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Sponsor: US Department of Justice (DOJ)

US Department of Justice (DOJ) offers funding opportunities to conduct research, to support law enforcement activities in state and local jurisdictions, to provide training and technical assistance, and to implement programs that improve the criminal justice system. 

Proposal Submission Website

Your OSP contact will have login information to the GMS. 

Upcoming Deadlines 

Make sure to check Open Solicitations on the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) website for upcoming opportunities. More opportunities can be found at the Office on Violence Against Women and Community Oriented Policing Services websites below.  Announcements can also be found at 


  • Office of Justice Programs
    • The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
    • Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
    • National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
    • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
    • Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
    • Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)
  • Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
  • Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
  • Federal Business Opportunities (for Contracts

    The Department of Justice posts all of its open market solicitations for requirements over $25,000 in value on the Federal Business Opportunities web site. has been designated as the single source for Federal government procurement opportunities exceeding $25,000. It provides the public with access to procurement policies, solicitations, drawings, and amendments. Vendors can browse the listings and can also register to receive automatic e-mail notification of business opportunities.

Budget Tips

The DOJ Grants Financial Guide is for proposals and awards from OJP, OVW and COPS after December 26, 2014; some budget tips are below.

  • Salary Cap. DOJ has a salary cap applicable to awards above $250,000 that limits the rate of compensation to 110% of the annual maximum salary payable to a member of the Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service (SES) at an agency with a Certified SES Performance Appraisal System for that year.
  • With the exception of per diem for individuals in Travel status, Food and Beverages (Meals and Refreshments) are NOT allowed on any DOJ project.
  • Conference and Workshops. If paying the lodging costs for 30 or more participants of a conference or workshop, the lodging rate must be at the Federal per diem rate for lodging or less. If it is above the Federal per diem rate, none of the lodging costs associated with the event are allowable.
  • Additional Conference Guidance. Cost Thresholds are in place for the following: Meeting room/audio-visual services; Logistical planners; and Programmatic Planners. Prior Approval is required before a conference can take place on Cooperative Agreements or Contracts, or to exceed the thresholds listed for the cost mentioned.
  • Travel. MSU may follow its own travel policy, however, if MSU is a subrecipient of a State agency, the State’s established travel policies must be followed.    

Forms & Instructions

  • National Institute of Justice Guidelines for Submitting Applications. Along with the program solicitation, NIJ’s Guidelines for Submitting Applications provides information on preparing applications.
  • Human Subjects Protection. The Human Subjects Protection Form should be submitted with all NIJ proposals, even if your project does not have human subjects. Click here for more information related to this form.
  • Privacy Certificate. The Privacy Certificate relates to the collection of identifiable data and must also be submitted for NIJ proposals regardless of whether the project involves identifiable data. Click here for more information about the Privacy Certificate.
  • Export Control Worksheet. All DOJ awards require completion of an Export Control and Open Research Worksheet (ECORRW) prior to execution of the award. Information about Export Control policies can be found here.



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