As part of the FY2024 budget, the Legislature has appropriated funding to DPS for the administration of several state grants.
The Fentanyl Prosecution, Diversion and Testing Grant Program provides reimbursement to county attorneys, courts, and law enforcement agencies for costs associated with investigations, testing, and prosecution or diversion of fentanyl related crimes. Resources are available on a first-come, first-served basis to criminal justice agencies until depletion of the total fund.
In an effort to assist Arizona’s law enforcement agencies in the fight against fentanyl, the Arizona State Legislature has established the Fentanyl Prosecution, Diversion and Testing Fund consisting of $3,000,000 in one-time FY24 funding (SB1724). These funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis to reimburse county attorneys, courts and law enforcement agencies for costs associated with the investigation, testing and prosecution or diversion of crimes involving ARS 13-3408 incurred during FY24.
Eligible criminal justice agencies interested in accessing the fentanyl grant funds should submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) including a funding justification via e-mail.
Questions pertaining to the process may also be sent to this address. LOIs will be accepted until the $3,000,000 is depleted or June 30, 2024.
The Anti-Human Trafficking Grant Fund provides resources to law enforcement agencies to enhance services and programs that reduce human trafficking. With funding appropriated by SB1724, city, town, and state law enforcement agencies are able to provide services to victims through programs, partnerships, and training to identify and prevent human trafficking.
The Anti-Human Trafficking Grant Fund provides support to law enforcement agencies by providing resources for personnel, equipment and training to combat human trafficking within the state. SB1724 allocates $10 million in funding with $2 million dedicated to the Anti-Human Trafficking Hotline managed by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The remaining $8 million is available to eligible city, town and county law enforcement agencies with a maximum award amount of $500,000. Interested agencies should submit an application including the scope of work, justification and budget of the desired funding opportunity via e-mail.