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Grant Opportunity for Police Departments

Applications for Strengthening Law Enforcement and Community Relations Grants due April 1

February 11, 2016
The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) has released a Request for Proposals for a new grant program called “Strengthening Law Enforcement and Community Relations.”
 
Municipal police departments and cities that contract for law enforcement services are among the eligible applicants. Please forward the following information to your members. 
 
The Budget Act of 2015 allocates $6,000,000 to the BSCC to administer this new grant program. The grant is intended to fund collaborative law enforcement-community approaches that aim to improve, strengthen, establish or reestablish positive meaningful relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. The grant period is July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018.
 
Eligible applicants, in partnership with the communities they serve, are:
  • Municipal police departments;
  • County sheriff’s departments; and
  • Cities that contract for law enforcement services.
Eligible applicants (see above) must pass through a minimum of 30 percent of the total grant award to one or more community partners. March 18 is the deadline to submit a notice of intent to apply with proposals due April 1.
 
Individual applicants may request up to $600,000 and joint applicants may request up to $850,000
 
Information on the grant is available on the BSCC website.


 
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