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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
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For a comprehensive listing of all Department of Justice (DOJ) grants, please visit

Overview of resources for courts and indigent defense providers (PDF)


Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success Administrative Data Pilot

The 2016 SIF PFS Administrative Data Pilot Competition seeks to advance PFS by providing funding for activities related to administrative data in order to develop High-Quality PFS Projects, including those in the pipeline and those already launched. The SIF PFS Administrative Data Pilot Competition will fund up to three entities to facilitate broad access to various sources of administrative data related to PFS projects. The Recipient(s) will function as a conduit and technical assistance provider that all PFS projects could work through to access data. Specifically, CNCS will award funds to a Recipient(s) to support Service Recipients’ activities that further their PFS projects. Recipient activities could include, for example: identifying required data sources and fields, negotiating data access agreements, working with the local, state, and federal agencies that house the administrative data to develop standardized data access agreements for Service Recipients, assisting Service Recipients in understanding how to access the data and providing technical assistance to access the data, including developing streamlined protocols for the Service Recipients, ensuring that all data exchanges meet privacy protection, confidentiality, and data security requirements, or formatting pre-match data files for the Service Recipients. Applicants may propose additional or alternative strategies that further the purposes of the SIF PFS Administrative Data Pilot.

Funding Source: Corporation for National and Community Service

Eligible Grantees: Nonprofit organizations, public or nonprofit universities, state and local governments (and other political subdivisions), tribes, as well as faith-based organizations. Eligible nonprofit organizations include those defined in 2 CFR 200.70.

Deadline: 8/23/16

 Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Program

The DVHT Program is focused on providing comprehensive case management, direct services and assistance, and referrals to domestic victims of severe forms of human trafficking.  Services must include, but are not limited to, long-term housing, substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, educational opportunities, job training and skills, and legal and financial advocacy. Programs must integrate survivor engagement in their case management and service delivery strategies. The intent of this program is to build, expand, and sustain organizational and community capacity to deliver trauma-informed, strength-based, and victim-centered services for domestic victims of severe forms of human trafficking through coordinated case management, a system of referrals and the formation of community partnerships. The DVHT Program encourages innovative practices and collaboration efforts among community stakeholders to build capacity and sustain a network of comprehensive services and ensure long-term outcomes for domestic victims of severe forms of trafficking.

Funding Source: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

Eligible Grantees: States, tribes, units of local government, and nonprofit, non-governmental victim service organizations. Victim service organizations include those who by nature of their current operations serve victims of sexual assault, sexual violence, domestic violence, human trafficking, and youth homelessness. Victim service organizations may also include faith-based organizations that are addressing human trafficking in their services.

Deadline: 8/24/16

 Continuum of Care Program 

The CoC Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness. This NOFA focuses on the Administration goals articulated in Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. These include: creating a systemic response to homelessness, strategically allocating resources, ending chronic homelessness, ending homelessness amongst families, youth, and veterans, and using a Housing First Approach,

Funding Source: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Eligible Grantees: Nonprofit organizations, States, local governments, and instrumentalities of State and local governments. Public housing agencies, as such term is defined in 24 CFR 5.100, are eligible without limitation or exclusion. For-profit entities are not eligible.

Deadline: 9/14/2016

State Justice Institute Grants

The State Justice Institute (SJI) is announcing the availability of five grant categories for state courts, nonprofits, and educational assistance to judges.  The categories are as follows: Project Grants (up to $300,000 each): to support innovative education and training, demonstration, and technical assistance projects to improve the administration of justice in the nation’s courts. Technical Assistance Grants (up to $50,000 each): to provide state and local courts with funding to obtain expert assistance to diagnose a problem, develop a response to that problem, and initiate implementation of any needed changes. Curriculum Adaptation and Training Grants (applicants are required to match not less than 50% of the grant amount requested, of which 20% must be cash):  to enable courts to modify and adapt or revise curriculum, train instructors, pilot test the new or revised curriculum, and conduct judicial branch education and training programs; Strategic Initiatives Grant awards are of varying amounts: these grants are initiated by SJI outside the regular grant process. Recent grants have gone for pressing issues including handling of immigration and human-trafficking cases. Education Support Program ($1,000 awards): to provide tuition assistance for state court judges and court managers.

Funding Source: State Justice Institute Grants (SJI)

Deadline: 11/1/2016


 *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


Criminal - Grants 

For information on other Criminal grant opportunities, please visit                                                                                                                                                            

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Criminal - Training and Technical Assistance

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Juvenile - Grants

For information on other Juvenile grant opportunities, please visit        

Juvenile - Training and Technical Assistance

For information on other Juvenile training and technical assistance opportunities, please visit



Civil - Grants

For information on other Civil grant opportunities, please visit

Civil - Training and Technical Assistance

For information on other Civil training and technical assistance opportunities, please visit


OVW - Grants

For information on other OVW grant opportunities, please visit

OVW - Training and Technical Assistance

For information on other OVW training and technical assistance opportunities, please visit


OVC - Grants

For information on other OVC grant opportunities, please visit

OVC - Training and Technical Assistance Opportunities

For information on other OVC training and technical assistance opportunities, please visit


Helpful Links

Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant Writing and Management Academy

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

OJP Grants 101

Tribal Justice and Safety Resource Page



Updated August 19, 2016