Faith-based and other community organizations are eligible to apply
for Department of Justice grants or contracts from the Bureau of Prisons,
the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, the Office of Justice
Programs, the Civil Rights Division, and the Office on Violence Against
Women. The Department of Justice, through the Office of Justice Programs
and the Office on Violence Against Women, also awards formula and block
grants to state governments. State governments may then award sub-grants
to faith-based and community organizations, among other types of eligible
applicants. A directory of state government contacts for formula and
block grant programs is available on the State
Administering Agencies web page. Please contact
us if you have any questions.
- Bureau of Prisons
The Bureau of Prisons awards contracts to for-profit and non-profit
entities - including faith-based and other community organizations
- for various types of services including the operation of halfway
houses and substance abuse treatment. Active solicitations, or a
request for contract bids, are posted at www.fedbizopps.gov,
the federal business opportunities website. Please note that FedBizOpps
provides a convenient notification service regarding business opportunities.
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- Community Oriented
Policing Services (COPS)
The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office provides
grants to tribal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to hire
and train community-policing professionals, acquire and deploy cutting-edge
crime-fighting technologies, and develop and test innovative policing
strategies. Tribal, state and local law enforcement agencies are
encouraged to collaborate with faith-based and other community organizations.
For COPS Office funding opportunities, click
- Office of Justice Programs
The Office of Justice Program's (OJP) mission is to provide federal
leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control
crime, improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increase
knowledge about crime and related issues, and assist crime victims.
OJP is comprised of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau
of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office
of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Office for
Victims of Crime. OJP publishes program solicitations on its Funding
Opportunities web page.
- Civil Rights Division
The Department's Civil Rights Division provides grants to educate
workers, employers, and/or the general public about the anti-discrimination
provision Immigration and Nationality Act through the Office
of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices.
You can access information about this funding opportunity by visiting
the Office of Special Counsel's
- Office on Violence Against
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) coordinates the Department's
efforts to implement the Violence Against Women Act. OVW publishes
program solicitations on its Funding
Opportunities web page.