Public Safety Grants

Technology-related purchases don’t always fit into the fiscal budget; nevertheless, innovative technologies provide tremendous benefits in aiding officers in keeping communities safe.  Grants are a unique situation to get additional funding for resources in relation to specific projects and often are how departments are able to acquire critical technology upgrades.  See how the below grants can support your department’s needs.

Current Popular Grants

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Fiscal Year 2021 Local Formula Solicitation

 

Grant Closes: August 9th | More Information

Overview:

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is the provider of federal criminal justice funding to states and units of local government. BJA will award JAG Program funds to units of local government as described in FY 2021 JAG Program Local Solicitation (a separate solicitation was issued for states). In general, JAG funds awarded to a unit of local government may be used to provide additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice.

Eligibility:

Units of local government

FY 2021 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies

 

Grant Closes: July 26th | More Information

Overview: 

The purpose of this opportunity is to fund the purchase of body-worn cameras (BWC) that are implemented as part of comprehensive BWC programs. Funding under this program supports agencies seeking to establish or expand comprehensive BWC programs and have specified plans to implement this technology in a manner that maximizes the benefits of BWCs. As part of their submission, applicants must describe a deliberate and phased plan to deploy this technology, as well as clear ways it will be used to enhance the applicant agency’s mission. Up to $2,000 per camera can be requested.

Eligibility:

Agencies seeking to purchase to support pilots, establish or expand BWC programs (Can apply individually or in partnership with other agencies)   Correctional facilities can apply if they perform law enforcement functions as part of their regular duties that are supported by public funding. 

Webinars:

On-demand content on BWC grant –View here

FY 2021 Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative

 

Grant Closes: July 14th | More Information

Overview:

The Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) Integration Initiative, administered by BJA in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), is a competitive grant program that provides funding to state and local entities that are experiencing precipitous increases in gun-related violent crime. The purpose of this initiative is to support local 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.

Eligibility:

State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies Governmental non-law enforcement agencies

FY 2021 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program – State Solicitation

 

Grant Closes: July 22nd | More Information

Overview:

In general, JAG funds awarded to a state under the FY 2021 program may be used to hire additional personnel and/or purchase equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice

Eligibility:

State governments

BJA FY 21 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program (BCJI)

 

Grant Closes: July 6th | More Information

Overview:

The Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program supports department priorities to reduce serious and violent crime, including gun violence; dismantle gang activity; and strengthen local capacity to combat drug abuse. BCJI helps communities build trust and support law enforcement agencies by integrating enforcement strategies into community-based crime reduction efforts and using this information to understand and target the issues.

Eligibility:

Targets distressed neighborhoods facing concentrated crime challenges, particularly serious and violent crime, composing a large proportion of crime as compared to other parts of the jurisdiction. 

BJA FY 21 Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program

 

Grant Closes: July 6th | More Information

Overview:

The Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) was developed as part of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) legislation. COSSAP’s purpose is to provide financial and technical assistance to states and units of local government to develop, implement or expand comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat and support those impacted by illicit opioids, stimulants and other drugs of abuse.

Eligibility:

City or township governments, County governments and State governments

FY 2021 Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Reducing Crime by Improving Justice System Performance

 

Grant Closes: July 12th | More Information

Overview:

The Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) enables criminal justice systems to improve their business management and operations processes by addressing the complex factors that drive crime and use of criminal justice system resources.

Eligibility:

State governments and public and state controlled institutions of higher education

Communities Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program

 

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Overview:

This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings. Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and / or improve essential community facilities, purchase equipment and pay related project expenses.

Eligibility:

Rural areas including cities, villages, townships and towns including Federally Recognized Tribal Lands with no more than 20,000 residents according to the latest U.S. Census Data are eligible for this program.

FY 2021 Smart Policing Initiative

 

Grant Closes: July 20th | More Information

Overview:

The Smart Policing Initiative (SPI, formerly Strategies for Policing Innovation) provides funding to enable police agencies to effectively use evidence-based practices, data, and technology. Recipients of funding under the FY 2021 SPI Program will establish police-researcher partnerships; test promising crime prevention, response, and reduction practices; improve police accountability and build their capacity to analyze and use crime intelligence and data; implement and test justice information-sharing technology; and evaluate their effectiveness. For this solicitation, “justice information-sharing technology” refers to any technology (hardware and/or software, hosted residentially or remotely) that plays a role in the collection, storage, sharing, and analysis of criminal justice data.

Eligibility:

State and local law enforcement governmental agencies

Walmart Community Grants

 

Grant Closes: December 31st | More Information

Overview:

We seek to create value in the communities around the world where we operate, strengthening them through local grants supporting programs that help them thrive. Organizations may only submit a total number of 25 applications and/or receive up to 25 grants within the 2021 grant cycle.

 

Eligibility:

A recognized government entity: state, county or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, that are requesting funds exclusively for public purposes and CyberGrants FrontDoor verified.

 

The Brite Advantage

Our certified engineers and experienced public safety sales professionals will take the time to understand your agencies needs and match those unique needs with our industry-leading partners’ solutions, managed services and IT services. We then take it a step further to help your department integrate tools together for a complete solution.

Once you have selected a solution, our engineers will assist in the implementation and support of the product long after the sale. Brite is here to support your department throughout the life of your purchase.

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