How To Apply

On this page, you will find frequently asked questions, appendices, fact sheets, links to webinars, and other resources to help you apply for COPS Office funding. For more information on COPS Office programs, visit our Grants page.

ASSISTANCE ON HOW TO APPLY

COPS Office Solicitation Tips Video

This video will provide potential applicants with information on how to prepare to apply, start and complete an application, tips for success and where to find resources.

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JUSTGRANTS WEBINARS

The JustGrants team facilitates weekly sessions providing an opportunity for users to receive topic-specific training, direct technical assistance and support on JustGrants system functionality.

Two sessions may be especially useful for applicants:

  • Entity Management Virtual Q&A
  • Application Mechanics: Submitting an Application Training

Register for any of these on the Training: Virtual Q & A Sessions page.

JustGrants Application Mechanics: Submitting an Application Webinar

To provide targeted assistance to applicants applying for U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) funding opportunities, DOJ’s JustGrants team is offering multiple webinar sessions on the application submission process.

DOJ funding opportunities follow a two-part application process. Applicants must begin the application process in Grants.gov. After applying in Grants.gov, the application information and forms will be transferred to JustGrants and will automatically appear when you access your application in JustGrants.

The “Application Mechanics: Submitting an Application” webinar session will explain the following:

  • Steps to take prior to applying for funding
  • How to find open DOJ funding opportunities in Grants.gov
  • How to apply for funding using JustGrants
  • The JustGrants roles and their responsibilities and required actions
  • How to navigate and use JustGrants to submit your application
  • Where to find training materials, job aids, and other resources

Want more information on how to submit applications? Register for the dates below or for future dates on the Training: Virtual Q&A Sessions page.

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS

Grants.gov
For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424—and if applicable, the SF-LLL—please call the Grants.gov customer service hotline at 800-518-4726, send questions via email to support@Grants.gov, or consult the Grants.gov Organization Applicant User Guide at https://www.grants.gov/help/html/help/Applicants/GrantApplications.htm. The Grants.gov Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.

JustGrants
Visit the JustGrants website or contact the JustGrants Service Desk at JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov or 833-872-5175. JustGrants Service Desk operates 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. eastern time (ET) Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET on Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays. Get started by checking out the application process resources in JustGrants.

DOJ Grants Financial Guide
Learn about the laws, rules, and regulations that affect the financial and administrative management of DOJ awards.

Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP)
Contact the Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) OCFO Customer Service Center at Ask.OCFO@usdoj.gov or 800-458-0786. The U.S. Department of the Treasury organizes ASAP webinar trainings on a regular basis. Please refer to the ASAP website for more information on ASAP-related training and resources.

System for Award Management (SAM) database
Information about registration procedures can be accessed at www.sam.gov.

Programmatic Assistance
For programmatic assistance with the requirements of this program or with submitting the application through the COPS Office Online Application System, call the COPS Office Response Center at 800-421-6770 or send questions via email to AskCopsRC@usdoj.gov. The COPS Office Response Center operates Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, except on federal holidays.