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JustGrants Application Mechanics: Submitting an Application Training

March 2023

JustGrants is the U.S. Department of Justice’s grants management system. The JustGrants team is offering a recurring “Application Mechanics: Submitting an Application” webinar to provide targeted assistance to potential applicants applying for DOJ funding opportunities. This webinar’s targeted audience includes individuals with Entity Administrator, Application Submitter and/or Authorized Representative(s) in JustGrants. The webinar covers the following topics:

  • Preparing to apply
  • Completing the abbreviated application in Grants.gov
  • Entity onboarding and JustGrants access
  • JustGrants roles and responsibilities
  • Assigning users’ roles to applications
  • Completing, reviewing, certifying and submitting a JustGrants application
  • Attendee questions about application submission

Video run time: 1 hour 1 min. 31 sec.

JustGrants Award Acceptance Virtual Q&A Session

April 2022

This Virtual Q&A Session is targeted to those JustGrants users with Entity Administrator or Authorized Representative roles and covers the following topics:

  • Determining when award acceptance occurs
  • Identifying which roles are involved in the award acceptance process
  • A demonstration of the process of accepting or declining an award
  • Common problems when accepting or declining an award, and how to mitigate them
  • Attendee questions about award acceptance

Video run time: 38 min. 41 sec. View the Presentation.

JustGrants Entity Management Virtual Q&A Session

April 2021

The Entity Management Virtual Q&A Session covered the following topics:

  • General JustGrants navigation
  • First-time user access
  • Adding users and how to confirm that an account was successfully created
  • Assigning users’ roles to awards
  • Reassigning users or adding new users to an entity
  • Attendee questions on how to complete actions within JustGrants

Video run time: 1 hour 01 min. 11 sec View the Presentation.

Resources for Using the System for Award Management (SAM.gov)

SAM.gov Entity Registration and Renewal Reminder

All entities seeking Department of Justice (DOJ) grant funding must have an active registration in SAM.gov. Once registered, entities must complete annual renewals to maintain an active status.

It is recommended that you begin the SAM.gov registration or renewal process 30 days prior to any deadlines to allow for the time necessary to complete the full process, including...

Award Notification

Office of Justice Programs (OJP) sends an Award Notification by email through JustGrants to the individuals listed in the application as E-Business Point of Contact (E-Biz POC) and Authorized Organization Representatives (AOR). The email notification includes detailed instructions on how to access and view the award documents and steps to take in JustGrants to start the award acceptance process. Notification timing:

  • Successful applicants: no later than Sept. 30 of the calendar year
  • Unsuccessful applicants: rejection letters are generally issued by Dec. 30 of the calendar year
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ASAP Account Enrollment

Entities must complete Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) Account Enrollment in order to manage their award. The enrollment process starts when the POC receives the enrollment invitation in the form of two emails with credentials to login to ISIM. After changing the password, completing security questions, and accepting the ASAP terms, the POC logs in to ASAP.gov with their new password and assigns all user roles. The POC can fill all of the roles, assign multiple roles to one person, or assign each role to a different person. The Head of Organization (HOO) approves the user roles. The Financial Official (FO) enters banking data for receiving payments. The Authorizing Official (AO) adds the entity short name and Payment Requestor information. Once the banking validation occurs, the federal agency creates the account, authorizes funding, and sends notification that the account has been created.


Answers to many of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) are listed below.

ASAP Resources

Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) Resources

ASAP Month-End Account Reconciliation

All DOJ-related ASAP accounts will be temporarily suspended the last 3 business days of the month to carry out required account reconciliation activities. Grantees that attempt to drawdown in ASAP will receive an “Error 839: No accounts found matching criteria” message and will not be able to request or receive drawdowns during this period...

Point of Contact (POC) Role

Point of Contact (POC) is one of the user roles in Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP).  The POC adds users or modifies their roles. A recipient entity can have only one POC in ASAP. The POC can fill all of the roles, assign multiple roles to one person, or assign each role to a different person.

Entity User Roles

There are six foundational roles created to ensure JustGrants Entity Users have the authority and ability to carry out specific requirements and tasks:

The JustGrants Entity User Roles Matrix illustrates the scope of the six foundational roles to help determine who should be JustGrants users in your Entity and which roles those users should possess.


Entity is the JustGrants terminology for DOJ award recipient organizations. Entities have several identifiers: Legal name, “Doing Business As” (DBA) name, and one or more numeric or alpha-numeric identifiers.

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