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Safer Communities Initiative

This program provides funding to District Attorneys and Massachusetts State Police to fund community safety programs and activities.

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PLEASE NOTE: This program is not currently accepting applications for funding.

The Office of Grants and Research (OGR) is offering federal funding from the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program for District Attorney’s Offices and the Massachusetts State Police to address community-based criminal activity related to gang violence, illegal firearms and narcotics use and distribution during the summer and fall months when activity is at its peak.


Only a Massachusetts District Attorney’s Office and the Massachusetts State Police are eligible to apply.

FY23 Key Dates and Materials

Key Dates:

Solicitation Posted: Friday, April 28, 2023
Applications Due: Friday, May 19, 2023 by 4:00 pm.
Anticipated Award Announcements: Tentative-June 2023
Grant Award Period: July 2023 –December 31, 2023

Application Materials:

2023 Safer Communities AGF

2023 Safer Communities Application (Attachment A)

2023 Safer Communities Budget Worksheet (Attachment B)

Interoperable Communications Investment Proposal (ICIP)

Resources for Grant Recipients

Contact   for Safer Communities Initiative

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