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  • Funding Opportunities
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  • National Public Safety Partnership


Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Nominations Being Accepted
The Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor recognizes law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel for brave and selfless actions performed in the line of duty. Visit the Medal of Valor website to learn more about this award and to submit a nomination. Nominations are due July 31, 2019.

Addressing the Drug Crisis in Eastern Tennessee
Learn how funding from BJA's Justice Assistance Grant Program helped launch Tennessee's 7th Judicial District Crime Task Force, which brings together narcotics officers from around the county to provide a level of expertise and dedicated resources that individual law enforcement agencies would not be able to maintain on their own.

VALOR Initiative Pilot puts Character at the Heart of New Resilience Training for Law Enforcement
This feature story highlights activities and impact of a VALOR Initiative resilience training program piloted by law enforcement agencies in Virginia, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

View special notices regarding Justice Assistance Grant award conditions


Webinar Register 2017
Webinar: MOV Nomination Period Closes July 31 Add to Favorite

This webinar, taking place July 22, 2019, will provide important details and guidance about the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor (MOV) Program. The presenters will review MOV definitions, eligibility, time periods, the nomination process and core issues to consider when submitting nominations. A question and answer session will conclude this webinar.

News 2017
Emergency Funding Announced to Address Public Safety Crisis in Rural Alaska Add to Favorite

The Justice Department has authorized more than $10 million in immediate funding to support police in Alaska Native villages and additional resources to expand prosecution resources, Project Safe Neighborhoods crime reduction measures, and for other purposes. Learn more in the press release.

Funding created 2017
Comprehensive Corrections Training and Technical Assistance Add to Favorite

BJA has released the FY 2019 Comprehensive Corrections Training and Technical Assistance solicitation. This program provides comprehensive and high quality training and technical assistance to BJA's grantees and criminal justice practitioners to improve the delivery of correctional services and increase public safety by improving outcomes for people detained and incarcerated in correctional facilities. Apply by: July 31, 2019.

News 2017
New Sites Added to the National Public Safety Partnership Initiative Add to Favorite

Attorney General William P. Barr announced 10 new National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) sites in areas with elevated crime rates. View the Department of Justice press release to learn more about the PSP initiative and the new sites.

News 2017
Medal of Valor: Nominate our nation’s public safety officers Add to Favorite

This award recognizes law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel for brave and selfless actions performed in the line of duty.

News 2017
Learn about the Medal of Valor Recipients Add to Favorite

In a White House ceremony on May 22, 2019, President Trump awarded public safety officers with the Medal of Valor, our nation’s highest award for bravery and heroism by a public safety officer. Learn about the recipients and their brave actions.

Funding Opportunities
Visit the Funding page to access information about and solicitation files associated with currently available BJA funding opportunities.


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