This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant to support the implementation of virtual reality technology designed to provide crisis response training and ensure that law enforcement is effective at facilitating de-escalation skills while enhancing responses to individuals in crisis; 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 the implementation of virtual reality (VR) technology designed to provide crisis response training and ensure that law enforcement is effective at facilitating de-escalation, while enhancing responses to individuals during crises, through the Virtual Reality De-Escalation Site-Based Initiative Program. The overview notes eligible applicants as being: state, county, city, or township governments; federally recognized Native American tribal governments; 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.