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Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding - Warrants

Funding to reimburse local law enforcement agencies for the cost of serving warrants due to a Covid-19 related backlog is now available through the Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS).

To access the funds, law enforcement agencies will complete a Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) application in the OCJS’s online grants management system. Law enforcement 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 law enforcement 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

For CESF Covid-19 Warrant Backlog Funding

Who qualifies for reimbursement of warrant backlog costs from the program?

  • Law Enforcement agencies
  • Prosecutor’s offices can request funding on behalf of the local law enforcement agency as long as the LE agency is listed as the Implementing agency on the Title page of the application.

What offenses qualify for reimbursement under this program?

Funding should prioritize jailable warrants that we unable to be served during the pandemic.

What expenses are payable through this program?

Payroll expenses for personnel

What is the project period for this program?

Funding should prioritize jailable warrants that we unable to be served during the pandemic.

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 cesfwarrants@dps.ohio.gov for help.