Office of Criminal Justice Grants

General Appropriation Act (GAA) Projects
During Florida's budget cycle, non-state organizations are permitted to submit project requests to the legislature to seek state funding to assist with the costs of their planned project or initiative. These projects are reviewed and proposed for funding by the house and senate. During budget conference, the list is reviewed and the house and senate agree upon which projects to include in Florida's budget proposal for Governor signature. The Governor has the ability to line item veto any project requests included in the budget proposal. Those projects that do not get vetoed are passed to the respective state agency to manage. 

There are two primary types of appropriation projects:
  • Member Projects - small projects, typically lasting one year, that do no involve construction
  • Fixed Capital Outlay (FCO)  - larger, multiyear projects that involve construction

FDLE has no control over who receives funding under these appropriations projects. Interested parties should review the information on the legislative websites and work with their local representatives: 

Florida House of Representatives Appropriation Project Requests

Florida Senate Appropriation Project Requests
Funding Process

FDLE's Office of Criminal Justice Grants monitors the General Appropriations Act (GAA) during session. House and Senate project forms for initiatives that are slated to pass-through FDLE are downloaded. Upon release of the GAA signed by the Governor, OCJG grant managers begin reaching out to approved recipients. Recipients submit an application packet to the OCJG grant manager to aid in the development of the financial assistance agreement. Recipients are provided the contract to execute and may commence program activities. 

As part of the terms and conditions of the financial assistance agreement, ​recipients of state funds are required to complete and submit both financial and programmatic reports to the Office of Criminal Justice Grants. The reporting requirements may vary by the type of project requests (member project vs. FCO).

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.