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Office of Justice Programs Anti-Terrorism Funding Sources

Anti-Terrorism Funding Sources
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Terrorism within the borders of the United States has been a focus of attention for emergency response agencies since the bombings of the World Trade Center in 1993 and the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City in 1995. Since September 11, 2001, public agencies at every level of government have made building the capacity to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks a high priority.

State and local agencies are drawing on resources to address their needs from a number of sources, including several grant programs administered by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) in the U.S. Department of Justice. The purpose of the matrix, links, and hypothetical questions below are to provide you with information about OJP programs that may be used to support your anti-terrorism efforts. We also encourage coordination of these programs, which are administered in most states by different agencies and encourage participation by all agencies in your state's efforts to develop and implement a Statewide Domestic Preparedness Strategy.

OJP resources that can be used by state and local jurisdictions to prepare and respond to domestic terrorism are available primarily through four OJP components: the Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP), the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). In addition, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) collects and analyzes statistical data and provides financial and technical support to state governments in developing state capabilities in criminal justice statistics and data.

  • ODP focuses on training, equipment acquisition, technical assistance, and support for national, state, and local exercises. Information about the ODP State Administering Agency (SAA) points of contact is available at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/state.htm.

  • BJA provides funding to states and localities for use by law enforcement agencies and funds several training and technical assistance initiatives that could aid law enforcement in preventing and responding to terrorist acts. Information about the BJA SAA points of contact is available at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/state.htm.

  • NIJ is working with other federal agencies in the development of technologies and equipment to assist in the preparation for and response to terrorist incidents. Information about NIJ is available at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij.

  • OVC plays an active role in assisting victims of mass casualty terrorist crimes. Contact information for the state agencies that administer OVC funds is available at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/state.htm.
Additional information about OJP and its programs, including how to contact individual OJP agencies, is available on OJP's web site at www.ojp.usdoj.gov.

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