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Department of Justice Grant Information

Provides links to sites containing specific grant information. This site a very good source for obtaining grant information for the following: Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Victims of Crime, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Bureau of Justice Assistance

The mission of the BJA is to provide leadership and assistance in support of local criminal justice strategies to achieve safe communities. BJA's overall goals are to: (1) reduce and prevent crime, violence, and drug abuse and (2) improve the functioning of the criminal justice system. To achieve these goals, BJA programs emphasize enhanced coordination and cooperation of federal, state, and local efforts. Programs include funding for:

  • Edward Byrne Formula Grant Program
  • Edward Byrne Discretionary Grant Program
  • State Criminal Alien Assistance Program
  • Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program


Bureau of Justice Statistics

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), a component of the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice, is the United States' primary source for criminal justice statistics. BJS collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to Federal, State, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded.

Periodically, BJS publishes a document that presents findings of major BJS statistical series, describes BJS data collection programs, and summarizes programs to help States and localities to develop automated information systems. Programs include funding for:

  • National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)
  • National Sex Offender Registry Assistance Program (NSOR)
  • National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Implementation Programs
  • Criminal Records Policy

Community Oriented Policing Services

The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 authorized funds to promote community policing and add 100,000 community policing officers to our nation's streets. The U.S. Department of Justice created the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to carry out this mission. Programs include funding for:

  • Universal hiring Program (UHP)
  • COPS Making Officer Redeployment Effective (MORE)
  • COPS In Schools (CIS)
  • Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Problem Solving Partnerships
  • Advancing Community Policing

National Institute of Justice

NIJ is the research and development agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is the only Federal agency solely dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ provides objective, independent, non-partisan, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the State and local levels.

Violence Against Women

Programs include funding for:

  • STOP (Services*Training*Officers*Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grants
  • Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies
  • Domestic Violence Victims' Civil Legal Assistance Grants
  • Grants to Combat Violent Crimes Against Women on Campuses


Office of Victims of Crime

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to oversee diverse programs that benefit victims of crime. OVC provides substantial funding to state victim assistance and compensation programs -- the lifeline services that help victims to heal. The agency also supports training's designed to educate criminal justice and allied professionals regarding the rights and needs of crime victims. OVC is one of five bureaus and four offices, with grant-making authority, within the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Programs include funding for:

  • OVC Formula - Victim Compensation and Victim Assistance
  • OVC Discretionary
  • OVC Discretionary - Indian Country:
    • Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (CJA) Grant Program
    • Victim Assistance in Indian Country (VAIC) Grant Program


Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

To provide national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP accomplishes this by supporting States and local communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects the public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of families and each individual juvenile. Programs include funding for:

  • Building Blocks for Youth
  • Causes and Correlates of Delinquency
  • Children With Disabilities
  • Comprehensive Strategy
  • Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Drug-Free Communities Support Program
  • Evaluation of the Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program
  • Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Program
  • Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants Program
  • Juvenile Court Centennial Initiative
  • Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
  • Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center
  • Juvenile Mentoring (JUMP)
  • Juvenile Sex Offender Research
  • Missing and Exploited Children's Program
  • National Youth Network
  • Safe Futures
  • Safe Kids/Safe Streets
  • Strengthening America's Families
  • Youth Crime Watch of America
  • Youth Environmental Service


Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance provides information on all federal grant programs.