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: $500,000

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

Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (2016)

A total of $4,038,900 is available to support continuation projects previously funded under the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion 2015, Drug Court and Treatment Alternatives and Diversion – Expansion Sites 2015 announcements.   Funded projects range 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.  


Eligibility:  Non-Competitive


Only counties and federally recognized tribes currently participating in TAD and Drug Court funded projects are eligible to apply through this 2016 Solicitation.  The list of eligible applicants, local matching funds required and funding levels is provided in the attached announcement. 


Total: $4,038,900


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