This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant to support six national training and technical assistance efforts to support law enforcement and criminal justice stakeholders in key criminal justice operations; it provides an overview of who may apply and why, maximum award funds, where to find more information, tips for successful grant applications, and how and when to apply.
This solicitation overview provides grant information and resources for entities that may be interested in funding assistance from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to provide funding in support of six national training and technical assistance (TTA) efforts to support law enforcement (LE) and criminal justice stakeholders in key criminal justice operations. Those six national efforts include: the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) National TTA, Rural and Smal Department Violent Crime Reduction TTA, De-escalation and Crisis Intervention Model Training Curriculum Development, the Violent Crime Reduction Playbook, Virtual Reality De-escalation TTA, and the Mass Violence Advisory Initiative. The overview notes eligible applicants as being: state, county, city or township governments; federally recognized Native American tribal governments and tribal organizations; special district governments; and public and state-controlled institutions of higher education. The fact sheet provides details on the maximum amount of funding per award and lists examples of strategies or activities that can be funded, as well as where to get more information about the grant opportunity. The document also lists tips for submitting a successful grant application, with details about how and when to apply. It also emphasizes that registration and renewal in the System for Award Management (SAM) may take up to 10 business days.