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:

*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)*

Link to Grants & Planning Branch Brochure

Public Comment:  FY 2021 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application


As required by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) FY 2021 State Solicitation for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, the Department of the Attorney General (State Administering Agency for the grant) is making available for public comment its grant application.  The period for public comment will run from July 19, 2021 through August 19, 2021.

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:  Jennifer Cullen or e-mailed to [email protected]

Program Narrative _HI-JAG FY 2021


Request for Proposals (RFP) — July 6, 2021

Victim Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking

RFP No. AG-CPJAD-VAWA-17-18-19-WF (De-obligated Funds)

DUE:  August 16, 2021

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, which may include 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 Services-Training-Officers-Prosecutors (STOP) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program (VAWA Grant), which is a federal grant that 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.  Subject to availability of appropriated funds, the total funding available will be up to $675,000 (approximation) through the FY 2017, FY 2018, and FY 2019 STOP VAWA Grants.  The Department is obligated to meet the 20 percent set-aside for sexual assault services.  Funding decisions will be made based on proposal scores and the need to ensure that the 20 percent set-aside for sexual assault services is met.

The term of any contract awarded will be a 9-month period beginning October 1, 2021.  Applicants may request a minimum funding amount of $75,000 up to a maximum funding amount of $120,000 per project for a 9-month contract period.  Multiple contracts may be awarded under this RFP.  Multiple proposals from one applicant must be physically separated 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 August 16, 2021 and received no later than 10 days from the submittal deadline.  Proposals postmarked after the submittal deadline shall be rejected as late.  There are no exceptions to this requirement.  Hand-delivered proposals will not be accepted.

Department of the Attorney General
Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division
235 South Beretania Street, Suite 401
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Attention:  Ms. Amy Tatsuno
RFP No. AG-CPJAD-VAWA-17-18-19-WF (De-obligated Funds)

The Department will conduct a virtual RFP orientation on Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Hawaii Standard Time (HST), or until all questions are received and discussed, via Microsoft Teams.  To register for the RFP orientation via Microsoft Teams, email the RFP point-of-contact no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled orientation, noting on the subject line of the email “RFP Orientation Registration”.

The deadline for submission of written questions is 1:00 p.m. HST on July 20, 2021.  All written questions will receive a written response from the Department on or about July 27, 2021. 

Inquiries regarding this RFP should be directed to the RFP Contact Person:

Ms. Amy Tatsuno
Administrative Services Assistant
Department of the Attorney General
Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division
235 South Beretania Street, Suite 401
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 586-1152
E-mail:  [email protected]

Link to Request for Proposal document:

Download the fillable forms below:

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:



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.