As the State Administering Agency for federal justice grant funds, the Wisconsin Department of Justice develops statewide strategies, determines funding priorities, and advises the Governor and legislature on justice policy issues.


Funding Announcement Close / Amount
Beat Patrol (2016)

Justice System Improvement


Through this grant announcement, funds are available for the ten cities in Wisconsin, with a population over 25,000, with the highest violent crime rates, to continue to support staffing and fringe benefit costs for officers dedicated to beat patrol/community policing activities.  Eligibility is calculated every three years and is based on the violent crime rates reported by agencies through the Uniform Crime Reporting system.   Data used in this year’s calculation are an average of data on crime reported to have occurred in calendar years 2012, 2013 and 2014. 


Eligibility: Non-Competitive.  Only the cities of Appleton, Beloit, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine, Sheboygan and West Allis are eligible to apply.



Total: $1,224,900

JAG Problem-Solving Courts Coordinator (2013)

Justice Assistance Grant Program


Through this grant announcement, funds are available for the Director of State Courts Office to continue to support a full-time statewide Problem-Solving Courts Coordinator to manage and coordinate the activities of treatment courts throughout the State of Wisconsin.  The coordinator will work directly with the current and potential future problem-solving courts to provide technical assistance in the development and implementation of problem-solving courts in Wisconsin.


Eligibility: Non-Competitive. 


The Director of State Courts Office is the only eligible applicant.


Total:  $86,280

VAWA STOP: Specialized Prosecution Regional Resource Prosecutor 2015


The goals of this grant opportunity are to ensure prosecution response to violence against women is effective, keeps victims safe, and holds perpetrators accountable. This grant project will accomplish these goals by establishing four Regional Violence Against Women Resource Prosecutors (Regional VAWRP) to provide technical assistance and training to their established region.


Eligibility:  Competitive


County District Attorney’s Offices


Total: $500,000


Grants Administrative Guide

DOJ has prepared this guide in an attempt to provide recipients with basic information which will facilitate the efficient administration of a grant program. Circulars published by the Office of Management & Budget, the OJP Financial Guide, DOJ policy memoranda, and other Federal and state regulations were used in preparing this guide.


Grants Administrative Guide 2012