The U.S. Department of Justice is accepting grant applications until July 20 for the Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative for Law Enforcement Agencies. Rural townships with a local police department and a population of less than 15,000 are eligible to apply. The maximum grant award is $150,000.
The grants will support improved training and technology, expanded community-based crime prevention programs, and partnerships with victim services providers. This initiative is intended to improve communication and collaboration between state and local law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve to address the unique criminal justice challenges in rural areas. Click here to learn more.