(CY 2022) Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Grant (CESF)

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is pleased to make the remaining federal funds awarded through the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Grant (CESF) Program available to assist eligible applicants in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus. This is a competitive solicitation, which will provide additional funding to assist agencies with meeting their safety and other organizational needs as they continue to deal with the effects of the pandemic.

Grant Guidelines
Grant Period: Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis for a (12) month period beginning January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.
Match Requirement: There is no match requirement for this grant program.
Application Due Date: Applications must be submitted in the DCJS Online Grants Management System (OGMS) no later than 5:00 PM on 10/22/2021.
Technical Assistance
To aid localities with their grant application preparation, DCJS will be facilitating a webinar training on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 10:00 AM. Please use the following link to register:
Please also subscribe to DCJS updates through the DCJS website to ensure notification of upcoming training/webinars on grants, trainings, and future funding opportunities.

Please contact the following DCJS staff for questions regarding your Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program application:

Chris Boucher: christopher.boucher@dcjs.virginia.gov, (804) 584-0510

Tracy Matthews: tracy.matthews@dcjs.virginia.gov, (804) 371-0635

For questions and technical assistance relating to the OGMS system, contact ogmssupport@dcjs.virginia.gov. Please include your grant program area in the subject line.
Grant Writing Webinar (.pdf)(.pptx)