The nomination period for the 2021 Congressional Badge of Bravery is now open until February 15, 2022.
Each year, the Bureau of Justice Assistance recognizes law enforcement officers for their exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty. Recipients are considered at the federal, state, and local level.
Assistant Attorney General Award Recipients
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is pleased to announce the following BJA personnel were recognized by Amy Solomon, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, during the 2021 Assistant Attorney General Awards Ceremony. The awards were presented to Office of Justice Programs (OJP) staff for outstanding contributions to the mission and goals of OJP.
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grantees will be notified through the JustGrants system when they have received an award. All grants not awarded by September 30 will be made as soon as possible on a rolling basis and no later than December 31, 2021. Applicants not receiving an FY 2021 award will be notified as soon as possible, but no later than the calendar year-end. BJA will update the list of awards as they are released.
The leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions, JAG provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding to support a range of program areas.
COSSAP provides financial and technical assistance to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by illicit opioids, stimulants and other drugs of abuse.
SAKI supports the comprehensive reform of jurisdictions' approaches to sexual assault cases resulting from evidence found in sexual assault kits that have never been submitted to a crime laboratory.
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In FY 2021, Department of Justice (DOJ) funding applications are submitted in a new two-step process, each with its own deadline. Applicants begin the application process by submitting an SF-424 and SF-LLL within Grants.gov. The application information and forms are then transferred to the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) and will automatically appear for the applicant in JustGrants. The applicant can then submit the full application, including attachments, in JustGrants.
On October 15, 2020, the Department of Justice grant making components―the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, the Office of Justice Programs, and the Office on Violence Against Women―launched a new grants management system (JustGrants) and payment management system (ASAP). We appreciate your patience as we navigate this promising new system.
We understand that there are still some difficulties in accessing awarded funds through the JustGrants System. The JustGrants team is working to resolve known issues. See the User Support section of the JustGrants website for assistance in using the system. For further guidance, see the Program Office and Policy Office contacts on our site.
- The COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for the Law Enforcement Community includes resources and strategies agencies can use internally and when communicating to the public about the importance of vaccinations.
- Approximately $850 million was available through the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) program. View CESF award details.
- Access the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) site for announcements and updates regarding the impact of COVID-19 on OJP grantees.
- Criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 through a variety of scams. Stay informed about common fraud schemes.