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.

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Current Popular Grants

FY 2023 Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative

 

Grant Closes: May 23rd | 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

Eligible Brite Products: 

All Brite Offerings

FY 2023 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)

 

Grant Closes: March 28th | More Information

Overview:

This solicitation provides federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to apply for funding to aid in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization. Most of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) existing tribal government-specific programs are included in and available through this single Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). CTAS is not a program but a single solicitation to allow tribes to apply to seven separate grant programs from four grant-making offices.

Eligibility:

All federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia.

Eligible Brite Products: 

All Brite Offerings

Small, Rural, and Tribal Body-Worn Camera

 

Grant Closes: February 17th | More Information

Overview: 

The SRT micro-grant program is funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and operated by Justice & Security Strategies, Inc. (JSS). The purpose of this initiative is to provide funds and technical support to small, rural, and tribal agencies to implement body-worn cameras. 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.

Eligibility:

Any law enforcement department with 50 or fewer full-time sworn personnel, rural agencies (those agencies within non-urban or non-metro counties), and federally-recognized tribal agencies.

Eligible Brite Products:

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BJA FY 23 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies

 

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Overview:

This program is targeted to law enforcement agencies, including tribal law enforcement, seeking to pilot, establish, or enhance body-worn camera (BWC) policy and implementation programs. This program addresses how to develop and implement policies and practices for effective program adoption, including the purchase, deployment, and maintenance of camera systems and equipment; data storage and access; and privacy considerations. Funds can be used to purchase or lease camera technology, and program stipulations require that the devices be deployed in a deliberate and planned manner. Before receiving the bulk of their funds, award recipients must first demonstrate a commitment and adherence to a strong BWC policy framework. Beyond supporting the purchase or lease of BWCs for law enforcement and corrections, the FY2023 solicitation will support agencies with established BWC programs in their efforts to optimize the use digital evidence footage generated from BWC programs across three new purpose areas. These areas are: (1) supporting digital evidence Integration demonstrations among law enforcement agencies and/or prosecutors; (2) optimizing prosecutorial decision making using BWC footage; and (3) using BWCs and BWC footage to optimize community outreach, officer training, and constitutional policing practices.

Eligibility:

Federally Recognized Tribes, Government Entities

Eligible Brite Products:

BJA FY 23 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program- Local Solicitation

 

Grant Release: Q3 (April, May, June 2023)

Overview:

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program allows units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice or civil proceedings, including for any one or more of the following program areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation); 8) mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams; and 9) implementation of state crisis intervention court proceedings and related programs or initiatives, including but not limited to: mental health courts; drug courts; veterans courts; and extreme risk protection order programs.

Eligibility:

Federally Recognized Tribes, Government Entities.

Eligible Brite Products: 

All Brite Offerings

BJA FY 23 Supporting Small, Rural, and Tribal Law Enforcement Agency Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program

 

Grant Opens: Q1 (January, February, March) 2023 | More Information

Overview:

This program will provide funding to for an organization to administer a competitive subgrant program to small, rural, and tribal law enforcement agencies seeking to initiate or expand the body-worn camera program. The organization will also provide customized training and technical assistance (TTA) for subgrantees. This award is expected to result in approximately 300 subawards to small, rural, and tribal law enforcement agencies that have not historically been as competitive as larger agencies in securing direct funds under BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program for LEAs.

Eligibility:

Federally Recognized Tribes, Government Entities

Eligible Brite Products:

Getac Video

COPS Technology and Equipment Program

 

Grant Opens: April/May/June | More Information

Overview:

The COPS Office Technology and Equipment Program (TEP) Invitational Solicitation is an invitation-only grant program designed to develop and acquire effective equipment, technologies, and interoperable communications that assist in responding to and preventing crime. The goal of the program is to increase the community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts of law enforcement agencies. The program provides funding for projects to improve police effectiveness and the flow of information among law enforcement agencies, local government service providers, and the communities they serve.

Eligibility:

Government Entities

Eligible Brite Products:

Getac Video
Getac BWC
Getac Computers
Rekor ALPR
Live Earth
BriefCam

FY 2023 Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative

 

Grant Closes: February 13th | More Information

Overview:

The primary goals of a Crime Gun Intelligence Center are to develop leads to swiftly identify unlawfully used firearms and their sources and to effectively prosecute individuals engaged in violent crime. With this solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks to support state, local, and tribal jurisdictions’ capacity to work with their Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives 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:

Native American tribal governments (federally recognized), state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies, and governmental non-law enforcement agencies

 

Eligible Brite Products:

Getac Video
Getac BWC
Getac Computers
Rekor ALPR
Live Earth
BriefCam

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.

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 2023 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.

 

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