP  awards include engagement in planned community partnerships, implementation of projects to  analyze and assess problems, implementation of changes to personnel and agency management 

in support of community policing, and increased capacity of agency to engage in community  policing activities  


U.S. Department of Justice: FY 2023 Smart Policing Initiative Grant  Program 

Previous Deadline: May 2024 TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: Up to $800,000 

Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to  support innovative and evidence-based policing practices, more effective information sharing,  and multi agency collaboration under the Smart Policing Initiative Program.  Category 1: Smart Policing Innovation  

Category 2: Smart Policing Approaches to Community Violence Intervention and Prevention  Category 3: Smart Policing Technology Development and Implementation Link: 

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Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIG) Integration Initiative Previous Deadline: 5/19/2023 TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: $700,000 max 

The purpose of this initiative is to support local and tribal jurisdictions’ capacity to work with  their ATF partners to utilize intelligence, technology, and community engagement to swiftly  identify unlawfully used firearms and their sources, and effectively prosecute perpetrators  engaged in violent crime. Priority consideration will be given to jurisdictions with: 1) High  volume of nonfatal shootings; 2) High volume of firearm-related homicides; and 3)  Demonstrated strong partnerships, including with tribes and sheriffs’ offices. To receive priority  consideration, applicants must provide data demonstrating the high volume of nonfatal  shootings and/or firearm-related homicides. BJA may also give priority selection consideration  to those jurisdictions that have never received CGIC funding in previous years. Link: e,entities%20that%20are%20experiencing%20precipitous 

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

Previous Deadline: 5/20/2023, TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: Up to $3,000,000 

The Officer Resilience Program provides training, resources, and technical assistance to assist  officers and law enforcement agencies in order to improve their immediate and long-term safety  and wellness. The program provides knowledge and skills in resiliency concepts that can be  applied throughout an officer’s career. It is based on research, work, and studies that have been 

done in the field of resiliency. The TTA provider must continue to draw from research and  evidence and should include, when appropriate, information learned from different fields (for  example, law enforcement, military, victim services, medical). Through a multi-faceted  approach that includes delivering no-cost training, conducting research, developing and  providing resources, and establishing partnerships that prove beneficial as the VALOR Initiative  provides our law enforcement with innovative, useful, and valuable tools and resources. Link: II,our%20nation's%20law%20enforcement%20officers. 

Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement 

Previous Deadline: 5/24/23, TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: $400,00 to $5,000,000 

This program seeks to improve forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services,  including services provided by laboratories operated by states and units of local government.  Under the Coverdell Program, state administering agencies (SAAs) may apply for both formula  and competitive funds. Coverdell aims to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science  and medical examiner/coroner offices' services. 


U.S. Department of Justice: BJA FY 23 Office of Justice Programs Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative 

Previous Deadline: May 25, 2023 ( deadline May 18, 2023) TENTATIVELY 2024 Amount: Categories 1–2 $2,000,000; Categories 3–4 $4,000,000 

Program supports efforts to address gang and gun violence, based on partnerships among  community residents, local government agencies, victim service providers, community-based  organizations, law enforcement, hospitals, researchers, and other community stakeholders.  Through this CVIPI opportunity, BJA seeks applications for funding to prevent and reduce  violent crime in communities by supporting comprehensive, evidence-based violence  intervention and prevention programs.  


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Advancing the Use of Technology to Assist Victims of Crime 

Previous Deadline: May 26, 2023, TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: $500,000 to $2,000,000 

Through this program, OVC will support national-scope initiatives and regional initiatives (that  can be replicated nationally) to maximize the use of technology to improve and increase access  to crime victim services. Funding under this initiative may support technology development and  

maintenance; the staff required to operate, update, and maintain the proposed platform or  service; training and technical assistance on the purpose and use of the technology (including 

outreach and publicity activities); and staff engaged in coalition-building activities regarding the  use of technology. Applicants who propose to use this funding for ongoing, rather than new,  initiatives must specify how these funds would be used to expand or enhance current services  while not duplicating existing efforts. 


Connect & Protect: Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Response 

Previous Deadline: 5/27/2023, TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: Average grant size is approximately $550,000 

Through this opportunity, BJA seeks applications for funding to support law enforcement behavioral health cross-system collaboration to improve public health and safety responses and  outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders and co-occurring mental health and  substance use disorders. 


National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) 

Previous Deadline: 5/27/2023, TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: Average grant size is approximately $1,200,000 

This program engages in multi-disciplinary policy development, implementation, collaboration  to enhance: 1) State and local jurisdictions’ capacities to respond to violent crime; and 2) the  functioning of the criminal justice system through the investigation and prosecution of cases  resulting from SAKI evidence and the collection of lawfully owed DNA. SAKI ultimately  improves practices related to investigation, prosecution and victim engagement, while also  providing further support in connection with evidence/cases resulting from the testing process.  Increasing access to the training needed for proper inventorying, testing, and tracking sexual  assault kits will directly address the issue and impact of unsubmitted sexual assualt kits at law  enforcement agencies. 


FY 2023 Second Chance Act Community-Based Reentry Program 

Previous Deadline: 5/31/2023, TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: max $750,000 

Eligibility: Native American tribal governments (federally recognized), nonprofits having a  501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education 

Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks applications for funding  from community-based nonprofit organizations and federally recognized tribal governments to  enhance or implement evidence-based responses to improve reentry, reduce recidivism, and  support successful transitional planning for individuals who are currently, or were formerly,  involved in the criminal justice system. 


Intellectual Property Enforcement Program (IPEP) 

Previous Deadline: 6/1/2023, TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: $375,000 

IPEP enhances the capacities of state, local, tribal, and territorial criminal justice systems to  address intellectual property enforcement (including prosecution, prevention, training and TA)  with the program specifically designed to better protect public health, safety, and the economy  from counterfeit goods and product piracy. This will be accomplished by building partnerships  with federal agencies and prosecutors, while working to actively prevent/reduce intellectual  property theft and related crimes through community and buyer awareness. Applicants must  detail how they intend to aggressively investigate and prosecute IP crimes, with a particular  focus on: 1) Public health and safety; 2) Theft of trade secrets and economic espionage; and 3)  Large-scale commercial counterfeit and piracy. 


Collaborative Crisis Response and Intervention Training 

Previous Deadline: 6/1/2023, TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: Average grant size is approximately $250,000 

Through this opportunity, BJA seeks applications for funding support to law enforcement on  how to effectively partner with mental health, substance use disorder, and community service  agencies to promote public safety and ensure appropriate responses to individuals who have  behavioral health conditions, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, or physical  disabilities (disabilities). 


Smart Reentry and Supervision: Grants, Tools, and Technical Assistance to Facilitate  Change 

Previous Deadline: June 8, 2023 TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: $850,000 to $7,000,000 

This program provides resources to support states and units of local government in planning,  implementing, or expanding effective reentry and supervision practices and service delivery  systems that address individuals’ needs and reduce recidivism. There are three solicitation  categories: 1) Smart Reentry; 2) Smart Supervision; 3) Training and TA. In all these cases,  promoting success requires addressing underlying risk and needs among the target population  (adults in reentry or on supervision). At the same time, both institutional and community  corrections agencies are balancing a shrinking workforce with a complicated mission to  facilitate successful outcomes for their target populations. 


FY 2023 Field Initiated: Encouraging Innovation 

Previous Deadline: June 8, 2023; TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: Up to $1,000,000 

Eligibility: City or township governments, County governments, Native American  tribal governments (federally recognized), IHEs  

Match: Not Required  

With this solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks applications for funding to  prevent and reduce crime and enhance the criminal justice system through innovative  approaches that accelerate justice by identifying, defining, and responding to emerging or  chronic crime problems and systemic issues.  


Tobacco Grant Program 

Deadline: June 2024 (est.) 

Amount: Reimbursement grant–up to $400,000 

Match: No 


Grantees may use grant funds to enforce a local ordinance or state law related to  the illegal sale and marketing of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to  minors and youth. These enforcement efforts may include, but are not limited to: ● Retailer compliance checks 

● Enforcement of flavor ban laws/ordinances 

● Consumer protection enforcement 

● Illegal online sales and marketing, including use of door-to-door delivery  services 

● Retailer training programs 

● Public education outreach 

● Tobacco retail license inspections 

Rural and Small Department Violent Crime Reduction Program 

Previous Deadline: 6/13/2023 TENTATIVELY 2024 Amount: Up to $300,000  

Eligibility: City or township governments, County governments, Native American  tribal governments (federally recognized)  

Match: Not Required  

With this solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks to support small and rural  agencies in their efforts to combat violent crime. This program will provide funding to small  and/or rural agencies and/or to prosecutors who are interested in implementing or improving the  capacity of their organization around one or more critical elements found in the Violent Crime  Reductions Operations Guide or the Prosecutors’ Guide to Reducing Violence and Building  Safer Communities. The Operations Guide and Prosecutor’s Guide both specifically list technology as a critical element, and within that element it specifically lists ALPRs. The Flock  camera network is something Chief Hofford would like to bring to Irwindale PD. Even more  important that Flock is the technology of BWCs. BWCs produce video evidence at crime scenes,  use of force encounters, pursuits, etc. It is a critical need for this agency.  


The Community Courts Program and Initiative 

Previous Deadline: 6/21/2023, TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: $600,000 

Community courts are neighborhood-focused court programs that combine the power of the  community and the justice system to address local problems. They connect persons committing  less serious crimes—often misdemeanor cases—to judicially supervised drug treatment,  alternative sanctions, and other community-based services. Community courts enhance public  safety by addressing underlying issues that lead to criminal behavior, including substance use  and behavioral health issues. By engaging communities in planning and operational processes,  they provide justice system officials with more effective options in dealing with lower-level  offenses, enhance public trust in the conduct of justice, and help to reduce unnecessary  incarceration. The types of cases community courts accept vary depending on the communities  that they serve. Courts in residential neighborhoods are more likely to address housing,  environmental issues, and youth crime, whereas those in downtown areas prioritize issues such  as homelessness and disorderly conduct. 


Post-Conviction Testing of DNA Evidence 

Previous Deadline: 6/22/2023, TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: $500,000 

Under this program, BJA provides funding to help defray the costs (e.g., additional personnel,  overtime, testing supplies, and services) associated with postconviction DNA testing for violent  felony offenses (as defined by state law) in which actual innocence might be demonstrated.  Funds may be used to review suitable postconviction cases and locate and analyze biological  evidence. 


Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program 

Previous Deadline: 6/26/2023 TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: $2,000 to $1,000,000  

Eligibility: States, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes—that is,  jurisdictions—that employ eligible law enforcement officers are eligible to apply for BVP  funds. Link: 

FY 2023 Virtual Reality De-escalation Site-Based Initiative  

Previous Deadline: 6/26/2023 TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: up to $800,000  

Match: Not Required  

Eligibility: Deadline June 29, 2023; Application JustGrants Deadline July 6, 2023  With this solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks applications for grant funds  from state, local, campus, and tribal law enforcement to enhance training via the utilization of 

fully immersive virtual reality-based technology. The training should improve responses to  individuals in crisis and improve the de-escalation skills of participants. A plan for how the  proposed technology will be integrated into applicant agency’s existing training should be  developed.  


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Rural Violent Crime Reduction Training and Technical Assistance Provider Previous Deadline: 7/6/2023, TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: $150,000 

This solicitation includes support for a rural violent crime training and technical assistance  (TTA) initiative, with microgrants to be awarded on a competitive basis to small law  enforcement agencies in rural locations. Grants are to support improved training and technology,  expanded community-based crime prevention programs, and partnerships with victim service  providers. This initiative is intended to improve communication and collaboration between state,  local, and tribal law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve to address the unique  criminal justice challenges in rural areas. 


Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC): Organized Retail Theft Prevention Grant Program 

Previous Deadline: July 7, 2023 TENTATIVELY 2024 

Grant funds shall be used to support local law enforcement agencies in preventing and  responding to organized retail theft, motor vehicle or motor vehicle accessory theft, or cargo  theft. Permissible uses of grant funds include, but are not limited to, purchase of technology or  other equipment to help deter strategies for preventing or responding to crime. These funds shall be used to supplement and not supplant existing funds for these activities. Grant period  10/1/23 to 6/1/27.  


DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) 

Previous Deadline: 7/7/2023, TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: $500,000 to $3,000,000 

The DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program provides funding to  states and units of local government with existing crime laboratories that conduct DNA analysis  to increase the capacity of publicly funded forensic DNA and DNA database laboratories to  process more DNA samples for entry into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), thereby  helping to reduce the number of forensic DNA and DNA database samples awaiting analysis  and/or prevent a backlog of forensic and database DNA samples.


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California Violence Intervention and Prevention (Cal-VIP) 

Previous Deadline: 7/15/2023, TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: $500,000 to $1,000,000 

The purpose of CalVIP is to improve public health and safety by supporting effective violence  reduction initiatives in communities that are disproportionately impacted by violence,  particularly group-member involved homicides, shootings, and aggravated assaults. CalVIP  grants shall be used to support, expand, and replicate evidence-based violence reduction  initiatives, including, without limitation, hospital-based violence intervention programs,  evidence-based street outreach programs, and focused deterrence strategies, that seek to  interrupt cycles of violence and retaliation in order to reduce the incidence of homicides,  shootings, and aggravated assaults. 

Link: grant-program-2/ 

BJA FY23 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Program 

Previous Deadline: August 24, 2023 TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: up to $4,200,000  

Match: Not Required  

Eligibility: Law enforcement agencies, correctional agencies performing law enforcement  functions, prosecutors’ offices, state/regional consortia supporting agencies  Link: 

Proposition 64 Public Health and Safety Grant Program (Cohort 4) 

Deadline: est. December 2024 TENTATIVELY 2024 

Amount: up to $3,000,000  

Match: Not Required  

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be local governments that have not banned both indoor  and outdoor commercial cannabis cultivation, or retail sale of marijuana or marijuana products.  “Local governments” means cities, counties, and cities and counties in the State of California.  Link:



Monday, January 29, 2024 - 11:03

A state appeals court has upheld a decision by the Ventura County Employees’ Retirement Association (VCERA) prohibiting leave cashouts that “straddle” calendar years — a practice that has resulted