As required by Title 74, Section 20k of the Oklahoma Statutes, the Attorney General has developed, and is implementing, a grant program for local law enforcement. This grant program is available for local law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma to increase their capacity to respond to violent crime in their community.
As provided for by the law, law enforcement agencies can utilize funds to reduce violent crime through priority strategies such as targeted staffing, increased technology, better analytical capabilities, enhanced community partnerships or victims services.
The application deadline for 2017 has passed.
Please revisit this page during the next application period to access the application.
- The Safe Oklahoma Grant Program awards monies to local law enforcement agencies across Oklahoma to support new initiatives and strategies to combat violent crime in our state.
- Pursuant to the statute in Title 74 O.S. § 20k, funds shall be used for local initiatives, technical assistance, law enforcement training, law enforcement equipment, crime victim services, contractual support and information systems for criminal justice purposes.
- Past-approved grant projects included overtime policing initiatives in violent crime hot-spot areas, the purchase of technology to support the intervention of violent crime and community partnership projects that focus on prevention of youth violent crime.
- Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate a need for this type of funding and have high historical violent crime rates.
- Grants are made for a one-year period.