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Justice and Prevention Grants

You can find current grants offered through the Office of Grants and Research's Justice and Prevention Division below.

Gun Detection Technology Availability of Grant Funds (AGF) Project Safe Neighborhood Initiative

The purpose of this AGF is to provide funding for three previously identified target cities to implement new and innovative promising technology designed for detecting and isolating “shots fired”.  The intent is to enhance deployment and rapid response by law enforcement to increase community safety and decrease gun and gang activity.   The following are the target cities identified by the PSN Selection Committee that are eligible for this opportunity:  Holyoke, Lawrence, and Lowell.

A maximum of up to $65,000 in Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2019 PSN funds are being made available for the City of Holyoke.  A maximum of up to $95,000 from FFY20 PSN funds are being made available for Lawrence and LowellOnly these law enforcement departments are eligible to apply. Projects must aim to promote the mission of the PSN initiative and be intended for use in the PSN target cities. A senior official representing the department seeking funding must sign and date the application being submitted.  Applications received without a signature will be deemed invalid and will NOT be considered for an award. 

Key Dates

AGF Posted: Friday, May 20, 2022

Proposals Due: Friday, June 10, 2022

Award Announcements: On or about June/July 2022

Anticipated Start Date: July, 2022

PSN - Gun Detection Technology AGF

PSN - Gun Detection Technology - Attachment A: Application Template

PSN - Gun Detection Technology - Attachment B: Budget Worksheet

PSN - Gun Detection Technology - Attachment C: Contractor Authorized Signatory Form


Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program District Attorney’s Safer Communities Initiative Availability of Grant Funds (AGF)

Due: Friday May 6, 2022


The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Office of Grants and Research (OGR) will make available approximately $1,000,000 in federal funding from the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program for District Attorney’s Offices to address community-based criminal activity related to gang violence, illegal firearms and narcotics during the summer and fall months when activity is at its peak. 

Federal Award Background

The Edward J. Byrne Memorial JAG Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Justice, BJA, Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and authorized by Title I of Pub. Law No. 90-351, is the leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. The JAG Program provides Massachusetts and other states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution and court, prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, planning, evaluation, technology improvement, and crime victim and witness initiatives. EOPSS/OGR is the State Administering Agency (SAA) for JAG funds awarded to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Applicant Eligibility

Only a Massachusetts District Attorney’s Office is eligible to apply. Only one (1) application per Agency is permitted for submission. 

Key Dates

Solicitation Posted: Tuesday April 19, 2022

Applications Due:  Friday May 6, 2022 by 4:00 pm.

Anticipated Award Announcements: Tentative-mid-May 2022

Grant Award Period:  June 2022 –December 31, 2022

Application Materials

Byrne JAG Program Safer Communities AGF

Attachment A - Application

Attachment B - Budget Worksheet

Attachment C - Interoperable Communications Investment Proposal (ICIP)


2022 Shannon CSI Statewide Research Partner Availability of Grant Funds

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Office of Grants & Research (OGR) is responsible for administering the Senator Charles E. Shannon Jr., Community Safety Initiative (Shannon CSI) Grant Program. The Shannon CSI Grant Program is authorized by Chapter 227 of the Massachusetts Acts of 2021, An Act Making Appropriations for the Fiscal Year 2022.

The Shannon CSI Grant Program incorporates the key elements of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Comprehensive Gang Model.1 Grant funding, oversight, and technical assistance support regional and multi-disciplinary approaches to combat gang violence through coordinated prevention and intervention, law enforcement, prosecution, and reintegration programs. The Statewide Research Partner (SRP) assists all funded Shannon CSI sites, Local Action Research Partners (LARPs), and OGR by providing strategic, analytic, and research support. The purpose of this Availability of Grant Funds is to competitively seek a Shannon Statewide Research Partner (SRP).

Key Dates

AGF Posted: Friday, April 8, 2022

Letter of Intent/Questions due: Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Proposals due: Monday, April 25, 2022, no later than 4:00 pm

Award Announcements Anticipated: May 2022

Anticipated Grant Period: On or about July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023

Application Materials

2022 Shannon CSI SRP AGF

Attachment A - Applicant Cover Page

Attachment B - Program Narrative

Attachment C - Budget Worksheet

Attachment D - Budget Narrative

Attachment E - Contract Authorized Signatory List Form

Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program - Availability of Grant Funds

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Office of Grants and Research (OGR) will make available approximately $1,000,000 in federal Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) received from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).  These funds are being made available for State Agencies who fall under the authority of the EOPSS Secretariat.  Please refer to Appendix A for a complete list of eligible EOPSS applicants. 

All funding requested must show a direct nexus to preventing, preparing for, and/or responding to the Coronavirus and future virus outbreaks.  Due to limited funding, priority will be given to EOPSS Agencies proving greatest need AND proposing most cost-effective use of funds that will greatly enhance public safety. 

Key Dates

Application Posted: Monday, April 4, 2022

Applications Due:  Friday, April 22, 2022 by 4:00 pm.

Anticipated Award Announcements: On or about May 2022

Anticipated Grant Award Period:  On or about June 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022

Attachments to upload:

CESF SFY22 Availability of Grant Funds for EOPSS Agencies

CESF SFY22 Attachment A - Application

CESF SFY22 Attachment B - Budget Worksheet


FY2022 Bridge Academy Training Municipal Reimbursement

The Office of Grants and Research (OGR) and the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) have partnered up to issue reimbursement funding to municipal police departments that have one or more officers completing the MPTC Bridge Academy Training Program.  OGR will make available $1,000,000.00 to address costs incurred by municipalities throughout the Commonwealth for officer training requirements as promulgated by chapter 253 of the acts of 2020.  

Upon successful completion of the Bridge Academy Training Program, a department may submit a $3,000.00 reimbursement request for each officer trained.  These funds are intended to assist the municipality in recovering some of the costs incurred as a result of an officer(s) completing this Program.  Please note, these funds are prohibited from being used for direct reimbursement to an officer for attending the required training.  A department will be eligible to receive $3,000 cumulatively for each officer who completes all four required trainings, as listed below:

• 40 hours of Firearms Training

• 40 hours of Defensive Tactics Training

• 40 hours of Emergency Vehicle Operator Training

• 80 hours of online curriculum and testing


Key Dates 

Solicitation Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Reimbursement requests will be accepted from March 30, 2022 until funds are depleted (requests will be considered as they are received and prioritized by submission dates).

Notifications: As requests are received and reviewed, municipalities will be notified accordingly.

Reimbursement Period: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022



FY22 Bridge Academy Training Municipal Reimbursement Opportunity

FY22 Bridge Academy Fillable Standard Contract

FY22 Bridge Academy Authorized Signatory Form

FY22 Bridge Academy Compliance Form/Scope of Work

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