News Release - Iowa Criminal Justice Applications Sought for Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Grants

For Immediate Release
May 5, 2020

Dale Woolery

The Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) announced today it is now accepting applications for the State’s portion of the federal Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) program.  An estimated $5.18 million in grants will be available over at least two rounds of funding through ODCP’s competitive grant application process.

The CESF program—appropriated by Congress as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and administered federally by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance—will provide funding through the federal Byrne Justice Assistance Grant program to assist eligible states, local units of government, and tribes in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus.

ODCP will consider applications that address eligible criminal justice priorities set forth in the application instructions found at

Local and State units of government, including Indian tribes, are eligible to apply to ODCP for CESF grants.  Faith based and non-profit organizations are also eligible to apply, in collaboration with government agencies.

Approximately half of Iowa’s total CESF federal award for pandemic prevention, preparation or response (approximately $2.6 million) will be available for grants in the first solicitation.  The remaining amount will be available for grants made in the second and subsequent solicitations.

For those interested in applying, an application workshop will be held Monday, May 11th at 2:00pm. June 1st is the first deadline for submitting CESF applications online to ODCP, which intends to announce the recipients of grant awards in June.

For more information on the CESF program, the application process, or the application workshop, go to ODCP’s website at


Printed from the Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy website on June 13, 2021 at 3:05am.