Every 92 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Sexual assault crosses all socio-economic classes. Men, women and children are all affected by sexual violence. From small community-based initiatives to large corporate entities, many organizations across the country are working to lower these statistics. In recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), we have compiled a few funding sources currently available to support these efforts.
In times of crisis and danger, first responders fearlessly rush to the scene to keep people safe and resolve the issue at hand. There are many grants available for first responders, including grants for police, firefighters, and emergency medical staff.
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Programs
These grant programs, administered through the U.S. Department of Justice, offer support for a variety of law enforcement needs. More specifically, there are seven programs offered through COPS. For each grant program, please visit the grant guidelines website for application due dates for the remainder of 2018 and 2019.
Criminal justice professionals play an integral role in building safer and stronger communities – as lawyers, law enforcement officers, forensic scientists, and more. In addition to the number of grant programs funded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide criminal justice services in our communities, support of this career path is also critical.