The Grants Management Division (GMD) receives approximately $120-125 million annually from various state and federal grant programs. These funds are disbursed to state and local criminal justice agencies and not-for-profit service providers through grant programs such as the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants (JAG), Law Enforcement Service Fee (LSF), Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), and others. Each competitive grant program has its own objectives, allowable uses of funding, matching, and eligibility requirements. GMD also adheres to specific policy priorities as set forth by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Please see the Subdirectory of Grant Programs for specific information.
Grants 101, US Dept. of Justice
The Office of Justice Programs, USDOJ, maintains a Grants 101 webpage to help grantees with application tips and navigating the process of applying for one of their highly competitive grants.
Affected agencies must complete and submit to GMD the form found at the link above to request a hiring exemption.
, Federal Program Specialist (VOCA/JAG Financial Analyst)
, Federal Program Specialist (VOCA/VAWA Financial Analyst)
All applications must be submitted online via the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet’s Electronic Grants Management System (eGMS). New applicants are strongly encouraged to establish a user account and familiarize themselves with the system well in advance of the due date. Please note, validation of new user accounts may take 48 to 72 hours.
Please select the following link to proceed to the electronic grants management system:
Electronic Grants Management System
Contact Grants Management Division
125 Holmes Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-3251
Fax: (502) 564-8244