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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 www.justice.gov/business/.

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

FEATURED AGENCY GRANT

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

**NEW** Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program – HUD

This program seeks to support up to 10 communities, at least 4 of which will be rural, in the development and implementation of a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness, and sharing that experience with and mobilizing communities around the country toward the same end.  The population to be served by this demonstration program is unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness, including pregnant or parenting youth, where no member of the household is older than 24. Its five primary objectives are to: 1) build national momentum; 2) evaluate the coordinated community approach; 3) expand capacity; 4) evaluate performance measures; and 5) establish a framework for federal program and TA collaboration. Legal support is included among the examples listed in the notice of funding availability that may be used as an intervention to serve the youth in this program. 

Funding Source: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Eligible Grantees: State governments, county governments, city or township governments, and nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education are eligible to apply.

Deadline: 11/30/16

**NEW** 2017 AmeriCorps State and National Grants – CNCS

 In the FY 2017 AmeriCorps competition, CNCS seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environment, healthy futures, veterans and military families, governor and mayor initiatives, programming that supports My Brother’s Keeper, multi-focus intermediaries that demonstrate measurable impact and primarily serve communities with limited resources and organizational infrastructure, i.e. rural and other underserved communities, safer communities, evidence based Intervention planning grants, and encore programs. Through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, CNCS has helped to engage millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving and upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.

Funding Source: Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS)

Eligible Grantees: State governments; private institutions of higher education; public and state controlled institutions of higher education; nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments); Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); special district governments; city or township governments; county governments; nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; independent school districts

Deadline: 1/18/2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 *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

Criminal - Grants 

**NEW** Graduate Research Fellowship in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

This program provides awards to accredited academic institutions to support graduate research leading to doctoral degrees in areas that are relevant to ensuring public safety, preventing and controlling crime, and ensuring the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States. NIJ invests in doctoral education by supporting universities that sponsor students who demonstrate the potential to successfully complete doctoral degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of NIJ, and who are in the final stages of graduate study. Successful applicants must demonstrate clearly how the proposed dissertation research will advance criminal justice practice and/or policy in the United States. The ultimate goal of this solicitation is to increase the pool of researchers in the social and behavioral sciences that are involved in research relevant to problems that affect criminal justice policy and practice in the United States.

Funding Source: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Eligible Grantees: Degree-granting academic institutions in the United States and its territories. To be eligible, the institution must be fully accredited by one of the regional institutional accreditation agencies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Under this solicitation, the applicant institution must apply as the sponsoring institution for the doctoral candidate conducting criminal justice-related research in a discipline relevant to NIJ’s mission.

Deadline: 11/21/2016

**NEW** Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

This program provides awards to accredited academic institutions to support graduate research leading to doctoral degrees in topic areas that are relevant to ensuring public safety, preventing and controlling crime, and ensuring the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States. Successful applicants must demonstrate clearly how the proposed dissertation research will advance one or more of these areas of criminal justice practice and/or policy in the United States. The ultimate goal of this solicitation is to increase the pool of researchers who are involved in providing STEM-based solutions to problems that affect criminal justice policy and practice in the United States.

Funding Source: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Eligible Grantees: Degree-granting academic institutions in the United States and its territories. To be eligible, the institution must be fully accredited by one of the regional institutional accreditation agencies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Under this solicitation, the applicant institution must apply as the sponsoring institution for the doctoral candidate conducting criminal justice-related research in a discipline relevant to NIJ’s mission.

Deadline: 11/21/2016

                                                                                                                                                     

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Criminal - Training and Technical Assistance

For information on other Criminal training and technical assistance opportunities, please visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov.

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JUVENILE
 

Juvenile - Grants

For information on other Juvenile grant opportunities, please visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov.        

Juvenile - Training and Technical Assistance

For information on other Juvenile training and technical assistance opportunities, please visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov.

 

CIVIL

Civil - Grants

For information on other Civil grant opportunities, please visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov.

Civil - Training and Technical Assistance

For information on other Civil training and technical assistance opportunities, please visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov.

 
OFFICE ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN (OVW)

OVW - Grants

For information on other OVW grant opportunities, please visit www.ovw.usdoj.gov.

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

For information on other OVC grant opportunities, please visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov.

OVC - Training and Technical Assistance Opportunities

For information on other OVC training and technical assistance opportunities, please visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov.

   
 
 

Helpful Links

Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant Writing and Management Academy

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Grants.gov

OJP Grants 101

Tribal Justice and Safety Resource Page

 

 

Updated September 20, 2016