BJA FY 2019 Southwest Border Rural Law Enforcement Information Sharing and Interdiction Assistance Grants – The BJA Southwest Border Rural Law Enforcement Violent Crime Reduction Initiative is an innovative new program that seeks to provide resources, training, and technical assistance to rural law enforcement agencies along the Southwest Border to assist with the reduction of violent crime, including drugs and human traffickers. The initiative will include two areas of funding; (1) field based initiatives, and (2) a TTA initiative. The eligible applicants for this solicitation are limited to the following entities within California, New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas: • County sheriff’s offices of any size • Rural law enforcement agencies (excluding county sheriff’s offices) serving jurisdictions with populations of fewer than 100,000 • Federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) Priority consideration will be given to applicants that represent jurisdictions located within 25 miles of the border between the United States and Mexico. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 02, 2019.
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) released a new online application and claims tracking portal for the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP). Since 2006, ITVERP has been providing financial support to victims of international terrorism for specific out-of-pocket expenses they may have incurred as a direct result of their victimization. Eligible claimants can now file ITVERP applications online, upload supporting documentation, and track claims from start to finish. Paper applications will continue to be available for those who prefer them. Case managers are also available to assist with online or paper applications.
Visit the ITVERP site for more information about the program, including eligibility criteria and the claims process.