Federal Funding

Each federal grant program has its own focus on specific issues that can be addressed by their program. If you need further information or assistance regarding a specific federal grant program, please contact the respective Program Manager. Contact information for the grants management team can be found at the bottom on our main grant page.

AVAILABLE GRANTS

Justice Assistance Grants (JAG)

Contact Information: Morgan Williams: mvwilliams@utah.gov

CCJJ administers JAG grant funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Utah JAG formula grant program is administered by CCJJ and allocated to units of state and local government along with private non-profit and faith-based organizations throughout the state. JAG grant awards are limited to criminal justice agencies and criminal justice service providers.  

JAG formula funding can be allocated in support of various criminal justice purpose areas including:  Law Enforcement programs; Prosecution and Courts programs - including Indigent Defense; Prevention/Education programs; Corrections and Community Corrections programs; Drug Treatment and Enforcement programs; Planning/Evaluation/Technology Improvement programs; Crime Victim and Witness programs; and Mental Health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams. 

  • No open solicitation for JAG grant projects at this time


National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP)

Contact Information: Angelo Perillo: aperrilo@utah.gov

CCJJ administers NARIP Grant funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and Bureau of Justice Statistics. The program furthers the Department’s mission by improving the records available to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). This is accomplished by helping eligible states to improve the completeness, automation and transmittal of records to state and federal systems.

  • No open solicitation for NARIP grant projects at this time
  • NARIP grant application forms currently unavailable

 

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Grants (RSAT)

Contact Information: Morgan Williams: mvwilliams@utah.gov

Utah Substance Use and Mental Health Advisory (USAAV+) Council administers RSAT Formula Grant funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

As stated on the BJA website, “The RSAT for State Prisoners Program assists states with developing and implementing residential substance abuse treatment programs within state correctional facilities, as well as within local correctional and detention facilities, in which inmates are incarcerated for a period of time sufficient to permit substance abuse treatment. The program encourages the establishment and maintenance of drug-free prisons and jails and developing and implementing specialized residential substance abuse treatment programs that identify and provide appropriate treatment to inmates with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders or challenges.”

  • No open solicitation for RSAT grant projects at this time

Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP)

Contact Information: Morgan Williams: mvwilliams@utah.gov

The Office of Justice Programs is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights and racial equity, increases access to justice, supports crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, strengthens community safety,  protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. The Utah SCIP program aims to support strategic crisis interventions, evidence-based programs, and initiatives in three significant sectors: Specialized Court-Based Programs, Behavioral Health, and Law Enforcement-based Programs.

  • No open solicitation for SCIP grant projects at this time

Title II Juvenile Justice Grants (OJJDP)

Contact Information: Kayley Richards: ktrichards@utah.gov

The Utah Board of Juvenile Justice (UBJJ or the Board) administers Title II Formula Grants funded by allocations from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). OJJDP “provides funding to support state and local efforts to plan, establish, operate, coordinate, and evaluate policies and projects, directly or through grants and contracts with public and private agencies, for the development of more effective education, training, research, prevention, diversion, treatment, and rehabilitation programs, as well as justice system improvement efforts.”

  • The 2023 grant cycle for Title II Juvenile Justice grant projects is now closed. 

National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)

Contact Information: Angelo Perillo: aperrilo@utah.gov

CCJJ administers NCHIP Grant funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and Bureau of Justice Statistics. 

The NCHIP program continues the U.S. Department of Justice’s efforts to build an accurate and useful national system of criminal records. Availability of complete computerized criminal records is vital for criminal investigations, prosecutorial charging, sentencing decisions, correctional supervision and release, and background checks for those applying for licenses, handgun purchases, and work involving the safety and well-being of children, the elderly, and the disabled. Administered by BJS, NCHIP is an umbrella program to assist states in meeting evolving requirements concerning criminal histories and related records, such as protective orders and prohibiting mental health information. 

The Utah NCHIP grant funding request aims to improve public safety in Utah by enhancing the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history record information. 

  • No open solicitation for NCHIP grant projects at this time
  • NCHIP grant application forms currently unavailable

State Justice Statistics (SJS) Grant Program

Contact Information: Ben Peterson: benpeterson@utah.gov

As the Utah Statistical Analysis Center (SAC), the CCJJ Research team is eligible annually to apply for the State Justice Statistics (SJS) grant program through the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The scope of the projects funded through this program has shifted recently to emphasize expanding SACs core capacity to access and analyze important criminal justice data.