Organized Retail Theft Grant Program
The Budget Act of 2022 (Senate Bill 154) established the Organized Retail Theft Grant Program. A competitive grant program will be open to city police, county sheriffs’ departments, and probation departments. Per the Budget Act, grant funds shall be used to support local law enforcement agencies in preventing and responding to organized retail theft, motor vehicle or motor vehicle accessory theft, or cargo theft. Permissible uses of grant funds include, but are not limited to, purchase of technology or other equipment to help deter strategies for preventing or responding to crime. These funds shall be used to supplement and not supplant existing funds for these activities.
Request for Proposal - Under Development
The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is seeking members to serve on a combined Executive Steering Committee (ESC) that will help develop the Organized Retail Theft Grant Program and the Organized Retail Theft Vertical Prosecution Grant Program. Statements of Interest for this combined ESC will be taken until a full membership has been reached. Individuals interested in learning more about the ESC process or submitting a Statement of Interest are encouraged to visit the BSCC Executive Steering Committee page here.
The BSCC anticipates releasing a combined Organized Retail Theft and Vertical Prosecution Grant Program Request for Proposal (RFP) in 2023. For the latest information on RFP releases, consider subscribing to the BSCC ListServ here.