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Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding - Victim Service

Funding to reimburse local victim service organizations for employee retention bonuses for employment during the Covid-19 pandemic related backlog is now available through the Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS).

To access the funds, victim service agencies will complete a Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) application in the OCJS’s online grants management system. Agencies with an active ocjsgrants.com account can find the form in the My Solicitations section. Applicants can then complete the form and submit it to OCJS for approval. If the victim service agency does not have an ocjsgrants.com account, registration is required and can be completed by clicking the New User link in the Log In section.

If you have any questions about access to the grants management system or the completion of the CESF application, please contact OCJS at cesfbonus@dps.ohio.gov.

Frequently Asked Questions

For CESF Victim Service Provider Bonus Funding

Who qualifies for reimbursement of retention bonuses from the program?

Non-Profit Victim Service agencies that regularly receive funding through OCJS programs including STOP Violence Against Women Act Funding, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Funding and Family Violence Prevention and Services Act Funding. 

What personnel qualify for bonuses under this program?

Full-time non-profit victim service agency personnel.

What expenses are payable through this program?

Retention bonuses may not exceed more than 20 percent of the annual salary for the employee.

What is the project period for this program?

Funding must be drawn down before Dec. 31, 2022.

Where do I find the online Grants Management System?

Information about OCJS grants and the online Grants Management System is located on the Office of Criminal Justice website at www.ocjs.ohio.gov. To visit the online Grants Management System directly, go to https://www.ocjsgrants.com/Login.

Whom should I contact to get help with the application process?

Contact cesfbonus@dps.ohio.gov for help.