During National Police Weekend (October 13-17, 2021), hear from Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Acting Director Kristen Mahoney, access social media posts and graphics to help share information, and learn about BJA resources available to support officers and their families.
During this video, Bureau of Justice Assistance Acting Director Kristen Mahoney expresses her gratitude to the nation's members of law enforcement, their fallen partners, as well as their families.
Developed as part of the VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Initiative, the new COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for the Law Enforcement Community includes resources and strategies that law enforcement agencies can use internally and when communicating to the public about the importance of vaccinations.
A collaboration between the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, MVAI equips law enforcement leaders and their communities with expert assistance, guidance, and rapid response resources in the event of targeted acts of mass violence.
The Taking the Call virtual conference, which will be held October 20-21, 2021, will explore the opportunities and challenges of community responder models and whether or how the approach may improve community health, lessen the burden on law enforcement, and reduce unnecessary justice system contact.
As part of BJA's Justice Counts initiative, researchers conducted a 50-state scan of publicly available, aggregate-level data. The new scan of what jails, prisons, and supervision agencies report publicly shows how much—and how little—state policymakers have to work with.
BJA recognizes the important and often-times dangerous work that our nation's law enforcement officers do on a daily basis.
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.
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.
- 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.