The FAQs library provides search and filter options for finding answers to many of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Alternately, FAQs can be viewed from a topic-specific list on the FAQs page.
View the DIAMD FAQ PDF for step-by-step instructions for resolving some of the most common questions on the Digital Identity and Access Management Directory (DIAMD) system.
JustGrants is the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) grants management system used by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office).
To learn more about JustGrants, visit the About page.
For assistance with creating or updating your JustGrants account, review the JustGrants User Support page for helpful self-service information and resources.
For technical issues —
- COPS Office and OJP applicants, and award recipients should contact [email protected] or 833–872–5175, Monday through Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET; Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.
- OVW applicants and award recipients should contact [email protected] or 866–655–4482.
We recommend using Chrome or Microsoft Edge for JustGrants.
Click the “Continue” or “Save” button to save your work.
We recommend saving often and before you navigate to other sections of JustGrants as the system will automatically log you out if you are inactive for 15 minutes.
Visit our Glossary of Terms page to search for terms or filter through the terminology in alphabetical order.
JustGrants uses SAM as the primary source of agency information in applying for and managing DOJ grant funding.
In JustGrants, an applicant and/or award recipient organization is called an “entity,” and information in an entity’s SAM registration is automatically updated in JustGrants. Therefore, maintaining an updated registration in SAM.gov is critical to an entity’s ability to apply, receive funding, and register in both the Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) and JustGrants systems.
Visit the Resources for Using SAM page to learn more.
To learn more about the DOJ application submission process, visit the JustGrants Application Submission training page.
Section 200.204(a) (Notices of funding opportunities, Summary of information in notices of funding opportunities) of 2CFR, Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards states, “The Federal awarding agency must display the following information posted on the OMB-designated governmentwide website for funding and applying for Federal financial assistance…”
Grants.gov is currently the OMB-designated government-wide website for funding and applying for federal financial assistance. DOJ announces all federal discretionary competitive funding opportunities as well as non-competitive funding opportunities in Grants.gov.
Grants.gov is the first step of the application process where the applicant must complete the SF-424 and the SF-LLL before proceeding. Once submitted, application information will be automatically transmitted to JustGrants, where applicants will need to complete the remaining sections of their application. JustGrants was designed to leverage the authentication and registration information, which is initiated in SAM.gov and used to apply in Grants.gov, to authorize the electronic submission of an application in JustGrants.
Please note, there are two submission deadlines for DOJ funding opportunities. First, the Grants.gov submission deadline, which must be met before an applicant can submit the full application in JustGrants, followed by the JustGrants deadline. The deadlines for each DOJ funding opportunity can be found on the cover page of the solicitation for which the applicant is applying.
No. The SF-LLL is the Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, and is required for all DOJ applicants.
The SF-424 is a standard form required for submission of pre-applications, applications and related information. Grants.gov will highlight the specific fields that are required to complete in order to submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL.
In Section 8.F of the SF-424, please include the name and contact information of the individual who will complete the application materials in JustGrants. JustGrants will use this contact information to assign the Application Submitter role in JustGrants.
No. You must submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL in Grants.gov first.
Once you get into JustGrants, you can update most data fields associated with the SF-424 (e.g., requested funding amount, project title, type of applicant). The only data that cannot be edited directly in the application in JustGrants are the entity and program identifiers (e.g., UEI, Funding Opportunity Number).
If revisions are needed to be made to the SF-LLL, do not delete the version submitted in Grants.gov; upload a revised version to the “Additional Attachments” section of your JustGrants application.
No. Once these forms are successfully submitted in Grants.gov and integrated into JustGrants, there is no need to update those forms in Grants.gov. Most of the SF-424 information can be updated within the JustGrants application.
The individual identified in the (Name and contact information of person to be contacted on matters involving this application) in Section 8.F of the SF-424 will be designated as the Application Submitter in JustGrants. This information in the SF-424 cannot be changed; however, the Entity Administrator can reassign the Application Submitter role to another user in JustGrants.
Explore open and forthcoming DOJ funding opportunities and sign up to receive emails as new solicitations are released on our Find DOJ Funding Opportunities page.
Follow the step-by-step breakdown of the application process on our Application Submission page with access to eLearning videos, up-to-date reference guides and other relevant resources. Specifically —
- the DOJ Application Submission Checklist provides an overview of the necessary steps to complete the two-part application process in Grants.gov and JustGrants;
- the Application Submission Job Aid Reference Guide provides a detailed overview of the application submission process; and
- the Virtual Q&A Sessions page includes the schedule for upcoming training webinars with sessions dedicated to the application process, entity management, award acceptance and Post-Award.
No. All applications must be submitted electronically via Grants.gov and JustGrants.
If requesting additional funding, a new application is required.
Current award recipients may request an extension to receive additional time to achieve the goals and objectives of their program. These extensions are not automatic and do not provide additional funding. All extension requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Access the Training: Grant Award Modifications page for resources on this topic or contact your assigned DOJ Grant Manager.
No. The budget form is not available for download at this time. Please refer to your specific solicitation for details.