Frequently Asked Questions

I have a program and am in need of grant funding. What programs do you administer?

The Authority administers a variety of federal and state grant programs. View programs to see if your organization meets the eligibility requirements of an Authority-administered program. Then visit grant opportunities to see if we are accepting grant applications for the program.

What are the funding cycles?

Federal programs are funded from October 1 to September 30. State programs are funded from July 1 to June 30.

How do I find out about grant opportunities?

Find out about Authority grant opportunities, news, and research by checking the ICJIA website, subscribing to the CJ Dispatch, and following us on Facebook and Twitter.

How do I apply for a grant?

When you see a grant opportunity listed on the Authority's GATA website, check to make sure your agency meets the program's specific criteria for grant funding. If your agency is eligible for funding, read the instructions for information on how to submit an application.

We tried to apply for a grant but had problems with the application process. What should we do?

Please contact the Authority via email or call (312) 793-8550 for applications for technical assistance at any point in the process.

GATA General Procedural Common FAQs webinar

This webinar answers frequently asked questions about the grant review process. Topics include rules and regulations, common errors on applications, certifications, and budgetary issues.


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