Amount: $225 million
Overview: provides resources to improve the capacity of state and local criminal justice systems, and to provide assistance to victims of crime (other than compensation).
Eligible Entities: national, state, regional, or local public and private entities,including for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher education, and tribal jurisdictions.
Eligible Activities: 1) preventing and reducing violent crime; 2) providing funding for neighborhood-based probation and parole officers, as a compliment to the COPS program; 3) reducing mortgage fraud and crime related to vacant properties; 4) hiring of civilian support personnel in law enforcement; 5) enhancing forensic and crime scene investigations; 6) improving resources and services for victims of crime; 7) supporting problem-solving courts; and 8) national training and technical assistance partnerships.
Deadline: Due April 27, 2009