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Justice and Prevention Grants

You can find current grants offered through the Office of Grants and Research's Justice and Prevention Division below.

Law Enforcement and Youth Partnership Summer Day Year Two Renewal Opportunity

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Office of Grants and Research (OGR) is the designated State Administering Agency for the Title II Formula Grant Program awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).

The Formula Grant is authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP Act) of 1974, as amended. It provides funding to support state and local efforts to plan, establish, operate, coordinate, and evaluate policies and projects (directly or through grants and contracts with public and private agencies) for the development of more effective juvenile justice related education, training, research, prevention, diversion, treatment, rehabilitation and system improvement efforts.

OGR intends to make available up to $125,000.00 in continuation funding of the Title II Formula Grant funds to assist law enforcement agencies with sustaining and/or expanding their pre-existing, summer-based youth and law enforcement partnership programming.

AGF Posted:      May 3, 2019
Applications Due:      May 17, 2019
Award Announcements Anticipated:      On or about May 31, 2019
Anticipated Grant Period:     July 1, 2019-August 31, 2019

Applicant Eligibility

This AGF is open only to previously funded 2018 Formula Grant recipients who have completed their project. This is a continuation grant, not a competitive grant opportunity for new applicants. Previous recipients can only apply for up to what they were awarded in 2018.

Application Materials


If you have any questions regarding this grant application, please contact Samantha Frongillo at

2019 Senator Charles E. Shannon, Jr. Community Safety Initiative (CSI) Statewide Research Partner Availability of Grant Funds (AGF)

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Office of Grants & Research (OGR) is responsible for administering the Senator Charles E. Shannon Jr., Community Safety Initiative (Shannon CSI) Grant Program. The Shannon CSI Grant Program is authorized by Chapter 46 of the Massachusetts Acts of 2019, An Act Making Appropriations for the Fiscal Year 2019.


Key Dates

AGF Posted: April 26, 2019
Letter of Intent Due: May 10, 2019
Proposals Due: May 24, 2019. No later than 4:00pm.
Award Announcements Anticipated:   On or about June 14, 2019
Anticipated Grant Period: On or about July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020


Application Documents


The Office of Grant and Research staff will accept written questions regarding this AGF until May 10, 2019. Please submit questions via email to:


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SFY19 Safer Schools and Communities Equipment & Technology Grant Opportunity

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Office of Grants and Research (OGR) will make available $7.2M in funding for school districts and charter schools to competitively solicit one-time grant funding to assist public schools and local municipalities with enhancing school security and the safety of students and staff. Priority will be given to school districts and charter schools demonstrating the greatest need AND proposing cost-effective solutions to addressing high-priority gaps or weaknesses. Consideration will be also be given to schools that are taking meaningful steps to establish a more safe and supportive school climate, in order to reduce instances of violence.

Applicant Eligibility
A school district or charter school, in collaboration with its local municipality (host city/town where the public school(s) are located) that certifies that it has a Multi-Hazard School Emergency Threat Assessment and Response Plan already in place is eligible to apply.

Both the Municipal Chief Executive Officer (Mayor, City Manager, or Town Administrator) of the host community AND School Superintendent or Charter School Executive Director seeking a grant award must sign the application being submitted. Only one (1) application per school district and one (1) application per charter school is permitted for consideration of funding.

Key Dates

Application Posted: On or about Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Applications Due: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by 4:00 pm.
Anticipated Award Announcements: On or about Friday, April 26, 2019
Anticipated Grant Period: May 1, 2019-December 31, 2019

All files needed to apply for this grant opportunity are provided below. 

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