National Center for Campus Public Safety

To be a resource for campus police chiefs, directors of public safety, emergency managers, and key campus safety stakeholders.

The National Center will be a catalyst that brings together all forms of campus public safety, professional associations, advocacy organizations, community leaders, and
others to improve and expand services to those who are charged with providing a safe environment on the campuses of the nation's colleges and universities.

The National Center is envisioned as a think tank and clearinghouse for the identification and dissemination of information, research, training, and promising best practices and emerging issues in campus public safety.

The National Center will identify and examine emerging risks to campus safety and security and develop resources to combat those risks and facilitate the transfer of research to practice.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

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Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Please visit for a summary of accomplishments. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

The National Center will work closely with the Department of Justice to identify and prioritize the needs of the field and to reach out to key stakeholders and identify their role in the National Center; serve as the ?one-stop shop? for campus public safety; connect existing federal and non-federal resources with the needs of constituents; connect major campus public safety entities with one another, and with federal agencies, as well as highlight and promote best and innovative practices specific to campus public safety efforts and integrate key issues in public safety in order to develop comprehensive responses that meet the complexity of needs on campus; and, deliver essential training and technical assistance specific to campus public safety.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

A demonstrated knowledge of campus public safety needs and demonstrated experience and infrastructure for successfully carrying out a multi-faceted initiative with multiple campus stakeholder groups is required.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies are the primary beneficiaries of this program.


The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Abstract; Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative. For further information, please see the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Contingent upon whether the stats has designated an entity to coordinate and review proposed federal financial assistance.

See list of States that require this at:

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


An act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies for competitive programs, from 30 to 180 days.


There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application. See section 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 18.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The term of the program budget period is 24 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: The current fiscal year?s program solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site ( For additional information, see the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide section on ?Period of Availability of Funds' at

Post Assistance Requirements


No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Progress reports are due semi-annually, unless otherwise specified in the award's special conditions.

Financial reports are due quarterly, unless otherwise specified in the award's special conditions.

Yes, to assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the Government Accountability Office, Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General, state or local government auditors, and auditors from independent public accounting firms. Jurisdictions must follow their local policies and procedures, including maintenance of reliable and accurate accounting systems, record keeping, and systems of internal control.


In accordance with the requirement set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F, grantees must maintain all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award for at least 3 years following the close of the most recent audit.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site ( and/or

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at . For additional guidance reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide ( and Post award Instructions ( Applicable administrative requirements and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 C.F.R.).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

BJA, U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance 810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: Phone: 202-616-6500 or 1-866- 859-2647.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are described in the OJP Program Announcement available at and/or

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