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Additional Funding Opportunities

“The FY 2022 Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program (AWA) is now open for applications.

Under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, the SMART Office is authorized to provide annual direct funding, targeted training and technical assistance, and technology tools. The AWA grant program supports states, the District of Columbia, principal U.S. territories and federally recognized Indian tribes with implementation and ongoing maintenance of requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

Under the AWA grant program, the SMART Office funds projects to help create or maintain programs to register and track sex offenders and notify the public of their location. The SMART Office will award grants of up to $400,000, with a 36-month period of performance beginning October 1, 2022. No match is required.

Award Eligibility: States, the District of Columbia, principal U.S. territories and federally recognized Indian tribal governments that have elected to carry out SORNA are eligible to apply.

Funding applications are submitted to the Office of Justice Programs in a two-step process, with initial information submitted to and the full application completed in JustGrants. Deadline: May 11, 2022, by 11:59 p.m., Eastern time

Applicants must register with before submitting an application, then applicants must submit an SF-424 and SF-LLL in To note: the federal government is discontinuing the use of DUNS numbers and will begin using unique entity identifiers. Any applicant that wants to use a DUNS number to apply must submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL by March 30. Alternatively, applicants may begin the portion of the application on April 1. More information about the transition and how it affects applicants to OJP solicitations can be found in this March 9 JustGrants announcement.

JustGrants Deadline: May 25, 2022, by 5 p.m., Eastern time

The full application, including attachments, must be submitted in JustGrants by 5 p.m. ET, May 25, 2022.