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 Grants Management Section administers federal block grants for criminal justice and juvenile justice programs in North Carolina. The Commission administers about $80 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:

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

The State Homeland Security Grant Program

The State Homeland Security Grant Program, SGHSGP, 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.

Preference is given to projects supporting:

  • Interoperable Communications
  • Terrorism Incident Prevention
  • Physical Security Enhancement
  • Cyber Terrorism Prevention