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Important Notices

Notice of SAM.gov Transition:

On Monday, May 24, 2021, SAM.gov will have completed a transition to incorporate new features and functions for federal award recipients. This transition will incorporate a new look and will require federal award recipients to modify a few minor actions to continue reviewing SAM registrations for their vendors, contractors, and third-party subrecipients. NOTE: If you receive grant funds from FDLE you are considered a federal award recipient.
 
  1. Federal award recipients who will be conducting public entity searches of their third-party subrecipients will now need to be signed into SAM.gov in order to conduct those searches. This means each user will need to register for a SAM.gov account starting on Monday in order to verify SAM registrations and print documentation for their grant files. Please note, users DO NOT need to request any access roles and DO NOT need to link to any organization in order to conduct public entity searches.
  2. Federal award recipients who are verifying SAM.gov for procurement purposes will be able to search “active exclusions” without logging into SAM.gov. Please view our Federal Suspension or Debarment webpage for further guidance.
If you have questions regarding the SAM.gov process and verification requirements, please contact the OCJG main line at (850) 617-1250 or at criminaljustice@fdle.state.fl.us


Legal notice pertaining to FY2017, FY2018, FY2019, and FY2020 awards:

On April 22, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced they have revised their guidance regarding certain conditions on OJP grants consistent with the April 14, 2021 Attorney General memorandum. 

In compliance with the OJP revised guidance, the Office of Criminal Justice Grants (OCJG) will no longer require submission of the "Local Government" Certification of Compliance with 8 USC 1373 & 1644 and "Inst. of Higher Ed." Certification of Compliance with 8 USC 1373 & 1644 for the FY17-20 grants. Submission of local DHS and ICE policies will also no longer be required. Questions regarding the new guidance as it relates to OCJG grant programs should be directed to the OCJG Main Line at (850) 617-1250 or to criminaljustice@fdle.state.fl.us
 

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.