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.
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
, Resource Management Analyst-Support Services SupervisorMary Smith
, Financial Internal Policy Analyst
Contact Grants Management Branch
125 Holmes Street
Frankfort, KY 40601