This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant to support the development and testing of a new or innovative approach to improving community safety and trust for neighborhoods experiencing high rates of less serious and low-level criminal offenses; 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 support for the development and testing of a new or innovative approach to improving community safety and trust that is an alternative to traditional enforcement mechanisms, for neighborhoods experiencing high rates of less serious and low-level criminal offenses. The overview notes eligible applicants as being: federally recognized Native American tribal governments and tribal organizations; nonprofit organizations, regardless of 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; private, public, and state-controlled institutions of higher education; and local non-law enforcement government agencies. 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.