$850 M DOJ Fund for Law Enforcement Agencies to Address COVID-19 Pandemic
FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program
Deadline: May 29, 2020 at 11:59 pm EDT
On March 30, 2020, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance released its guidelines for the FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program (CESF). This program is designed to help communities prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus. Total funds available: $850,000,000
States, units of local governments and tribes that received a direct allocation of FY19 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds are eligible to apply for this non-competitive grant opportunity. Check the CESF program list to confirm eligibility.
Funds awarded under the CESF Program must be utilized to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Allowable projects and purchases include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Equipment (including law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment)
- Supplies (such as gloves, masks and sanitizer)
- Training and travel expenses
- Initiatives to address the medical needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails and detention centers.
Again, these items must all be associated with efforts to address the coronavirus pandemic.
During this time of crisis, the Office of Justice Programs has included medical PPE as an allowable expense. In many states, correctional facilities are run independent of the municipal police department. Cities and counties are encouraged to work together to address the medical needs of inmates in state, local and tribal prisons, jails and detention centers. This may result in the release of low-risk inmates back into the community. Overtime may be incurred for enhanced supervision and technology to assist in monitoring offenders while ensuring the safety of the community, officers and correctional staff.
Fore more information: https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/bja-2020-18553