Homeland Security Grants : Law Enforcement, Firefighters, other First Responders - FY03-04

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Homeland Security Grants & Funding

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A note about these pages.  Soon after the Department of Homeland Security formed and homeland security grants became part of everyday language, this and other homeland security grants info pages on this web site were the only source on the web for up-to-date info.  At that time we were even better organized than DHS.  Now that DHS is up and running they're your best bet for current information.  You'll still find a ton of useful info here, though.

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Line Item Breakdown for DOJ, FEMA and TSA

One Major's G2

Well done, you delivered on your promise.  You said it would be worth my time, and it was, and more.

I feel that this class was highly informative, right on target, well worth the time and investment.  Further, I have already made a recommendation to my superiors that others from our organization attend this class and that we consider hosting a class in our state.

The bottom line - I gained a great deal from this experience, knowing what I know now “is golden”.  I will use most of this information many times, in many different ways, and I'm very grateful to have had this experience.

Again – well done!


Robert A. Bradley
State of California
Military Department

State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance - Office of Justice Programs USDOJ

  • $400,000,000 - Local Law Enforcement Block Grants [- $102,000,000 earmarked.]
  • $650,914,000 - Byrne Grants.
  • $150,914,000 - Byrne Discretionary Grants.
  • $15,000,000 - Terrorism prevention and response training for law enforcement and other responders.
  • $250,000,000 - State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.
  • $5,000,000 - Cooperative Agreement Program.
  • $18,000,000 - Assistance to Indian tribes.
  • $11,975,000 - Court Appointed Special Advocate Program.
  • $2,296,000 - Child Abuse Training Programs for Judicial Personnel and Practitioners.
  • $998,000 - Televised testimony.
  • $1,000,000 - Bureau of Justice Statistics for a domestic violence Federal case processing study.
  • $5,200,000 - National Institute of Justice for research and evaluation of violence against women.
  • $10,000,000 - OJJDP Safe Start Program.
  • $64,925,000 - Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies.
  • $39,945,000 - Rural Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Enforcement Assistance Grants.
  • $4,989,000 - Training programs (details not evident.)
  • $3,000,000 - Improve the process for entering data regarding stalking and domestic violence into local, State, and national crime information databases.
  • $10,000,000 - Violent Crimes Against Women on Campus.
  • $40,000,000 - Legal Assistance for Victims.
  • $5,000,000 - Protection for older and disabled women from domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • $15,000,000 - Safe Havens for Children Pilot Program.
  • $7,500,000 - Education and Training to end violence against and abuse of women with disabilities.
  • $10,000,000 - Victims of trafficking.
  • $65,000,000 - Residential substance abuse treatment for State prisoners.
  • $898,000 - Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program.
  • $45,000,000 - Drug Courts.
  • $1,497,000 - Law Enforcement Family Support Programs.
  • $1,995,000 - Programs addressing marketing scams aimed at senior citizens.
  • $165,000,000 - Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants.
  • $25,000,000 - Project ChildSafe Initiative.
  • $1,300,000 - Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Programs.
  • $7,500,000 - Prescription drug monitoring program.
  • $13,000,000 - Prison rape prevention and prosecution programs.

COPS - Public Safety and Community Policing Grants

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Click here for a chart that shows fed agencies involved in homeland security.  Click here to view agencies absorbed by DHS.  Our thanks to GovExec Magazine for these excellent graphics.

  • $200,000,000 - Hiring of officers including SRO's to prevent acts of terrorism and other violent and drug-related crimes, of which up to 30 percent shall be available for overtime expenses.
  • $20,622,000 - Training and technical assistance.
  • $25,444,000 - Law Enforcement Armor Vests program.
  • $35,000,000 - Improve tribal law enforcement including equipment and training.
  • $57,132,000 - To combat methamphetamine production and trafficking and to enhance policing initiatives in drug hot spots.
  • $15,000,000 - Police Corps education, training, and service.

COPS - Crime Technology

  • $189,954,000 - Law enforcement technology program.
  • $20,000,000 - COPS Interoperable Communications Technology Program.
  • $40,000,000 - Grants to upgrade criminal records
  • $41,000,000 - DNA analysis and backlog reduction.
  • $40,538,000 - State and local DNA laboratories and improvements to general forensic science.
  • $52,075,000 - Grants, contracts and other assistance to States.
  • $17,000,000 - Develop school safety technologies and training.

COPS - Prosecution Assistance

  • $45,000,000 - National program to reduce gun violence.
  • $40,000,000 - Southwest Border Prosecutor Initiative.

COPS - Community Crime Prevention

  • $10,000,000 - Project Sentry.
  • $14,934,000 - Offender re-entry program.
  • $15,210,000 - Safe Schools Initiative.
  • $16,963,000 - Police integrity program.

Public Safety Officers Benefits

  • $4,000,000.

Firefighter Assistance Grants

  • $750,000,000.
  • This competition opened then closed April 11, 2003.


  • $388,299,000 - Of which the following must be funded:
  • $25,000,000 - Grants for interoperable communications equipment.
  • $25,000,000 - Grants for emergency operations centers.
  • $60,000,000 - Existing Urban Search and Rescue Teams.
  • $165,000,000 - Emergency management performance grants.
  • $20,000,000 - Community Emergency Response Teams.

TSA Maritime and Land Security

  • $244,800,000 - For necessary expenses of the Transportation Security Administration related to maritime and land transportation security grants and services of which:
  • $150,000,000 - Available only to make port security grants.
  • $4,000,000 - Radiation detection and monitoring system evaluation and procurement.
  • $30,000,000 - Operation Safe Commerce.

TSA Research and Development

  • For necessary expenses of the Transportation Security Administration for research and development related to transportation security, $110,200,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That of the total amount provided herein, $10,000,000 shall be available only to make research and development grants for port security pursuant to the terms and conditions of section 70107(i) of Public Law 107-295.

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