Funding And Programs
Apply for grants that are specifically designed to support you in becoming a G.R.E.A.T. Officer, teaching the G.R.E.A.T. curriculum, and making a G.R.E.A.T. difference in a child’s life.
The GFI is dedicated in directing our efforts to increase the number, nationwide, of G.R.E.A.T. trained law enforcement officers who will be assigned to teach the G.R.E.A.T. curriculum in elementary and middle schools.
Officers teaching the curriculum will serve as integral parts in re-establishing or creating the presence of their department’s prevention initiative and in supporting the reduction in youth violence and delinquency.
From 1991 to 1994, the G.R.E.A.T. Program expanded to more than 900 officers certified to teach the curriculum, representing 465 law enforcement agencies in 43 states.
Since the inception of G.R.E.A.T., more than 12,000 law enforcement officers have been certified as G.R.E.A.T. instructors and more than 6 million students have graduated from the G.R.E.A.T. Program.
The GFI provides funding to law enforcement agencies for the purchase of classroom materials and youth incentives that will enhance G.R.E.A.T. Classroom, Summer, and Family Component goals.
TRAINING TRAVEL GRANTS:
The GFI provides supplemental funding grants to G.R.E.A.T. Officers national wide to attend various G.R.E.A.T. Training classes. These grants assist in paying the Officer’s transportation and per diem expenses.
SCHOOL SERVICE PROJECT:
The GFI awards grants to G.R.E.A.T. School Classes to assist the G.R.E.A.T. students in completing their “Making My School A G.R.E.A.T. Place” project as required by the middle school curriculum. This program is designed to encourage classroom students, teachers, and school administrators to be actively involved in the School Service Project thereby making the G.R.E.A.T. Program all inclusive, i.e. law enforcement, school teachers, school administrators, students and community service.