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resources for law enforcement agencies

Grant Resources

DataWorks Plus has included the following links to help your agency find additional funding available for your new systems. Funding can help your agency to acquire new mugshot system, live scan devices and software, mobile identification devices with RAPID-ID, iris scanning systems, digital crime scene management systems, inmate armband systems, and other law enforcement and biometric systems.



US Department of Justice Funding Resources

The US Department of Justice Funding Resources site lists funding opportunities as well as information on writing and responding to grants.

National Institute of Justice

The National Institute of Justice Funding site provides information on funds for the research, development, and evaluation of criminal justice. Current funding opportunities as well as helpful information about grants is available on this site. allows you to easily search and find grants and provides information and tips for applying for grants. Email alerts can be used to receive notifications of new grant opportunities.

Office of Justice Programs GMS

The Office of Justice Programs Grant Management System (GMS) is a tool to help you apply to grants. It will prompt you to fill out online forms for submittal and provide instructions for each step of the process.

Office of Justice Programs OVC

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Grants and Funding site includes information about grants available to help victims and victim service providers.

Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security site provides information on state, local and tribal grant funding.

Transportation Security Association (TSA)

The TSA Transit Security Grant Programs site "provides funds to owners and operators of transit systems (which include intra-city bus, commuter bus, ferries, and all forms of passenger rail) to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism and to increase the resilience of transit infrastructure."

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) site is an online catalog with access to federal programs available to state and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the US; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.

US Department of Justice Funding Opportunities

The US Department of Justice lists current funding opportunities with their deadlines. Application links are included for each solicitation.

Bureau of Justice Assistance

The Bureau of Justice Assistance provides leadership and assistance to local criminal justice programs that improve and reinforce the nation’s criminal justice system.

Federal Grants Wire

The Federal Grants Wire provides a resource to search for federal grants, government grants, and loans. There are more than 1900 grants and loans listed, which can be searched by sponsoring agency, applicant type, and subject area. A directory is also available of all the listings.

US Department of Transportation PHMSA

The US Department of Transportation Pipepline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) grants site provides HMEP information, reports, grants listing, and contacts for the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant program.

FEMA Grants and Assistance

The FEMA Grants and Assistance Programs site provides a list of available programs and grants. In addition, grants can be searched for by audience or type.

First Responder. Gov Grants

The site provides a list of available grants and other web sites that have available funding information for first responders.

Additional Resources

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress site is useful for researching any background information that you may need to use when applying for a grant.

CJIS Group

Any government agency can register for free at no cost or obligation as a government user. CJIS Group has up-to-date grant information as well as who to contact in your state for funding. Agencies are provided FREE ACCESS to the online research database and can review current IT projects, awarded IT projects, grant funding, industry research as well as data on vendors and specific technology solutions.