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, such as the following:
- Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Formula Grant (JAG)
- Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), Victim Assistance Program
- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Formula Grant
- Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners
The Grants & Planning Branch works closely with the U.S. Department of Justice, in particular with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Office for Victims of Crime, the Office of Justice Programs, and the Office on Violence Against Women.
Grants and Planning Forms
- AG CPJAD #7 Request for Funds (revised 3/2015) (Excel)
- AG CPJAD #8 Project Expenditures & Obligations Report (revised 8/2009) (Excel)
- AG/CPJAD #13 Certification for Title to Property (rev 6/2002) (Word document)
- AG CPJAD #20 Progress Report (6/2002) (Word document)
- AG CPJAD #29 JAG Annual Narrative Report (rev 10/2009) (Word fillable form)
- Civil Rights Compliance Checklist (rev 10/2012) (Word fillable form)
Request for Proposals –
DUE: September 28, 2015
RFP No. AG-CPJAD-VAWA-2014-WF (release date: August 3, 2015)
Victim Services for Adult Female Victims of Domestic Violence,Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking
The Department of the Attorney General, Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division, is requesting proposals from qualified non-profit, non-governmental agencies with IRS 501(c)(3) status, including faith-based and community organizations, to create, improve, or enhance core victim services, and/or develop, maintain or expand coordinated community responses relating to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
Funding is available through the STOP (Services, Training, Officers, Prosecution) Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Formula Grant, which promotes comprehensive, multidisciplinary approaches to addressing violence against women by supporting projects or initiatives that are sensitive to the needs and safety of victims and hold offenders accountable. The probable funding amount available will be up to $768,820 through the FY 2014 and FY 2015 STOP Grants. The total funding amount may be less, subject to the availability of funds. At least $29,033 from each funding year must be awarded to a qualified agency providing culturally-specific services.
The initial term of the award will be up to a 24-month period beginning January 1, 2016 or Notice to Proceed. The second year of the contract is subject to the program’s satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Applicants may request a maximum funding amount of $300,000 per project for a 24-month contract period (i.e. $150,000 per year.) Multiple contracts may be awarded under this RFP. However, multiple proposals from one agency must be physically separate and ranked according to priority by the applicant.
Proposals (one original and four copies) shall be mailed, postmarked by the United States Postal Service (USPS) no later than September 28, 2015 and received no later than 10 days from the submittal deadline. Hand-delivered proposals shall be received no later than 4:30 p.m., Hawaii Standard Time (HST) on September 28, 2015 at:
The Department will conduct an RFP orientation on August 17, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., HST at the following location:
If you are unable to attend in person, the RFP orientation will be also be available via GoToMeeting for live audio conferencing. If you would like to attend via GoToMeeting, email the RFP Contact Person no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 14, 2015 to register. Instructions on how to access the orientation via GoToMeeting will be sent once you register via email. No late registrations for GoToMeeting online conferencing will be accepted. If you plan to attend the orientation in person, you do not need to register beforehand.
All prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the orientation. Written questions may be submitted prior to the orientation but no later than September 11, 2015. All written questions will receive written responses from the Department by September 18, 2015.
Inquiries regarding this RFP should be directed to the RFP Contact Person:
- FY 2014 STOP VAWA RFP (8_2015)
- FY 2014 STOP VAWA Fillable Forms for RFP (7_2015)
- AG CPJAD #03 Certification of Non-Supplanting (6_2002)
- AG CPJAD #14 Acceptance of Conditions (6_2014)
- AG CPJAD #26 Acceptance of FY 2014 VAWA Special Conditions (12_2014)
- AG CPJAD #15 Certification of Non Discrimination (7_2015)
- AG CPJAD OJP Form on Debarment Fillable (2_1989)
- AG CPJAD EEOP Fillable (5_31_2014)
- AG CPJAD #30 Certification of Non-Discrimination Complaint Procedures (06_2010)
- AG CPJAD #22 Certification Regarding Lobbying (8_2005)
- Sample Letter Regarding Delivery of Legal Assistance (8_2015)
Effective with the FY 2010 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award, state administering agencies are required to develop a multi-year statewide strategy to ensure coordination and a more effective functioning of the criminal justice system. JAG funds are intended to supplement, not supplant, non-Federal funds that would otherwise be available for activities under the JAG program. This strategy covers the Federal Fiscal Years 2010 to 2014.
We are presently accepting written comments that may be used to refine the strategic plan. Comments can be mailed to: Department of the Attorney General, Crime Prevention & Justice Assistance Division, 235 S. Beretania Street, Suite 401, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, ATTN: Shaleigh Tice or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- JAG Multi-Year Statewide Strategy, FY 2010-2014
- Amendment No. 1 to the JAG Multi-Year Statewide Strategy, FY 2010-2014 (issued May 24, 2013)
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Strategies
These documents are Hawaii’s strategy for funding under the FY 2004 Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Formula Grant Program, Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended, and Hawaii’s application for FY 2005, FY 2006, FY 2007, FY 2008, and FY 2009 funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.
- JAG Multi-Year Statewide Strategy, FY 2004-2008
- FY 2005 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application
- FY 2006 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application
- FY 2007 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application
- FY 2008 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application
- FY 2009 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application
Annual Reports on the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Formula Grant Program Activities
These annual reports reflect the cumulative results of Hawaii’s state and county projects funded with the Edward Byrne Memorial Formula Grant and Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.
- FY 2008 Annual Report
- FY 2007 Annual Report
- FY 2006 Annual Report
- FY 2005 Annual Report
- FY 2004 Annual Report
- FY 2003 Annual Report
- FY 2002 Annual Report
- FY 2001 Annual Report
State of Hawaii Strategic Plan for the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant
The Department of the Attorney General receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of Justice to address violent crimes against adult female victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The Strategic Plan describes the scope of these problems in Hawaii and the state strategy to address them.
- FY 2010-2014 STOP Implementation Plan
- FY 2008-2011 STOP Strategic Plan
- FY 2005-2007 STOP Strategic Plan
Note: This file includes a corrected figure for Table 11 on Page 15.
- FY 2003 STOP Strategic Plan
- FY 2002 STOP Strategic Plan
- FY 2001 STOP Strategic Plan
- FY 2000 STOP Implementation Plan
- FY 1999 STOP Implementation Plan
FY 2009 Recovery Act Applications
The Department of the Attorney General is the State Administering Agency (SAA), designated by the Governor, to apply for and administer FY 2009 Recovery Act Funds for the following grants:
- Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) FY 2009 Recovery Act STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program
- Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) FY 2009 Recovery Act Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program State Solicitation
- Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) FY 2009 Recovery Act Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Assistance Formula Grant Program
Applications were submitted to the appropriate federal agencies and are included below.
- FY 2009 VAWA Recovery Act Application
- State of Hawaii Recovery Act STOP Program Implementation Plan Violence Against Women Formula Grant, FY 2009-2011
- FY 2009 Byrne JAG Recovery Act Application
- FY 2009 VOCA Recovery Act Application
Navigating a Course for Peace, Domestic Violence Strategic Plan 2007-2012
The 2005 Hawaii Legislature directed the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) to work with domestic violence service providers to develop a five-year strategic plan to reduce the incidence of domestic violence and to increase support to victims. The Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a statewide coalition of domestic violence service providers, was selected to develop the strategic plan, in collaboration with the DOH, Maternal and Child Health Branch. The plan is integrated in the 2007 DOH Annual Report for the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Special Fund.
- Navigating a Course for Peace, Domestic Violence Strategic Plan, 2007-2012
The Strategic Plan starts on page 9 of the DOH Annual Report.
Hawaii Statewide Strategic Plan for Victim Services (October 2005)
This report was prepared through a collaborative statewide effort of both government and non-governmental organizations to highlight the special needs of underserved victims of crime in Hawaii, including tourist/visitors, immigrants or persons with limited English proficiency, persons with disabilities, and the elderly.
- Hawaii Statewide Strategic Plan for Victim Services
- Hawaii Statewide Strategic Plan for Victim Services Follow Up Report
Shaping Tomorrow: The Future of Sexual Violence Programs in Hawaii (January 2005)
Under a Federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Grant, the Department of the Attorney General convened a multi-disciplinary Sexual Violence Strategic Planning Group of state and local criminal justice personnel, sexual violence service providers, and government stakeholders to review and make recommendations on the current status of sexual violence programs and funding. The Sex Abuse Treatment Center of the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children served as the lead agency for this project.
The Sexual Violence Strategic Planning Group presents this document as a vision for the coordination and sustainability of sexual violence services throughout the State of Hawaii. The impact of sexual violence in our community is immeasurable. The planning committee considers this document a starting point for constructive dialogue.
- Domestic Violence and the Criminal Justice System in Hawaii, December 1999
Findings and Recommendations for Action Made to the Legislature of the State of Hawaii in Response to 1999 House Concurrent Resolution No. 65, HD1