Office of Criminal Justice Grants

State Financial Assistance (SFA)
The State Financial Assistance (SFA) Program provides funding to various recipients including local criminal justice agencies, institutions of higher education, and nonprofits as appropriated through statutory program language or through Florida's annual General Appropriations Act (GAA). 
 
Funding Process
SFA projects and programs are funded in three ways: (1) the program is created through statutory language; (2) the funding is included in a legislative bill that was approved by the Governor; and (3) the program is included as a line item in the final budget approved by the Governor each year. 
 
Programs
OCJG administers state grants for pass-through to local law enforcement, criminal justice agencies, and some non-profits, as appropriated by the Florida Legislature. To access information on one or more of our SFA programs, please select the appropriate program located below:
 
General Appropriation Act (GAA) Projects

This program provides funding to agencies who have submitted project requests to the House and/or Senate and have received an appropriation in the annual General Appropriations Act (GAA) signed by the Governor.

Care for Retired Police Dogs (CRPD)

This program provides funding to handlers/adopters of canines that retired from service at a law enforcement or correctional agency under Section 943.69, Florida Statutes.

Drone Replacement Program (DRP)

This program provides financial assistance to law enforcement agencies for the cost of replacing “noncompliant” drones under Section 934.50, Florida Statutes.

Electronic Surveillance Support Team (ESST)

This program provides reimbursement to local law enforcement agencies for participation in regional Electronic Surveillance Support Teams.

Identity Theft and Fraud (IDTF)

This program provides funding to support local law enforcement agencies with the investigation of personal identification information theft and fraud under Section 943.0412, Florida Statutes.

Law Enforcement Salary Assistance (LESA)

This program provides funding to support salary increases for deputy sheriffs and correctional officers employed by sheriff's offices or boards of county commissioners in fiscally constrained counties, as defined in Section 218.67(1), Florida Statutes.Local Firearm Safety Training Program (LFSTP)

Local Firearm Safety Training Program (LFSTP)

This program provides funding for the Local Firearm Safety Training Program under Chapter 2023-18, Section 37. Special consideration is given to local law enforcement agencies located in one of Florida’s fiscally constrained counties, as provided in Section 218.67, Florida Statutes.

Rapid DNA Grant Program

This program provides funding to participating sheriff's offices, as defined in Specific Appropriation 1275, for the purchase of Rapid DNA machines, consumables, including sample test kits, installation and maintenance of the machines and any additional expenses necessary for the implementation of the program.

State Crime Lab Fines and Forfeitures

This program provides funding to five locally-funded crime laboratories (Broward, Indian River, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Pinellas) pursuant to Sections 943.32 and 943.35, Florida Statutes.

 
Additional Information
If additional iformation is needed regarding one of the above SFA programs, please contact the assigned SFA program grant manager or send an email to OCJGSFA@fdle.state.fl.us.


Florida Department of Law Enforcement Priorities

FDLE is composed of five areas: Executive Direction and Business Support, Criminal Investigations and Forensic Science, Criminal Justice Information, Criminal Justice Professionalism and Florida Capitol Police. FDLE’s duties, responsibilities and procedures are mandated through Chapter 943, FS, and Chapter 11, FAC. To learn more about these areas, read our Statement of Agency Organization and Operation or visit our Open Government page.