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DOJ Grant Opportunities

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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;
  • Assist victims of crime;
  • Provide training and technical assistance;
  • Conduct research; and
  • Implement programs that improve the criminal, civil, and juvenile justice systems. 

Each grant application season, DOJ grantmaking agencies announce numerous federal funding opportunities. Although the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia cannot write grant applications or provide technical assistance in the grant application portals (e.g., JustGrants,, we can help make connections to the right people to answer any questions.

Additionally, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia may be interested in collaborating on projects and actively participating on a project team, particularly those projects that correspond with a USAO priority area – and without the need to be budgeted into the project.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia has prioritized violent crime, hate crimes and firearm crimes.

This guide offers an overview of the DOJ grant process:

DOJ also has a detailed resource page for grant programs and information: is an excellent source of information on federal grants—across all federal agencies—including
active DOJ grant funding opportunities.


DOJ has three grantmaking components:


The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)

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The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

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The Office of Justice Programs (OJP).

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OJP has six program offices that administer grants:

The website for each grantmaking component and program office contains detailed information about
funding opportunities, publications, and other available resources (e.g., training and technical assistance).

To track the upcoming release of DOJ solicitations, please review the Fiscal Year 2024 DOJ Program
, which summarizes the funding opportunities each DOJ grant making agency is expecting to release
or has released this fiscal year.


Updated April 15, 2024