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Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Assistance Initiative

Grants to USA Tribal and Local Government Agencies in Multiple
Gulf States to Improve Crime Information Sharing Services

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

Deadline Date:

10/04/19 11:59 PM ET


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Grants to USA local and tribal government and law enforcement entities in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas to improve information sharing on criminal activity and suspicious behavior in local communities. Applicants are advised to complete registrations well advance of the deadline and to apply early.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for funding under the Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Assistance Initiative to improve technology and resources to the Gulf State law enforcement agencies to increase information sharing on both a local and regional basis. This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting local, and tribal law enforcement by implementing technology for the greater safety for law enforcement and the people they serve and the protection of life and safety of law enforcement personnel.

BJA seeks to fund local law enforcement projects submitted from agencies within the above identified five Gulf States which are focused on the gathering, analysis, and dissemination of information critical to investigating, reporting, and responding to crimes and suspicious activity in communities. This initiative is expected to enhance information and intelligence sharing between local law enforcement and fusion centers, including federal and state agencies and effectively aid communities in achieving a reduction in crime. This technology initiative is focused on leveraging local and regional law enforcement partnerships and enabling a secure method for the sharing of sensitive law enforcement information and resources. BJA seeks to fund innovative, model projects that have the potential to serve as models for other law enforcement agencies throughout the country.

This initiative can be accomplished through various structures, including fusion centers, task forces, or centers of excellence. It will invest in projects which promote and support the exchange of information, investigate techniques, and best practices with the ultimate goal of reducing crime and improving officer safety in these communities. All grantees will be expected to submit a written report on the use of the grant funds, lessons learned, and how such an initiative could be utilized by other law enforcement agencies nationwide.

For information on grant objectives and deliverables, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186636

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

18 awards

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $150,000
Award Floor: $0

Term of Contract:

Period of performance start date December 1, 2019
Period of performance duration 24 months

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are limited to local government entities, including local law enforcement entities, and tribal law enforcement agencies, or governmental non-law enforcement agencies acting as their fiscal agents, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) or tribal consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes (including tribal consortia operated as nonprofit organizations) acting as fiscal agent for one or more tribal law enforcement agencies. In addition, applicants are limited to the Gulf States of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

Applications must focus on information and intelligence sharing, law enforcement technology, interaction with fusion centers, responding to crimes and suspicious activities in local communities, or the development of technology to reduce violent crime.

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

BJA will consider applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed subrecipients (subgrantees).

Pre-Application Information:

Solicitation Release Date: August 5, 2019
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on October 4, 2019

To be considered timely, an application must be submitted by the application deadline using, and the applicant must have received a validation message from that indicates successful and timely submission. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date, to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

Prior to Registering in, applicants must:
- Acquire a DUNS Number
- Acquire or renew registration with SAM

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Florida;   Louisiana;   Mississippi;   Texas