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Leadership and Service to Achieve Safer Communities

Learn about the Bureau of Justice Assistance

New Podcast Episode

Law enforcement agencies are teaming up with mental health clinicians to improve behavioral health responses and allow police officers to focus on crime reduction. Learn how Denver police work side-by-side with mental health clinicians to treat residents experiencing mental health emergencies and connect them with treatment.

Work With Us

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is currently seeking candidates for the following positions: 

  • Grants Management Specialist: Apply by February 26, 2024
  • Grants Management Specialist (several openings and areas of focus): Apply by February 27, 2024

Funding Resources

BJA has started releasing FY24 solicitations. See the Available Funding page to learn about current funding opportunities.

Watch this short video to learn about the different steps associated with submitting a funding application.

Register for upcoming funding webinars and access materials from past events.

Resource Highlights

Now Available

The Violent Crime Reduction Roadmap is a one-stop shop to assist local jurisdictions in developing, implementing, and evaluating strategies to prevent, intervene in, and respond to violent crime.

Focus on Community Violence Intervention

Providing support for community violence intervention programs that contribute to the reduction and prevention of future community-based violence is a priority for the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Justice Programs. Learn more in the latest issue of the Justice Matters newsletter.

Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

The leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions, JAG provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding to support a range of program areas.

Stay Informed

Connect with us through social media and email to stay informed about funding opportunities, events and speaking engagements, initiative announcements, resource releases, and more.

Responding to COVID-19
  • Approximately $850 million was available through the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) program. View CESF award details.
  • Criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 through a variety of scams. Stay informed about common fraud schemes.
Find Funding and Awards

Find Funding and Awards

Discover opportunities, access awards, learn about funding webinars, and more.
Access Resources

Access Resources

Find publications and multimedia resources produced or sponsored by BJA.
Learn about Programs

Learn about Programs

Learn about the different programs that BJA supports.
Participate in Events

Participate in Events

Learn about upcoming conferences, trainings, and webinars.