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Federal Funding Sources

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

The JAG Program provides states, tribes and local governments with funding to support

initiatives in the areas of law enforcement; prosecution and court; prevention

and education; corrections and community corrections; drug treatment and enforcement;

planning, evaluation and technology improvement; and crime victim and witness

programs. Information on current solicitations and useful tools can be found at http://


Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Grants and Funding Community policing is composed of collaborative partnerships between law enforcement agencies and the individuals

and organizations they serve, organizational transformation and problem-solving strategies.

Sign up for e-mail updates and find more information about this U.S. Department of Justice office at http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/Default.asp?Item=46.Grants.gov

Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Grants.gov permits access to 26 federal grantmaking agencies through one E-Government initiative. Links to specific agency websites and more details are located at http://www07.grants.gov/aboutgrants/agencies_that_provide_grants.jsp.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Sponsored jointly by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), BJA, NIJ, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), Office for Victims of

Crime (OVC), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, & Tracking (SMART) and Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), NCJRS offers access to publications about the federal government funding process and helps you locate specific funding opportunities from

the sponsoring agencies. General information can be found at http://www.ncjrs.gov/fedgrant.html and funding specific to community corrections at


OJP Grants 101. This site helps agencies navigate the OJP competitive grant process. OJP awards thousands of grants totaling billions in funding annually. http://www.ojp.gov/grants101/.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Grant Programs Preparedness Grants and Disaster Grants are available to public safety agencies through FEMA. Find out more at http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/index.shtm.

FederalGrants.com provides information on how to qualify for government grants, the processes related to applying for a grant and what to do once you receive approval. http://www.federalgrants.com/.

Federal Grants Wire indexes nearly 2,500 federal grants and loans by sponsoring agency, applicant type and subject area. http://www.federalgrantswire.com/.

Other Funding Sources for Law Enforcement Agencies

K9 Working Dogs International, LLC. The K9 LEAP Grant Program helps law enforcement agencies acquire and deploy working police service canines. Funding assistance is available to approved law enforcement agencies on a state-by-state basis. http://k9wdi.com/law-enforcement-k9-police-dogs/policek9-grants-k9-leap-grant.html.

National School Safety and Security Services. This website provides free information,

including information on funding specific to each state. Funding categories include law enforcement, crime prevention, equipment and public safety. http://www.schoolsecurity.org/


PoliceGrantsHelp.com provides the public safety community with a comprehensive resource for police grants information and assistance. It features an extensive database with information on federal, state, local and corporate grant opportunities. http://www.policegrantshelp.com/.

PoliceOne.com includes a grants section designed to keep law enforcement agencies informed about grants to fund technology projects, product purchases, programs and research. Review available grants, search for specific grant information, submit a grant listing and participate in online discussion of grant opportunities. http://www.policeone.com/grants/.

Police Grant Opportunities
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