How to apply...
In accordance with the Common Rule, Standard Form 424 must be submitted electronically on the GMS by nonfederal agencies in applying for funding under this program. Forms for funds other than grants or for use by Federal agencies will be supplied by OVC. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. (See OVC guidelines for application procedures for Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Terrorism and Mass Violence Crimes, funding in Federal Register January 31, 2002).
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Generally awards will be made on a competitive basis with applications reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts who will assess application submissions based on established criteria and forward a recommendation to the Director. The Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs has final approval authority. (See OVC guidelines for award procedures for Antiterrorism and Emergency Reserve funding.)
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.