On this page, you can access information about how to identify funding opportunities and learn about the federal government funding process.
Important Notices for OJP Funding Applicants
All OJP funding applicants must register with and maintain current registrations in the System for Award Management (SAM). Entities registering in SAM must submit a notarized letter appointing their authorized Entity Administrator. The process changed on June 11, 2018 for applicants seeking Federal Assistance. Read updated FAQs to learn more about changes to the notarized letter review process and other SAM changes coming in June.
Register with NCJRS to receive notifications about funding opportunities, grant-related events, and more from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors.
Sign up to receive the bi-weekly JUSTINFO newsletter as well as the weekly Funding News From NCJRS email capturing information about solicitation releases and funding-related webinars from our federal sponsors. Be sure to select "Grants/funding" as an area of interest in your NCJRS registration profile when you subscribe.
Grants.gov can help you locate and apply for funding opportunities from federal agencies, including OJP bureaus and offices. You can also sign up to receive email notices when new opportunities are posted to Grants.gov.
OJP Grants 101 provides assistance in navigating the OJP application process.
DOJ Grants Financial Guide serves as the primary reference manual to assist award recipients in fulfilling their fiduciary responsibility.
Types of Funding
Much like other federal agencies, OJP offices and bureaus provide three types of funding to state, local, and private agencies and organizations: Formula (or Block), Discretionary, and Congressional Earmarks. Note that most OJP and other federal agency grant funds are dispersed through Formula grant programs and Congressional Earmarks.
Formula (or Block)
Awarded to state and local governments based on a predetermined formula, which may be based on a jurisdiction's crime rate, population, or other factors.