Grants Management Branch

The Grants Management Branch (GMB) receives approximately $40-45 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.  GMB also adheres to specific policy priorities as set forth by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Please see the Subdirectory of Grant Programs for specific information.
The Affordable Care Act and Justice Involved Populations (additional information and program materials)​​

Grants Management Training Modules

Grants Training PowerPoint
Training Module I - Introduction
Training Module II - General Information
Training Module III - Statement of Problem
Training Module IV - Goals, Objectives & Performance Measures
Training Module V - Project Activities
Traninin Module VI - Coordination Narrative
Training Module VII - Budget

Please select a link above to access the Grants Management Branch video training modules designed to assist agencies and organizations in completing thei grant applications. While this training is of particular use with VOCA and VAWA grants, the basic principle may also prove valuable when applying for other grants through GMB.
Grants Management Branch Overview
Please select the link above to view a PowerPoint presentation about the Grants Management Branch and federal/state grant procedures.
Grants Management Branch Policy and Procedures Manual
Please select the link above to view the GMB Policy and Procedures Manual.
JPSC Discrimination Policy
This policy is applicable to employees, clients, customers, and/or program participants of all recipients and subrecipients of U.S. Department of Justice federal grant funds managed by the Cabinet, and may be viewed by selecting the link above.
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.
How Applicants Find and Manage Grants
The Maryland Governor's Grants Office recently conducted a constituent survey about grants-seeking and grants-management activity. 289 people responded to the survey. 36.6% were from non-profit organizations, 22.8% local governments, 17.6% state agencies, 13.4% higher education, and 8.9% individuals responding for themselves.
Affected agencies must complete and submit to GMB the form found at the link above to request a hiring exemption.

Other Justice & Public Safety Cabinet Grant Links


Staff Directory

Lekita (Kita) Barnes, Resource Management Analyst
Janet Brock, Program Internal Policy Analyst-Supervisor
Natalie Burikhanov, Program Internal Policy Analyst
Elinor Harris, Financial Internal Policy Analyst - Supervisor
Mark Hertweck, Financial Internal Policy Analyst
Donna Jones, Program Internal Policy Analyst
Susan LeMay, Program Internal Policy Analyst
Cara Lofland, Program Internal Policy Analyst
Diane Marcus, Branch Manager
Bobbie Rhodus, Resource Management Analyst-Support Services Supervisor
Mary Smith, Financial Internal Policy Analyst
Marjorie Stanek, Statistical Analysis Center
Lindsey Wood, Financial Internal Policy Analyst

Contact Grants Management Branch

125 Holmes Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

​Subdirectory of Grant Programs

For your convenience, all GMB managed Grant Programs have individual pages containing guidelines, applications and other pertinent information.  Please see information below:

Justice Assistance Grants

Law Enforcement Service Fee (LSF)

Motorcycle Safety Education Commission & Program

Statistical Analysis Center (SAC)

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Other GMB Managed Grants