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FY 2023 Solicitation Overview: Virtual Reality Training Development for Law Enforcement Program

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September 2023
2 pages
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This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant to support the development, design, and piloting of a virtual reality training program aimed at improving law enforcement interactions with all individuals, with an emphasis on de-escalation tactics; it provides an overview of who may apply and why, maximum award funds, where to find more information, tips for successful grant applications, and how and when to apply.


This solicitation overview provides grant information and resources for entities that may be interested in funding assistance from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to provide funding to develop, design, and pilot a virtual reality (VR) training program to improve law enforcement interactions with all individuals, with a special emphasis on de-escalation tactics. The overview notes eligible applicants as being private, public, and state-controlled institutions of higher education. The fact sheet provides details on the maximum amount of funding per award and lists examples of strategies or activities that can be funded, as well as where to get more information about the grant opportunity. The document also lists tips for submitting a successful grant application, with details about how and when to apply. It also emphasizes that registration and renewal in the System for Award Management (SAM) may take up to 10 business days.

Date Published: September 1, 2023