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Funding Opportunities

Justgrants - Justice Grants System

New Grants and Payment Management Systems Coming October 2020!

On October 15, 2020, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) will transition to the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) for all grants management activities and to the Department of Treasury's Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) system for grants payments. Learn more about this transition on Justice Grants Website.



The SMART Office administers grant programs relating to sex offender registration and notification authorized by the Adam Walsh Act Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 and other grant programs as directed by the Attorney General.

All current funding opportunities can be found under Open Funding.

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Information on grants awarded by the SMART Office is available under the Awards Listing.

See the Expired Funding Opportunities for information about and access to previously available funding opportunities from the SMART Office.


Grant and Financial Management Information 

Information about applying for all Office of Justice Programs grants can be found at the OJP Funding Resource Center, including information on the OJP grant process, how to apply, grant performance measurement and progress reporting requirements, and post-award instructions.

Financial award questions: For financial questions regarding an award, contact OJP’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-458-0786 (TTY: 202-616-3867) or [email protected].

SMART-specific grant award questions: For questions regarding a SMART award(s), including training and technical assistance requests, contact your SMART Office grant manager directly. If you are unsure who your grant manager is, contact the SMART Office at [email protected] or 202-514-4689.

PLEASE NOTE: In preparation for the transition to the Department of Justice's new Justice Grants System (JustGrants), as of September 23, 2020, the Grants Management System (GMS) is no longer accessible for external users. Data is currently being migrated from GMS to JustGrants. This includes all open, active awards and any awards that have not yet reached final closure. Once migrated, all award management activities will take place in JustGrants starting on October 15, 2020.

Please visit the Justice Grants website to learn more about this transition and how to prepare for the arrival of the new systems. On this website, you will find training materials, news and updates, FAQs, and information on how to contact user support. Current award recipients with specific questions about their awards should contact their grant managers for support.