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Important Notices

*** NEW PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Care for Retired Police Dogs (CPRD) Program***

This year, the Care for Retired Police Dogs (CRPD) Program was signed into law (Section 943.69, Florida Statutes).  This program provides reimbursements of allowable veterinary costs to handlers and adopters of eligible canines that retired from service at a law enforcement or correctional agency. The Retired Police Canine Foundation was selected as the nonprofit to administer the program across the state.

FDLE’s Office of Criminal Justice Grants is pleased to announce the program is operational and the Retired Police Canine Foundation is ready to begin accepting requests for funding assistance. Handlers and adopters of eligible canines may submit an application, along with the required service documentation, via the online portal at:  https://www.policek9help.com/assistance_fl.php.

Please contact FDLE’s Office of Criminal Justice Grants at (850) 617-1250 with questions regarding the program.
 

Overview

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Office of Criminal Justice Grants (OCJG) serves as the State Administering Agency (SAA) for various federal grant programs awarded through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP). OCJG secures, distributes and manages federal grant funds for Florida’s criminal justice community. In addition to federal funds, OCJG also administers state grants for pass-through to local law enforcement, criminal justice agencies, and some non-profits, as appropriated by the Florida Legislature.
 

Structure

OCJG is divided between two units – the Subgrant Application & Management (SAM) Unit and the Compliance Performance and Reporting (CPR) Unit. The SAM Unit serves as the primary point-of-contact for recipients and is responsible for all federal award applications, grant adjustments, claims, financial closeouts, and program generated income (PGI) reporting. The CPR Unit is responsible for all recipient performance reviews, monitoring, audit reviews, award closeouts, etc.
 

Services

The Office of Criminal Justice Grants aids recipients in managing their awards. OCJG provides assistance during the application and project development phase to ensure the proposed project is allowable under the federal program. OCJG also serves recipients post-award by sending reminders of upcoming deadlines and assisting with the submission of required reports. Additionally, OCJG is responsible for ensuring recipients receive the training and technical assistance required to manage their projects.