At the BJA conference in Washington, DC earlier this year, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano stated: “Homeland security starts with home town security and that preparedness means the ability to communicate with other agencies – local, state and federal.” She also affirmed that “It’s imperative to leverage all resources”. Learn more about the major grant programs from DHS and DOJ for law enforcement agencies that fund interoperability equipment.
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants (JAG)
The JAG Program, administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), is the leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. The JAG Program provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution and court, prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, planning, evaluation, and technology improvement, and crime victim and witness initiatives.
FY12 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
Funding Level: $285.4M
Deadline Date: May 14, 2012 @ 8 PM ET
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is the office of the U.S. Department of Justice that advances the practice of community policing in America’s state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies. COPS grants fund a variety of projects to police departments around the United States. COPS Grants and Funding
Homeland Security Grant Programs
On June 29, 2012 DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the final allocations for the FY12 Non-disaster Preparedness Grant Programs (NPGP). In FY2012 several programs became "competitve" - where eligibility did not guarantee funding. The announcement provides detailed funding information for all seven preparedness grant programs.