Grant Opportunities

 

ANNAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

“Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, FY2014 Local Solicitation”

Background

            Each year, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) of the Department of Justice, through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, allocates funding to states and to units of local government based on populations and crime statistics.  Applicants are limited to units of local government cited on the JAG Allocations List found in the program description at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov.  JAG funds may be used for training, equipment, contractual support, and information systems in support of law enforcement.

            Although the BJA program "allocates" funding based on formulas, eligible agencies must provide narrative and budget justifications in an application process involving merit reviews.  The due date for submission of the application by the Annapolis Police Department is June 10, 2014.

Opportunities for Annapolis

            The allocation for law enforcement activities in Annapolis under the FY 2014 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program is $16,560.  Based on eligibility requirements and guidance issued by BJA as well as the imminent needs of APD, the application from the Annapolis Police Department will seek funding for state-of-the-art training in key, specialized topics such as deception detection, forensic statement analysis, crowd control, and interrogation techniques. 

 

            This information is provided in the interest of keeping the community informed about opportunities and developments involving law enforcement initiatives.  Comments may be directed to APDgrants@annapolis.gov.