Grant Funding

Public Safety Grant Funding

Securing funding for your public safety workforce is made easier with grant programs. Many organizations are eligible to apply for government grants, including state, local, city, township, special district, and Native American tribal governments. Browse the list of available options to determine which could benefit your agency.

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

The NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. It is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science.


Assistance to Firefighters Programs

FEMA awards grants to fire departments to enhance their ability to protect the fire service personnel and the public from fire and related hazards. Types of available grants include Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG),  Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER),  Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S) and the Assistance to Firefights Fire Station Construction Grants (SCG). FEMA’s website site also offers resources to help fire departments prepare and submit grant requests.


The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

The Edward Byrne JAG Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, from multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. Sixty percent is allocated to the state and 40% is set aside for units of local governments.


Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program

COPS is the office of the U.S. Department of Justice that advances the practice of community-oriented policing services in America’s state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies. Community policing is comprised of three key components: community partnerships, organizational transformation, and problem solving. features the most extensive law enforcement grant database available, with information on a wide range of available federal, state, local, and corporate grant opportunities. Search by keyword, type, or state to find the grants best suited for your department. The site also offers resources to help law enforcement departments prepare and submit grant requests. was established as a governmental resource named the E-Grants Initiative, part of the president's 2002 fiscal year management agenda, to improve government services to the public. Today, is a central storehouse for information about over 1,000 grant programs that provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.

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