Grant Alert! GOCCP Releases NOFA for Pretrial Services

The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) has released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Pretrial Services Program Grant (PSPG):


The purpose of this program is to assist counties in the development, implementation, and improvement of pretrial services programs that reduce the size and cost of pretrial detention populations on the county level, reduce recidivism, and improve public safety outcomes, specifically the safety of victims and witnesses. Additionally the program establishes a consistent standard of best practices across all grant funded pretrial release services.


House Bill 447 of Maryland’s 2018 Legislative Session established the Pretrial Services Program Grant Fund. Chapter 771 was approved by the governor on May 15, 2018.

Funded Categories

Contractual services, equipment, operating expenses, other, and personnel

Eligible Entities

County government agencies, local courts, local detention centers


FY 2019 PSPG Application Guidance Kit

Online submission deadline: July 17, 2018 at 3 pm. 

For more information visit the GOCCP PSPG webpage or contact:

Quentin Jones
Program Manager
Phone: 410-697-9318


Justice Schisler
Chief of Programs
Phone: 410-697-9334