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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. 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.

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

ICJI Grant Opportunities

  • School Safe Haven Grant
    Apply by: Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
    Match: 1:1 match required 

    The School Safe Haven matching grant enables public schools and public charter schools in Indiana to carry out bullying prevention programs in an effort to reduce physical and online bullying. Ultimately, the goal is to help schools create a safe physical and social environment in which students are able to learn and thrive. Only evidence-based programs that work to prevent physical and online bullying will be considered. Additionally, Safe Haven subgrantees must provide a 1:1 cash match for all Safe Haven funds (no "in-kind" match will be accepted), and the grants must enhance or expand, not replace, existing funds. School Safe Haven is a reimbursement-based program. Funds cannot be used for equipment, threat assessments or school resource officers. The award period for this grant cycle is July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.

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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.