This section includes links to available funding sources in or for the law enforcement community.
BJA Programs Office Contact Information
Included on this page are the Programs Office State Policy Advisor Contact List and the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program State Contact List.
BJA—Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)
The JAG Program, administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and authorized under Public Law 109-162, is the leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. The JAG Program provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas, including law enforcement, prosecution and courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, planning, evaluation, technology improvement, and crime victim and witness initiatives.
In September 1997, the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin published this article written by Roland Reboussin, Ph.D., and Cynthia J. Schwimer, which provides a brief overview explaining the of types of government grants, the offices that provide federal and state grant money, how to prepare a grant proposal, state contacts for Byrne Formula grants, and other basic information.
Grant Writing USA
Grant Writing USA delivers training programs across America that dramatically enhance performance in the areas of grant writing, grants management, and grant maker research.
Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. The NCJRS Grants and Funding page provides access to information about how to identify funding opportunities and learn about the federal government funding process.
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)—Crime Identification Technology Act (CITA)
This site offers up-to-date information about OJP's implementation of CITA and aid in the improvement of state and local criminal justice records, technology, and information system improvement.
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)—Funding Resources
This site provides information about funding opportunities, grant policies, procedures, requirements, and contacts for grant applicants and grantees.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Grant Funding
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) enhances the ability of state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions and other regional authorities in the preparation, prevention, and response to terrorist attacks and other disasters by distributing grant funds. Localities can use grants for planning, equipment, training, and exercise needs. In addition, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides state and local governments with preparedness program funding in the form of Non-Disaster Grants to enhance the capacity of state and local emergency responders to prevent, respond to, and recover from a weapons of mass destruction terrorism incident involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive devices and cyber attacks. DHS grant funding information and resources can be found on the DHS Web site’s Grant Funding page.