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Important Notice:

The Department of Justice’s grant-making components issued revised guidance on April 22, 2021 regarding conditions on certain Department grants.  Consistent with Executive Order 13993, an April 14, 2021 Attorney General memorandum, and relevant grant-making statutes, the Department informed grant recipients and applicants that they will continue receiving certain Department grants without making certifications related to 8 U.S.C. § 1373 and associated matters as a precondition.  The Department will also cease giving priority consideration to grant applicants that accept conditions similar to those requirements.

National Crime Victims’ Service Awards

Submit your nominations for the 2022 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards by August 2, 2021.  The awards recognize individuals, and programs that demonstrate outstanding achievements in supporting victims and victim services.

What is Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS)?

Novel psychoactive substances (NPS), also referred to as designer drugs and synthetic drugs, are an emerging or re-emerging type of illicit substance.  NPS are similar in structure and effect to common drugs of abuse, but differ enough that they evade detection with traditional tests and require new scheduling laws.

Amy L. Solomon, Acting Assistant Attorney General Speaks at the Budget Stakeholder Briefing

The Department of Justice grantmaking components held a budget stakeholder briefing on Thursday, June 3, 2021.  The meeting materials are available on the President’s FY 2022 Budget Request page.

Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials

This new OVC resource is intended to support children and youth during their involvement with the justice system as a victim or witness to a crime. In each of the illustrated narratives, child and youth characters explain how the justice system works in a child-friendly and developmentally appropriate way.

Nomination Period Open for Medal of Valor

Nominations are now being accepted for the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor for those who have exhibited extraordinary courage above and beyond the call of duty.  Submit your nomination by 11:59 p.m. ET, on July 31, 2021.

Grant Application Resource Guide

Updated for FY 2021, this resource contains information to help you prepare and submit applications for OJP funding and offers guidance on award administration.

Learn about JustGrants, DOJ's Grants Management System

Access information about JustGrants, including news updates, resources and training opportunities for applicants and recipients of DOJ grant awards, and other forms of federal financial assistance.