This document serves as a fact sheet on the grant to support innovative and evidence-based policing practices, more effective information sharing, and multiagency collaboration; 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) through the Smart Policing Initiative Grant Program, which provides funding in support of innovative and evidence-based policing practices, information sharing, and multiagency collaboration. The overview notes eligible applicants as being state, local, tribal, and campus law enforcement agencies; governmental non-law enforcement agencies acting as their fiscal agent; federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions; tribal consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Native American tribes acting as a fiscal agent for tribal law enforcement agencies, including those consortia that are operated as nonprofit organizations. The document 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 five tips for submitting a successful grant application, with details about how and when to apply; it notes that the System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal may take up to 10 business days.