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Week 442
June 15, 2009

Editor's Note:

With the deadline for the Byrne/JAG grants approaching on Wed. at 8PM, we again bring you an article from PoliceGrantsHelp expert Margaret Stark on avoiding common grant application mistakes. Keep these potential pitfalls in mind as you finalize your grant proposals, and check out the PoliceGrantsHelp Byrne/JAG resource page with any other last minute questions.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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Police chiefs cope with complex applications to get stimulus funds


President Barack Obama greets Ohio police recruits hired with stimulus funds. (AP Photo)

CLEVELAND — For police chiefs, the federal application for stimulus money to hire new officers was a lot like a high school test, with its multiple-choice questions and 2,000-character essay.

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Common reasons LE grant applications are denied
Pay attention to deadlines. Read the instructions. Do not exceed the page limitations stipulated in the instructions. Make sure the number of items you request are in line with the size of your department. These may seem like a "no brainer" but they’re also among the top reasons grant proposals are rejected ... Full column
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Every officer should realize that we are one traffic stop, one domestic, one bar fight, one drug raid away from becoming disabled or worse. So, not only do we want an education that helps with law enforcement, but we should also plan an education that can support us if the unfortunate happens ... Full column
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