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How to Apply for Funding

Review these frequently asked questions to prepare for the application process. 

JustGrants: Training

Access training content on how to use the JustGrants grants management system from the JustGrants Resources website. 

JustGrants Resources

New to JustGrants? Access FAQs, user support, resource guides and more on the JustGrants Resources website. 

How to Find OJJDP Funding Opportunities

Watch this video to see step-by-step where to go on OJJDP.ojp.gov to find all of the latest funding opportunities from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 


SAM.gov Entity Registration and Renewal Reminder

All entities seeking Department of Justice (DOJ) grant funding must have an active registration in SAM.gov. Once registered, entities must complete annual renewals to maintain an active status.

It is recommended that you begin the SAM.gov registration or renewal process 30 days prior to any deadlines to allow for the time necessary to complete the full process, including SAM.gov’s entity validation process. If you intend to apply for a specific DOJ opportunity, refer to the Grants.gov due date provided on the solicitation, and plan your SAM.gov registration accordingly.

For additional support, visit SAM.gov Help.

About OJJDP Funding

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) offers funding through formula and discretionary grants, cooperative agreements, and payment programs.

Fiscal Year 2022 Awards

View OJJDP's fiscal year (FY) 2022 awards. The FY 2022 awards list will be updated as awards are made. The awards listed include those that have been made to date. 

Fiscal Year 2021 Awards

In FY 2021, OJJDP made 289 discretionary grant awards totaling $343,990,228 to support state, Tribal, and community efforts to promote the safety and well-being of youth and to deter delinquency.  

Funding awards support: 

  • Youth Mentoring Programs and Services: $89.4 Million
  • Missing and Exploited Children: $80.8 Million
  • Victims of Child Abuse: $43.1 Million
  • Internet Crimes Against Children: $34.7 Million
  • Drug Courts and the Opioid Crisis: $30.6 Million
  • Youth Gangs and Violence: $22.7 Million
  • Delinquency Prevention and Intervention: $17.4 Million
  • Reentry Services for Youth and Families: $14.4 Million
  • Tribal Youth Initiatives: $14.2 Million
  • Juvenile Justice Systems: $22.3 Million

View FY 21 Funding Awards

Fiscal Year 2020 Awards

In FY 2020, OJJDP awarded $369,584,875 in grants to support programs, research, training and technical assistance, and information dissemination activities. 

Discretionary Grants

OJJDP awards discretionary grants through a competitive process to states, units of local government, Tribal jurisdictions, and organizations to administer a variety of juvenile justice and child protection programs.

Formula Grants

The Office's formula grants support state, local, and Tribal efforts to reduce and prevent delinquency, improve juvenile justice systems, and protect children from violence and abuse.

Funding through formula grants is available to states and territories through the state agency designated by the governor. Juvenile Justice Specialists in each state administer the funding through subgrants to units of local government, private agencies, and American Indian/Alaska Native jurisdictions for programs in accordance with legislative requirements.

See Distribution of Juvenile Justice Formula Grants by State for details on funds awarded to the states through formula grants.

Performance Measures

OJJDP is required to set clear program goals and collect performance measure data to demonstrate achievement of those goals. All recipients of OJJDP funding are required to collect and report performance data that demonstrate the results of funded activities.

Learn more about OJJDP's Performance Measures program.

Performance Measures Tool

The OJJDP Performance Measures Tool (PMT) is a reporting system for grantees to submit performance data about their OJJDP grants.


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 Need Help? 


 Applicant assistance is available

Solicitation Questions?
Contact the Office of Justice Programs Response Center at 1–800–851–3420 (TTY: 301–240–6310) or via email.

Grants.gov Questions?
Contact the Grants.gov Support Center at 1–800–518–4726 (TTY: 301–240–6310), via email, or visit the Grants.gov website.

Grant System Questions?
The Grants Management System (GMS) has transitioned to the Department of Justice's new Justice Grants System (JustGrants). Visit the Justice Grants website to learn more about this transition or for JustGrants User Support.

In addition, the Department of the Treasury’s Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) is now available for enrolled Department of Justice award recipients to request funds. Reference the user guide for information on how to request funds in ASAP.

Current award recipients with specific questions about their awards should reach out to their grant managers for support.

Financial Questions?
For financial questions regarding your award, contact OJP's Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) Service Center at 1–800–458–0786 (TTY: 202–616–3867), or via email.