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Current Funding Opportunities:

The 2018-19 Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) Initiative Request for Applications (RFA) is now available. The deadline for applications is 12:00PM (Noon), Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

The questions received regarding the GIVE Initiative through Friday, February 2, 2018, along with their accompanying answers, are now available here.

An audio recording of the bidders conference webinar that was held on January 31, 2018 is available here.

Attachments for GIVE RFA:

Attachment 1: GIVE Tracker Attachment 2: GIVE Budget Worksheet



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: