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Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative for Law Enforcement Agencies

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.039
Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Jul 6, 2021

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The Bureau of Justice Assistance will provide grants and technical assistance for small law enforcement agencies in rural locations to address the unique challenges these departments face in combating violent crime. One of the program requirements is to utilize strategies and services to mitigate the risk for violent behavior in individuals dealing with mental health and/or substance use disorders, including crisis intervention programs and services.

Required activities include:

  • Document the development and implementation of strategies to reduce violent crime
  • Measure violent crime outcomes before and after the implementation of the crime reduction strategies
  • Document progress in a format that is suitable for sharing within the agency, with outside agencies that might want to adapt the strategy, and with the technical assistance provider

Eligible applicants are agencies serving rural communities, including:

  • Sheriff offices serving rural population areas
  • Local or county law enforcement agencies serving rural populations
  • Tribal law enforcement agencies operating in rural areas or reservations
  • County prosecutor offices or functional equivalents serving rural populations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $150,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 45
Estimated total program funding: $5,500,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Applicants should submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by July 6, 2021.

Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by July 20, 2021.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Behavioral health · Criminal justice system · Healthcare needs and services · Human services · Mental health · Substance use and misuse

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