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

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JAG EBDM Pretrial Pilot Sites Project (2020)

Funding is available to local EBDM jurisdictions in Wisconsin to support pilot projects to develop a pretrial program designed to maximize public safety and court appearance while maximizing pretrial release. The pilot programs should utilize data and research to develop a model that can be tested and evaluated to determine the effectiveness, to potentially lead to replication in other counties.


Opportunity Category: Non-Competitive



Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funds (CESF): State, County, Local, and Tribal Criminal Justice Agencies (2020) for Calendar Year 2023

The FY20 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program provides funding to assist eligible units of government in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus. Through this announcement the Department of Justice (DOJ) will award funds for calendar year 2023 to state, county, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies based on eligibility criteria below, and the requirements noted throughout this announcement.


Opportunity Category: Competitive, Non-Scoring



Law Enforcement Specialized Training Fund FY23

The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Law Enforcement Services (DLES), provides financial assistance to law enforcement, jail officers and secure juvenile detention officers serving the state of Wisconsin. As the State Administering agency for state and federal criminal justice funds, DLES is responsible for establishing funding priorities, developing application criteria, awarding and disseminating grants, and assessing project achievements.
This grant announcement provides information about a specific grant opportunity and instructions to help those eligible to apply for a share of the available funds.


Grant Application

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Download the Grant application to apply for funding.




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


Discrimination Policy for External Parties


Discrimination Policy & Complaint Process