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3.2 Period of Availability of Funds

Availability of Awards

Office of Justice Programs (OJP) awards have different periods for the availability of funds and the performance of the program. This information is stated on the award document. Please review your award document in detail and pay particular attention to the program start and end dates.

Some block/formula awards administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) are awarded for the Federal fiscal year of the appropriation plus two additional Federal fiscal years, and some formula grants administered by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) are available for the fiscal year of the award plus three additional fiscal years. Discretionary awards made by OJP offices and bureaus are awarded for a specified time, and a particular award period is established for each award (usually 12 or 18 months). See the discussion of no-cost extensions in the Criteria for Award Extension section for more information.