Grants Awarded

FY 2013 JAG- Traffic Accident Reporting System

Awarded: $89,626

Purpose of the Grant:

Funds the S.C. Collision Accident and Ticket Tracking System Project for CPD.

FY 2016 Local Solicitation Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Awarded: $86,614

Purpose of the Grant:

Funds firearms training simulator (F.A.T.S.) system; CPD is responsible for $40,164.37.

FY 2011 COPS Hiring Program (CHP)

Awarded: $732,320

Purpose of the Grant:

Funds:  5 officers for 3-years.

FY 2011 SMART Policing Initiative

Awarded: $298,523

Purpose of the Grant:

Funds:  Integrated Data Exchange & Analysis (IDEA) project with USC.

FY 2016 Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Grant:  CeaseFire Columbia

Awarded: $300,000

Purpose of the Grant:

Funds:  a coordinator NIBIN analyst, training/travel, vehicle, bullet trap, radio, computer, desk/chair, cell phone/service, GPS, office supplies, research partner, brochures, radio ads, etc.

FY 2016 Traffic Safety (Year 2)- Police Traffic Services/ Speed Enforcement/ Enhance Traffic Division

Awarded: $132,717

Purpose of the Grant:

Funds:  Master Police Officer (2)- salaries and benefits; LIDAR (2); Scene Light (2); Power Flares (2); and Portable External Hard Drives (2).

FY 2016 5th Judicial Circuit Law Enforcement Network (LEN) Support Mini-grant

Awarded: $21,000

Purpose of the Grant:

Funds:  LEN grant meetings and items deemed necessary by the program manager in support of LEN.

FY 2016 5th Judicial Circuit Law Enforcement Network (LEN) Host Mini-grant

Awarded: $7,000

Purpose of the Grant:

Funds:  to be determined by the program manager.

FY 2017 5th Judicial Circuit Law Enforcement Network (LEN)

Awarded: $10,000

Purpose of the Grant:

Funds:  LEN grant meetings, training/travel expenses, educational materials, and plaques/certificates.

FY 2015 Victim Advocacy Enhancement Grant- Year 1

Awarded: $58,086

Purpose of the Grant:

Funds one Victim Advocate, vehicle, training/travel, radio, computer, software, office supplies, GPS, car seat, cell phone, and service.  20% match required.

FY 2016 Victim Advocacy Enhancement Grant (Year 2)  [Continuation]

Awarded: $196,351

Purpose of the Grant:

The continuation grant will fund 1-Victim Advocate and 1 new Victim Advocate Coordinator position, training/travel, 1- vehicle for the Coordinator and 1-handicapped accessible van, computer, radios, desk/chair, cellphone/service, and office supplies.  20% match required.

RCSD FY 2015 Multijurisdictional Gang Task Force Grant- Year 2 [CPD is a Partner]

Awarded: $57,830

Purpose of the Grant:

Funds one Gang Investigator, portable fingerprint reader, compact thermal imager, blu ray read/writer, metal detector, office supplies, cell phone service, training/travel, clothing allowance,  etc.  10% match required.

Body-Worn Camera Fund

Awarded: $74,629

Purpose of the Grant:

Reimbursement for BWC storage/maintenance and for BWC lapel cameras.

2015-2016 Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG):   CoC Demolition Grant

Awarded: $227,729

Purpose of the Grant:

CoC Demolition of Substandard Structures.  Funds contracted services for asbestos surveys and abatement, air quality monitoring and demolition; printing; marketing; and title searches.

FY 2016 Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Grant Program

Awarded: $183.46

Purpose of the Grant:

Funds the purchase of NIJ approved body armor.  The match requirement is 50%.

Wal-Mart Community Grant

Awarded: $1000

Purpose of the Grant:

Funds:  Shirts for the Gang Unit.

Target National Night Out Grant

Awarded: $1000

Purpose of the Grant:

Funds:  awards & trophies.

Grant Notice

August 2018

The Columbia Police Department is applying for the FY 2018 Local Solicitation Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.  This program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions funding all components of the criminal justice system, from multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives.

In this funding period, $83,475 has been allocated to the City of Columbia for which the Columbia Police Department intends to purchase equipment items to support improvement of the drug laboratory.  Public review and comment is encouraged on our JAG program.  Please contact Carolyn Wilson, Planning & Research at [email protected] for further information.  The application must be submitted no later than August 22, 2018.

Established to streamline justice funding and grant administration, the JAG Program allows states, tribes, non-profit and faith-based organizations, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions.  JAG blends the previous Byrne Formula and Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG) programs to provide agencies with the flexibility to prioritize and place justice funds where they are needed most.

The JAG formula includes a state allocation consisting of a minimum base allocation with the remaining amount determined on population and Part 1 violent crime statistic, and a direct allocation to units of local government.  Once the state allocation is calculated, 60 percent of the funding is awarded to the state and 40 percent to eligible units of local government.  State allocations also have a required variable pass through to units of local government, calculated by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) from each state’s crime expenditures.

JAG funds may be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, and operating.  Additionally, funds may be used for equipment, overtime, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice.

JAG Purpose Areas

  • Law enforcement programs.
  • Prosecution and court programs.
  • Prevention and education programs.
  • Corrections and community corrections programs.
  • Drug treatment and enforcement programs.
  • Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs.
  • Crime victim and witness Programs (other than compensation).
  • Mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams.