DOJ Announces Grant Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2024 to Strengthen Community Safety

The Justice Department recently announced its annual plan for making anticipated grant funding available this fiscal year to advance public safety activities and improve justice system outcomes. The Department is inviting community-based organizations; state, local, Tribal, and territorial government agencies, including law enforcement agencies; research institutions; and nonprofit entities to apply for funding from more than 200 grant programs, administered by its Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). As in prior years, the awards will be made later this year, subject to appropriations, and will build on almost $5.8 billion in grants awarded in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023.

“Every person, in every neighborhood, deserves to be safe and feel protected,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “In the coming year, the Justice Department plans to put more resources directly into the hands of our law enforcement and community partners working to drive down violent crime and improve public safety. We encourage police departments, community organizations, and other partners to apply for this funding through the Justice Department’s more than 200 grant programs.”

“These critical resources will make a profound difference in lives of Americans across the country, from funding more officers on the beat to helping survivors of domestic violence seek shelter,” said Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco. “Community-based organizations, crisis centers, law enforcement agencies, and more will benefit from these investments, and our communities will be safer because of them.”

Funding awarded by the Department’s three grantmaking components covers a wide range of public safety activities, from law enforcement hiring and community violence intervention to justice system-behavioral health partnerships, school safety measures, and programs designed to curb domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Program solicitations will invite proposals from eligible applicants for competitive and formula grant funding.

“The anticipated investments in this year’s Program Plan demonstrate the Justice Department’s continued commitment to helping our community and law enforcement partners across the country advance community safety, justice, and wellness,” said Acting Associate Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer. “I am grateful to the dedicated employees in our three grantmaking offices who work hard every day to administer our grants and support applicants and grantees throughout the process.”

Published annually, the Justice Department Program Plan outlines funding opportunities that the Department intends to provide to enhance community safety and trust and improve the criminal, civil, and juvenile justice systems; assist victims of crime; provide training and technical assistance to state, local, Tribal, and territorial government agencies, as well as to community-based organizations; and conduct research and collect national statistics. The Program Plan provides summary details of the funding opportunities each grantmaking component has released or anticipates releasing this fiscal year. The Plan is searchable by component or office, keyword, eligible applicant category, and expected release date.

Funding amounts in the FY 2024 Plan and other relevant information are subject to the availability of appropriations and potential legislative changes and may be updated frequently. Potential applicants can request to be notified of the release of solicitations and of updates through email subscription services available from the COPS Office, OJP, and OVW.

To learn more about where to find DOJ funding opportunities and how to apply, visit the JustGrants Resources Application Submission Training page.


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