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Grants and Funding

See an overview of the overall funding process.

1. Before You Apply

  • Request a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, register with the System for Award Management (SAM), set up an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR), and a Grants.gov username and password.

2. Develop Your Proposal

  • Become familiar with OJP funding resources such as OJP Grants 101 and the DOJ Grants Financial Guide.
  • Review the solicitation for the eligibility criteria, goals, objectives and deliverables, budget requirements, criteria elements, and review criteria.
  • Review available solicitation resources (toolkits, FAQs, webinars, etc.).
  • Develop a proposal that is responsive to the requirements and selection criteria.
  • Review application checklist in solicitation to ensure all required documents are included.

3. Submit Your Application

  • Competitive, discretionary grant applications are generally submitted through Grants.gov.
  • Visit Grants.gov for instructions on how to complete standard required forms.
  • Complete the online SF-424 form and attach all required document to the application package.
  • Submit the application and wait for email confirming receipt or rejection of application. If using OJP Grants Management System (GMS), a confirmation screen will state successful submission of application.

4. Application Review

  • Application review may take more than 6 months from the application deadline.
  • All proposals are reviewed to ensure that basic requirements are met.

5. Submit Your Application

  • Successful applicants are notified through GMS no later than September 30 of the calendar year.
  • Non-award letters and peer review comments are sent from an OJP email account by December 30 of the calendar year.
Date Created: September 2, 2019