Office of Program Development and Funding

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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