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CAPCOG prioritizes criminal justice grants

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The CAPCOG Executive Committee in April approved the prioritization of 48 grant projects seeking funding from four Office of the Governor (OOG) Criminal Justice Division (CJD) programs. The OOG will use CAPCOG’s prioritized recommendations to help determine 2019 grant awardees; the OOG anticipates announcing recipients starting in late August.

About $8.5 million has been allocated for agencies in the ten-county region across the four programs — the General Victim Assistance Program, the Violence Against Women Justice and Training Program, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention program, and the Justice Assistance Grant. CAPCOG worked to maximize potential awards throughout the region by encouraging applications from organizations that have never applied for CJD funding or have not applied recently. This resulted in the total funding requests in each grant category except for Violence Against Women Justice and Training Programs to exceed regional allocations. “Being oversubscribed in these grant areas can benefit the region,” said Chris Schreck, CAPCOG Planning and Economic Development Director. “If another region doesn’t have enough projects to fulfill their allocations, the Office of the Governor can reallocate those funds toward projects in our region.” In 2018, the CAPCOG area received $4.5 million in grants above the state’s initial $8.5 million regional allocation.

Criminal justice grants awarded by the CJD are done on an annual basis. The grant process for the next cycle will begin with Criminal Justice stakeholder meetings in October 2018 to develop regional priorities. “We are encouraging as many organizations as possible to be engaged in the planning process for these grants,” Schreck said. “We want the regional priorities, and ultimately the prioritization of applications, to reflect broad input from a diverse group of stakeholders.”

> To be informed about future Criminal Justice grant activities and opportunities, contact Matt Holderread.
> Read this year’s prioritized list.
> Learn about the CAPCOG Criminal Justice Program.

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