FFIS Reports

Issue Brief 09-12 Violence Against Women Formula Grants in ARRA, April 1, 2009

Issue Brief 09-07 Department of Justice Announces VOCA Grants, March 11, 2009

General Information

December 30, 2009: ARRA Guidance Webinar Update The Office of Justice Programs, in cooperation with the Office on Violence against Women (OVW) and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), hosted a webinar on OMB Memorandum M-10-08, Updated Guidance on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Data Quality, Non-Reporting Recipients, and Reporting Job Estimates. To view the presentation slides and webinar recording, go to:

October 2009: DOJ Issues Guidance for ARRA Recipients The Department of Justice (DOJ) has developed various guidance documents and tools to assist ARRA recipients in meeting the section 1512 reporting requirements. This information is consolidated on a single webpage, which can be seen at:

September 2009: OVC Releases Guidance for Reporting Requirements The Office on Victims of Crime (OVC) has released specific guidance on estimating jobs for the Section 1512 recipient reporting requirements. The guidance and a series of frequently asked questions is available at:

September 10, 2009: ARRA Reporting Requirements Webinar On September 10, 2009, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) will host a webinar on ARRA Section 1512 reporting requirements. The session will provide supplemental information to OMB's existing guidance on recipient reporting. One of the key areas the webinar will cover is how to calculate and report data on job creation and retention resulting from grant projects and activities. More information is available at:

Office of Justice Programs

October 15, 2010: GAO Issues ARRA Report on Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released an assessment on how ARRA JAG funds are awarded and how recipients in selected states and localities used the awards; recipient challenges in complying with reporting requirements; and JAG performance measures and information sharing.  GAO recommends that the Department of Justice revise its performance assessment systems to allow it to better determine whether ARRA JAG programs are meeting goals. To view the full report, click here:

July 23, 2010:  DOJ Announces $195,000 in JAG Awards The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced more than $195,000 in ARRA funding to 11 additional local governments under the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. For more information, see:

July 14, 2010:  DOJ Announces more than $553,000 in JAG Awards DOJ announced more than $553,000 in ARRA funding to 22 additional local governments under the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.

For more information, see:

June 18, 2010: Justice Announces ARRA Awards for Local Communities The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs announced more than $300 million in ARRA funding to 16 local governments under the Justice Assistance Grant Program. To view the awards, go to:

October 8, 2009: Funds for Mentoring Activities Attorney General Eric Holder announced more than $37 million in ARRA and FY 2009 grants that have been awarded to support organizations in developing, implementing, and expanding youth mentoring activities. For a list of awards, see:

September 21, 2009: DOJ Announces Funds for Tribal Communities DOJ announced $236 million in ARRA and FY 2009 public safety funding to criminal justice initiatives to tribal communities nationwide. More than $224 million will be administered by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) through the Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Program. The program provides resources to allow eligible American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages to construct or renovate correctional facilities on tribal lands, with consideration given to the detention bed space needs and the violent crime statistics of the applicant tribe or village. A listing of all recipients of the Recovery Act Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Awards is available at:

An additional $12 million has been awarded for 2009 Tribal Youth Program to support enhanced tribal efforts to prevent and control delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system for American Indian/Alaskan Native youth. A major focus of the program is providing youth with mental health services. A listing of all recipients of the 2009 Tribal Youth Program awards is available at:

September 2009: Awards Update DOJ has updated its awards to several programs administered by the Office of Justice Programs, including Edward Byrne Competitive grants and Rural Law Enforcement Assistance. Links to update award amounts for these programs and others can be found at:

September 2, 2009: ARRA Funding Awards Attorney General Eric Holder announced more than $129 million in ARRA and FY 2009 funding awards for mentoring services to help prevent at-risk youth from becoming involved in delinquency. A list of awardees and amounts can be found at:

July 29, 2009: OJP Publishes Updated List of Awardees The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has published updated lists of awardees, as of July 29, 2009, for ARRA High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) awards and ARRA Rural Law Enforcement Assistance awards. Lists of awards can be viewed here:

July 7, 2009: Updated JAG Formula Grants The Office of Justice Programs published updated lists of state and local Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program formula grant awards and funding uses:

June 2009: Deadline Extended for JAG Grants The deadline for local applications for ARRA Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) formula grant funds has been extended to 8:00 PM (EST) on June 17, 2009. Because this is a non-competitive formula grant program, the extension of this deadline does not affect either eligibility or funding determinations. For more information on Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program funding under ARRA, please visit:

Byrne/JAG Rcovery Funds DOJ has posted solicitations for recovery funds under the Byrne/JAG program: 

Byrne/JAG Fund Information Now Available The Bureau of Justice Assistance has released grant award information for the $2 billion in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants made available through ARRA. State and local allocation information may be found at:

VOCA DOJ Office for Victims of Crime has announced state awards for VOCA crime victim compensation and victim assistance programs. Awards can be found at:

Additional information on justice programs in ARRA can be found at:

Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

Violence Against Women Solicitations for OVW funding:

STOP Allocations DOJ has announced state allocations for the Services Training Officers Prosecutors Formula Grant Program (STOP Program). State allocations can be viewed here:

Transitional Housing Deadline Extension The Grants Management System registration deadline for the OVW Recovery Act Transitional Housing Program is extended to April 8, 2009.

OVW Requirements OVW has a comprehensive list of additional requirements for OVW ARRA programs. This list includes many requirements that are generic to all grant programs. The list can be found at:

Juvenile Justice

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) DOJ's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has released grant guidance for the ICAC Task Forces:

DOJ has announced ICAC awards and can be found at:


COPS FAQs The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) agency at the Department of Justice has published a post-application frequently asked question document for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program. The document is available at:

COPS Application information for COPS grants:

Competitive Grant Programs

DOJ has released solicitations for several competitive grant programs:

Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity Stemming from the Southern Border of the United States:

Correction Facilities and Tribal Lands Program:

Assistance to Rural Law Enforcement to Combat Crime and Drugs Program:

Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program:

DOJ funding awards for Competitive Grants are available at: