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U.S. Department of Justice Grant Process

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is in the midst of grant application season, and the DOJ grantmaking agencies have announced numerous federal funding opportunities for fiscal year (FY) 2024. The attached document is an overview to increase your awareness about DOJ grant opportunities and make it easier to find and access needed information, all to help you successfully navigate the process of applying for a DOJ grant.

Although the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) cannot write your grant application or provide technical assistance in the grant application portals (e.g., JustGrants,, we can help make connections to the right people to answer your questions. Additionally, we 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 USAO has prioritized violent crime, hate crimes, child exploitation and gun crimes as priority issues.

Applying for federal grants is not a simple process, but we are confident that the information and resources provided in this document will help agencies and organizations in the Western District of Missouri understand how best to position themselves to identify funding opportunities and apply for funding.

If you have questions or would like to discuss project collaboration, grant funded or otherwise, please feel free to contact Les Kerr, Law Enforcement Coordinator,, (816) 426-4197.

See the document below, DOJ Grants, for an overview of the Department of Justice Grant Process.

Updated April 15, 2024