CAPCOG schedules criminal justice grant scoring meetings
The CAPCOG Criminal Justice Advisory Committee will review and prioritize Office of the Governor grant applications during a four-meeting series. The committee will first review justice-based program grant applications on March 24 and 25, and then will review victim services-based program grant applications on April 14 and 15 — a possible third victim services meeting is scheduled for April 22.
CAPCOG is now providing the Office of the Governor project prioritization recommendations for six criminal justice grant programs. It anticipates reviewing about 68 project applications requesting more than $16.8 million across the programs. They include the Criminal Justice Program, the General Victim Assistance Direct Service Program, the Juvenile Justice and Truancy Prevention Grant Program, the Residential and Community-Based Services for Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation, the Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)-Ready Facilities Program, and the Violence Against Women Justice and Training Program.
During the prioritization process, applicants can make a five-minute presentation to the committee and respond to questions. Committee members will score each application based on the plan year 2022 regional funding priorities, the project’s design, and its feasibility and scale. Scores are compiled and shared to guide the committee in prioritizing the funding for the projects reviewed. CAPCOG will contact all applicants about presentation schedules and post complete schedules at capcog.org/what-we-do/funding-grants/criminal-justice/ when they are finalized.
After the CJAC completes prioritizing all projects, the CAPCOG Executive Committee will review the priority lists at its April and May meetings before CAPCOG submits them to the Office of the Governor, which will make the final funding decision.
Read more about the Criminal Justice Grant process.