This week’s Funding Friday post highlights grant opportunities from the Law, Justice and Legal Services category in Grants.gov Search. You can easily filter funding opportunities by this and other categories, such as Natural Resources, Health, Education, Community Development and many more.
1. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics-Law Enforcement – Strengthening Law Enforcement’s Partnerships with Women’s Justice Centers
The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, is seeking applications from qualified Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Educational Institutions and other qualified organizations for a Grant/Cooperative to implement a two (2) year program entitled “Strengthening Law Enforcement’s Partnerships with Women’s Justice Centers”.
One pressing challenge facing our criminal justice system today is the recruitment and retention of qualified prosecutors and public defenders, who serve every day to ensure that our communities are protected, the rule of law is upheld, and the rights of the citizenry are safeguarded. Both prosecutor and public defender offices consistently find it difficult to attract and retain talented attorneys. Driven by educational debt, attorneys interested in public interest law often forego opportunities to work in these offices in order to seek more lucrative private sector positions. For each state and territory that is eligible for funding under the JRJ Grant Program, BJA will make awards to agencies designated by the Governor of those states or territories (or in the case of the District of Columbia, by the Mayor) to administer the JRJ Grant Program within the state or territory. These Governor-designated agencies shall establish and maintain a statewide JRJ Grant Program consistent with the guidance contained in this document and the Act.
CHP provides funding directly to law enforcement agencies to hire and/or rehire career law enforcement officers in an effort to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. 2017 CHP grants will cover up to 75 percent of the approved entry-level salary and fringe benefits of each newly-hired and/or rehired, full-time sworn career law enforcement officer over the three-year (36 months) grant period, with a minimum 25 percent local cash match requirement and a maximum federal share of $125,000 per officer position. CHP grant funding will be based on your agency’s current entry-level salary and fringe benefits for full-time sworn officers.
4. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics Law Enforcement (INL) – Building the Capacity of Rangers and Wildlife Experts to Protect Wildlife
To advance the U.S. National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking and its associated implementation plan, INL aims to achieve specific objectives to reduce the poaching and trafficking of wildlife through effective programming at the national, regional, and international levels in key source, transit, and destination locations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. INL aims to support host-nation investigatory and prosecutorial capacity building in relation to wildlife crime to disrupt the higher level syndicates involved in wildlife trafficking.
5. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) – OJJDP FY 17 Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces: Forensic Capacity Hiring Program for Wounded Veterans
The ability to develop and maintain digital forensic expertise is essential for the viability of an ICAC task force. This solicitation supports the enhancement of task force capacity to effectively and efficiently conduct forensic examinations of evidence in cases of technology-facilitated child exploitation. OJJDP will provide support to select ICAC task forces to hire wounded, injured, or ill veterans to (1) serve as digital forensic analysts to enhance the forensic examination capacity of the task force; (2) improve ICAC task force effectiveness to prevent, interdict, investigate, and prosecute Internet crimes against children and technology-facilitated child exploitation; and (3) reduce forensic examination backlogs and/or increase the number of forensic exams completed by ICAC task forces during the project period.