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Drug, Gang, and Violent Crime Control (DGVCC) Program

Grants to Arizona Criminal Justice
Agencies to Reduce Violence and Crimes

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Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC)

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03/06/20 3:00 PM


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Grants to Arizona criminal justice agencies for efforts to reduce crime and violence throughout the state. Eligible program activities include apprehension, prosecution, forensic support services, adjudication and sentencing, corrections and community corrections, substance abuse treatment, and prevention and education.


Arizona prioritizes the use of these funds to support apprehension efforts, prosecution projects, and projects that reinforce these activities, such as drug adjudication and sentencing, drug forensic analysis activities, and corrections and community corrections projects. In addition, funds may also support substance abuse treatment for corrections-involved individuals, and prevention and education efforts.

Drug, gang, and violent crime enforcement efforts must frequently cross jurisdictional boundaries in order to arrest, prosecute, and sentence criminals. ACJC supports improving the effectiveness of collaborative law enforcement by leveraging state and federal funds to reduce drug trafficking, drug-related violent crime, and criminal street gang activities throughout Arizona. Furthermore, ACJC strongly encourages agencies to coordinate efforts with other projects or initiatives, such as the direct local agency Byrne JAG funds, methamphetamine interdiction, Homeland Security programs, prescription drug abuse initiatives, and High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) activities.

Program Strategy: 

The DGVCC program is designed to implement projects aligned with ACJC’s approved Arizona 2020 Drug, Gang and Violent Crime Control State Strategy. The strategy identifies purpose areas for funding projects designed to address the drug, gang and violent crime problem in the state. These purpose areas are as follows:

  • Apprehension
  • Prosecution
  • Forensic Support Services 
  • Adjudication and Sentencing
  • Corrections and Community Corrections
  • Substance Abuse Treatment for Corrections-Involved Individuals
  • Prevention and Education

For more information about each of these purpose areas, see the following link:

For information about funding priorities, see the following link:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169497

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Term of Contract:

All projects funded under this program will be for twelve (12) consecutive months starting July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

State, county, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies in Arizona that meet the qualifications are eligible to apply.

Restrictions on Use of Funds:

DGVCC program funds cannot be used directly or indirectly for security enhancements or equipment to non-governmental criminal justice/public safety entities.

Indirect costs, not limited to expenses such as accounting, payroll, data processing, purchasing, personnel and building use may not be requested through this grant program.

In addition, the following items are restricted:
-Vehicles, vessels or aircraft
-Luxury items
-Real estate
-Construction projects
-Any similar matters.

Funding may not be used to request positions for participating Federal agencies.

Federal funds must be used to supplement existing state and local funds for program activities and must not replace those funds that have been appropriated for the same purpose. See the OJP Financial Guide (Part II, Section 2.3). Additional information may be found in the ACJC Grant Management Resource Manual.

Pre-Application Information:

The application must be successfully submitted to the GMS no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6th . Late applications will not be accepted by the GMS or be considered by ACJC.

Funding recommendations will be presented for the Commission’s approval at the meeting scheduled on Thursday, May 21, 2020. If approved, a list of funded programs will be posted on the ACJC website on Friday, May 22, 2020.

Hard cash matching funds of 25 percent of the total grant award is required.

Note: In submitting funding requests, applicants should include the amount of grant funds being requested plus a 25 percent match. For example if the applicant intends to request a total project cost of $100,000 to carry out the proposed project then ACJC would contribute $75,000 and your agency would contribute $25,000.

Additional Program Information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online through GMS:

If you experience any issues, please contact ACJC at:

If you have any questions about this grant solicitation or are having difficulties with the Grant Management System, contact:

Simone Courter, Grant Coordinator

Tony Vidale, Program Manager

You may also email:

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Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
1110 W. Washington, Suite 230
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Office: (602) 364-1146
Fax: (602) 364-1175

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USA: Arizona

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