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Rural and Small Department Violent Crime Reduction Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.039
Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
May 15, 2024

Office of Justice Programs Response Center:


The Bureau of Justice Assistance will provide funding to strengthen the capacity of small/rural law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to combat violent crime by implementing critical elements from the following BJA-developed guides:

Among their critical elements, the guides promote 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 and treatment courts.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Small law enforcement agencies, defined as any agency with 250 or fewer sworn officers
  • Rural agencies, defined as:
    • An agency serving any area or community, no part of which is within an area designated as a standard metropolitan statistical area by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
    • An agency serving one or more rural census tracts
  • Tribal law enforcement agencies, defined as any federally recognized tribe with a designated law enforcement agency
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $300,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 15
Estimated total program funding: $6,000,000

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 May 15, 2024.

Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by May 22, 2024.

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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