The Department of Public Safety administers federal criminal justice block grants through the Governor's Crime Commission and homeland security grants through the Division of Emergency Management.

Governor's Crime Commission Grants

The Governor's Crime Commission  administers federal block grants for criminal justice, juvenile justice, and victims service programs in North Carolina. The Commission administers about $100 million of grants each year and assures that money is disbursed according to federal and state governmental regulations during the life of the grants.
The grants are awarded to government, education and social service agencies for innovative programs in the following areas:

  • Victims of Crime
  • Violence Against Women
  • Drug Control and System Improvement
  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Law Enforcement


    The State Homeland Security Grant Program

    The State Homeland Security Grant Program, provides funds to help state and local units of government prevent, deter, respond to, and recover from incidents of terrorism involving the use of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive weapons and cyber attacks. This includes responders in cities, counties, and state agencies.