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2020 Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)

Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits and Law Enforcement
Agencies for Equipment, Training, and School Safety

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NC Department of Public Safety (NCDPS), Governor's Crime Commission (GCC)

Deadline Date:

01/31/20 12:00 PM (Noon)


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Grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations, state and local law enforcement agencies, and government agencies for training, equipment, and school safety. Funding is intended to improve the local criminal justice system, enhance public safety, and improve the quality of life for local residents.

Funding is available in the following Priorities:

  1. Local Law Enforcement Block Grants (only available to local law enforcement agencies): General Equipment and Training requests will support law enforcement functions and activities. For more details, see
  2. Statewide Training for the Prevention and Response to School Violence: projects that will emphasize school safety
    needs, with the focus being on how to prevent and respond to these horrific incidents. For more details, see

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186236

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding Request Caps:
- Local Law Enforcement Block Grant: Minimum request of $10,000 and a cap of $24,500
- Statewide Training for Prevention of School Violence: $200,000

Term of Contract:

Grant Project Period of Performance: October 1, 2020 -September 30, 2021

Requests in both priorities must be for one year only.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities in North Carolina, which provide direct services to crime victims, are eligible to apply for funding:
- Local Law Enforcement Agencies
- State Agencies and Offices
- State law enforcement
- Nonprofit organizations

Eligibility per Program Priority:
- Local Law Enforcement Block Grant: only local law enforcement agencies.
- Statewide Training for Prevention of School Violence: state agencies, local agencies, and non-profits

Restrictions (Equipment):
-No unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's) or drones can be requested.
- Vehicle purchases for any type of vehicle (all-terrain vehicle, four wheeler, gator, and/or trailers) that requires North Carolina DMV registration are not allowed.
- Maintenance or rental/leases are not allowed.
- Phone lines
- Any other long-term contractual service.

Unallowable costs:
- Lobbying
- Audit Costs
- Property Insurance
- Personal Telephone/Fax/Cell phone
- Food/Beverage

With limited exceptions, the regulations prohibit the inclusion of inherently religious activities (such as worship, religious instruction, or proselytization) in the specific programs or services that are being funded.

Pre-Application Information:

All applications are due by Jan. 31, 2020 at 12:00 PM noon.

Applicants may submit no more than one (1) application per program priority.

An agency must note in their application if they are requesting funding in a program priority area in which they already have an open grant.

Funds are paid on a reimbursable basis. Agencies may elect to receive reimbursement of funds for this grant program no more frequently than a monthly basis.

All applicants must submit viable and detailed long-term sustainability plans to secure funding for program continuation after the end of the grant period. A sustainability plan does not include further GCC funding. A sustainability plan is not required for Equipment-Only grants.

The limit for consultant rates is $650 per day. Fees in excess of the set limits will not be considered.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Navin Puri, Lead Planner

Keyon Ashe, Criminal Justice Planner

Governor’s Crime Commission (GCC)
1201 Front Street
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: (919) 733-4564

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina

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