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Department of Justice Awards More Than $458 Million to Fight Violent Crime

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has awarded more than $458 million in grant funding to support state, local, and tribal law enforcement efforts to fight and prevent violent crime in jurisdictions across the United States.

As part of the awards, OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) made 1,094 grants totaling more than $369 million to support a broad range of initiatives that support local, state and tribal governments in their efforts to prevent and reduce violent crime. The grants were awarded through various BJA programs, including the following:

  • Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant ($235 million)
  • Project Safe Neighborhoods ($17.8 million)
  • National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative ($43.4 million)
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence ‒ Inventory, Tracking and Reporting ($2.2 million)
  • Community-Based Crime Reduction ($15.4 million)
  • Strategies for Policing Innovation ($6.8 million)
  • Innovative Prosecution Solutions for Combatting Violent Crime ($6.2 million)
  • Crime Gun Intelligence Centers ($4.4 million)

Read the fact sheet for details about these and additional BJA awards and award recipients. Also see the press release to learn more.

Date Published: November 2, 2020