Public Safety Grants

Technology-related purchases don’t always fit into the fiscal budget; nevertheless, innovative technologies provide tremendous benefits in aiding officers in keeping communities safe.  Grants are a unique situation to get additional funding for resources in relation to specific projects and often are how departments are able to acquire critical technology upgrades.  See how the below grants can support your department’s needs.

Current Popular Grants

FY 2021 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies

 

Grant Closes: July 26th | More Information

Overview: 

The purpose of this opportunity is to fund the purchase of body-worn cameras (BWC) that are implemented as part of comprehensive BWC programs. Funding under this program supports agencies seeking to establish or expand comprehensive BWC programs and have specified plans to implement this technology in a manner that maximizes the benefits of BWCs. As part of their submission, applicants must describe a deliberate and phased plan to deploy this technology, as well as clear ways it will be used to enhance the applicant agency’s mission. Up to $2,000 per camera can be requested.

Eligibility:

Agencies seeking to purchase to support pilots, establish or expand BWC programs (can apply individually or in partnership with other agencies). Correctional facilities can apply if they perform law enforcement functions as part of their regular duties that are supported by public funding. 

Eligible Brite Products:

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FY 2021 Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative

 

Grant Closes: July 14th | More Information

Overview:

The Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) Integration Initiative, administered by BJA in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), is a competitive grant program that provides funding to state and local entities that are experiencing precipitous increases in gun-related violent crime. The purpose of this initiative is to support local capacity to work with their ATF partners to utilize intelligence, technology, and community engagement to swiftly identify unlawfully used firearms and their sources, and effectively prosecute perpetrators engaged in violent crime.

Eligibility:

State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies Governmental non-law enforcement agencies

Eligible Brite Products: 

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Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

 

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Overview:

  • Support urgent COVID-19 response efforts to continue to decrease spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control
  • Replace lost revenue for eligible state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to strengthen support for vital public services and help retain jobs
  • Support immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses
  • Address systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to the unequal impact of the pandemic

Eligibility:

If your jurisdiction is an eligible state, territorial, metropolitan city, county, or tribal government, it can receive funding directly from Treasury.

Eligible Brite Products: 

All Brite Offerings

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

 

Grant Closes: 12/31/24 | More Information

Overview:

  • Support public health response: Fund COVID-19 mitigation efforts, medical expenses, behavioral healthcare and certain public health and safety staff
  • Address negative economic impacts: Respond to economic harms to workers, families, small businesses, and nonprofits, or impacted industries and re-hiring of public sector workers
  • Replace public sector revenue loss: Use funds to provide government services to the extend of the reduction in revenue experienced due to the pandemic
  • Premium pay for essential workers: Offer additional support to those who have and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical infrastructure. Funds can be used retroactively back to January 27, 2020.
  • Water, sewer and broadband infrastructure: Make necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, invest in wastewater and stormwater infrastructure and provide unserved or underserved locations with new or expanded broadband access

Eligibility:

If your jurisdiction is an eligible state, territorial, metropolitan city, county, or tribal government, it can receive funding directly from Treasury.

Eligible Brite Products: 

All Brite Offerings

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Fiscal Year 2021 Local Formula Solicitation

 

Grant Closes: August 9th | More Information

Overview:

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is the provider of federal criminal justice funding to states and units of local government. BJA will award JAG Program funds to units of local government as described in FY 2021 JAG Program Local Solicitation (a separate solicitation was issued for states). In general, JAG funds awarded to a unit of local government may be used to provide additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice.

Eligibility:

Units of local government

Eligible Brite Products:

Getac Video
Getac BWC
Getac Computers
Rekor ALPR
Live Earth
BriefCam

FY 2021 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program – State Solicitation

 

Grant Closes: July 22nd | More Information

Overview:

In general, JAG funds awarded to a state under the FY 2021 program may be used to hire additional personnel and/or purchase equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice

Eligibility:

State governments

Eligible Brite Products:

Getac Video
Getac BWC
Getac Computers
Rekor ALPR
Live Earth
BriefCam

BJA FY 21 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program (BCJI)

 

Grant Closes: July 6th | More Information

Overview:

The Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program supports department priorities to reduce serious and violent crime, including gun violence; dismantle gang activity; and strengthen local capacity to combat drug abuse. BCJI helps communities build trust and support law enforcement agencies by integrating enforcement strategies into community-based crime reduction efforts and using this information to understand and target the issues.

Eligibility:

Targets distressed neighborhoods facing concentrated crime challenges, particularly serious and violent crime, composing a large proportion of crime as compared to other parts of the jurisdiction. 

BJA FY 21 Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program

 

Grant Closes: July 6th | More Information

Overview:

The Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) was developed as part of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) legislation. COSSAP’s purpose is to provide financial and technical assistance to states and units of local government to develop, implement or expand comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat and support those impacted by illicit opioids, stimulants and other drugs of abuse.

Eligibility:

City or township governments, County governments and State governments

FY 2021 Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Reducing Crime by Improving Justice System Performance

 

Grant Closes: July 12th | More Information

Overview:

The Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) enables criminal justice systems to improve their business management and operations processes by addressing the complex factors that drive crime and use of criminal justice system resources.

Eligibility:

State governments and public and state controlled institutions of higher education

FY 2021 Smart Policing Initiative

 

Grant Closes: July 20th | More Information

Overview:

The Smart Policing Initiative provides funding to enable police agencies to effectively use evidence-based practices, data, and technology. Recipients of funding under the FY 2021 SPI Program will establish police-researcher partnerships; test promising crime prevention, response, and reduction practices; improve police accountability and build their capacity to analyze and use crime intelligence and data; implement and test justice information-sharing technology; and evaluate their effectiveness. For this solicitation, “justice information-sharing technology” refers to any technology (hardware and/or software, hosted residentially or remotely) that plays a role in the collection, storage, sharing, and analysis of criminal justice data.

Eligibility:

State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.

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Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative for Law Enforcement Agencies

 

Grant Closes: July 6th | More Information

Overview:

The Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative is awarding grants on a competitive basis to small law enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices in rural locations. These grants will support improved training and technology, expanded community-based crime prevention programs, and partnerships with victim services providers. This initiative is intended to improve communication and collaboration between state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve in order to address the unique criminal justice challenges in rural areas.

Eligibility:

This solicitation is limited to agencies serving rural communities.

Eligible Brite Products:

Communities Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program

 

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Overview:

This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings. Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and / or improve essential community facilities, purchase equipment and pay related project expenses.

Eligibility:

Rural areas including cities, villages, townships and towns including Federally Recognized Tribal Lands with no more than 20,000 residents according to the latest U.S. Census Data are eligible for this program.

Georgia Pacific Foundation Grant

 

Grant Closes: October 30th | More Information

Overview:

The Georgia-Pacific Foundation funds grants for charitable purposes. The Georgia-Pacific Foundation uses its Four Focus Areas (Four E’s): Education, Environment, Enrichment of Community and Entrepreneurship as guideposts for giving, both in terms of grants provided to nonprofit organizations and in decision-making around employee participation in company-sponsored volunteer programs. The Four E’s enables us to ensure that our charitable giving creates value and translates into strengthening our communities.

Eligibility:

Applicants must serve communities within 30 miles of a GP manufacturing community AND be a charitable, nonprofit organization as defined by section 501(c)3 of the IRS tax code; public schools; and other qualified state of local governmental entities.

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) (California)

 

Grant Closes: January 30th | More Information

Overview:

The grant the BSCC seeks funds a variety of law enforcement activities, including gang prevention, interventions for at-risk young people, restorative justice programs, substance-use disorder treatment, drug intervention and recidivism reduction. 

Eligibility:

The BSCC limits the JAG grant funds to local units of government (except as provided in the JAG solicitation for the under $10,000) programs designed within the State Strategy priority program purpose areas of Prevention and Education, Law Enforcement, and Prosecution, Courts and Defense. The BSCC does not require grantees to operate specific program(s), but does require grantees to use principles of evidence-based practice and innovative programs.

Traffic Safety Grant (California)

 

Grant Closes: December 31st | More Information

Overview:

The California office of Traffic Safety has made funds available for the reduction of motor vehicle accidents and the improvement of general traffic safety.

Eligibility:

Town, City or County Government, Native American Tribal Government

 

Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance Fund (EIAF Colorado)

 

Grant Closes: September 3rd | More Information

Overview:

The purpose of the EIAF Program is to assist political subdivisions that are socially and/or economically impacted by the development, processing, or energy conversion of minerals and mineral fuels. Funds come from the state severance tax on energy and mineral production and from a portion of the state’s share of royalties paid to the federal government for mining and drilling of minerals and mineral fuels on federally-owned land.

Eligibility:

Eligible entities to receive grants and loans include municipalities, counties, school districts, special districts and other political subdivisions and state agencies. The most successful applications into this program are those that demonstrate urgency and local commitment to get the project done, show a high priority for the proposed application, are prepared to start work, and can demonstrate a relationship to energy and mineral impact in rural Colorado.

Walmart Community Grants

 

Grant Closes: December 31st | More Information

Overview:

We seek to create value in the communities around the world where we operate, strengthening them through local grants supporting programs that help them thrive. Organizations may only submit a total number of 25 applications and/or receive up to 25 grants within the 2021 grant cycle.

Eligibility:

A recognized government entity: state, county or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, that are requesting funds exclusively for public purposes and CyberGrants FrontDoor verified.

 

Maryland State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP)

 

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Overview:

The SHSP assists state, tribal and local preparedness activities that address high-priority preparedness gaps across all core capabilities and mission areas where a nexus to terrorism exists. SHSP supports the implementation of risk driven, capabilities-based approaches to address capability targets set in urban area, state, and regional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (THIRAs). 

Eligibility:

Maryland based Town, City or County Government Agencies

Eligible Brite Products:

 

The Brite Advantage

Our certified engineers and experienced public safety sales professionals will take the time to understand your agencies needs and match those unique needs with our industry-leading partners’ solutions, managed services and IT services. We then take it a step further to help your department integrate tools together for a complete solution.

Once you have selected a solution, our engineers will assist in the implementation and support of the product long after the sale. Brite is here to support your department throughout the life of your purchase.

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