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


For Immediate Release 
September 30, 2020 

Contact: Dale Woolery (515)725-0310

Iowa Criminal Justice Applications Sought for Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Grants    

The Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) announced today it will accept applications for the State’s portion of the federal Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) program beginning October 8th.  The deadline for submitting CESF applications online to ODCP is November 9th.  An estimated $3 million in grants will be available in addition to approximately $2 million in grants which were awarded earlier this spring through a similar competitive grant 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.

For those interested in applying, an application workshop will be held, October 8th at 9:00 a.m.   ODCP intends to announce the recipients of grant awards by December 15th

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 October 21, 2020 at 4:51am.