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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Juvenile Justice Title II Formula Funds - Technical Assistance (2017)


The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Commission (GJJC) is offering Technical Assistance (TA) grants to any tribe, unit of local government, or nonprofit.  Technical Assistance Requests are defined as smaller grants that encompass tasks consistent with the four core requirements of the JJDPA and the GJJC’s three-year plan priorities that will cost $25,000 or less.


Eligibility:  Competitive 


Total: $150,000

Law Enforcement Drug Trafficking Response (2020)


A total of $508,000 in State funds is available to eligible Wisconsin law enforcement and tribal law enforcement agencies.  The Department of Justice will review each application and plan and may provide grants to an eligible Wisconsin law enforcement agency or tribal law enforcement agency of not more than $25,000 per application.


Eligibility: Competitive


Total: $508,000

JAG PREA Reallocation Funds (2019)


Through this grant announcement, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking an application from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for reallocation funds to support compliance with the US Department of Justice (US DOJ) “National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape.” 


Eligibility: Non - Competitive


Total: $71,244

Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) Program Existing Sites (2020)


This grant announcement is to support local Overdose Fatality Reviews (OFRs). Projects will receive funding from both the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) through the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program (COAP) grant, and through the DOJ from the Department of Health Services (DHS) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) Cooperative Agreement.


Eligibility: Non - Competitive


Total: $312,500

Pre-Booking Diversion Pilot Program (2020) 


A total of $261,000 in state funding was continued to sustain the development of the pre-booking diversion pilot programs. This funding was originally allocated within 2017 Wisconsin Act 32 in an effort to address the opioid epidemic in Wisconsin. The funding was allocated to the Wisconsin Department of Justice to establish a pre-booking diversion pilot program that allows non-violent offenders struggling with drug addiction to be diverted from arrest and receive assistance obtaining treatment within the community.  This funding has been continued through 2019 Wisconsin Act 9.


Eligibility: Non - Competitive


Total: $261,000

Law Enforcement Specialized Training SFY 2020-2021


The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Training and Standards Bureau will award grants to agencies to provide specialized training to law enforcement, jail or secure juvenile detention officers.


Eligibility:  Competitive 


Total: $250,000

JAG WIBRS Transition Project (2016) 


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) for law enforcement agencies in preparation for the January 2021 national transition deadline. WIBRS is an incident-based reporting (IBR) system used by law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin for collecting and reporting data on crimes and arrests. Funds will be directed to the implementation of the IBR system to collect and submit data in support of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. Only county sheriff’s departments and municipalities under the county’s records management system (RMS) consortium that support full-time law enforcement agencies will be considered for funding. 


Eligibility: Non - Competitive


Total: $175,513


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.


Grant Administrative Guide 2018


Reporting Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Grant recipients should report any allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse of grant funds to the appropriate DOJ grant-making component. In addition to or instead of reporting allegations to the grant-making component, you may report them to the USDOJ Office of the Inspector General online at DOJ OIG Hotline Concerning Grants, by fax at (202) 305-8447, or by mail:

U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General Fraud Detection Office Attn: Grantee Reporting 1300 North 17th Street, Suite 3200 Arlington, VA 22209


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