Division of Criminal Justice Services

Office of Program Development and Funding


Available Funding Opportunities

The 2015-16 Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Program Employment Fellowship Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available. The proposal due date is 12:00 (Noon) EST, Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

If you experience difficulty using GMS or do not have Internet access, please contact DCJS' Office of Program Development & Funding or call (518) 457-9787. DCJS technical assistance with GMS will be available until 12:00 (Noon) EST, Tuesday, January 12, 2016.

All questions about the requirements contained in this RFP must be submitted in writing (emails are accepted) by 5:00PM EST, Wednesday, January 13, 2016 to:

Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Program Employment Fellowship
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 South Swan Street - Suite 1157
Albany, NY 12210
Email: Joan Faxon Please type Fellowship Program as the subject line.




View the DCJS Funding Map for your County.

The DCJS Office of Program Development and Funding (OPDF) is integral in supporting the criminal justice community. OPDF:

  • targets funding at specific criminal justice policy issues or geographical locations within New York State to implement federal, gubernatorial or legislative initiatives
  • develops policy for new programs to be supported by state and federal funds
  • administers applications and requests-for-proposals (RFPs) for State and Federal grant funding
  • develops program guidelines to assist grantees in formulating their grant projects in a manner consistent with enabling legislation and regulations
  • provides technical assistance to counties and localities to access funding and/or implement programs
  • monitors and evaluates grant projects to ensure that grantees implement programs consistent with the terms and conditions of their contracts and to determine if established performance measures are being attained
  • disseminates information on model programs to assist localities in replicating best practices, and
  • provides resources to grantees for locating, administering and applying for grant-funded programs