BJA FY 18 National Officer Safety Initiatives

Funding Agency:
National Institute of Justice

BJA is seeking applications under three distinct categories for the FY 2018 National Officer Safety Initiatives Program:

1. National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide – A coordinator will organize and facilitate a consortium of national stakeholder organizations and associations with the purpose of examining (at a national level) the threats and issues surrounding law enforcement suicide and designing recommendations and solutions to address them.

2. National Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Program – A training and technical assistance (TTA) provider will develop a multifaceted TTA program to address various issues related to law enforcement traffic safety and the causes of law enforcement injuries and deaths. The program should provide training, technical assistance, equipment recommendations, and awareness and prevention activities.

3. Supporting the Blue Public Awareness and Education Campaign – A coordinator will develop and implement a national campaign using all forms of media to educate the public about law enforcement and promote support and positive messaging about our nation’s officers, e.g., educating the public on the stress factors confronting law enforcement when engaging with a combative subject. 

Under this solicitation, only one application by any particular applicant entity will be considered. 

  • Duke Internal Deadline: June 18, 2018
  • Sponsor Deadline: July 2, 2018

If the internal deadline has passed and you are interested in this opportunity, please email Anastasia Maddox at to find out if it is still open.

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants are nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and forprofit organizations); state and local governments; federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior); and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). Applicants must have extensive experience in providing national training and technical assistance (TTA) as well as extensive experience and knowledge of the officer safety and wellness field. All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee. 



Amount Description

BJA expects to make up to three awards (one per category) of up to $1,500,000 for Category 1, up to $1,300,000 for Category 2, and $900,000 for Category 3, with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $3,700,000. BJA expects to make awards for 24-month periods of performance for Categories 1 and 2 and an 18-month period of performance for Category 3, to begin on October 1, 2018. 

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here:

Internal Deadline

June 18, 2018

External Deadline

July 2, 2018