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Funding Resources: Office of Justice Programs, Office on Violence Against Women, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, and Office for Domestic Preparedness

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Date Published
January 2005
5 pages
This article briefly describes the various grant programs offered to States through the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs (OJP), as well as the Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), and the Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP).
The article lists the seven agencies encompassed by the OJP. OJP grants are offered through these agencies in accordance with the mission of each agency. Eleven OJP discretionary grants are described. These are grants awarded on a competitive basis to public and private agencies as well as private not-for-profit organizations. All funds are subject to appropriations availability. The parameters for each grant program are described, and sources for further information are supplied. Eight OJP formula grants are also described. These are grants awarded to State and local governments based on a predetermined formula that depends on a jurisdictions' crime rate, population, or other factors. States are generally required to pass a significant portion of formula grants to local agencies and organizations as subgrants. Many of OJP's formula grants have technology-related components. The three OVW grants profiled are designed to help State, tribal, and local governments and community-based agencies train personnel, establish specialized domestic violence and sexual assault units, and assist victims of violence. The three COPS grants described are intended to help State, tribal, and local law enforcement agencies hire and train community policing professionals, acquire and deploy new crime-fighting technologies, and develop and test innovative policing strategies. The two ODP grants described focus on preventing, planning for, and responding to terrorist acts.

Date Published: January 1, 2005