Technology Innovation for Public Safety Grants

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Awards of $500K can help local governments integrate data amongst criminal justice departments and use it to address increases in crime.

By Andrea Fox, EfficientGov Senior Editor

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is currently accepting applications to support innovative use of technology through April 20, 2016.

There are no matching requirements and awards range to $500K. Applications should focus on data integration to address crime either through innovative technology or through training and technical assistance for projects with data collection components that can help the BJA identify effective public safety practices.

Equipment items may also be requested, however applications should emphasize comprehensive topics like, but not limited to:

  • Crime analysis and predictive analytics
  • Technology and record systems integration
  • Data linking and identity management
  • Information sharing in field operations
  • Real-time crime centers or fusion centers

For more information, review the BJA’s solicitation.

About the author

Andrea Fox

Andrea Fox

Andrea Fox is Editor of and Senior Editor at Lexipol. She is based in Massachusetts.