Office of Program Development and Funding


Available Funding Opportunities

The 2015 - 2018 NYS Domestic and Sexual Assault Violence Hotline RFP is now available. The deadline for applications is 12:00 (Noon) EST, Wednesday, May 6, 2015.


All questions about the requirements contained in this RFP must be submitted in writing via email by 5:00 PM EST on Friday, April 17, 2015 to Please type "Hotline RFP 2015 - 2018" as the subject line. Answers to questions will be posted on or before Wednesday, April 22, 2015.



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The DCJS Office of Program Development and Funding (OPDF) is integral in supporting the criminal justice community. OPDF:

  • targets funding at specific criminal justice policy issues or geographical locations within New York State to implement federal, gubernatorial or legislative initiatives
  • develops policy for new programs to be supported by state and federal funds
  • administers applications and requests-for-proposals (RFPs) for State and Federal grant funding
  • develops program guidelines to assist grantees in formulating their grant projects in a manner consistent with enabling legislation and regulations
  • provides technical assistance to counties and localities to access funding and/or implement programs
  • monitors and evaluates grant projects to ensure that grantees implement programs consistent with the terms and conditions of their contracts and to determine if established performance measures are being attained
  • disseminates information on model programs to assist localities in replicating best practices, and
  • provides resources to grantees for locating, administering and applying for grant-funded programs