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Instructions for Applicants for Federal Assistance

All applications for funding must be submitted electronically through the Office of Justice Programs Grants Management System (GMS).

Complete instructions on how to register and submit an application in GMS can be found at

When applying for Federal funding, applicants must provide the following information:

  • Applicant information
    • Type of applicant
    • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
    • organizational unit
    • legal jurisdiction name
    • address
    • contact person and phone number

  • Project Information
    • Title of project
    • areas affected by project
    • proposed project period of performance
    • estimated funding request
    • Congressional District

  • Budget Detail Worksheet and Budget Narrative (PDF 46K) Justification for all costs,including the basis for computation and how budgeted items relate to project activities.

  • Program Narrative. Full description of the expected design and implementation of the proposed program. Specific program funding announcements will provide guidance on information to be submitted.
  • Privacy Certificate (PDF 14K) Certification of compliance with Federal regulation relating to the confidentiality of information identifiable to a private person collected for research or statistical purposes. Includes description of procedures to be followed to protect identifiable data.

Applicants must comply with the assurances in order to receive Federal funds. It is the responsibility of the recipient of Federal funds to fully understand and comply with these requirements. Failure to comply may result in withholding of funds, termination of the award, or other sanctions.

Assurances (PDF 14 K)

Applicants must certify compliance with government-wide common rules relating to restrictions on lobbying; debarment and suspension; and maintenance of a drug-free workplace.

Certification Regarding Lobbying, Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters; Drug-Free Workplace (PDF 26K)

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