Emergency Law Enforcement Assistance Grant


Mitigate the effects of emergency situations in the affected state and local jurisdictions.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 Two (2) awards were made under this program for a total of $13,849,826.
Fiscal Year 2018 It is estimated that three (3) awards may be made.
An act making appropriations for the current fiscal year., 34 U.S.C. 50101
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
All States and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Abstract; Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm.
Award Procedure
The applicant will submit the required paperwork through OJP's Grants Management System (GMS), and the program office will review all relevant materials. Before the award can be processed, a financial clearance must be approved. BJA will make the award through the GMS system and provide notification to the grantee. The grantee must sign the acceptance of the award package before the award is complete. BJA will review all applications in consultation with appropriate members of the federal law enforcement community, including the United States Attorney(s) in the affected District(s).
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 1 to 15 days. BJA is responsible for approving or disapproving the application not later than 10 days after receiving the application.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
1) Problem: The nature and extent of such emergency throughout a State or in any part of a State; 2) Cause: The situation or extraordinary circumstances which produced such emergency; 3) Resources: The availability of State and local criminal justice resources to resolve the problem; 4) Assistance required: The cost associated with the increased Federal presence; 5) Other assistance: The need to avoid unnecessary Federal involvement and intervention in matters primarily of State and local concern; and 6) Other requirements: Any assistance which the State or other appropriate unit of government has received, or could receive, under any provision of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (JAG funding).
How may assistance be used?
Assistance may be used for personnel costs, to include overtime or straight time for officers affected by the emergency situation.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: To assist in fulfilling the Department's responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111-352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.
Not applicable.
In accordance with the requirement set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F, grantees must maintain all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award for at least 3 years following the close of the most recent audit.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The project period is normally 12 months, with availability of project period extensions. For additional information, see the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide section on “Period of Availability of Funds" at https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.2a.htm Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Tracy Trautman
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Assistance
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531 US
Phone: 202-616-6500 or 202-305-1491
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 17$13,849,826.00; FY 18 est $16,000,000.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 16$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards may be made up to the amount available under this program. For specifics, please see the current fiscal year's solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
This program is subject to the provisions of Section 609M of the Justice Assistance Act of 1984 (42 USC 10513, Public Law 98-473). Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm . For additional guidance reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post award Instructions (https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/index.htm). Applicable administrative requirements and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 C.F.R.).


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