Grants

 

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
JAG Pre-Trial Diversion 2013 (For CY 2015 Operations)

Justice Assistance Grant Program

 

Through this grant announcement, DOJ is seeking applications for continuation funding from counties and tribal governments that received JAG Pre-Trial Diversion funding in Calendar Year 2014 to continue operation of existing pre-trial diversion projects.  The Pre-Trial Diversion Program area is complimentary to the concepts embodied in the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion Program (TAD) and other programs designed to bring evidence-based practices into the operation of the justice system.  The title of the program area was changed from Misdemeanor Diversion to Pre-Trial Diversion in recognition of local needs and the increased use of risk and needs assessment tools to identify appropriate individuals for diversion prior to court referral.  A result of this change is an increased emphasis on the use of Evidence-Based Practices and the introduction of a data collection and evaluation process that will be required of all projects funded in this program area that are more specific than the previous grant program.  As with other program areas that deal with court focused efforts designed to realize improved results over traditional methods, it is expected that increased emphasis by pre-Trial Diversion projects to specifically address the underlying issues related to criminal behavior will result in more effective outcomes over traditional methods. 

 

The goal of this grant announcement is to provide continuation funding for projects to build and/or expand Pre-Trial Diversion Program capacity in Wisconsin to reduce crime and improve then operation of the criminal justice system.  This program area will enable the State of Wisconsin to develop the data needed to determine the effectiveness of these projects to address the criminogenic factors exhibited by offenders based on the admission standards established by the project team. 

Eligibility: Non-Competitive.  Only counties or federally recognized tribes in the State of Wisconsin that received JAG Pre-Trial Diversion Program funding in CY 14 are eligible to apply.

11/6/2014

Total:

$436,292

JAG Problem-Solving Courts 2013

Justice Assistance Grant Program

 

Through this grant announcement, DOJ is seeking applications for continuation funding from counties and tribal governments that received JAG Problem-Solving Courts funding in calendar years 2013 and 2014 to implement new or enhance existing problem-solving courts.  The problem-solving court approach is one that has been rapidly growing nationwide throughout the justice system over the last few decades. The most commonly known problem-solving court is the drug court but a wide range of specialized courts including OWI, mental health, veterans, domestic violence, reentry, etc., are being developed to specifically address the underlying issues related to criminal behavior. These courts work across disciplines and with other institutions to deploy interventions that treat the offender while also holding them accountable for criminal actions.

 

Eligibility: Non-Competitive. Only counties or federally recognized tribes in the State of Wisconsin that received JAG Problem-Solving Courts funding in calendar years 2013 and 2014 are eligible to apply.

11/6/2014

Total:

$922,336

JAG Incident-Based Reporting 2011

Justice Assistance Grant Program

 

This funding announcement will provide one-time grants funded by the Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) to support the implementation of the Wisconsin Incident-Based Reporting System (WIBRS).  WIBRS is an incident-based reporting system used by law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin for collecting and reporting data on crimes and arrests.  Funds will be directed to the implementation or improvement of the IBR system to collect and submit data in support of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. 

 

Eligibility: Competitive. This grant opportunity is limited to counties, tribes and municipalities that operate full-time law enforcement agencies, and participate in the Wisconsin Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

11/20/2014

Total:  $300,000

JAG Crisis Intervention Team and Crisis Intervention Partners (CIT/CIP) Training 2011

Justice Assistance Grant Program

 

This fund announcement will provide one-time grants of up to $50,000 to assist in training law enforcement personnel (CIT) and individuals who work in professions related to crisis services (corrections officers/jail staff, dispatchers, counselors/social workers, EMS personnel, fire fighters, educators, hospital and emergency room personnel and shelter staff) (CIP). CIT is a 40 hour training program for law enforcement officers that includes basic information about mental illnesses as well as other associated illnesses including development and cognitive disorders and dementia and how to recognize them; information about the local mental health system and local laws; learning first hand from consumers and family members about their experiences; verbal de-escalation training, and role-plays. CIP is a shorter (approximately 16 hours) training modeled after CIT. The goal of CIP is to create more community partners in the task of diverting mental health crisis in our communities.

Eligibility: Competitive. Local law enforcement agencies, non-profit organizations on behalf of a county, and technical colleges are eligible.

 

11/6/2014

Total:  $300,000

JAG Drug Task Forces 2014

Justice Assistance Grant Program

 

A total of $1,037,500 in federal JAG funds is available to eligible multi-jurisdictional drug task forces in Wisconsin for calendar year 2015.  These funds are supplemented by an additional $717,900 in state penalty assessment fees.  Funding will be used to support multi-jurisdictional law enforcement drug task forces and projects. Projects will involve federal, state and local drug enforcement agencies and prosecutors aimed at enhancing interagency coordination and intelligence sharing targeting gangs, drugs, firearms and associated criminal investigations.

 

Eligibility: Eligibility is limited to law enforcement drug task forces that completed the 2011 Comprehensive Threat Assessment. Those task forces eligible to apply have been contacted by DOJ prior to the publication of this announcement.

11/6/2014

Total: $1,037,500

Title II Formula – 2014 City of Wauwatosa

Justice Programs Section

 

Through this grant announcement, DOJ is seeking an application from the City of Wauwatosa and the Wauwatosa Police Department for funds to support a “Train the Trainers” event for local law enforcement in the Strategies for Youth curriculum. Strategies for Youth strives to improve the interactions between police and youth within a community. Training is customized based on the unique characteristics of each community and strives to promote strong police/youth relationships through instruction on youth development and mental health.

 

Funds for this grant were identified in Wisconsin’s 2014 Title II Award from the Federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and set aside by the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Commission, a supervisory body established by Executive Order #8.

 

Eligibility: Non-Competitive

10/20/14

Total: $27,000

Treatment Alternatives and Diversion CY 2015

Justice Programs Section

 

Through this grant announcement, DOJ is seeking applications for continuation of projects previously funded under the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion - 2014 announcement.  This includes state funding specific to Treatment Courts as well as that identified for Treatment Alternatives and Diversion Projects that were funded to begin operations on January 1, 2014.  Projects include a broad spectrum of activities ranging from Pre-Trial Diversion at the initial Prosecutorial Decision making stage to Drug Courts, to Alternatives to Revocation based on local needs and project design factors.  A total of $2,538,900 is available to support those projects enumerated in the grant announcement.  Projects funded under the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion – Expanded Solicitation that began operations in mid - 2014 are not included in this solicitation.

 

Authority for this program continues from 2011 Wisconsin Act 32 and states that:  “Beginning in fiscal year 2012-2013, the office” (note: now department) “shall, every 5 years, make grants under this sub-section available to any county on a competitive basis.  A county may apply for a grant under this paragraph regardless of whether the county has received a grant previously under this sub-section.”   As a result, projects funded under this announcement that continue to meet program requirements and make progress in attaining project goals and objectives will be able to reapply for funding for calendar year 2016 in a non-competitive environment contingent on legislative action on the 2015-2017 state budget.  This schedule will bring all projects funded under this program into the same funding cycle and program evaluation schedule.

 

Eligibility:  Non-Competitive.

10/30/2014
Total: $2,538,900

 

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