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Grants for Police Departments

Wed, Dec 21, 2016 @ 15:12 PM / by Michelle Hansen

Below we have compiled a list of grants to assist law enforcement agencies in 6506460991_06945491be_q.jpggathering the items they need to keep the public safe and to do their job efficiently.

Smart Policing Initiative

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced it is seeking applications for its Smart Policing Initiative (SPI). State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies are eligible to apply for funding. Applications that feature two or more applicants to carry out the grant award are favored. This grant program “seeks to build upon analysis-driven, evidence-based policing by encouraging state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to develop effective and innovative responses to crime within their jurisdictions. Recipients of funding under this grant program will test promising practices and implement evidence-based interventions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of police agencies’ processes and procedures and establish sustainable partnerships with researchers to evaluate their effectiveness.” An example of a previous SPI winner is the Boston Police Department. The BPD started a problem-orientated policing process to improve its homicide investigation processes and practices thus resulting in a significant increase in its homicide clearance rate. Applications are due Jan. 26, 2017. 

Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)

The 2017 CTAS grant is now open to federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia. CTAS enables the eligible entities to submit a single application for all nine of the Department of Justice’s competitive grant programs. Each of the nine grants is described as a “purpose area,” and when applying for the CTAS the applying agency can select which of the nine grants it wants to apply for. Each of the nine purpose areas has unique requirements. The CTAS application deadline is Feb. 28. 2017. The first purpose area or funding area is a hiring and equipment/training grant program that will help tribes with implementation of community policing and the needs of their law enforcement agencies. Fundable items include rehiring or hiring career law enforcement officers and village public safety officers. The grant can also fund the purchase of basic equipment and training. The other eight categories are: planning demonstration projects, alcohol and substance abuse, corrections and correctional alternatives, violence against women, victims of crime (two categories), juvenile healing to wellness court, and tribal youth program.

Police Dog Grant

Universal K-9 wants every police department to have a K-9 unit. If your police department needs to start a K-9 department or replace an aging dog, all you have to do is contact Universal K-9. Dogs trained by the company are young, healthy, and come with all shot and health records. Officers who will work with the K-9 unit are required to take a two-week handlers/training course before the dog is released to the department. Police departments can request as many dogs as they need. Universal K-9’s trainers have been training dogs for the military and civilian police departments for over 30 years. For more information on the police dog grant email the company at

Whether your police department needs staffing, equipment, or vehicles we can help find the grant that will fit your needs. Our team of experts along with our experience and subscription to multiple databases makes us a perfect fit to help you find the grant money you desire. Contact us today to start a free consultation.


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