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     Grants Management System

The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP's) Grants Management System (GMS) is designed to make the application process easier and more efficient. GMS prompts you to fill out online forms and submit application materials (program narrative, budget, etc.) as file attachments—just like sending an attachment in an e-mail. Onscreen instructions guide you through the process. Online training materials are also available, as is a GMS Hotline (888–549–9901) to call for technical assistance.

For frequently asked questions related to applying and submitting an application, developing a budget and notifying grant applicants, see the funding page

Applying Through GMS

Some OJJDP applications are submitted electronically using GMS. Each OJJDP solicitation will provide applicants with specific directions on submitting applications to either GMS or If directed to apply through GMS, please note that GMS is a two-step process (registration and submission), and most OJJDP program announcements will provide deadlines that correspond with each step.

Step 1: Register on GMS and Initiate the Application

  • To register, you must create a user profile by creating a new (or confirming an existing) user ID and password and providing registration information, such as your employer ID number, legal name, and contact information.

  • After registering, log onto GMS using your user ID and password, select OJJDP as the relevant program office, and then select the program name of the funding opportunity for which you would like to apply.

  • Click Apply online, read the warning message, and then click Continue. This initiates the application.

  • Provide the requested information on the overview screen or log off and return to the application at another time.

  • Once an application is initiated, you can return to the application as often as needed (up until the application due date) to make revisions. Note: Always remember to save the application after making any changes.

Step 2: Complete and Submit the Application

  • To avoid a last minute rush and to ensure that your application is complete and accurate, fill out as much of the application as you can as soon as possible.

  • The application includes overview, applicant information, and project information screens, which collect information that was previously submitted on the paper form "Application for Federal Assistance (SF–424)."

  • Submit the program narrative, budget, and any other required materials as attachments.

  • Review and accept the Assurances and Certifications, which attest that the information in the application is correct and that you will comply with the requirements outlined in the Assurances and Certifications.

  • Before submitting the application, review the information provided in the overview, applicant information, and project information screens by clicking on Review SF-424.

  • After confirming that the application is complete and accurate, click Submit Application to send it to OJJDP. You will see a confirmation message noting that the application has been successfully submitted. Note: No changes or edits can be made to the application after it has been submitted.

For more information and to begin the application process, go to OJP's Grants Management System.