U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
10/04/19 11:59 PM ET
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: https://www.bja.gov/funding/GulfStates19rev.pdf#page=6
GrantWatch ID#: 186636
Award Ceiling: $150,000
Award Floor: $0
Period of performance start date December 1, 2019
Period of performance duration 24 months
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USA: Alabama; Florida; Louisiana; Mississippi; Texas