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CAPCOG sends criminal justice grant priorities to governor

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The CAPCOG Executive Committee in May approved a prioritized list of recommended projects to receive funding from four Office of the Governor (OOG), Criminal Justice Division (CJD) grant programs ranking 54 applications from local governments and nonprofits. The OOG will select the final grant awardees and anticipates announcing them by October.

The OOG set the CAPCOG regional budget estimate at a combined $8.2 million for the four grant programs: General Victim Assistance Direct Services, Violence Against Women Justice and Training, Juvenile Justice Grant, and Criminal Justice. However, applications from the CAPCOG region requested more than $12.2 million, meaning the region is oversubscribed in all but one area — Violence Against Women Justice and Training. After reviewing other regions’ recommendations, the OOG may allocate more funding to CAPCOG area projects. To maximize regional funding through these grants, CAPCOG solicited more than 300 government and nonprofit organizations to set funding priorities for projects and to submit grant applications.

Annually, CAPCOG helps coordinate these grant awards by setting the region’s criminal justice priorities, holding grant writing workshops, and reviewing and ranking applications. The 2021 plan year grant process will start in October 2019 with stakeholder meetings.

> Find the list of grants.
> Read more about the CAPCOG Criminal Justice Program.
 

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