According to the October 2013 report published by UCLA’s Williams Institute, homophobia continues to be pervasive in law enforcement throughout the United States. Click Here to read the full report.
We believe the best way to combat homophobia and to create a greater awareness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people working in law enforcement is through training and education. It’s rare to find this kind of training required in basic and in-service law enforcement training programs; therefore it can be difficult to fund. This grant program offers law enforcement agencies in the United States up to $1000 to fund training programs specifically designed to increase awareness and understanding of LGBT people working in law enforcement and to combat homophobia within law enforcement. We believe training can also improve the understanding of LGBT people out in the community and how law enforcement can better serve LGBT citizens.
The requirements for this grant include:
- Being a member of a law enforcement agency within the United States
- Demonstrating how the training program will create a greater awareness of LGBT people working in law enforcement
- Providing a detailed budget for how the grant will be used
- A letter of support for the training on letterhead signed by the agency executive
How to apply:
To apply of this grant, complete the application form below. Be sure to provide as much detail about the program as possible in order to demonstrate how the training will create a greater awareness and understanding of LGBT people working in law enforcement. This grant is intended to focus first on combating homophobia within law enforcement. When describing the budget, be sure to include all costs of the program even if it exceeds the amount requested. This grant can fund up to $1000 that could be used for a speaker, video materials, books, or other specific parts of the program.
Be sure to obtain a letter supporting the training program on agency letterhead and signed by the agency executive. Submit the letter electronically in PDF format.