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Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Training and Technical Assistance Initiative FY 2019 Competitive Grant Solicitation

Grant to a USA Nonprofit, For-Profit, or IHE in the Gulf States
to Provide Technical Assistance to Law Enforcement Agencies

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

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08/08/19 11:59 PM ET


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Grant to a USA nonprofit, for-profit, IHE, or tribal organization to provide technical assistance and training on intelligence and information sharing to law enforcement jurisdictions in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

The BJA Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Training and Technical Assistance Initiative is an innovative new program that seeks to provide resources, training, and technical assistance to law enforcement jurisdictions within the five Gulf States (Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas) to assist with information and intelligence sharing to reduce crime and illegal drug trafficking. This initiative is expected to interface with BJA’s Southwest Border initiative.

Program-Specific Information

BJA seeks to fund a training and technical assistance (TTA) provider that will develop a program to directly assist local law enforcement in the gathering, analysis, and dissemination of information critical to investigating, reporting, and responding to crimes and suspicious activity in communities. Local law enforcement agencies will be able to request assistance from the TTA provider to deploy or sustain projects within their jurisdictions and work with adjacent agencies. This initiative is expected to enhance information and intelligence sharing between local law enforcement and fusion centers, including federal and state agencies.

The successful applicant must have an established background in supporting police departments, sheriffs, and tribal law enforcement, especially rural and smaller agencies. The applicant’s skill set must also include knowledge about the information-sharing environment, including the collection, storage, dissemination, and purging of criminal intelligence and the collection and sharing of suspicious activity reporting in local communities. The applicant must also demonstrate the capability to conduct agency needs assessments, have the capacity to address the identified needs, and provide the necessary training as requested by jurisdictions in these states.

Some requested technical assistance may involve securing specialized equipment that the TTA provider does not possess. Therefore, it is imperative that the applicant have good working relationships with law enforcement, institutions of higher education, and service providers in the private sector to which it may reach out for assistance. The applicant must describe how it will provide assistance for specialized services and equipment and how it will report this information to BJA on a quarterly basis. BJA expects these data be included in an annual report that will summarize the distribution of funding, accomplishments, future implementations, and any promising practices that could be emulated in the future.

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GrantWatch ID#: 186172

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Estimated maximum dollar amount for each award: $3,000,000

Term of Contract:

Period of performance start date October 1, 2019
Period of performance duration 24 months


  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally funded tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit or for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations) and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). Applicants must possess experience in providing training and technical assistance (TTA) on a national level to state, regional, county, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies and other criminal justice entities. This TTA experience must include information and intelligence sharing, law enforcement technology, interaction with fusion centers, responding to crimes and suspicious activities in local communities, and providing training both in-person and online. In addition, the applicant must have the capacity to deliver these TTA services in remote locations in the Gulf States of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

BJA will consider applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed subrecipients (subgrantees). BJA will not fund separate applications from different agencies within the same jurisdiction under this solicitation (i.e., a law enforcement agency and a prosecutor agency within the same jurisdiction). In these cases, BJA encourages the agencies to form task force partnerships and submit one application for the entire jurisdiction. gov/divisions/business_registration)

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must register with at prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on August 8, 2019.

To be considered timely, an application must be submitted by the application deadline using, and the applicant must have received a validation message from that indicates successful and timely submission. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date, to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

Prior to Registering in, applicants must:

- Acquire a DUNS Number (see the OJP Grant Application Resource Guide)
- Acquire or renew registration with SAM

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USA: Alabama;   Florida;   Louisiana;   Mississippi;   Texas

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