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Funding Sources and Programs

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Funding Sources and Programs


The list below contains organizations and government divisions that provide funding to information sharing and technology integration initiatives.

Please note that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), has developed special conditions for federal grants involving information technology. Before grant funds are distributed, award recipients must first provide a brief description of their projects to the State Information Technology Point of Contact. More information can be found in the Grantee Information Section.

Government Funding Resources

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) - Guide to Grants

This website provides grantees with a comprehensive guide to the grant administration process. Topics include grant management, the earmark process, program specifications, and more.

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) - Grantee Resource Center

This website provides grant resources from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and includes contact information, program guidelines, reports, standard forms and instructions, and other financial resources information.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) - Funding

This website provides grant resource information from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and includes current solicitation, applications and forms, and a list of funding programs.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) is a government-wide compendium of federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public. Some of the program information provided in the Catalog discusses methods of administering a program, the types of financial and non-financial assistance offered under a program, eligibility requirements, and application and award processes. Programs in the Catalog provide a wide range of benefits and services, which have been grouped into 20 basic functional categories and 176 subcategories that identify specific areas of interest.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Preparedness - Interoperable Emergency Communications Grants

This website includes information about grants that are available to local and state governments for emergency preparedness.

Government Printing Office (GPO) Access - Grants & Awards

This website provides online access to federal government grant information including regulations, legislation, and publications.

Government Printing Office (GPO) Access - Federal Register

The Federal Register is published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. Notices of funding availability (NOFA) and related information are included in this publication as funding from federal government agencies becomes available.

Grants for Non-Profits - Law and Criminal Justice

This website is a compilation of web addresses of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to the law and the justice system.


This website was created to provide organizations with a method to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all federal grant-making agencies.

Justice Technology Information Network (JUSTNET) - Grant and Funding Information

This website lists a number of national criminal justice-related grant programs. Each program is summarized, and a link is provided for the user to access additional information about each program. The JUSTNET Virtual Library also provides a listing of Funding Sources with links to additional information about each source.

Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG)

The Local Law Enforcement Block Grants (LLEBG) Program provides funds to units of local government to underwrite projects that reduce crime and improve public safety. The LLEBG Program emphasizes local decision-making and encourages communities to craft their own responses to local crime and drug problems.

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), Funding Justice Information Sharing

Effective crime control relies not only on accurate, complete and current information, but also on systems that are capable of sharing information. Improvements in information technology can enhance public safety, but these improvements may be costly. This report identifies various sources for funding justice information technology and the legislative actions taken to enable justice information systems.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS), Grants and Funding

This website provides information concerning federal grant services of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and other federal agencies. It contains a helpful discussion on the different types of funding available on the federal level.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Funding Opportunities

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) website offers information on available grant solicitations, application and grantee forms, and a portfolio of active grant awards.

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Technology Opportunities Program (TOP)

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) website presents information on grants offered through an annual competition. TOP offers an online application kit that includes a notice of availability of funds, the guidelines for preparing applications, and general instructions for submitting an application. The website also offers resource information publications, evaluation reports, and case studies.  For more information, contact the NTIA directly at the contact information below:

U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW HCHB
Room 4092
Washington, DC 20230
(202) 482-2048

Network for Good

This website provides funding sources and technical advice for a wide variety of needs, including information technology funding opportunities.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Grants and Funding

This Web site provides information on funding opportunities through the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). It provides both formula and discretionary opportunities, as well as funding opportunities specific to tribal communities.

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Funding

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) provides grants to law enforcement agencies, including grants to improve technology. Grant announcements and information concerning the application process can be found on this Web site.  For more information, please contact the COPS office directly at the contact information below:

United States Department of Justice (DOJ)
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
1100 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 514-2058

Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Crime Identification Technology Act (CITA)

This Web page provides information on the Crime Identification Technology Act (CITA). CITA offers assistance in improving and implementing effective state, local, and tribal justice information systems.

Office of Justice Programs (OJP), State Administering Agencies

Many Office of Justice Programs (OJP) formula grants are awarded directly to state governments, which then set priorities and allocate funds within that state. This Web page provides links to contact information for grant programs for each state. For more information on how a state intends to distribute formula grant funds, users are encouraged to contact the administering state agency.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Grants and Funding

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Grants and Funding Web page describes the funding opportunities specific to the study of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention. These opportunities include funding for technology and information sharing programs at the state and local levels.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Emergencies and Disasters - Grants

This Web page lists grant programs administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP)

This Web page provides information for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office for Domestic Preparedness, including services and grant programs.

United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Grants

This website provides information related to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) grant opportunities and the DOJ Response Center. DOJ offers funding opportunities to conduct research, to support law enforcement activities in state and local jurisdictions, to provide training and technical assistance, and to implement programs that improve the criminal justice system. The DOJ Response Center provides assistance and answers inquiries from the public, law enforcement agencies, institutions, and grantees about grants and programs, funding opportunities, and grant management-related questions.

For questions, please use the Contact Us form or call 800-421-6770.

United States Fire Administration (USFA), Fire Service Grants

This Web page provides links to resources for state and local government entities that are interested in applying for Assistance to Firefighters Grant Awards, as well as for those that have already received an award.

Private Funding Organizations 

Benton Foundation

The Benton Foundation offers information concerning technology funding along with links to other web sites and sources. It also provides limited funding for technology projects for non-profits and community organizations.

Benton Foundation
1625 L Street, NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 638-5770

Bydale Foundation

The Bydale Foundation places an emphasis on international understanding, public policy research, environmental quality, cultural programs, the law and civil rights, social services, higher education, and economics.

Bydale Foundation
Attn: Christine O'Donnell
New York, NY 10036 
(646) 855-1011

The Do Right Foundation

The Do Right Foundation's areas of focus include the reduction of violent crime, the increased productivity of the legal system and the improvement of integrity and effectiveness in government. The foundation has interests in crime/law enforcement and safety.

The Do Right Foundation
Attn: Wendy Kuest
852 5th Avenue, Ste. 215
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 235-5634

James H. and Judith L. DeVries Charitable Foundation

The James H. and Judith L. DeVries Charitable Foundation supports a variety of efforts, including in the Justice and Public Safety domains.

James H. and Judith L. DeVries Charitable Foundation
P.O. Box 141583
Grand Rapids, MI 49514-1583
(616) 242-5200

James J. Colt Foundation, Inc.

This foundation supports a variety of efforts, including those surrounding public safety.  Contact information is below.

James J. Colt Foundation, Inc.
Attn:Thomas Heard
Post Office Box 9130
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
(201) 804-8322

Lester E. Kabacoff Family Foundation

The Lester E. Kabacoff Family Foundation is an independent foundation that provides grants in the fields of crime / public safety and to public safety agencies.  Use the information below to contact the foundation directly.

Lester E. Kabacoff Family Foundation
No. 2 Poydras Street
3rd Fl
New Orleans, LA 70140

Linnell Foundation

The Linnell Foundation is an independent foundation interested in crime / public safety on a national scale.  Contact information for the foundation is below:

Linnell Foundation
Attn: Arthur G. Carlson, Jr.
P.O. Box 649
West End, NC 27376

Robert H. Hemingway Foundation

This foundation provides funds on a national scale for crime/law enforcement.  Contact the foundation directly with the information below:

Robert H. Hemingway Foundation
c/o U.S. Bank N.A.
Attn: Adrianne M. Hill
1420 5th Avenue, 21st Fl.
Seattle, WA 98101