Grants and Planning Branch
The Grants & Planning Branch maintains information on federal and state resources that may be available to assist in improving the criminal and juvenile justice systems, and seeks, applies for, and administers federal crime and crime prevention funding. We are the State Administering Agency (SAA) for the following Federal Grants:
- Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Formula Grant (JAG)*
- Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (Coverdell)*
- Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners*
- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Formula Grant
- Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program
*Eligible grant recipients are state and county government organizations. Grant funds are not awarded directly to private agencies.
The Grants & Planning Branch works closely with the U.S. Department of Justice, in particular with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Institute of Justice, the Office for Victims of Crime, the Office of Justice Programs, and the Office on Violence Against Women.
The Grants & Planning Branch is also the Administering Agency for the following State Grants:
- Hawaii Career Criminal Prosecution Program (HCCPP)*
- Victim Witness Assistance (VW)*
FY 2019 EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT SOLICITATION
January 14, 2021 – The Department of the Attorney General, Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division is soliciting applications from state and county government agencies (for projects to be considered) for funding under the FY 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program that is administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), U.S. Department of Justice. Approximately $915,455 is available. The purpose of the JAG grant is to allow states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the criminal justice system. Read the full announcement.
Eligible Agencies: State and county government agencies
Instructions and Forms:
- Application for Grant Instructions – FY 2019 JAG Solicitation (Final)
- Application Template – FY 2019 JAG (MS Word template)
APPLICATION DEADLINE – Must be received by 4:00 p.m., February 25, 2021
FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF)
August 24, 2020 – The Department’s Strategic Plan for the State Allocated FY 2020 CESF Strategic Plan Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) program has been revised to implement Phase 2 funding sooner than initially planned due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak on Oahu that is impacting the agencies responsible for criminal justice, public safety and security.
June 3, 2020 –The Department of the Attorney General (Department) completed a Strategic Plan for the State Allocated FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) program. The CESF program consists of a state allocation of $3,642,919 (administered by the Department) and four local allocations totaling $1,890,028. The local allocations were awarded by U.S. Department of Justice directly to the counties: City & County of Honolulu $1,296,475; Maui County $260,083; Hawaii County $246,300; Kauai County $87,170. The Department’s role is to administer the state allocated CESF and to ensure that the funds are used in the most advantageous and coordinated manner and when possible, CESF is not duplicative with other Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.
The Department’s strategy for the state allocated CESF is based on the April 2020 survey of needs for state allocated CESF to address COVID-19; the SLEC and GCOC members and Local JAG recipients status as a recipient or subrecipient of other CARES funding as of May 31, 2020; and the Department’s goal to expend $2,600,000 of the state allocated CESF by December 30, 2020, the same end date as the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF).
FY 2020 CESF Grantee Resources:
- FY 2020 CESF Grant Administration Training Slides_Aug 10 2020
- Click here to access the FY 2020 CESF Grant Administration Training Video
- FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Grant Manual (August 2020)
- Link to Grants & Planning Branch Forms
- Grant Writing Training (Recorded PowerPoint Presentation)
- Grant Administration Training Slides Handout_October 2019 (pdf file)
- VOCA Subrecipient Monitoring Training 3.23.18 (PowerPoint Presentation)
- Policies and Procedures Submission of Financial Reports (12_2020)
TRAINING EVENTS BULLETIN BOARD
CPJAD is providing an electronic Bulletin Board for trainings for government and nonprofit agencies serving crime victims in the State. Agencies and individuals are invited to submit training flyers with registration information to [email protected] to be posted on this Training Events Bulletin Board.