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Grant Opportunities

ICJI awards federal and state grants to help local governments, law enforcement agencies and non-profit organizations to prevent/reduce crime, enforce Indiana traffic laws, improve the criminal justice system and assist victims of crime.

We do not accept unsolicited applications. Receive email notification of funding opportunities by registering here.

Most funding opportunities are offered on a competitive basis. Guidelines for each opportunity are listed under the eligibility requirements section. Proposals are reviewed and scored based on the criteria of the individual grant. Based on available funding, one or more proposals with the highest scores will be invited to submit an application. Applications are reviewed by staff and the designated subcommittee of the ICJI Board of Trustees. Recommendations for funding are submitted to the ICJI Board of Trustees for consideration and funding approval.

ICJI Grant Opportunities

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program
Application Deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. The program provides reimbursement-based funding to assist state and units of local government in developing and implementing programs, activities, and technologies to prevent and control crime and improve the criminal justice system resulting in a lasting impact for the state of Indiana. As designated by the federal granting agency and ICJI, JAG funds may be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, information systems for criminal justice, and criminal justice related research and evaluation activities that will improve or enhance a variety of areas of the justice system. For programs in their first and second year, no match is required. However, for third-, fourth- or fifth-year programs, a 25 percent, 50 percent and 75 percent match is required, respectively. Programs in their sixth year are ineligible for JAG funding from ICJI. The award period for this program is January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021.

Title II Formula Grant Program
Application Deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020

Under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the State of Indiana is awarded Title II Formula funds, which are administered by ICJI. The program assists Indiana state agencies, units of local government, non-profits, and schools with delinquency prevention, diversion, and juvenile justice intervention programs. Title II grants may be used to support direct service programs for at-risk youth and/or for justice system involved youth. The program requires each state to develop a three-year plan that identifies goals for the juvenile justice system and programmatic priorities to be supported by sub-grants. Title II sub-grant funding is competitive in nature. Therefore, ICJI will only give consideration to applications that fall under one of the thirteen purpose areas AND have the greatest impact on Hoosier youth. Applicants must select only one purpose area per application; however, applicants may submit multiple applications if they wish to operate multiple programs and/or address multiple purpose areas. Continuation funding is not guaranteed from year to year. There is a 10 percent match requirement for this grant opportunity. The award period for this program is January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021.

Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program (eligible counties)
Application Deadline: Monday, Nov. 9, 2020

The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute is seeking applications for the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program, which is a federal reimbursement formula grant to help eligible counties prevent the spread, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. As the second solicitation for this program, only certain counties are eligible to participate. To receive funding, each county is required to submit (1) application, not to exceed the amount listed (amounts were determined based on the county’s total population). Counties are responsible for ensuring the funds, or the products of the funds, are equitably dispersed among entities within the county that maintain a criminal justice nexus (e.g. law enforcement, courts, jails, prosecution, etc.). This award is governed by 2 C.F.R. Part 200 and the DOJ Grants Financial Guide. All applicants must adhere to all provisions set forth in federal and state statute, regulation, or rule. The award period for this program is January 20, 2020 – January 19, 2022.

Federal Grant Opportunities

In addition to ICJI, the federal government publishes grant opportunities throughout the year. For a more comprehensive list, visit grants.gov for the latest information.