Law Enforcement Resiliency Grant

The 68th Legislative Assembly approved an appropriation to the Office of Attorney General to fund grant awards for providing law enforcement resiliency programs. Funding provided under this Act must be used to defray administrative, therapeutic, training, and outreach related costs of providing mental health and wellness support services to current and retired correctional and law enforcement personnel. Funds will be awarded through a one-year formula grant process to organizations that meet the requirements.

 

  • Grant applications are no longer being accepted for the 2023-2025 biennium.

 

 

Eligible Program Participants

 

Grant funds can only be disbursed through a political subdivision partnering with non-government programs.

 

  • For purposes of the grant, a political subdivision is defined as a county, township, park district, school district, city, and any other unit of local government which is created either by statute or by the Constitution of North Dakota for local government or other public purposes.
  • Grant funds cannot be awarded directly to non-government organizations, but a grantee may contract for services from such an organization.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the participating/cooperating agencies must be provided with the application, if applicable.

 

 

Eligible Uses

 

Law Enforcement Resiliency grant funds may be used for the following purpose areas:

 

  • Mental health and wellness support services to current and retired correctional and law enforcement personnel.
    • Therapeutic related costs
    • Training
    • Out-Reach related Costs
    • No more than 10% of the award may be used for administrative costs.

 

Law Enforcement Resiliency grant funds may be used for the following purpose areas:

  • Contracted therapists must work with insurance.
    • They must also agree to meet with the correctional or law enforcement personnel within 72 hours of asking for an appointment.
    • Allow billable time for them to go to training, meetings, and participate in ride alongs
      • Trainings: IACP Valor Training, Peer- to- Peer and critical incident training encouraged
  • Any Training Programs will need to have Grant Manager pre-approval, requests must be submitted in writing.
  • Detailed updates each quarter on the project to show the impact and challenges being faced.
  • Since this is one-time funding, the applicant must submit a sustainable project.

 

 

Prohibited Uses

 

Grant funds cannot be used to supplant state and local funds. Grant funds can only increase the amount of such funds that would, in the absence of grant aid, be made available for the same activities.   In addition, grant funds cannot be used for:

 

  • Lobbying
  • Research/research projects
  • Fundraising
  • Construction/remodel projects
  • Providing out of state direct services or training

 

 

Length of Award

 

The grant award commences January 1, 2024, and continues through December 31, 2024.  Continued funding cannot be guaranteed, this is currently a one-time funded grant.  Applicants should secure local funding so that projects may be continued after the grant ends.

 

 

Grant Application

 

Max budget request: $100,000

 

  • Grant applications are no longer being accepted for the 2023-2025 biennium.

 

Electronic submission via email to agogrants@nd.gov is preferred. If mailed, send application to:

 

ND Office of Attorney General

Grants Management Section

600 E Boulevard Ave, Dept 125

Bismarck, ND 58505-0040

 

Applications submitted or postmarked after the due date will be returned and not considered. Late submissions will not be accepted.

 

Submitted expenses must be supported by complete and detailed documentation, such as invoices, time-sheets, payroll records, training agendas, travel itineraries, etc. Reimbursement may be withheld if reporting is not complete. The grant manager will conduct a monitoring during the grant period.

 

Law Enforcement Agencies – UCR reporting must be current at time of award and kept current throughout the funding cycle.

 

 

Application/Award Timeline

 

  • November 2023:  Notice of funding availability is made.
  • December 2023:  Application deadline.
  • January 2024: Award notices will be sent out.
  • December 2024: Funding award ends.

 

 

Grant Awards

 

Quarterly financial reporting and quarterly progress reports are required and must be accompanied by complete documentation. Reimbursement may be withheld if reporting is not complete.

 

Technical Assistance

 

If you require any assistance regarding the grant application process, please call 701-328-2210 and ask for the grants management section.

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