DCJ Grant Programs


CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING (CESF) 2020 - Accepting applications

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 26, 2020

Application & instructions updated 5/5/20, to include other sources of funding.

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Updated Application Instructions

The Division of Criminal Justice Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance (DCJ OAJJA) has received approximately $6.6 million in federal funding to support both state and local governments/agencies via a broad range of criminal justice and law enforcement activities to prevent, prepare and respond to the coronavirus.

Funding is available for State and Local Units of Government, such as Law Enforcement Agencies, Jails, Prisons, Detention Facilities, and other local organizations. We will also accept limited grant applications from non-profit organizations representing statewide associations of local law enforcement.  Non-profit organizations must demonstrate how the grant will address statewide priorities.  

The majority of the CESF will be made available to local units of governments and other eligible local agencies through a competitive Request for Application process developed by the DCJ. Due to the emergent nature of this funding, grant applications have been simplified and the funding process will be expedited. Funding is available retroactive to January 20, 2020, and will be available for a period of up to two years. Click here for more detail.

Priority Funding Areas

  • Non-congregate housing for in-custody releases with no housing plan
  • Protections for Incarcerated people and staff working in those areas
  • Communication and community engagement tools to improve communication between law enforcement and community
  • Systems to track and support adults and/or juveniles released or diverted from incarceration

 
Other Allowable Items 
To support both state and local governments/agencies via a broad range of criminal justice and law enforcement activities to prevent, prepare and respond to the coronavirus.

  • Overtime, hiring personnel, training
  • Equipment and supplies
  • Travel expenses related to the distribution of COVID related resources 
  • Addressing the medical needs of inmates in local, jails, and detention centers
  • Addressing transitional housing needs for the criminal justice and juvenile justice population
  • Any other COVID-19 related expense.

Administrative Relief for Grantees impacted by COVID-19

Effective March 16, 2020

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Applicability: DCJ Grantees receiving both federal and state grants

Temporary Administrative Relief: Please download and save this document to your grant files. If you have any questions about these exceptions, please contact your DCJ grant manager.


 

The Division of Criminal Justice administers the following grants. For guidance and instructions related to applying for or managing a grant please visit the Grants Guidance & Resources page.

Note: The Standard Award Cycle may vary on a case-by-case basis.