This program is designed to meet the most serious needs of law enforcement in Indian communities through a comprehensive grant program that will offer a variety of funding options including: new, additional police officer positions; basic and/or specialized training for sworn law enforcement officers; training in community policing, grants management and computer training; uniforms and basic issue equipment; department-wide technology; and police vehicles. This program, which complements the COPS Office?s efforts to fund and support innovative community policing, will enhance law enforcement infrastructures and community policing efforts in tribal communities which have limited resources and are affected by high rates of crime and violence.
Applications should reflect the department?s most serious law enforcement needs and must link these needs to the implementation or enhancement of community policing. Approximately $20 million in funding will be available under the Tribal Resources Grant Program. The grant will cover a maximum federal share of 75% of total project costs. A local match requirement of at least 25% of the total project cost is included in this program. A waiver of the local match requirement may be requested but will be granted only on the basis of documented demonstrated fiscal hardship. Requests for waivers must be submitted with the application.
Tribes whose law enforcement services are exclusively provided by local policing agencies through contract arrangements are not eligible under this COPS program.
Receiving an award under the Tribal Resources Grant Program will not preclude grantees from future consideration under other COPS grant programs for which they are eligible.
Who can apply:
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Eligible functional categories:
Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants
Please visit www.usdoj.cops.gov or call 1-800-421-6770 to obtain an application package.
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Justice, Headquarters, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services