The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is now taking applications for the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program. Funding is intended to assist eligible states, counties and municipalities in preventing, preparing for and responding to the virus and its impact. A complete list of allocations can be found here.

Here’s how it works

  • Each state/county/municipality has a pre-determined amount of assigned funding
  • This funding is designated to be used on a variety of things, including but not limited to: Overtime, Equipment, Hiring, Supplies, Training, Travel Expenses, and Medical Needs of Inmates
  • Important to note — this grant is not specific to law enforcement and is available to every agency within a county or state
  • City Mayor offices and other county government agencies will be responsible for processing grant requests and distributing approved funds. Your grant request should be submitted through the Mayor’s office – or other relevant government agency – who will process it for approval and distribution of funds
  • That means police departments and sheriff’s offices need to proactively reach out to their respective city or county leaders to make their funding requests

Include TRAINING in your BJA grant request

We understand that because of COVID-19, LE training protocols and policies continue to shift — and that your ability to deliver up-to-date training agency-wide is critical now more than ever. Our Training Management System enables your department to train virtually, track completions and send updates in a way that best prepares your officers to serve successfully and safely.

We can help

The Benchmark Analytics team is available to assist you in completing and submitting your grant application. Please contact us at info@benchmarkanalytics.com to begin to process today!

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