Criminal Justice Grant Opportunities For Local Governments And Organizations

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Local government bodies and community based agencies can now apply for grants for criminal justice and victims service projects. The Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP) in the Department of Finance & Administration today announced the solicitations and a series of workshops for community service providers and local government entities. OCJP is the State Administering Agency of Federal Block Grant Funds for criminal justice and victim services in Tennessee. 

“These grants help communities across the state serve adult and child victims of crime, so they can heal from the trauma and lead more rewarding lives. It benefits everyone to help agencies access funds for this work,” OCJP Director Bill Scollon said. “The grant application process can be made easier with some key instruction and information, which is offered in the workshops.”

A series of five workshops are scheduled from Feb. 6–12, in Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis and Jackson. The schedule is outlined on the OCJP website at:

https://www.tn.gov/finance/office-of-criminal-justice-programs/ocjp/fa-ocjp-grants/fa-ocjp-grantapp.html.

The 2018 Grant Solicitations include:

Culturally Specific and Underserved Victims of Crime

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Law Enforcement Investigators

Youth and Young Adults with Trauma

Restorative Justice

Sexual Assault Services

Prevention and Intervention for At Risk Youth

Victims Services Coordinators

More information on each of the programs and the open solicitations can be found on OCJP’s Grant Applications Page at https://www.tn.gov/finance/office-of-criminal-justice-programs/ocjp/fa-ocjp-grants/fa-ocjp-grantapp.html.



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