Special Feature: Law Enforcement Resources - Grants and Funding

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Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program
The BVP Program provides funds to help jurisdictions provide bullet- and stab-resistant body armor for sworn law enforcement and corrections officers. Visit the BVP site and see the jurisdiction application checklist and the law enforcement agency application checklist to learn more.


Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program Reports to Congress
National Institute of Justice, Annual Report
Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Annual Report
2015 OJP Program Plan
Office of Justice Programs, 2015
Grant Monitoring Standards and Guidelines for Hiring and Redeployment
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, September 2014
Bulletproof Vest Partnership Initiative
Bureau of Justice Assistance, May 2014
Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Fact Sheet
Bureau of Justice Assistance, May 2014
Smart Policing Initiative Fact Sheet
Bureau of Justice Assistance, May 2014
OJP Financial Guide 2014
Office of Justice Programs, 2014
Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Fact Sheet
Bureau of Justice Assistance, December 2013
Spur to Innovation: An Examination of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Field-Initiated Grant Program
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, December 2013
COPS Hiring Recovery Program
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, March 2012
Secure Our Schools Fact Sheet
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, September 2011
Child Sexual Predator Program Fact Sheet
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, August 2011
Cornerstone for Justice: Byrne JAG and its Impact on the Criminal Justice System
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2011
NIJ Guidelines: How to Submit Applications
National Institute of Justice, December 2008
Office of Justice Programs Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2007-2012
Office of Justice Programs, August 2006

Related Resources

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
BJA supports law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, victim services, technology, and prevention initiatives that strengthen the nation's justice system. BJA offers a Grant Writing and Management Academy, highlights available funding opportunities on its Funding page, and provides funding and benefits through a number of programs for law enforcement, including the following:
Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Financial Assistance
DHS enhances the ability of states, local and tribal jurisdictions, and other regional authorities in the preparation, prevention, and response to terrorist attacks and other disasters, by distributing grant funds.
Grants 101
The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Grants 101 resource is a step-by-step tutorial on the OJP grant process. It is designed to help prospective grantees prepare more effective applications and to provide them with an overview of the OJP grant process.
Grants Management System (GMS)
For some Office of Justice Programs' grants, potential grantees can use GMS to apply for the grant, review and make changes to an application, receive award documents, submit reports, and close out the grant. GMS offers help to users, including online training support.
On the Grants.gov Web site, you can find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. You can also sign up to receive announcements of new Federal grants and modifications of existing grant announcements from Grants.gov.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ funds research, development, and evaluation about criminal justice through competitive solicitations. The focus of the solicitations varies from year to year based on research priorities and available funding. The NIJ site contains Current Funding Opportunities as well as information about Forthcoming Solicitations. Visit the Build Your Proposal section of the NIJ site for guidance on drafting your application for funding.
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
The mission of the COPS Office is to advance the practice of community policing as an effective strategy to improve public safety. The COPS Office awards grants to tribal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to hire and train community policing professionals, acquire and deploy cutting-edge crime-fighting technologies, and develop and test innovative policing strategies. The COPS site highlights funding programs and provides financial management resources.
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
OJP provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. Contained on the OJP Funding Resource Center site is information about open solicitations, resources for applicants and grantees, grant procedures and requirements, links to State Administering Agencies, and additional grant-related resources.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP sponsors research, program, and training initiatives; develops priorities and goals and sets policies to guide federal juvenile justice issues; disseminates information about juvenile justice issues; and awards funds to states to support local programming. OJJDP's Funding page presents current funding opportunities, past funding information and awards, and information about the different types of funding.

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