GOCCP Announces Performance Incentive Grant Fund Availability

Dollar SignThe Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) has announced funding availability for the FY 2020 Performance Incentive Grant Fund (PIGF) Program.

  • Purpose: To reduce Maryland’s state and local incarcerated population through appropriate diversion, deflection, service provision and recidivism reducing resources.
  • Online Submission Deadline: November 4, 2019
  • Eligible Applicants: State and local government agencies, state and local courts, non-profit, and non-governmental victim services programs, including faith-based and community organizations.

Additional Information:

The fund was established through savings generated from Maryland’s Justice Reinvestment Act (JRA) to provide for county-led innovations and state expansions of programming that was prioritized by Maryland’s Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council (JRCC). The grant fund consists of multiple sections with varying eligibility criteria based upon JRCC recommendations. JRA reforms are centered on safely reducing Maryland’s prison population by incorporating more evidence-based programming, improving reentry outcomes, reducing collateral consequences of incarceration, and connections to community treatment and support for nonviolent offenders with behavioral health needs. Outcomes of PIGF funded programs will be monitored by JRA’s Oversight Board and performance measures will be set by the Local Government Justice Reinvestment Commission.

For more information:

GOCCP PIGF Notice of Funding Availability

Background on Justice Reinvestment

For technical assistance please contact:

Jackie Adams, Program Manager


Justice Schisler, Chief of Programs

For assistance with program criteria or program design contact:
Daniel Atzmon

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