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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 email capturing information about solicitation releases and funding-related webinars from OJP and the OJP program offices.

Related Resources

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

Grants 101
This online resource is a step-by-step tutorial on the grant process and is designed to help prospective grantees prepare more effective applications.

Justice Grants System (JustGrants)
JustGrants is a streamlined, end-to-end grants management system that provides applicants and grantees a straightforward user experience to help apply for and manage funding awards from OJP.

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.

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.

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.

Date Modified: July 06, 2021
Date Created: August 14, 2020