What are the Department of Criminal Justice Services’s (DCJS) responsibilities as an awarding agency?

The Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) ensures that sub-grantees comply with all grant conditions.  The department develops a risk-based monitoring plan, and conducts fiscal and programmatic monitoring on all sub-grantees, including enhanced monitoring of sub-grantees determined to be medium and high risk.

The Director of DCJS has the authority, under Chapter 1 of Title 9.1, Code of Virginia (§§9-100 through 186.14), to implement policies needed for the operation of the Agency.  Grant Monitors and the Grants Administration Staff are responsible for monitoring the activities of sub-grantees to ensure that awards are used for authorized purposes and comply with 2 C.F.R. §§ 200.303 and 200.331, along with other federal statutes, regulations, and the terms and conditions of the awards.  The DCJS grant solicitation, subsequent application, and statement of grant award (SOGA) contain all of the required information listed in 2 C.F.R. § 200.331(a).