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Grants Management Division

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.
The Affordable Care Act and Justice Involved Populations (additional information and program materials)​​

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.
Grants Management Division Overview
Please select the link above to view a PowerPoint presentation about the Grants Management Division and federal/state grant procedures.
Grants Management Division Policy and Procedures Manual
Please select the link above to view the GMD Policy and Procedures Manual.
JPSC Discrimination Policy
This policy is applicable to employees, clients, customers, and/or program participants of all recipients and sub-recipients of U.S. Department of Justice federal grant funds managed by the Cabinet, and may be viewed by selecting the link above.
Affected agencies must complete and submit to GMD the form found at the link above to request a hiring exemption.

Staff Directory

Marjorie Stanek, Division Director and Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center
Lekita (Kita) Barnes, Staff Assistant
Santana Berry, Grants Administrator (VOCA Program Manager)
Elzie Burgher, Staff Assistant
Kara Campbell, Federal Program Specialist (VOCA/JAG Financial Analyst)
John Carlton, State CASA Grants
Mark Hertweck, Federal Program Specialist (VOCA/VAWA Financial Analyst)
Nick Gill, Grants Program Branch Manager
Elinor Harris, Federal Program Specialist
Steven Vaught, Budget Specialist
Kyle Wade, Grants Financial Branch Manager
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

​Subdirectory of Grant Programs

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

Coronavirus ​Emergency Supplemental Funds Program

Justice Assistance Grants

Kentucky Victim Assistance Academy

Law Enforcement Service Fee (LSF)

Statistical Analysis Center (SAC)

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)


Other GMD Managed Grants