The Governor’s Crime Commission on June 1 approved the allocation of $43.5 million in federal funding across 243 criminal justice initiatives in the state of North Carolina.
Funding will support services for victims of crime and the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders, as well as law enforcement initiatives including training facilities, accreditation, mental health intervention, and the acquisition of body armor, technology and non-lethal weapons.
“The state has access to federal funding that will cover about half of the 500 grant applications received this year,” said Caroline Farmer, executive director of the GCC. “It was a very competitive field, and my team will work to identify additional funding resources that might allow us to support applicants not approved today.”
Commission staff next will partner with approved applicants to review and make any modifications needed to ensure grant applications comply with the conditions of the award and the grant timeline.
The Governor’s Crime Commission is the state agency designated to apply for and redistribute federal criminal justice funding from the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the state of North Carolina.
The allocations approved on Thursday stem from the following federal funding sources:
• Byrne Justice Assistance: Support for law enforcement, prosecution and court programs
• Children’s Justice Act: Services through all phases of child welfare
• Juvenile Justice/Title II: Services for justice-involved and at-risk youth
• Victims of Crime Act: Support for crime victims and their families
• Violence Against Women Act: Improvement of the response to violent crimes against women
For more information about the Governor’s Crime Commission and the grants it manages, visit ncdps.gov/gcc.
About the Governor’s Crime Commission
The commission serves as the chief advisory body to the governor and to the secretary of public safety on crime and justice issues. Commission members include heads of statewide criminal justice agencies, appointed state and local government officials, and private citizens. GCC administers federal block grants that are awarded to government, education and social service agencies to start new and innovative programs to reduce crime.