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Medal of Valor
The Public Safety Officer Medal Of Valor (MOV) Nomination Period Is Now Open Add to Favorite

The MOV recognizes extraordinary acts of valor and bravery on the part of our nation’s public safety officers. The MOV nomination period is now open through July 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m ET. 

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President Obama Hosts a Medal of Valor Ceremony Add to Favorite

On May 16, 2016, President Barack Obama awarded the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to 13 public safety officers who exhibited exceptional courage in saving and protecting others and whose heroic actions were above and beyond the call of duty. Read the White House advisory to learn about the recipients, see Attorney General Lynch’s prepared remarks, or watch the ceremony.

Funding
Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) State Solicitation Now Available Add to Favorite

BJA is seeking applications for funding through the Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program FY 2016 State Solicitation. The JAG Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to jurisdictions and supports a range of program areas. Applications are due June 30, 2016.

Funding
Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Local Solicitation Released Add to Favorite

BJA is seeking applications for funding through the Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program FY 2016 Local Solicitation. The JAG Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions and supports a range of program areas, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, drug treatment, and more. Applications are due June 30, 2016.

New Resource
Now Available: More Than Emptying Beds: A Systems Approach to Segregation Reform Add to Favorite

BJA has released More Than Emptying Beds: A Systems Approach to Segregation Reform, a resource that focuses on the overuse of restrictive housing in America's prisons and jails and highlights the efforts of jurisdictions to reduce segregation and improve conditions in a safe and smart way.

Funding
Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Technical Assistance Program Solicitation Released Add to Favorite

BJA is seeking applications for funding through the Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Technical Assistance Program. This program provides technical assistance to Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program certificate holders and their cost accounting centers to enhance prison industry programs which assist incarcerated individuals in developing marketable skills that will increase their potential for rehabilitation and meaningful employment upon release. Applications are due June 28, 2016.

New Reource
New Information on Executive Order 13688! Add to Favorite

Information is now available on the ongoing efforts related to Executive Order 13688, "Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Equipment Acquisition." See the EO 13688 Permanent Working Group page for the Final Report recommendations, an update on implementation across the federal agencies, and other resources related to this effort.

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