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2.1 Application Process

Eligible Recipients

You can find the eligibility requirements for block, formula, and discretionary awards in the grant program guidelines.

  • Block and formula awards: Generally, States, territories, and sometimes Indian tribes and local units of government are eligible for awards under OJP’s various block and formula grant programs. Specific eligibility criteria for each program is set forth in the program’s governing statute and rules.
  • Discretionary awards: OJP may award funds under its discretionary grant programs to some or all of the following types of recipients, depending on authorizing legislations and selected program strategies:  States, units of local government, Indian tribes and tribal organizations, individuals, educational institutions, hospitals, and private nonprofit and private commercial organizations.