COVID-19 Supplemental Funds for Law Enforcement

2019 Byrne JAG recipients likely eligible for awards that can cover overtime and supplies, among other expenses.

By Elizabeth Kellar | Apr 8, 2020 | ARTICLE
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The CARES Act includes funding for law enforcement coronavirus expenses. Your local government, regardless of size, likely is eligible to apply for these supplemental funds if it received a 2019 grant under the Department of Justice State & Local Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program.  Get more information on the FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program,

Eligible coronavirus-related expenses include:

  • Overtime.
  • Equipment (law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment).
  • Hiring.
  • Supplies (gloves, masks, sanitizer).
  • Training.
  • Travel expenses for resource distribution.
  • Addressing medical needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails, and detention centers.

Communities eligible for a local direct award should submit their application, including federal SF-424 forms, narrative, and budget, by May 29, 2020.

For information on all coronavirus federal grant opportunities, see the PowerPoint presentation slides from the April 7 ICMA-Sustainable Strategies DC webinar.

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