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How to Apply for Funding

Review these frequently asked questions to prepare for the application process. 

JustGrants: Getting Started

Review resources for applicants or award recipients who are new to JustGrants. 

JustGrants: Training

Access trainings for the JustGrants grants management system.


New Grants and Payment Management Systems Now Available

The Justice Grants System (JustGrants) and the Department of the Treasury’s Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) are now available for all award management and payment activities. OJP award recipients can login to JustGrants or visit the informational website for further resources and support. In addition, ASAP is now available for enrolled Department of Justice award recipients to request funds. Reference the user guide for information on how to request funds in ASAP.

About OJJDP Funding

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) offers funding through formula and discretionary grants, cooperative agreements, and payment programs.

In fiscal year (FY) 2020, OJJDP awarded $369,584,875 in grants to support programs, research, training and technical assistance, and information dissemination activities. 

Discretionary Grants

OJJDP awards discretionary grants through a competitive process to states, units of local government, tribal jurisdictions, and organizations to administer a variety of juvenile justice and child protection programs.

Formula Grants

The Office's formula grants support state, local, and tribal efforts to reduce and prevent delinquency, improve the juvenile justice system, and protect children from violence and abuse.

Funding through formula grants is available to states and territories through the state agency designated by the governor. Juvenile Justice Specialists in each state administer the funding through subgrants to units of local government, private agencies, and American Indian/Alaska Native jurisdictions for programs in accordance with legislative requirements.

See Distribution of Juvenile Justice Formula Grants by State for details on funds awarded to the states through formula grants.

Performance Measures

OJJDP is required to set clear program goals and collect performance measure data to demonstrate achievement of those goals. All recipients of OJJDP funding are required to collect and report performance data that demonstrate the results of funded activities.

Learn more about OJJDP's Performance Measures program.

Performance Measures Tool

The OJJDP Performance Measures Tool (PMT) is a reporting system for grantees to submit performance data about their OJJDP grants.


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Learn about JustGrants, DOJ’s grants management system.

Need Help? 


Applicant assistance is available

Solicitation Questions?
Contact the Office of Justice Programs Response Center at 1-800-851-3420 (TTY: 301-240-6310) or via email.

Grants.gov Questions?
Contact the Grants.gov Support Center at 1-800-518-4726 (TTY: 301-240-6310), via email, or visit the Grants.gov website.

Grant System Questions?
The Grants Management System (GMS) has transitioned to the Department of Justice's new Justice Grants System (JustGrants). Visit the Justice Grants website to learn more about this transition or for JustGrants User Support.

In addition, the Department of the Treasury’s Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) is now available for enrolled Department of Justice award recipients to request funds. Reference the user guide for information on how to request funds in ASAP.

Current award recipients with specific questions about their awards should reach out to their grant managers for support.

Financial Questions?
For financial questions regarding your award, contact OJP's Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) Service Center at 1-800-458-0786 (TTY: 202-616-3867), or via email.