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Grants Help Agencies Expand Budgets

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Date Published
November 2011
2 pages
This issue presents information on Federal and other grant funding sources for criminal justice projects.
The U.S. Justice Department’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) funds physical and social science research as well as development and evaluation projects related to criminal justice. Grants are offered through competitive solicitations based on NIJ’s research priorities and available funding for each fiscal year. Federal grant funding is also provided under the Federal Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. JAG provides States, tribes, and local governments with grants that support initiatives in law enforcement; prosecution and court activities; crime prevention and education; corrections; drug treatment and enforcement; planning, evaluation, and technology improvement; and crime victim and witness programs. Grants for projects in community policing are available through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). The Federal Emergency Management Agency administers Preparedness Grants and Disaster Grants to public safety agencies. Federal programs that provide information and guidance on the availability, requirements, and application for Federal criminal justice grants include the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center, Grants.gov, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, FederalGrants.com, and Federal Grants Wire. Non-Federal grant sources for criminal justice projects include the K9 Working Dogs International, LLC; National School Safety and Security Services, PoliceGrantsHelp.Com, and PoliceOne.com. Web site addresses are provided for each grant source.
Date Published: November 1, 2011