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FY24 Rural and Small Department Violent Crime Reduction Program

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Grants.gov Deadline
May 15, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
May 22, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern

The goal of this program is to increase the capacity of police departments or prosecutors’ offices to fully implement programming and activities that reflect critical elements found in the Violent Crime Reduction Operations Guide or the Prosecutors' Guide to Reducing Violence and Building Safer Communities to combat violent crime.

With this solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks to support small and rural agencies in their efforts to combat violent crime through the implementation of a comprehensive violent crime reduction strategy.

Eligible Applicants: 

  • City or township governments 
  • County governments 
  • Native American tribal governments (federally recognized) 

This solicitation is limited to rural and small law enforcement agencies, as well as prosecutors’ offices serving rural communities, or small departments.  

The following entities are eligible to apply for this opportunity:  

  • A small agency, as defined under this initiative, is any law enforcement agency with 250 or fewer sworn officers.  
  • A “rural agency,” as defined under this initiative, is (a) an agency serving any area or community, no part of which is within an area designated as a standard metropolitan statistical area by the Office of Management and Budget or (b) any agency serving one or more rural census tracts.  
  • A tribal agency is any federally recognized tribe with a designated law enforcement agency.

On April 11, 2024, BJA personnel held a webinar to provide a detailed overview of this solicitation and allow interested applicants to ask questions. Webinar materials:

See the solicitation for additional opportunity and eligibility details, as well as directions on how to apply.

Date Created: March 19, 2024