Grant writing is not easy, but sharing helpful tips and information is.... The following funding news release from the Office of Justice has resources to use when your filling out an application in the Justice Grant System (JustGrants). It includes multiple detailed resources for completing the Budget Detail Form plus updated (2021) resources and guides for the application process.
Build a Better Budget
A detailed budget proposal that documents every expected cost associated with a proposal is a critical piece of your application.
When applying for funding, you will need to complete a Budget Detail Form as part of your application in the Justice Grants System (JustGrants). The form covers all potential costs associated with an award, including personnel, travel, equipment and supplies, and more.
A comprehensive, step-by-step breakdown on how to complete the Budget Detail Form is documented in several JustGrants training resources. Before completing your Budget Detail Form, be sure to review the following:
- eLearning video: Completing a Budget Detail Form
- Job Aid Reference Guide: Entering Match Amount in a Budget
- Job Aid Reference Guide: Application Submission
For additional information a building a better budget, you may want to review the Budget Preparation and Submission Information section of the OJP Grant Application Resource Guide. Lastly, the DOJ Grants Financial Guide can also answer many common budgeting questions, ranging from cost sharing requirements to allowable and unallowable costs.
JustGrants: The Department of Justice launched a new grants management system, JustGrants, in October 2020. Through the JustGrants website, applicants and grantees can access training resources, find answers to frequently asked questions, and sign up for updates. Get started by gaining an understanding of the application process in JustGrants.
OJP Grant Application Resource Guide: Updated for FY 2021, this resource contains information to help you prepare and submit applications for OJP funding and offers guidance on award administration.
OJP Funding Resource Center: Find current opportunities, solicitation requirements, forms and worksheets, and post-award instructions to help as you apply for and manage OJP awards.
DOJ Grants Financial Guide: Learn about the laws, rules, and regulations that affect the financial and administrative management of an OJP award.