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Community Corrections

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Grants and Funding

Featured Resource

Office of Justice Programs (OJP): Funding Resource Center
OJP provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. Contained on the OJP Funding Resource Center site is information about open solicitations, resources for applicants and grantees, grant procedures and requirements, links to State Administering Agencies, and additional grant-related resources. Also access the OJP Grant Application Resource Guide.

Funding Notices

Sign up to receive the weekly Funding News From NCJRS email capturing information about solicitation releases and funding-related webinars from our OJP federal sponsors.


Department of Justice Program Plan
U.S. Department of Justice, Annual

DOJ Grants Financial Guide
U.S. Department of Justice, December 2017

OJP Strategic Plan, FY 2016 – FY 2018
Office of Justice Programs, December 2015

Related Resources

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
BJA provides funding through a number of programs for corrections, including the:

Grants 101
Developed by the Office of Justice Programs, Grants 101 is a step-by-step tutorial on the grant process and is designed to help prospective grantees prepare more effective applications.

Grants Management System (GMS)
For some Office of Justice Programs' grants, potential grantees can use GMS to apply for the grant, review and make changes to an application, receive award documents, submit reports, and close out the grant. GMS offers help to users, including online training support.

On the Grants.gov website, you can find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all federal grant-making agencies. You can also sign up to receive announcements of new federal grants and modifications of existing grant announcements from Grants.gov.

National Institute of Corrections (NIC): Cooperative Agreements
NIC periodically posts funding opportunities on its main cooperative agreements page. The page contains links to active awards available for application in community corrections, jail, and prison-related areas.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ funds research, development, and evaluation about criminal justice through competitive solicitations. The focus of the solicitations varies from year to year based on research priorities and available funding. The NIJ site contains Current Funding Opportunities as well as information about Forthcoming Solicitations.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP sponsors research, program, and training initiatives; develops priorities and goals and sets policies to guide federal juvenile justice issues; disseminates information about juvenile justice issues; and awards funds to states to support local programming. OJJDP's Funding page presents current funding opportunities, past funding information and awards, and information about the different types of funding.

Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)
This mission of the SMART Office is to protect the public by supporting the national implementation of a comprehensive sex offender registration and notification system. As part of this mission, the SMART Office administers grant programs relating to sex offender management.