November Grants Newsletter

This month, Arizona cities, departments, and universities were awarded over $50 million dollars in grants to fight wildfires, reduce crime in Arizona neighborhoods, and improve services for crime victims.

Congratulations to this month’s grant recipients!

Available grant opportunities include efforts to combat domestic violence, prevent human trafficking, promote intersectional efforts addressing violence and discrimination, and efforts to capture carbon.


New grants continuously become available through various offices of the federal government. To stay up to date, please register with and request notifications about funding opportunities. If you have suggestions or questions, please contact our Constituent Affairs and Community Liaison, Ms. Michelle Coldwell at


Grants Awarded in CD 9 and Arizona

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Arizona’s Department of Forestry and Fire Management awarded $1,967,356

This grant will be used to fund wildfire suppression and structure protection.

National Science Foundation

Arizona State University awarded $1,874,988 for the Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP) project

This grant will used to fund the CRISP project, which explores integrating green and gray water infrastructure systems to mitigate the impact of extreme weather on chemical, petroleum, and agricultural sectors along Texas coastal basins. Insight gained will be used to facilitate knowledge exchanges, create an online learning platform, and train of graduate, postdoctoral, and undergraduate students, and will include socioeconomic studies, computer science and engineering components, and a visualization of stakeholder engagement.

U.S. Department of Justice

Arizona State University awarded $999,997 for Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program

This grant will be used to develop place-based strategies to revitalize neighborhoods. The grant will help Arizona State University deploy a planning and implementation phase designed to identify and reduce crime in specific neighborhoods.

City of Tempe awarded $700,000 for smart policing initiative

This grant will be used to develop effective, efficient, and economical strategies to address crime. Grant recipients will test practices and implement interventions to improve the effectiveness of police agency processes and procedures.

City of Scottsdale awarded $150,000 to reduce DNA backlog and enhance capacity

This grant will be used to improve case turnaround time and reduce backlog by contracting validation services, software, and replacing equipment.

City of Mesa awarded $150,000 to reduce DNA backlog and enhance capacity

This grant will be used to reduce the backlog for DNA reports and increase laboratory capacity by obtaining an eight capillary CE instrument. The laboratory expects that this grant will help reduce turnaround time by 3% and backlog by 10%.

Arizona Criminal Justice Commission awarded $509,193 for post-conviction DNA evidence testing

This grant will be used to test hair microscopy evidence used to obtain convictions. A new multidisciplinary task force will also identify hair microscopy cases around Arizona, note erroneous testimony, determine what cases require DNA testing to resolve an innocence claim, locate evidence, and seek testing.

Arizona Criminal Justice Commission awarded $843,580 for the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)

This grant will be used to reduce the backlog of dispositions through funding specific needs of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Navajo County Attorney’s Office, Havasu and Flagstaff Courts, the Pima Superior Court, and the Mesa, Scottsdale, Sahuarita, and St. John’s Police Department.

Arizona Criminal Justice Commission awarded $163,089 for Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program

This grant will be used to improve crime laboratories throughout the state of Arizona. The grant will be used to provide training and educational opportunities, personnel overtime, innovative and new technology and equipment, and laboratory certification fees.

Arizona Criminal Justice Commission awarded $78,459 for Statistical Analysis Center (SAC)

This grant will be used to assess National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) compliance across state agencies. This information will be used to ensure all agencies are prepared to become NIBRS compliant. The grant will also be used to conduct an evaluation of four RSATY programs to determine best practices.

Arizona Department of Public Safety awarded $558,734 to reduce DNA backlog and enhance capacity

This grant will help apply efficient analysis practices to a backlog of DNA samples and address the increasing costs of the Department of Public Safety’s Scientific Analysis Bureau. The grant will fund personnel, purchase supplies and equipment, expedite the screening process, and outsource older cases.

Technical Assistance Partnership of Arizona awarded $822,723 for reentry services

The grant will be used to provide reentry and recidivism reduction services to 150 men being released from the Department of Corrections.

Phoenix Police Department receives $399,477 for task force

The Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (AZ ICAC) will conduct proactive and reactive investigations, provide training and technical assistance to other law enforcement agencies, and increase the number of Internet crimes against children offenses being investigated and prosecuted in federal and state courts in Arizona.

Arizona Supreme Court receives $749,885 for expansion of probation program

This grant will be applied towards the expansion of the of EPICS-II Program impact study in the Arizona Adult Probation System, providing further training and comprehensive evaluations to probation staff to ensure understanding of basic evidence principles and ensure quality. This understanding will determine the impact of probation officers fully trained in EPICS-II.

Tucson Fire Department receives $1,421,430 for firefighter assistance

This grant will be used to enhance the ability of fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS organizations, and fire training academies to protect the health and safety of the public. This grant will be used for professional training, wellness and fitness programs equipment, personal protective equipment, facility modification, and related supplies.

Arizona Department of Public Safety awarded $39,074,401 to improve victim services

This grant will provide funds from the Crime Victims Fund to enhance crime victim services in the State. Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) assistance funds are typically competitively awarded by the State to local community-based organizations that provide direct services to crime victims.

Southwest Indigenous Women’s Coalition awarded $318,008 to support development and operation of nonprofit, nongovernmental tribal domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions

This grant will be used to increase awareness, enhance the response to violence at federal, state, and tribal levels, provide technical assistance, and assist Indian tribes in efforts to aid Indian women who are victims of violent crimes.



Grant Opportunities

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

DELTA (Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances) Impact

This grant funds State Domestic Violence Coalitions (SDVCs) to implement statewide intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention efforts, while also providing assistance and funding for local communities to implement IPV prevention activities. Iterations have focused funding on increasing strategic data-driven planning and sustainable use of community and societal level primary prevention activities that address the social determinants of health and are based on best available evidence. DELTA Impact requires SDVCs to focus on the implementation of 3 to 4 evidence-informed programs and policy efforts within three specific focus areas. The grant is available to SDVCs that include representatives of pertinent sectors in the local community.

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Department of State

Combatting tracking in persons outside of the United States

The TIP Office leads the United States’ global engagement on the fight against human trafficking and seeks partnerships with foreign governments, civil society organizations, and multilateral organizations to combat modern slavery through the “3P” paradigm: prosecuting traffickers, protecting trafficking victims, and preventing trafficking in persons. The wide range of objectives is available through the link. Eligible organizations include U.S.-based and foreign non-profits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), for-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and public international organizations.

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Promote and Protect the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Women and Girls, LGBTI persons and other Marginalized Individuals

The Department of State is seeking programs that take an intersectional approach to addressing violence and discrimination targeting marginalized populations, which undermine society’s collective security, and programs that provide marginalized populations with tools to prevent, mitigate, and recover from violence. Eligible organizations include small businesses, public or state controlled higher education institutions, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) status, for profit organizations, and private institutions of higher education.

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Department of Energy

Enabling Carbon Capture Technologies

The grant will be used to research, develop, and validate carbon dioxide capture transformational materials, processes, and enabling technologies for pulverized coal or natural gas fired power plants.


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