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


FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF)

Application for Grant Announcement

DUE DATE:  June 30, 2020

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).   

Applications for Grant are being accepted for for Phase 1, Category A and Category B.  Applications must be received by June 30, 2020. 

Eligible Agencies:

  • State Law Enforcement Coalition (SLEC)
  • Governor’s Committee on Crime (GCOC)
  • Local JAG Recipients 

Download the FY 2020 CESF Strategic Plan, Application for Grant Instructions, and Application Template Forms below:

 


Public Comment:

FY 2020 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application

 

May 13, 2020 — As required by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) FY 2020 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 May 13, 2020 through June 12, 2020.

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:  Dawn Martin or e-mailed to [email protected]

FY 2020 JAG Program Narrative

CY 2019-2023 JAG Strategic Plan

 


FY 2019 John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program Solicitation Announcement

 

DUE:  JUNE 5, 2020

 

ELIGIBILITY:  For qualified state public defenders and state and local prosecutors

 

April 24, 2020  — Applications for the FY 2019 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 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered and will be returned, unopened, to the sender.

Download instructions and forms below:

 

2019 JRJ Student Loan Repayment Program Flyer


GRANTEE RESOURCES


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.