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May 30, 2020 - OJP Issues Juvenile Justice Guidance

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) guidance addresses state juvenile detention and correctional facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 21, 2020 - Deadline Nears as Justice Continues to Award Funds

Grants may be used for personnel, overtime, protective equipment, and distributing resources to hard-hit areas. Funds may also be used to help correctional facilities cover costs related to COVID-19. The deadline for applying is May 29.

May 14, 2020 - Office for Victims of Crime Releases Grantee Resource Guide on COVID-19

May 7, 2020 - Office of Justice Programs Continues Awards for Public Safety Challenges Posed by COVID-19

So far, $458 million of $850 million provided by the CARES Act has been awarded. A list of awards is available here. The grant solicitation remains open until May 29.

April 29, 2020 - Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Updates Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) FAQs

April 16, 2020 - Congressional Research Service (CRS) Summarizes JAG Supplemental Funding

The $850 million CESF program was appropriated in the CARES Act and uses the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) formula.

April 13, 2020 - Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Provides Controlled Substance Flexibilities

DEA-registered hospitals and clinics can deliver controlled substances at nonregistered satellite locations and can distribute these substances to other dispensers beyond the standard “five percent rule.”

March 30, 2020 - BJA Releases CESF Solicitation

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Updated June 2, 2020