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Changes to the Application Submission Process

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.

For further guidance and resources, read the solicitation document carefully, access the DOJ Application Submission Checklist, and see the JustGrants Application Submission training page.

Important Notice Regarding BJA's Grant Management System

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.

In preparation of National Reentry Week, see how BJA supports reentry efforts through funding and training/technical assistance, register for webinars, access fact sheets, and more. 

During National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, learn about the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative and other BJA programs and efforts.

BJA has begun to release Fiscal Year 2021 funding opportunities. See the solicitations for opportunity details, eligibility, and directions on how to apply.

Law Enforcement Officer Safety and Wellness

BJA recognizes the important and often-times dangerous work that our nation's law enforcement officers do on a daily basis.

Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

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.

Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI)

The goal of the SAKI program is to address the growing number of unsubmitted sexual assault kits in law enforcement custody, and to help provide resolution for victims when possible.

Responding to COVID-19


  • 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.
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