The U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act).
The Recovery Act - Assistance to Rural Law Enforcement
to Combat Crime and Drugs Competitive Grant Program provides funding in rural states and rural areas for job creation and retention in support of efforts to prevent and combat rural crime and drugs, and provides national support, including training and technical assistance programs, strategically targeted to address rural needs.
The Assistance to Rural Law Enforcement to Combat Crime and Drugs Competitive Grant Program will solicit applications in categories that target rural states and rural areas and that include the following:
combating rural crime; improving rural law enforcement investigations; enhancing rural detention, corrections, and jail operations; facilitating rural justice information sharing; and training and technical assistance.
The grant announcement places priority consideration on local and tribal law enforcement agencies where the unit of local government:
1) was not eligible to receive a direct allocation from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 or, 2) received a direct allocation from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 of $50,000 or less.
Also eligible for funding are state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies providing assistance to rural areas; and national, regional, state, and local public and private entities providing training and technical assistance to rural areas.
Applications for funding should be submitted through the on-line OJP Grants Management System (GMS).
For additional information on the Office of Justice Programs Recovery Act Grant Programs, please visit the OJP website at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/recovery/.