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BJA FY 15 Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS)

Post Date

May 14th 2015

Application Due Date

July 2nd 2015

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)


Funding Activity Categories

Law, Justice and Legal Services

Eligibility Categories

State Governments
County Governments
City or Township Governments
Federally Recognized Native American Tribal Governments

Eligible applicants are limited to public agencies of state governments, units of local government, and tribal entities that perform criminal justice functions (or government agencies acting as fiscal agents for eligible applicants). Furthermore, to be eligible for funding applicants must propose solutions that target jurisdictions that are currently experiencing precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, in accordance with 42 U.S.C. _ 3756(b)(1). BJA welcomes applications that involve two or more entities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the others must be proposed as subrecipients. The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for administering the funding and managing the entire project. Only one application per lead applicant will be considered, although subrecipients may be part of multiple proposals.


  • Award Range:

    $0 - $500000

Grant Description

While many jurisdictions are making significant progress implementing justice information-sharing solutions to address critical gaps in coordinating crime prevention across organizations and jurisdictions, there remain significant challenges that inhibit the ability of the criminal justice system to respond to threats to public safety, especially when it comes to stemming violent crime and homicide. For this solicitation, justice information-sharing technology refers to any technology (hardware and/or software, hosted residentially or remotely) that plays a role in the collection, storage, sharing, and analysis of criminal justice data. Funding under this program is provided to assist state, local, and tribal jurisdictions in enhancing their information-sharing capacity through the use of innovative technological solutions such that they may more effectively address disproportional and precipitous increases in crime. The goals of the funding program include: 1. Promoting information sharing and collaboration within and among criminal justice agencies that have a role in preventing and investigating crime. 2. Developing and enhancing policies and practices that leverage technology to promote public safety and reduce crime. 3. Supporting implementation of information-sharing solutions at the local, regional, state, tribal, and national levels that have a measureable positive impact on the crime trends identified by the applying jurisdiction. 4. Improving the quantity and quality of evidence-based justice information-sharing programs.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Justice

  • Office:

    Office of Justice Programs

  • Agency Contact:

    For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035, or via e-mail to The Support Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.

  • Agency Mailing Address:

    Technical Assistance

  • Agency Email Address:

  • Location:

    Bureau of Justice Assistance

  • More Information:

    Full Announcement

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