The Department of Justice announced more than $370 million in grant awards to fund state, local and Tribal crime and violence reduction efforts and evidence-based strategies that support law enforcement operations, improve officer safety and build trust with communities.
Included among the awards announced are the following from BJA:
- More than $190 million under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program – State Solicitation
- $87.1 million through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program – Local Solicitation
- $9 million under the Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative
- $1.3 million through the Crime Gun Intelligence University-based Training and Education program
- $30 million through the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
- $2 million under the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training Program Training and Technical Assistance initiative
- $400,000 under the Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance Program
- More than $19 million under the Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies
- $11.5 million under the Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability (VALOR) Initiative
- Nearly $11.8 million under the Law Enforcement Initiatives to Improve Public Safety, Enhance Agency Operations and Build Community Trust
- $20.9 million to 3,806 small jurisdictions and $4.5 million to 194 large jurisdictions under the Bulletproof Vest Partnership
The department also announced the selection of six new sites to be part of its National Public Safety Partnership, a nationwide collaborative designed to address pressing local crime challenges.
“The National Public Safety Partnership’s federal engagement with its selected sites is one of the key pillars of the Justice Department’s work to reduce violence and help strengthen communities,” said BJA Director Karhlton F. Moore. “The collaboration among local entities while utilizing the support from the FBI, ATF, DEA and the U.S. Marshals is long-lasting and assists agencies in building best practices to sustain crime reduction for years to come.”
Read the press release to learn more about the awards.