eCivis Grants: Law Enforcement


Law enforcement grants offer funding for equipment, training, as well as funding to hire additional staff.

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Law Enforcement Grants

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) partners with many law-enforcement agencies at the state and local levels to combat crime and promote safer neighborhoods. The OJP works with states, communities, and tribes to ensure they have the resources necessary to provide effective law enforcement and to ensure the safety of the citizens.

Law enforcement grants may be used for equipment, improvement to vehicles, education and training for departments and communities, as well as funding to support increased employment within an agency.  The following types of programs may be funded using law enforcement grants:

  • Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program: This program aims to create safer neighborhoods and reduce crime associated with gang and gun violence by supporting Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) task forces.
  • Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: The purpose of this program is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems by funding projects that address crime through the provision of services to individuals and/or communities.
  • COPS Hiring Program (CHP): This program enhances law enforcement’s capacity to prevent, solve, and control crime by providing funds for the hiring of additional officers. This program is also intended to increase the capacity of law enforcement agencies to implement community policing strategies that strengthen partnerships for safer communities.
  • Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program: The purpose of this program is to provide reimbursements to eligible jurisdictions for the purchase of bulletproof vests.
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