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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Law Enforcement Drug Trafficking Response (2021)

A total of $1,000,000 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 $50,000 per application.  A grant will be provided only to fund a new program or purpose within the agency and will not be provided to supplement an existing program. A new program or purpose can be equipment, supplies, or training not currently allocated in the agency or task force budget.


Eligibility:  Competitive 


Total: $1,000,000

JAG EBDM Pretrial Pilot Sites Project (2017/2018)


Approximately $1,000,000 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.


Eligibility:  Non-Competitive 


Total: $1,000,000

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 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


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