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)*
Grants and Planning Branch Brochure (09_2022)
FY 2022 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 14, 2023
The Department of the Attorney General Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division (CPJAD), Grants and Planning Branch is soliciting for applications from eligible State and County government agencies for the FY 2022 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants (Coverdell) Program.
Grant recipients must use the grant for one or more of the following six purposes: (1) To improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science or medical examiner/coroner services in the state; (2) To eliminate a backlog in the analysis of forensic science evidence; (3) To train, assist, and employ forensic laboratory personnel and medicolegal death investigators to eliminate such a backlog; (4) To address emerging forensic science issues/technology; (5) To educate and train forensic pathologists; and (6) To fund medicolegal death investigation systems to facilitate the accreditation of medical examiner/coroner offices and certification of medicolegal death investigators.
All application documents must be received by the Department of the Attorney General, CPJAD by Friday, April 14, 2023, at 4 p.m.
Download instructions and forms below:
- 01-FY22 Coverdell Cover Memo
- 02-FY22 Coverdell Solicitation Instructions
- 03-FY22 Coverdell Abstract, Part I (Title Page), Part II (Description of Project)
- 04-FY22 Coverdell Part III Budget Detail Narrative Summary Form
- 05-FY22 Coverdell Part IV – Certifications
- 06-FY22 Coverdell External Investigations Attachment
- 07-FY22 Coverdell Checklist – NEPA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Grant Program
RFP No. AG-CPJAD-VOCA-2022-V2
RELEASE DATE: February 10, 2023
DUE DATE: March 24, 2023
The Department of the Attorney General, Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division (CPJAD), as the State Administering Agency for the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Grant Program, requests proposals from eligible applicants, including non-profit organizations and government agencies, to provide direct services to crime victims in Hawaii. The Request for Proposals can be found at https://hands.ehawaii.gov/hands/opportunities/opportunity-details/22486.
All proposals must be submitted on CPJAD eGrants, at https://cpjadegrants.intelligrants.com; no other form of proposal will be accepted. New applicants must register on the CPJAD eGrants website and must be approved to submit a proposal by CPJAD. Applicants who have previously registered and been approved on CPJAD eGrants do not need to re-register.
Instructions for registration can be found on the Welcome Screen on CPJAD eGrants, https://cpjadegrants.intelligrants.com, and on CPJAD’s website, https://ag.hawaii.gov/cpja/gp
Approximation of total funds available for this Request for Proposals is $3.3 million. Funding will be for a minimum of $50,000 and a maximum of $500,000 for a two-year project period from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025. There is no match requirement for this application; a 100% match waiver is granted to all applicants.
The proposal is due in CPJAD eGrants by or on March 24, 2023 at 4:30 pm HST.
Click here for the FY 2022 VOCA RFP Orientation Slides: FY 2022 VOCA RFP Orientation Slides 2.22.2023
FY 2022 JOHN R. JUSTICE STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM
for qualified State Public Defenders and State and Local Prosecutors
RELEASE DATE: January 27, 2023
February 28, 2023 — EXTENDED TO March 13, 2023 ONLY FOR PROSECUTOR APPLICANTS
Applications for the John R. Justice (JRJ) Student Loan Repayment Program are being solicited from qualified state public defenders and state and local prosecutors. All application documents must be received by the Department of the Attorney General, CPJAD by
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 — MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2023 ONLY FOR PROSECUTOR APPLICANTS. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered and will be returned, unopened, to the sender.
Download instructions and forms below:
- 2022 John R. Justice Application Guidelines
- 2022 John R. Justice FAQs
- 2022 John R. Justice Application Form
CPJAD eGrants (online Grants Management System)
- CPJAD eGrants Registration Instructions (2/16/2022)
- CPJAD eGrants Application Instructions (2/16/2022)
- CPJAD eGrants Training Session (recorded on 2/28/2022)
- CPJAD eGrants Training Session Q&A
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 Recipient Training Presentation 9-28-2022
- VOCA Subrecipient Monitoring Training 03.23.2018 (PowerPoint Presentation)
- Policies and Procedures Submission of Financial Reports (12_2021)
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.