Upcoming Grants for State and Local Governments

The federal government uses various grant programs to allocate funds to state and local government agencies for various technological initiatives. As we start to slowly make our way out of the pandemic, it is no surprise that health and human service and criminal justice and public safety programs are receiving significant funding. Below are several grant programs that we are tracking at CJIS GROUP that could impact state and local government technology procurements over the next year:


Grant Name: BJA FY 21 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program (BCJI)

Application Deadline: 05/10/2021

Budget/Appropriation: $13,900,000.00

Program Overview: The Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program supports Department priorities to reduce serious and violent crime, including gun violence; dismantle gang activity; and strengthen local capacity to combat drug abuse. BCJI helps communities build trust and support law enforcement agencies working with these communities by integrating enforcement strategies into community-based crime reduction efforts and using this information to understand and target the issues.


Grant Name: Human Services Interoperability Innovations

Application Deadline: 5/20/2021

Budget/Appropriation: $1,200,000

Program Overview: A second round of Human Services Interoperability Innovations (HSII) cooperative agreements is proposed to accelerate data sharing efforts by human services organizations through innovative approaches to interoperability implementation. Effective data sharing promotes informed decision making, improved accuracy and data quality, reduced system integration costs, and stronger protection of sensitive data. The ability to share data is often described as interoperability, which includes the technology, business, legal, organizational, and process-oriented factors that determine how we use data and collaborate across programs and systems. The cooperative agreements will have an 18-month project period. The first round of HSII grants from the 2020 funding opportunity announcement received a number of very strong applications and the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) was not able to support all promising projects. The first round are developing products of value to the field like an open source, cloud based hashing solution to match and link records across disparate data systems. OPRE anticipates that the second round of grants will prove to be similarly successful and encourage innovation at the state and local level. Funding would support demonstration projects to identify effective and efficient data sharing solutions, and develop model practices for broader adoption... Specifically, ACF is seeking to issue grant awards that meet the following criteria: 1. Addresses a high-priority, local data sharing or data integration need; 2. Proposes a new or novel implementation approach; 3. Contributes promising practices to the field and promotes replication of successful results; 4. Demonstrates implementation readiness and cost effectiveness; 5. Supports strong collaboration with OPRE and ACF; 6. Engages in productive partnerships across programs, agencies, and jurisdictions. 


Grant Name: 2021 High Priority Program – Innovative Technology Deployment (HP-ITD)

Application Deadline: 03/15/2021

Budget/Appropriation: $20,000,000.00

Program Overview: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 High Priority grant program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), Funding Opportunity Number FM-MHP-21-2002, to solicit applications from eligible entities to support the High Priority - Innovative Technology Deployment (HP-ITD) activities.

The objective of the HP-ITD program is to advance the technological capability and promote the deployment of intelligent transportation system applications for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operations, including CMV, commercial driver, and carrierspecific information systems and networks, and to support/maintain CMV information systems/networks to (i) link Federal motor carrier safety information systems with State commercial motor vehicle systems; (ii) to improve safety and productivity of CMVs and commercial drivers; (iii) and to reduce of costs associated with CMV operations and regulatory requirements.


Grant Name: FY 2021 Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

Application Deadline: 04/02/2021

Budget/Appropriation: $27,000,000.00

Program Overview: Eligible Applicants: City or township governments, state governments, and county governments. Additional Information on Eligibility: Specifically, entities eligible to apply are: State governments and U.S. territories that have an enabling statute or regulation (pending or enacted) requiring the submission of controlled substance prescription data to an authorized state agency. Applicants within a state that does not have such an enabling statute are eligible to apply as a city, county, or region if (a) the city, county, or region has enacted an enabling statute, ordinance, or regulation requiring the submission of controlled substance prescription data to an authorized city, county, or region; (b) the city, county, or region agrees to transfer the PDMP system to an authorized state agency if the state adopts an enabling state statute requiring the submission of controlled substance prescription data to an authorized state agency; and (c) the city, county, or region ensures that all vendor contracts are written to permit the transfer of ownership of the system to the authorized state agency. See Eligibility Information further in this solicitation.


Stay well,

Maxwell Heinemann

Marketing Manager


February 11, 2021 - 11:46am

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