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Office of Criminal Justice Programs
Bill Scollon, Director

OCJP / The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act Of 2009


Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, the state of Tennessee is projected to receive approximately $5 billion over the next two years to help speed economic recovery, create and save jobs, and provide services to people most in need during the current economic condition. The Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP) will provide assistance with  criminal justice system opportunities.

Community Appreciation

Total ARRA Funding for Tennessee

Statewide Recovery Information

Grant funding opportunities:

Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)     $50,380,636.00
Grants to help control crime and improve the criminal justice system.

State Portion

$30,827,729.00 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance to the State of Tennessee, Office of Criminal Justice Programs for grants to local, state, and not-for-profit entities.

Local Portion

$19,552,907.00 is available from the Bureau of Justice Assistance directly to eligible units of local government. Eligible agencies must make application directly to BJA. Information regarding the application process and a list of eligible units of local government is available here:  Guidance for Direct Byrne/JAG From BJA

STOP Violence against Women Act (VAWA)     $2,765,332.00

Grants to programs to safeguard victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking and hold offenders accountable for these crimes.

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)     $911,000.00

Grants provide direct services to improve the health and well-being of victims of crime with priority given to victims of child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence and previously underserved victims.