Funding and Legislation

Development and expansion of justice information sharing programs is made possible by government and private funding sources. These pages list funding resources and government agencies that provide grants to further information sharing and technology integration initaitives.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), supports law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, victim services, technology, and prevention initiatives that strengthen the nation’s criminal justice system. One of the many types of support provided by BJA is funding support. Criminal justice entities in need of financial support should visit the BJA Web site for information on current available financial resources.
 
In addition, OJP has developed a comprehensive Web page that details new funding opportunities for justice agencies that have been made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). The OJP, which provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administering justice, and assisting victims, will administer $2.76 billion of the $4 billion allotted for state and local law enforcement and other criminal and juvenile justice activities from the Recovery Act's $787 billion in total funding. For more information on assistance available through the Recovery Act and solicitations for funding, please visit http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/recovery/.
 
Legislation surrounding funding opportunities can provide helpful insight into operating a successful technology initiative. This section of the site provides information and references to make navigating funding legislation and tracking legislative updates easier.