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Criminal Justice Grant Opportunities for Governments and Organizations

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 10:34am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Local government bodies and community based agencies can now apply for grants for criminal justice and victims service projects. The Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP) in the Department of Finance & Administration today announced the solicitations and a series of workshops for community service providers and local government entities. OCJP is the State Administering Agency of Federal Block Grant Funds for criminal justice and victim services in Tennessee.

“These grants help communities across the state serve adult and child victims of crime, so they can heal from the trauma and lead more rewarding lives. It benefits everyone to help agencies access funds for this work,” OCJP Director Bill Scollon said. “The grant application process can be made easier with some key instruction and information, which is offered in the workshops.”

A series of five workshops are scheduled from February 6 – 12 in Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis and Jackson. The schedule is outlined on the OCJP website at:

The 2018 Grant Solicitations include:

  • Culturally Specific and Underserved Victims of Crime;
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Law Enforcement Investigators;
  • Youth and Young Adults with Trauma;   
  • Restorative Justice;
  • Sexual Assault Services;
  • Prevention and Intervention for At Risk Youth; and,
  • Victims Services Coordinators.

More information on each of the programs and the open solicitations can be found on OCJP’s Grant Applications Page at

The OCJP is committed to a safer Tennessee for all of its citizens. OCJP functions as a strategic planning agency that secures, distributes and manages federal and state grant funds for Tennessee. While collaborating with other public and non-profit agencies, OCJP utilizes these grant monies to support innovative projects statewide in efforts to reduce criminal activity, provide services for victims of crime and promote overall enhancement of the criminal justice system in Tennessee.




NOTE: For information on the workshops, contact Korey Kemper in the Office of Criminal Justice Programs at (615) 532-9763 or