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Important Notices

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.