Funding Opportunities

CJII provides funding opportunities through a range of methods, including competitive solicitations. Announcements of competitive solicitations are posted under Current Opportunities. Individuals may sign up to receive email notifications about new solicitation announcements and may apply via CJII’s application portal.  Announcements of funding opportunities will continue to be released on a rolling basis for the next 3 to 5 years.

The CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance manages the solicitation process, and the funds are administered through the CUNY Research Foundation.

Proposals submitted in response to solicitations are reviewed by ISLG staff and thought-leaders from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. ISLG will sometimes call on its CJII advisors, members of its advisory board, and external experts for input. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office will be responsible for making all final funding decisions.

Unsolicited materials are read at our discretion.