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Important Notices

*** Grant Management System Unavailable, 1/15/22 - 3/1/22 ***

FDLE will be moving to a new grant management system after the beginning of the year which will require our current system (SIMON) to be taken off line for data migration.

Our current plan is to take the SIMON system down in late January 2022 to enable us to bring our new system on-line in late February/early March. OCJG will not be able to process any expenditures submitted after 1/14/22 and all performance must be submitted by 1/26/22.

***Any expenditures submitted after 1/14/22 will be deleted and will have to be submitted in the new system when it is made available in March.

Many of you may have grants ending on or before 1/31/22. To avoid delays, if you have already spent all of the allocation that you plan to use, please take the necessary steps to report any outstanding expenditures and close your grant out early.

If you anticipate not spending any of your grant money, please let your FDLE grant manager know and they can instruct you on the steps to take to rescind your allocation and close your grant out.
 
  • 01/14/22 - Deadline For Submitting Expenditures
  • 01/26/22 - Deadline For Submitting Performance
If you have any questions, please reach out to your assigned FDLE grant manager.
 

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 subgrantees and is responsible for all federal subgrant applications, grant adjustments, claims, financial closeouts, and program generated income (PGI) reporting. The CPR Unit is responsible for all subgrantee performance reviews, monitoring, audit reviews, subgrant closeouts, etc.
 

Services

The Office of Criminal Justice Grants aids recipients in managing their subawards. 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.