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The Department of Justice offers funding opportunities to support law enforcement and public safety activities in state, local, and tribal jurisdictions; to assist victims of crime; to provide training and technical assistance; to conduct research; and to implement programs that improve the criminal, civil, and juvenile justice systems.

DOJ Grants and DOJ Seal
Supporting Communities After Mass Violence Incidents

Communities that have been affected by mass violence incidents may be able to apply for assistance through several DOJ grants.

Fiscal Year 2024 DOJ Program Plan

The DOJ Program Plan is a tool to help applicants find funding opportunities (solicitations), managed by the DOJ grant-making components, that address their criminal, juvenile, and civil justice needs.

Administrative Relief for DOJ Grant Recipients and Applicants Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Department of Justice recognizes the many challenges that DOJ award recipients are experiencing during the COVID-19 national emergency.  On March 19, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued OMB memorandum M-20-17, “Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations,” affording Federal awarding agencies additional flexibilities to provide administrative relief to funding recipients affected by the loss of operational capacity and increased costs due to the COVID-19 national emergency.  Relief for various administrative, financial management, and audit requirements under 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards can be found below for DOJ’s three grant making agencies.  In addition, these links provide other relevant information and answers to frequently asked questions by recipients and sub-recipients impacted by the COVID-19 national emergency and may be updated as new information becomes available:

Please keep in mind that in accordance with M-20-17, exceptions to 2 CFR Part 200 are time-limited and the flexibilities afforded to Federal awarding agencies will be reassessed by OMB within 90 days of the issuance of its memo.

Build America, Buy America (BABA)

The Build America, Buy America (BABA) Act (Pub. L. No. 117-58, §§ 70901-52), enacted as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on November 15, 2021, requires that “none of the funds made available for a Federal financial assistance program for infrastructure, including each deficient program, may be obligated for a project unless all of the iron, steel, manufactured products, and construction materials used in the project are produced in the United States.” (Build America, Buy America (BABA) Act, P.L. 117-58, Secs 70911 – 70917).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance and additional resources on the implementation of the Buy America Preference in Federal financial assistance programs for infrastructure can be found at Made In America | OMB | The White House.

Build America, Buy America (BABA) Act – Waiver Authority

If the BABA Act applies to a Federal financial assistance award for an infrastructure project, pursuant to Section 70914(b) of the BABA Act, the Department of Justice may waive the Buy America Preference where it finds that:

  • Applying the domestic content procurement preference would be inconsistent with the public interest (a “public interest waiver”);
  • Types of iron, steel, manufactured products, or construction materials are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of a satisfactory quality (a “nonavailability waiver”); or
  • Inclusion of iron, steel, manufactured products, or construction materials produced in the United States will increase the cost of the overall project by more than 25 percent.

Waiver(s) Open for Public Comment

None at this time.

Approved Waiver(s)

None at this time.

Contact Us

Please direct questions regarding the Buy America Preference to the grant manager listed on your organization’s Federal assistance award.