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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.

  • CJI Grants

    Family Violence Prevention and Services Act Grant
    Award period: October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
    Match: 20%

    Apply by Applications must be submitted in IntelliGrants by July 18, 2022.

    The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) grant program is the primary federal funding stream dedicated to the support of emergency shelter and related assistance for victims of domestic violence and their children. Grant funds can be used to cover the cost of personnel, employee benefits, supplies and travel to provide certain services including prevention services, counseling, and legal and medical advocacy. Funding may also be used for operational expenses, pending certain requirements. Eligible entities include local public agencies and nonprofit private organizations that assist victims of domestic or dating violence (and their dependents) and have a documented history of working effectively in those areas. If selected, FVPSA grantees must protect the privacy and confidentiality of those being provided services and must adhere to all of the requirements outlined in the request for proposal. FVPSA is a reimbursement-based grant under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Family and Youth Services Bureau, an office of the Administration for Children and Families.

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    Comprehensive Hoosier Highway Injury Reduction Program Grant
    Award period: October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023

    Apply by Applications must be submitted in IntelliGrants by July 22, 2022.

    The ICJI Traffic Safety Division’s Comprehensive Hoosier Highway Injury Reduction Program (CHIRP) provides federal funding assistance to support traffic safety projects that are proven to reduce deaths and severe injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes. There are seven grant projects under CHIRP: Click It to Live It (CITLI), Visible Speed Enforcement Teams (VSET), Driving Under the Influence Task Force (DUITF), Summer Impaired Driving Enforcement Program (SIDEP), Motorcycle-High Visibility Awareness (MC-HVA), Young Operator Driving Education & Learning (YODEL), and Non-Motorist (Ped-Bike). These projects can be comprehensively applied for in TSD’s IntelliGrants System. Applicants may apply for one or all projects in one collective application process. CHIRP is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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    STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program
    Award period: October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
    Match: 25% for government entities.

    Apply by Applications must be submitted in IntelliGrants by July 25, 2022.

    The Services * Training * Officers * Prosecutors (STOP) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program supports communities in their efforts to develop and strengthen effective responses to sexual assault, sex trafficking, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. The program encourages community partnerships between law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and victim services organizations to enhance victim safety and hold offenders accountable. The following entities are eligible for the STOP formula grant program: nonprofit organizations, local units of government, state agencies and faith-based organizations. If selected, STOP grantees must protect the privacy and confidentiality of those being provided services and must adhere to all of the requirements outlined in the request for proposal. STOP is a reimbursement-based grant under the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.

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    Family Violence Prevention & Services Act American Rescue Plan Supplemental Funding to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault Grant
    Award period: October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2024

    Apply by Applications must be submitted in IntelliGrants by August 2, 2022.

    The purpose of the Family Violence Prevention & Services Act American Rescue Plan Supplemental Funding to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault grant program is to (1) assist with the transition to virtual/remote services for rape crisis centers, sexual assault programs, tribal programs, and culturally specific programs that provide crisis services, support services, and assistance to survivors of sexual assault, and (2) support the increased emergency needs as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency for those victims of sexual assault outside of intimate partner violence. Eligible entities include local public agencies or nonprofit private organizations that assist victims of sexual assault (and their dependents) and have a documented history of effective work involving sexual assault outside of intimate partner violence. If selected, FVPSA grantees must protect the privacy and confidentiality of those being provided services and must adhere to all of the requirements outlined in the request for proposal. FVPSA is a reimbursement-based grant under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Family and Youth Services Bureau, an office of the Administration for Children and Families.

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  • Non-CJI Grants

    Secured School Safety Grant
    Award period: Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2023.

    Apply by The application will close Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. ET.

    The Fiscal Year 2023 Indiana Secured School Safety Grant (SSSG) application period is open. Managed by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, the program has awarded more than $110 million in matching grants to Indiana school districts across the state to address potential safety threats and help them prepare. The program supports a dedicated state grant fund that provides matching grants to school corporations, accredited non-public schools, charter schools or a coalition of school corporations and/or charter schools applying jointly to: (1) Employ a school resource officer (SRO); employ a law enforcement officer (LEO); provide school resource officer training described in IC 20-26-18-1(c); enter into a contract or memorandum of understanding (MOU) with local law enforcement agency, private entity or non-profit corporation to employ an SRO or LEO within the school; and/or (2) Purchase equipment and technology to: a. Restrict access to school property; or b. Expedite notifications to first responders; and/or (3) Conduct a threat assessment; and/or (4) Provide firearm and self-defense trainings; and/or (5) Cover initial set up costs for an active event warning system with the County’s Sheriff Department (no match requirement); and/or (6) Implement a student and parent support services plan.

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    In addition to ICJI, the federal government offers a variety of grant opportunities throughout the year on grants.gov. For a comprehensive list and the latest information, click the link below.

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