The Southwest Border Rural Law Enforcement Information Sharing and Interdiction Assistance Grants will provide support to sheriffs and rural law enforcement agencies along or near the southwest border to address precipitous increases of all types of crime unique to this region, including human trafficking, sexual assaults, drug trafficking, and other forms of violent crime. These grants are designed to enhance information sharing (including investigatory and intelligence data) and dedicated messaging capability among federal, state, local, and tribal agencies working along or near the southwest border, and to provide previously identified specialized equipment to address crime issues that may be unique to the designated area.
Applications will be accepted from county sheriff’s offices, rural law enforcement agencies serving jurisdictions with populations of fewer than 100,000, and tribal law enforcement agencies from the four southwest border states (Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas). Priority consideration will be given to projects submitted by jurisdictions located within 25 miles of the U.S.–Mexico border.
For more information, please visit https://www.bja.gov/funding/SWBI19.pdf
Applications Due: July 2, 2019