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Discretionary grants

OJJDP FY 2022 Invited to Apply — Byrne Discretionary Community Project Funding/Byrne Discretionary Grants Program

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
Through this opportunity, OJJDP seeks applications to support projects for funding in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (Public Law 117-103) that improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and assist victims of crime (other than compensation).

Peer Review

OJJDP uses a formal peer review process to evaluate competitive grant applications. Eligible applications are reviewed and scored by a panel of subject matter experts recruited from the field.

OJJDP invites researchers and practitioners with expertise related to juvenile justice to apply to serve as peer reviewers. Applicants should indicate their juvenile justice-related knowledge and expertise, including: gangs, mentoring, substance abuse, Tribal youth justice, Internet...

How to Apply

View answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Justice Grants System (JustGrants), Grants.gov, System for Award Management (SAM), and the Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP). The FAQs display commonly asked questions and answers to stages in the application process including: developing an application, learning about the budget, submitting an application and receiving an award notification.