The purpose of this resource page is to identify open grants, training and technical assistance that may be of particular interest to defender agencies, courts, state, local and tribal jurisdictions, research and academic institutions, and non-profit organizations that are working to enhance legal assistance and related services for historically underserved populations. Please contact the issuing entity for more information about listed grants, training and technical assistance.
Criminal - Grants | Training & Technical Assistance
Juvenile - Grants | Training & Technical Assistance
Civil - Grants | Training & Technical Assistance
Violence Against Women - Grants | Training & Technical Assistance
Victims of Crime - Grants | Training & Technical Assistance
Tribal Justice- Grants | Training & Technical Assistance
For a comprehensive listing of all Department of Justice (DOJ) grants, please visit www.justice.gov/business/.
Overview of resources for courts and indigent defense providers (PDF)
FEATURED AGENCY GRANT
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program States/Territories Part B Supplemental - Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
This program to supplements the HIV care and treatment services provided by the States/Territories through RWHAP Part B and AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Base funds. This funding is used to assist States and Territories in developing and/or enhancing access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality care and treatment services for low-income individuals and families living with HIV. A comprehensive HIV/AIDS continuum of care includes the provision of the following core medical services: outpatient and ambulatory health services, ADAP medications, AIDS pharmaceutical assistance (local), oral health care, early intervention services, health insurance premium and cost sharing assistance, home health care, medical nutrition therapy, hospice services, home and community-based health services, mental health services, medical case management, treatment adherence services, and substance abuse outpatient care as well as appropriate supportive services that assist PLWH in accessing treatment of HIV infection that is consistent with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Treatment Guidelines. Comprehensive HIV/AIDS care also includes access to support services such as legal services, emergency financial assistance, and residential substance abuse services.
Funding Source: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Eligible Grantees: All 50 states including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands are eligible for Part B Supplemental funds.
*On occasion, this section will feature relevant cross-cutting DOJ and other federal agency grants. For a comprehensive listing of all federal grants, please visit www.grants.gov.
Criminal - Grants
Research and Evaluation on Victims of Crime
NIJ is collaborating with OVC to build on three areas of research that are of interest to both agencies. Category 1: Studying the Victim-Offender Overlap – The goal of this research is to improve the field’s understanding of violent victimization by teasing apart the complexity of the interactions between individuals that may escalate into disputes. A secondary goal is to inform victim service provision, law enforcement intervention strategies, and prevention efforts targeted at preventing disputes from escalating. Category 2: Understanding the Violent Victimization Experiences of Young Men of Color – The goal of this funding opportunity is to better understand the victimization experiences of young men of color by taking the knowledge that is gained from data collections already in existence and expanding upon them to gain information that is readily available in these data sources. A secondary goal is to obtain information to better inform policy and proactive regarding the criminal justice system’s response to the violent victimization of young male racial and ethnic minorities. Category 3: Research on the Broader Impacts of School Shootings – The goal of this solicitation area is to fund mixed-method research on the experiences of a broad range of individuals affected or potentially affected by school shootings that occurred in the past five years. Deliverables from this project should include one or more scholarly publications in relevant professional peer reviewed journals.
Funding Source: National Institute of Justice
Eligible Grantees: States, territories, units of local government (including federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), and certain qualified individuals.
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program (42 U.S.C. § 3751(a)) is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. The JAG Program provides states and units of local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution and court programs, prevention and education programs, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, crime victim and witness initiatives, and planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs. JAG funds may be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, strategic planning, research and evaluation (including forensics), data collection, training, personnel, equipment, forensic laboratories, supplies, contractual support, and criminal justice information systems that will improve or enhance such areas as: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs, including indigent defense; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
Funding Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Eligible Grantees: Units of local government appearing on the FY 2015 JAG Allocations list found here. For JAG Program purposes, a unit of local government is: a town, township, village, parish, city, county, borough, or other general purpose political subdivision or state; or it may also be a federally recognized Indian tribe that performs law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).
Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS)
For this solicitation, justice information-sharing technology refers to any technology (hardware and/or software, hosted residentially or remotely) that plays a role in the collection, storage, sharing, and analysis of criminal justice data. Funding under this program is provided to assist state, local, and tribal jurisdictions in enhancing their information-sharing capacity through the use of innovative technological solutions such that they may more effectively address disproportional and precipitous increases in crime. The goals of the this program include: 1) promoting information sharing and collaboration within and among criminal justice agencies that have a role in preventing and investigating crime; 2) developing and enhancing policies and practices that leverage technology to promote public safety and reduce crime; 3) supporting implementation of information-sharing solutions at the local, regional, state, tribal, and national levels that have a measurable positive impact on the crime trends identified by the applying jurisdiction; and 4) improving the quantity and quality of evidence-based justice information-sharing programs.
Funding Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Eligible Grantees: Public agencies of state governments, units of local government, and tribal entities that perform criminal justice functions (or government agencies acting as fiscal agents for eligible applicants).
Criminal - Training and Technical Assistance
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Juvenile - Grants
Second Chance Act Strengthening Families and Children of Incarcerated Parents
This program will promote and expand services to children who have a parent who is incarcerated in a Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) correctional facility. Program activities include mentoring and comprehensive services that facilitate healthy and positive relationships between incarcerated individuals, their children, and caregivers. This program will implement positive developmental activities to: 1) address issues the child and the family may face; 2) strategies to increase and enhance communication between child and parent; and 3) transitional reentry services for parents who are released during the program. The goals of this solicitation are to support activities that foster positive family engagement between an incarcerated parent and his or her child(ren). In addition to engaging the parent while he or she is incarcerated, this solicitation also supports the delivery of transitional reentry services upon release. The program will: 1) develop new approaches to strengthen the relationships between children of incarcerated parents, their parents, and caregivers; 2) seek to reduce behavioral infractions during incarceration and recidivism post-release of the incarcerated parent; 3) provide services that foster positive youth development that may include but are not limited to mentoring, to children of incarcerated parents; 4) develop innovative approaches that will enhance child/parent communication, including use of tele-visiting, emailing, letter writing, audio recordings, and transportation assistance for in-person visits; 5) document best practices, lessons learned, and strategies that can be replicated. This guidance clarifies that an allowable use of Second Chance Act funds for reentry services includes referral to and payment of legal services related to the purpose of the grant, such as: 1) securing a driver’s license; 2) expunging criminal records; 3) litigating inappropriate denials of housing or employment and violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act; 4) creating and/or modifying child support orders; and 5) other family law services that help stabilize individuals and families.
Funding Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Eligible Grantees: Nonprofit organizations (including faith-based, tribal, and community nonprofit organizations) with a demonstrable history of providing services to children of incarcerated parents and community-based reentry programming.
Juvenile - Training and Technical Assistance
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Civil - Grants
For information on other Civil grant opportunities, please visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov.
Civil - Training and Technical Assistance
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OFFICE ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN (OVW)
OVW - Grants
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OVW - Training and Technical Assistance
For information on other OVW training and technical assistance opportunities, please visit www.ovw.usdoj.gov.
OFFICE FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME (OVC)
OVC - Grants
Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program – Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation
The overarching goal of the fellowship program is to enhance OVC efforts to facilitate the understanding, development, or enhancement of innovative programs, models, practices, and protocols that serve crime victims and, in particular, serves victims of elder abuse and elder victims of financial exploitation. A secondary goal is to foster the professional development of practitioners in the victim assistance field by providing them an opportunity to work closely with career and political federal staff contractors, grantees, and a myriad of public and private organizations in Washington, D.C., and throughout the nation. During the fellowship period, the fellow will: 1) assist in the assessment of the technical assistance, training, and capacity-building needs of prosecutors and law enforcement, Department components, medical associations, and NAPSA, regarding victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation; 2) support efforts to design and administer EJI-funded and/or OVC-funded training, technical assistance, and information sharing initiatives to educate prosecutors, law enforcement, medical associations, and other government and nongovernment agencies about elder abuse and financial exploitation; 3) identify and develop relevant subject matter content for EJI’s Web site; 4) develop reports, speeches, and articles, as needed, to support EJI’s and OVC’s training, technical assistance, and capacity-building initiatives to expand evidence-based resources and collaboration for prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, and medical associations; 5) participate in internal and external stakeholder meetings, forums, and conferences for the purpose of providing information on EJI and OJP/OVC efforts to address and improve the awareness of, and responses to, elder victims of abuse and financial exploitation; and 6) participate in professional development and training activities relevant to the fellowship.
Funding Source: Office for Victims of Crime
Eligible Grantees: Individuals with expertise in elder abuse and financial exploitation who demonstrate the financial and administrative capacity to manage the cooperative agreement, along with the desire, knowledge, and ability to successfully execute the development of training, technical assistance, public awareness, and other information resources to meet the needs of victim service providers and allied practitioners who serve crime victims.
Vision 21: Tribal Victim Services Resource Mapping Project
The goal of this project is to create a state-of-the-art resource mapping and referral tool that provides easy access to current information about comprehensive victim services available to AI/AN victims of crime. This tool will improve access to information and services for AI/AN victims, victim service providers, the general public, and private, state, and federal funders. The following objectives will be carried out in support of this goal: 1) Establish a network of stakeholders (phase I). This will involve identification, engagement, and coordination of key stakeholders. Achievement of this objective includes: timeline of scheduled meetings, list of participants, and summaries of meetings; 2) Gather, analyze, synthesize, and categorize tribal victim services information (phase I). Produce quarterly reports that outline identified service gaps. Achievement of this objective includes: types of tribal victim services identified (by category) and number of services identified by stakeholders (by type); 3) Work integrally with the target audiences to develop, test, finalize, and promote a state-of-the-art resource mapping and referral tool (phase II). Achievement of this objective includes: number of products developed (by type), number of products tested (by type), number of public awareness materials developed and disseminated, and number of recommendations developed to ensure product remains current and relevant.
Funding Source: Office for Victims of Crime
Eligible Grantees: Tribal government and public agencies, tribal institutions of higher education, colleges and universities, and tribal and non-tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Applicants must demonstrate the knowledge and experience necessary to identify and work with key tribal and non-tribal stakeholders, to gather comprehensive victim services information, and to develop a national-scope, state-of-the-art resource mapping and referral tool that is accessible to crime victims, victim service providers, and the general public.
VOCA Victim Assistance Formula
Under this solicitation, OVC will award each eligible state victim assistance program an annual grant to support eligible crime victim assistance programs in that state or territory. Eligible crime victim assistance programs are those that “are operated by a public agency or nonprofit organization, or a combination of such agencies or organizations or of both such agencies and organizations, and provide services to victims of crime,” and that meet the other requirements set out in 42 U.S.C. § 10603 (b)(1). Services generally include those efforts that: 1) respond to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims; 2) help primary and secondary victims of crime to stabilize their lives after a victimization; 3) help victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system; and 4) provide victims of crime with a measure of safety and security, such as boarding up broken windows and replacing and repairing locks. “Emergency legal assistance” is an allowable use of these funds, consistent with the solicitation and VOCA Assistance Guidelines.
Funding Source: Office of Victims of Crime
Eligible Grantees: State agencies designated by the chief executive of their state to administer VOCA Victim Assistance Formula Grants.
OVC - Training and Technical Assistance Opportunities
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OFFICE OF TRIBAL JUSTICE (OTJ)
OTJ - Grants
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OTJ - Training and Technical Assistance
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Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant Writing and Management Academy
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
OJP Grants 101
Tribal Justice and Safety Resource Page