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GENERAL MEMORANDUM 11-029

GENERAL MEMORANDUM 11-029
Department of Justice FY 2011 Smart Policing Initiative – Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (CFDA # 16.738)

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is soliciting applications for the FY 2011 Smart Policing Initiative which will provide grants to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to develop effective, economical and innovative responses to crime. An estimated 30 awards with funding up to $500,000 will be made for the 24-month project period. There is no match requirement for this solicitation. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on April 21, 2011. The complete grant announcement and other resource links are available via http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=73274

The Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) seeks to identify law enforcement tactics and strategies that are effective, efficient, and economical. Grantees will identify a local crime problem to address and enlist a local research partner to help assess the effectiveness of their SPI efforts. The Department seeks applications in one of the following areas:

  1. from state, local, or tribal law enforcement agencies interested in applying evidence-based policing to contemporary crime problems and criminogenic circumstances within their jurisdictions.
  2. from state, local, or tribal law enforcement agencies interested in developing innovative, data-driven approaches to contemporary crime problems and criminogenic circumstances within their jurisdictions.
  3. from law enforcement agencies seeking to inculcate evidence-based policies, procedures, tactics, and strategies throughout their organization in innovative ways that reach beyond tactical approaches in one area of the department or the community.

Please let us know if we may provide additional information regarding the DOJ FY 2011 Smart Policing Initiative.

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Inquires may be directed to:
Trenton Osborne (tosborne@hobbsstraus.com)

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