Thursday, March 27, 2014

8.6 Billion in 2013 Grant Funds Remain Unspent

In earlier posts, we noted that significant amounts of 2013 federal grant money remains unspent.  We now know that the the amount is 8.6 billion dollars.  We recently provided suggestions to law enforcement agencies in Alabama and Mississippi with recommendations for funding requests that might be approved.  Obviously, there are other opportunities, in particular for our No Time For Crime program.

The following is an excerpt from a recent article published on line by RadioResource  Media Group that may be of interest to our law enforcement readers:

From the Office of Violence Against Women, the Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program specify that the money must be used for something related to domestic assault/violence and/or stalking. However, how agencies choose to use the funding is up to them and can include procuring new technologies that relate directly to the grant, but can be used for other day-to-day purposes as well. One other potential grant opportunity is unspent funds from previous years. In 2013, DHS announced that there was $8.6 billion in unspent funds, and put specific parameters on how to apply.

The content of the full article is available by clicking here.  Another article by the same magazine provides additional information on the 2014 grant programs.  Click here for more information. Suffice it to say that funds remaining from prior years should be spent before new funding is distributed. 

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Photo and article excerpt courtesy of RadioResource Media Group