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JustGrants: New system brings change to DOJ grants management

Lauren Nassikas, OVW and Maria Swineford, OJP
September 18, 2020

On October 15th, 2020, the Department of Justice transitioned to a new grants management system called JustGrants, as well as a grants payment system known as the Automated Standard Application for Payments, or ASAP.

In this episode, Lauren Nassikas, the Associate Director for the Legal Assistance for Victims and the Justice for Families programs at OVW, describes the transition experience for grantees as they prepare to adopt the new system. She is joined by Maria Swineford, the Business Manager for JustGrants at the Office of Justice Programs. Maria sheds light on the technical aspects of the transition, such as how to register for the systems and the available trainings. Together, they share their hopes for a unified and easy-to-use system for OVW, OJP, and COPS grantees.

Resources from the episode:

JustGrants Webpage

How to Get Ready

OVW Action Dates

Preparation Checklist

JustGrants Training

Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) website

System for Award Management (SAM) website

Contact Us:

OVW Grantees or (866) 655-4482 (9am – 5pm EST)

Non-OVW Grantees or (833) 872-5175 (5am – 9pm EST)

Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) or (855) 868-0151 (Option 2, then option 3)

Updated January 20, 2021