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Now Accepting Nominations

The nomination period for the 2022-2023 Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor is now open until July 31, 2023, at 5 p.m. ET. The medal is awarded annually to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life.

New Opportunity for Forensic DNA Labs

The National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI): Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program will fund two providers to address the TTA needs of SAKI grantees and, through the new National SAKI Forensic DNA Services Technical Assistance Program, to help identify unidentified sexually motivated homicide victims via DNA testing of their remains.

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

BJA is looking for individuals from diverse backgrounds and regions who have knowledge, expertise, and/or lived experience across a wide range of justice-related and community safety areas.

Funding Resources

Participate in upcoming funding webinars.

Learn about open BJA funding opportunities.

Find examples of narratives from previous opportunities.

Resource Highlights

SAKI—Bringing Justice to Georgia

Hear how National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) funding helped the state of Georgia process a backlog of sexual assault kits, which led to the identification and conviction of a serial rapist.

Now Accepting Applications

The Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program reimburses states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes for up to 50 percent of the cost of body armor vests purchased for law enforcement officers.

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.

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Responding to COVID-19
  • The COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for the Law Enforcement Community includes resources and strategies agencies can use internally and when communicating to the public about the importance of vaccinations.
  • 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.
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Find Funding and Awards

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Learn about Programs

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

Participate in Events

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