Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
BJA supports law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, victim services, technology, and prevention initiatives that strengthen the nation's justice system. BJA offers a Grant Writing and Management Academy and provides funding through a number of programs for corrections, including the:
Developed by the Office of Justice Programs, Grants 101 is a step-by-step tutorial on the grant process and is designed to help prospective grantees prepare more effective applications.
Grants Management System (GMS)
For some Office of Justice Programs' grants, potential grantees can use GMS to apply for the grant, review and make changes to an application, receive award documents, submit reports, and close out the grant. GMS offers help to users, including online training support.
On the Grants.gov Web site, you can find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. You can also sign up to receive announcements of new Federal grants and modifications of existing grant announcements from Grants.gov.
National Institute of Corrections (NIC): Cooperative Agreements
NIC periodically posts funding opportunities on its main cooperative agreements page. The page contains links to active awards available for application in community corrections, jail, and prison-related areas.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ funds research, development, and evaluation about criminal justice through competitive solicitations. The focus of the solicitations varies from year to year based on research priorities and available funding. The NIJ site contains Current Funding Opportunities as well as information about Forthcoming Solicitations.
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
OJP provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. Contained on the OJP site are a variety of funding resources, including open solicitations, resources for applicants and grantees, grant procedures and requirements, links to State Administering Agencies, and additional grant-related resources.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP sponsors research, program, and training initiatives; develops priorities and goals and sets policies to guide federal juvenile justice issues; disseminates information about juvenile justice issues; and awards funds to states to support local programming. OJJDP's Funding page presents current funding opportunities, past funding information and awards, and information about the different types of funding.
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)
This mission of the SMART Office is to protect the public by supporting the national implementation of a comprehensive sex offender registration and notification system. As part of this mission, the SMART Office administers grant programs relating to sex offender management.
The purpose of the Recovery.gov Web site is to explain the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; show how, when, and where the Recovery Act money is spent; and provide data that will allow citizens to evaluate the Act's progress and provide feedback.