Executive Committee recommends criminal justice grants
The CAPCOG Executive Committee approved its recommended list of prioritized 2021 criminal justice projects in May for four funding programs — General Victim Assistance Direct Services, Violence Against Women Justice and Training, Juvenile Justice and Truancy Prevention, and Criminal Justice. These programs are possible because of the annual funding from the Office of the Governor, Public Safety Office, Criminal Justice Division. The list recommended that 33 projects receive full funding and four projects get partial funding out of 55 submitted applications.
The 37 projects accounted for the funding that the state allocated to the region for plan year 2021, about $7.23 million, while the 55 project applications requested nearly $11.86 million. CAPCOG also recommended that additional projects receive funding if more monies become available. The Executive Committee’s approval followed meetings of the agency’s Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC) that reviewed and ranked the projects based on state and regional funding priorities and the 2021 Regional Strategic Criminal Justice Plan. The CJAC also overcame the challenge of completing its prioritization during the COVID-19 pandemic by holding virtual meeting that included a presentation from each applicant.
Review the prioritized project list.
CAPCOG anticipates the Office of the Governor will announce the final awards in the fall. The 2022 plan year application period should begin in the mid-December.
Learn more about the criminal justice grant process.