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Guidance for DCJS Grantees Regarding COVID-19 Related Contract Issues

Current Funding Opportunities:

DCJS seeks proposals for grants to fund the purchase of Livescan fingerprint processing equipment. Approximately $2.8 million in federal funds is available to law enforcement agencies. Applications are due by Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. There is a required 25 percent match for grants funded through this Request for Proposals (RFP), which acknowledges the shared benefit and responsibility local agencies have related to this critical law enforcement function.

Questions about this RFP will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 and answers will be posted here on or about Friday, Oct. 9, 2020.


UPDATED: FFY2020 STOP Violence Against Women RFP

DCJS has reissued the FFY2020 STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP) with additional information and extended the deadline for submission of proposals to Noon on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. The competitive RFP is soliciting applications from local government, tribal nations, hospitals and not-for-profit agencies for the implementation of comprehensive strategies addressing violence against women that are sensitive to the immediate and long-term needs and safety of victims as well as holding offenders accountable for their crimes.

DCJS anticipates that approximately $6.5 million in STOP funds will be available for local awards. The contract period will run from Jan. 1, 2021, to Dec. 31, 2025.

DCJS will accept questions regarding the RFP through Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 and posted online on or about Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.


Mission Statement - DCJS Office of Program Development and Funding:

To direct resources and coordinate criminal justice program development to reduce crime and improve criminal justice services throughout New York State by:

- Administering State and federal grant programs aimed at crime prevention and control;

- Coordinating the effective and efficient distribution of State and federal funds;

- Developing and executing contractual agreements with grant recipients;

- Providing technical training and assistance to grant recipients;

- Monitoring grantee performance and compliance with contract terms and ensuring the integrity of grant recipients;

- Using data and research to assess grant program effectiveness and promote replication of successful strategies and programs.


Interactive DCJS Funding Map (link): This map shows the distribution of grant funds statewide by county.

These Frequently Asked Questions may be of assistance to potential applicants when responding to funding opportunities issued by DCJS.


Discrimination Complaint Form and Complaint Procedures

DCJS is responsible for establishing written policies and procedures for receiving discrimination complaints from employees and clients, customers, or program participants of subrecipients of Department of Justice funding. These policies and procedures are available here: