BJA FY 21 Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative for Law Enforcement Agencies
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:
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Affordable Care Act
County governments City or township governments Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
This solicitation is limited to agencies serving rural communities. The following entities are eligible to apply for this funding opportunity: Sheriff’s offices serving rural population areas Local or county law enforcement agencies serving rural populations Tribal law enforcement agencies operating in rural areas or reservations County prosecutors’ offices or functional equivalents serving rural populations To qualify as rural for the purposes of this solicitation, an applicant must provide services in a rural area, although the jurisdiction’s service area need not be exclusively rural. This definition holds for all entity types. For any municipality (e.g., town, village, or borough), the area must be considered rural and the population served must not exceed 15,000, based on the latest U.S. Census enumeration. To advance Executive Order 13929 Safe Policing for Safe Communities, as of October 28, 2020, the Attorney General determined that all state, local, and university or college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process to be allocated FY 2021 DOJ discretionary grant funding, as either a recipient or a subrecipient. For detailed information on this new certification requirement, please visit https://cops.usdoj.gov/SafePolicingEO. All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.
Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance
May 17, 2021
Jul 06, 2021
Last Updated Date:
May 17, 2021
Estimated Total Program Funding:
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The Department of Justice is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights, increases access to justice, supports crime victims, protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. The Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative is awarding grants on a competitive basis to small law enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices in rural locations. These grants will support improved training and technology, expanded community-based crime prevention programs, and partnerships with victim services providers. This initiative is intended to improve communication and collaboration between state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve in order to address the unique criminal justice challenges in rural areas.
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