May 16, 2024

Rural & Small Police Dept. Crime Reduction Grants - Due May 22

Grants of up to $300,000 per award are available to increase the capacity of police departments or prosecutors’ offices to fully implement programming and activities that reflect critical elements found in the Violent Crime Reduction Operations Guide or the Prosecutors' Guide to Reducing Violence and Building Safer Communities to combat violent crime.

With this solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks to support small and rural agencies in their efforts to combat violent crime through the implementation of a comprehensive violent crime reduction strategy.

  • A small agency, as defined under this initiative, is any law enforcement agency with 250 or fewer sworn officers.
  • A “rural agency,” as defined under this initiative, is (a) an agency serving any area or community, no part of which is within an area designated as a standard metropolitan statistical area by the Office of Management and Budget or (b) any agency serving one or more rural census tracts.

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