Law Enforcement Grants for K9

Chief Supply Grants Page:


American Working Dog Council:

Here are some possible funding sources and ideas (from post by Terry Fleck on the public forum :

1. U.S. DOJ (Department of Justice) LLEBG (Local Law Enforcement Block Grant):

2. U.S. Department of Homeland Security grants:

3. DAD DAC (Dogs against Drugs / Dogs Against Crime (A canine association that donates dogs to agencies):

4. Community donations:

Most communities will donate to a canine program. The key to success is “ownership” of the dog. The community MUST believe that they are donating for “their” dog. They must be part of the ownership of the dog. Therefore, community dog demos, community canine newsletters, etc., will assist the community in funding and having ownership in your canine program.

Also approach your businesses, both large and small, in your community. Many a canine unit has been given large amounts of funding from businesses in local communities.

5. More suggestions from the Federal government:

Subject: RE: K-9 Operations Funding

Specialists at the National Criminal Justice Reference Service saw your
request for information about funding for K-9 Operations. Because NCJRS has some
information on this, we are providing a response at the direction of the NCJRS
COTR and IALEP member Bill Ballweber at USDOJ. Resources related to funding for
K-9 Operations are provided below:
The U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Canine Enforcement Program
develops, executes, and oversees the allocation, training, and support of canine
resources. You can view information about this program on the following Web site:…nes/canine.xml.
If you would like to contact the Canine Enforcement Program to inquire about
funding or training resources, please use the following means:
Phone: 202-344-1931

The National Institute of Justice solicitation, Public Safety Interventions,
provides funding for Drug Crackdowns. More information is provided at:
For additional funding information, please visit the Grants & Funding section
of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Web site at This Web site contains links to funding
opportunities from the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP).
Specifically, we recommend the following funding resources:

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG)

Funding is currently being provided to State and local entities.
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

Following is another Web site that may be of use to you:
Dogs Against Drugs, Dogs Against Crime

You may also want to contact the State Grant Administering Agency (SAA) for
your state to see if there are any funds available that can be used
specifically for drug dogs. Many OJP formula grants are awarded directly to state
governments, which then set priorities and allocate funds within the state. You can
view a listing of SAAs on the following Web site:

Additionally, through the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Technology Transfer Program (TTP), equipment is made available free of charge to
state and local law enforcement agencies. While TTP does not supply funding,
the equipment that is available may be of use to your agency. The following
Internet link will connect you to the TTP Web site: If you
have any questions about this program, please contact TTP directly at
877-EPG-CTAC or

Please take a look at the resources and let us know if you have any questions
or need further assistance. Also, do not hesitate to contact us in the future
if you have other justice-related needs – we’re here to help! You can contact
us at

Jennifer Drake
Content Specialist
For comment/feedback on the information provided, please contact Bill
Ballweber at DOJ via e-mail: or by phone: 202-305-2975.
When sending e-mails, please CC the NCJRS Quality Manager at:

Terry Fleck
Canine Legal Update and Opinions

Del Monte Milk Bone Grants:
Roethlisbergger Foundation K9 Grants