FY2010 G.R.E.A.T. Grant Awards
Information provided by the Bureau of Justice Assistance
As was reported in the last G.R.E.A.T. newsletter, the congressional appropriation for the G.R.E.A.T. Program has been reduced greatly over the last three years. FY2010 funding was especially challenging. After setting aside funds for the national support contract and four regional training centers, there was less than $1 million for local programs. Rather than incur the costs associated with posting a solicitation and the peer review process used to score applications, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) decided to fund applications received for the FY2009 solicitation, which, while high scoring and proposing to create new programs, were not funded last year due to insufficient funds in the appropriation.
BJA was able to preserve funding to continue to provide (1) FREE G.R.E.A.T. student handbooks to all active, certified G.R.E.A.T. instructors and (2) Officer Certification training to all qualified officers from agencies with a commitment to bringing G.R.E.A.T. to their communities.
We welcome the following NEW G.R.E.A.T. programs! All agencies/jurisdictions receiving FY2010 G.R.E.A.T. funds have not previously received a G.R.E.A.T. grant.
- City of Kerman
- City of Indio
- Suisun City Police Department
- City of Reedley
- City of Kingsburg
- City of Selma
- City of Grass Valley
- Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation
- Town of Danvers
- City of Everett
- Lockport City School District
- Page County Sheriff’s Office
In addition, supplemental awards were made to five of the jurisdictions that are participating in the G.R.E.A.T. Program National Evaluation (five-year longitudinal study of the effectiveness and impact of the G.R.E.A.T. Program) to help them support their G.R.E.A.T. programs and continued participation in the evaluation.
- Albuquerque, NM
- Philadelphia, PA
- Chicago, IL
- Portland, OR
- Nashville, TN