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Grant Applications

The Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP) announces grant opportunities on this webpage. 

FY 2019 Open Solicitations 

The Office of Criminal Justice Programs has released open solicitations for projects that are focused on the  descriptions below. Those seeking additional information regarding OCJP requirements for funded projects should reference the OCJP Grants Manual

Regional Forums

Dates

Chattanooga 2/6/18 1-4

Memphis 2/8/18 12-4

Jackson 2/9/18 8:30-12

Nashville 2/12/18 10-1

Knoxville 2/12/18 9-12

In addition, to learn more about the solictations and how to apply you may attend a regional forum. Click here for more information and to register. 

Regional Forum materials -  PowerPoint Slides 

 

Grant Application Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The goal of this solicitation is to prevent and reduce youth delinquency through prevention and intervention programs. This solicitation is for prevention/intervention programs for at risk youth. Projects should use evidence based models or programs that have a history of demonstrated success in the prevention or reduction of youth delinquency. May include, but not limited to: mentorship programs, community based intervention, support programs, and after school programs. Eligible sub recipients are government entities. A governmental entity may subcontract with a non-profit for this project but only local governmental entities are eligible to apply. This JAG funded project does not require a match. 

Intent to apply due: February 28, 2018

Completed applications due: March 13, 2018

Click here for Grant Solicitation Packet.

The goal of this solicitation is to increase the number of trained domestic violence and sexual assault investigators in the state. Law enforcement and communities must work together to insure the safety of both domestic violence and sexual assault victims. The Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault Investigator will develop and strengthen adult victim’s access to services by implementing strategies to prevent, investigate, respond to and prosecute these crimes. Post certification is required. Collaboration with a domestic violence or sexual assault program is required. Law Enforcement agencies funded with this grant will be encouraged to implement the Maryland Lethality Assessment Protocol. Law enforcement agencies currently receiving STOP funding from OCJP whose grants end June 30, 2018 are eligible to apply for new grants, which will be reviewed competitively. If you are a currently funded agency and have questions on your eligibility, contact your OCJP program manager.  This STOP funded project requires a 25% match; either cash or in-kind.

Intent to Apply due: February 28, 2018

Completed applications due: March 13, 2018

 

Click here for Grant Solicitation Packet.

The goal of this solicitation is to increase the number of civilian Victim Coordinators working in local law enforcement agencies. A Victim Coordinator  provides information to victims so they better understand their rights in the criminal justice process. The Victim Coordinator will provide assistance to victims during Law Enforcement interviews, as appropriate, through accompaniment and advocacy. Victim Coordinators: 1) respond to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims; 2) assist primary and secondary victims of crime to stabilize their lives after their victimization; 3) assist victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system; 4) provide victims of crime with a measure of safety and security; and 5) assist victims with referrals to community service organizations. This is open to currently funded law enforcement agencies as well as new law enforcement agencies.  This VOCA funded project requires a 20% match; either cash or in-kind.  Applicants may request a match waiver but that may delay the project start date.

Intent to Apply due: February 28, 2018

Completed applications due: March 13, 2018

 

Click here for Grant Solicitation Packet.

Applicants seeking to apply under the Serving Youth and Young Adults with Trauma Solicitation may choose to submit an application for one or both projects. Applicants who choose to submit an application under both projects will submit one application describing both projects. Projects Serving Children ages 0-17The goal of the youth solicitation is to address the multitude of needs of child victims who have experienced trauma as a result of a crime.  Subject matter for grants can include, but are not limited to: forensic interviewers, child advocates, case managers, and/or therapists. Services should support the provision of direct services to child victims of crime and should also improve victim’s access to services and promote physical and psychological healing. Eligible sub recipients are agencies not currently funded by OCJP.  This VOCA funded project requires a 20% match; either cash or in-kind.  Applicants may request a match waiver but that may delay the project start date. Projects Serving Young Adults ages 17-24The goal of this solicitation is to support young adults transitioning into adulthood through direct services. Projects should address victimization and trauma that these young adults have survived. Examples include, but are not limited to: dating violence, living in a neighborhood with violence, child abuse, sexual assault, witnessing crime, or growing up in a home with domestic violence. Services should improve the victim’s access to services for independent living and promote physical and psychological healing. Subject matter for grants can include, but are not limited to: independent living skills, LGBTQ, underserved, peer to peer mentorship programs, mental health, substance abuse issues, transitional housing and vocational/educational training. Eligible sub recipients are agencies not currently funded by OCJP. This VOCA funded project requires a 20% match; either cash or in-kind.  Applicants may request a match waiver but that may delay the project start date.

Intent to Apply due: February 28, 2018

Completed applications due: March 13, 2018

 

Click here for Grant Solicitation Packet.

The purpose of this solicitation is to reach victims who may not have access to services. Underserved populations are vulnerable and more likely to be victims of crime, yet less likely to reach out for help. For victims of crime, it may be difficult to express their feelings and receive services from someone outside their perceived community. This solicitation supports the expansion of social services provided by public and private nonprofit organizations, including faith-based organizations, to address the critical needs of victims and their families in a manner that affirms a victim’s background and effectively addresses cultural barriers. Rural is not underserved. Eligible sub recipients are agencies not currently funded by OCJP. This VOCA funded project requires a 20% match; either cash or in-kind.  Applicants may request a match waiver but that may delay the project start date.

Intent to Apply due: February 28, 2018

Completed applications due: March 13, 2018

 

Click here for Grant Solicitation Packet.

The goal of this solicitation is to support restorative justice approaches that engage multiple systems to promote healing for victims. This solicitation is for juvenile restorative justice projects. Project should be victim centered with priority given to programs utilizing evidence-based models. Successful projects will be highly collaborative and include entities from the criminal justice system, victim services, and/or community based service programs. Eligible sub recipients are agencies not currently funded by OCJP. This VOCA funded project requires a 20% match; either cash or in-kind.  Applicants may request a match waiver but that may delay the project start date.

Intent to Apply due: February 28, 2018

Completed applications due: March 13, 2018

 

Click here for Grant Solicitation Packet.

SART CoordinatorThe goal of this solicitation is to increase collaboration amongst agencies to better serve sexual assault victims. The SART Coordinator will coordinate a community response to sexual assault by bringing together key partners: prosecution, law enforcement, sexual assault advocate and sexual assault nurse examiner. These partners assist victims age 13 and up with emotional support, safety and medical needs, as well as navigation through the criminal justice system. Projects can cover a regional area as considered appropriate by community partners. Sexual Assault Nurse ExaminersThe purpose of this solicitation is to increase the number of trained and certified sexual assault nurse examiners performing exams for adult and child victims in Tennessee. These solicitation  will reimburse providers for the time a certified SANE or SANE-P spends performing the sexual assault examinations, forensic interviews, providing expert testimony or serving on a sexual assault response team. The funds will cover salary and benefits, travel and training or can be used as a sub contract. These can be expanded to cover forensic interviewing for domestic violence and elder abuse victims as well. EquipmentThe purpose of this solicitation is to establish or improve existing forensic facilities for adult and/or child victims of sexual assault for collection of kits and forensic interviewing needs.  Funds must be used in conjunction with appropriate crisis counseling and/or other victim services offered with the examination. To be eligible, the agency must be an accredited Child Advocacy Center, or have initiated the process for accreditation, or be a sexual assault center that abides by Best Practice for Sexual Assault Centers. 

Intent to Apply due: February 28, 2018

Completed applications due: March 13, 2018

 

Click here for Grant Solicitation Packet.

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