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Searching for Grants Online
Department of Justice Grants
The Department of Justice offers funding opportunities to support law enforcement and public safety activities in state, local, and tribal jurisdictions; to assist victims of crime; to provide training and technical assistance; to conduct research; and to implement programs that improve the criminal, civil, and juvenile justice systems. This site also has links to related grants resources.
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Supports programs and initiatives in the areas of law enforcement, justice information sharing, countering terrorism, managing offenders, combating drug crime and abuse, adjudication, advancing tribal justice, crime prevention, protecting vulnerable populations, and capacity building.
International Police Mountain Bike Association
THE IPMBA has a fantastic list of grant resources for police and law enforcement agencies.
Office of Justice Programs
The Office of Justice Programming has grant applications as well as useful grant writing resources.
Office on Violence Against Women
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) currently administers 25 grant programs authorized by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994 and subsequent legislation. Four programs are "formula," meaning the enacting legislation specifies how the funds are to be distributed. The remaining programs, including six formerly authorized programs that still have open or active grants, are "discretionary," meaning OVW is responsible for creating program parameters, qualifications, eligibility, and deliverables in accordance with authorizing legislation. These grant programs are designed to develop the nation's capacity to reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by strengthening services to victims and holding offenders accountable.
Grant Databases (Campus Access Only)
Research to Support Grant Applications
Grants sometimes require you provide justification for funding, and research in scholarly journals and statistics are a great way to support your application.
Searching Google for Grants
One great way to find grants online is to limit by specific types of websites in a traditional Google search. For example, you can search all .gov websites by performing a site search.
site:.gov police and grants and Florida
You can also add additional keywords for programs or equipment:
site:.gov police and grants and body armor
You can also use the same structure to find information on .edu, or .org sites, but make sure you evaluate each cite before you use it.