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.


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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: $400,000

VOCA: Victims of Crime Act 2015-2016 Continuation Grant


The purpose of this funding announcement is to support programming in non-profit and public agencies that provide direct services to victims of crime. Eligible services include crisis intervention; hotline counseling; individual and/or group therapy; legal, social service, medical and/or personal advocacy; emergency legal services essential to meeting immediate threats to health or safety (in conjunction with other services).


Eligibility:  Non-competitive


Only current VOCA subgrantees are eligible to apply.  


Total: $7,876,265

JAG DOJ Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative (2012)

Through this grant announcement, funds are available to support the Department of Justice’s Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative throughout Wisconsin.  This initiative is a continuation of the collaborative efforts previously conducted by the DEA with state and local law enforcement agencies.  The focus is on removing potentially dangerous pharmaceutical substances from our state's medicine cabinets and preventing them from going into our water supply. 


The goal of this initiative is to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.


Eligibility: Non-Competitive 


The Wisconsin Department of Justice is the only eligible applicant.

Total: $25,000
Residential S​ubstance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) 2012/2013


This fund announcement will provide funding to the State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections and Dane County to provide Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) to offenders in compliance with the federal RSAT program provided through the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance.


Eligibility: Non-Competitive


Eligible applicants are restricted to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and Dane County.


Total: $292,545


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