This webinar will provide information about the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Northern and Middle States Rural Law Enforcement Training and Technical Assistance Grant Program. This initiative is designed to provide resources to small, rural, and tribal law enforcement agencies within the northern and middle region of the U.S. in order to support efforts in addressing precipitous increases of all types of crime unique to this region, including human trafficking, sexual assaults, extortion, gang activity, murder, drug trafficking, and other forms of violent crime.
The purposes for the awards under this BJA program are to:
- Improve the agency’s investigative, intelligence, and/or interdiction capabilities.
- Enhance information sharing, including investigative and intelligence data sharing with other agencies.
- Assist in projects/initiatives unique to an agency or its region.
- Improve dedicated communications capabilities.
- Provide specific technical assistance that could include hardware/software, specialized equipment, and peer assistance.
- Provide support for real-time crime centers or intelligence centers that are either established or in development.
Applicants for funding through this program must be a small, rural, or tribal law enforcement agency located within the Northern and Middle region of the U.S. to include: Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Louisiana, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Alaska and serving a population size of 100,000 or less.
Details about the opportunity will be available after the webinar.