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Grant Programs

Public Safety Funding Sources


National Institute of Justice

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 public and fire service personnel from fire and related hazards. The 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). Their site also offers resources to help fire departments prepare and submit grant requests. 

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (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. 60% allocation is awarded 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.  Their 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 on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.

There are many groups of organizations that are eligible to apply for government grants. Government organizations include state and local, city or township special district and Native American Tribal Governments.