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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)


Transitional Living Program Special Population Demonstration Project

The purpose of this demonstration project is to implement, enhance, and/or support a framework or model that incorporates promising strategies for the effective transition of homeless youth and/or young adults to self-sufficiency. The target populations are LGBTQ runaway and homeless youth age 16 to 21 and/or young adults who have left foster care after the age of 18 to 21 but may need alternative housing and services. The following intervention strategies are the suggested approach for projects to design supportive activities to promote self-sufficiency among homeless youth and/or young adults. 1) Implement screening and assessment tools that will guide identification, assistance, and referral for delivery of appropriate services, and that are conducted in a manner that protects youth safety and that allows for voluntary, affirming self-disclosure; 2) Provide comprehensive services, using a comprehensive youth services model, designed to help young people who are homeless transition to self-sufficiency; and 3) Provide safe, stable, and appropriate shelter.  Legal services are among the recommended strategies and continuum service linkages.

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

Eligible Grantees: States, localities, and private entities (and combinations of such entities) including, but not limited to: private institutions of higher education, nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (other than institutions of higher education), Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), independent school districts, state governments, special district governments, nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (other than institutions of higher education), city or township governments, public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, county governments, small businesses, for profit organizations other than small businesses, and public and state controlled institutions of higher education.

Deadline: 8/1/2016

 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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Criminal - Training and Technical Assistance

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Juvenile - Training and Technical Assistance

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Civil - Training and Technical Assistance

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OVC - Grants

Building and Enhancing Partnerships to Support Incarcerated Survivors of Sexual Abuse

This solicitation is intended to support the development and enhancement of partnerships between correctional agencies and community-based victim service providers with the goal of increasing access to outside support services for incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse. Under this grant, selected victim service organizations shall: 1) partner with underserved correctional agencies ( i.e., agencies that do not already have formalized partnerships with victim service providers), including, but not limited to, local jails, local juvenile facilities, and community confinement facilities; 2) collaborate with the partner correction agency to develop agreed-upon victim advocacy services, response protocols, and method of delivering services; 3) cross-train victim service and correction facilities staff on the provision and delivery of victim services to incarcerated survivors; 4) work with the facility to provide inmate education about the availability of victim services; 5) develop a program plan for implementation; 6) provide direct services to incarcerated survivors; and 7) prepare a plan for program sustainability.

Funding Source:  Office for Victims of Crime

Eligible Grantees:  Nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations).

Deadline: 7/25/2016

OVC - Training and Technical Assistance Opportunities

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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 July 15, 2016