Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
Department of Justice
Competitive funds for North Carolina law enforcement and related non-profit agencies are available from the Governor's Crime Commission on an annual basis. GCC has a grant submission process with grant funding originating the first of July each year. Enrollment for federal grant applications is from January 1 through January 31 each year.
Funding priorities, as determined by the Commission, are posted on the GCC web page each September. In October and November, several training seminars geared toward efficient grant writing are offered in locations across the state.
January 1-31 - enrollment for federal grant applications opens. Grant pre-applications are accepted via an interactive web-based form on the GCC web site.
February - March - the advisory committees of the Commission score each pre-application in their respective areas.
March - the full Commission meets to make final recommendations on which grants should be offered an opportunity to submit a full application.
April - letters of notification are sent to all pre-applicants notifying each of the status of their submission. Agencies that were selected should then submit a full application and make any changes that were noted by the GCC.
October 1 - funding for new grants begins.
All grantees are required to attend one of the grant award workshops offered in selected sites across the state. These workshops provide training opportunities in the area of fiscal compliance.
Grantees are to abide by certain Equal Employment Opportunity and civil rights requirements that are applicable to recipients of federal funding. For more information, prospective grantees should review the Civil Rights Information for GCC Grantees document and contact GCC staff.
Chart of Timeline for the grant making process.
State-funded Grants Currently Open
The North Carolina General Assembly allocated $1.6 million in grants for law enforcement agencies for the purpose of combatting Internet Crimes Against Children and for the purchase of police body cameras.
Other Open Grants