Alerts & Announcements

Alerts

ALERT (10/29/20):   On 11/30/20, GSA will be updating the SAM mail server to require TLS 1.2 or higher.  This is a behind-the-scenes update, meaning that your access to SAM.gov via browser or web service client will not be affected at all.  Since the SAM mail server will require TLS 1.2, if you utilize email on aging or insecure mail servers will no longer receive SAM email alerts once these changes are in place.  You will still be able to communicate with SAM via browser and conduct business, but emails such as Entity expiration notifications or role notifications will no longer arrive at your mailbox.

This requirement should be seamless to most users, particularly if you use popular Cloud hosted mail services such as Gmail or Hotmail.

To ensure that your system is compliant with the TLS changes, please do the following self-test:

  1. Go to TLS Test Receiver.
  2. In the Input Fields section, enter your email address as the eMail Target and select “SSLDetail” as the Output Format.  Click the Run Test button to run the scan.
  3. When the results return, scan for the following line “SSLVersion in use:” in the results.  Observe the TLS / SSL version, if any to see the highest version of TLS that your mail server is configured for.

You may also reach out to your mail provider or security officer verify the security settings of your mail system.  If your system already supports TLS 1.2/1.3, no further changes are necessary.  If your mail system only supports TLS 1.1 or lower, you will no longer receive notification emails from SAM once these changes are in place.  Once your mail system is updated to TLS 1.3, regular email notifications with SAM will resume.  If your system only supports TLS 1.1 or lower and you have any additional questions, please reach out to the Federal Service Desk.


ALERT (3/30/20):   Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of DCJ Grants Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Effective March 16, 2020


ALERT (1/15/20): ZoomGrants, the grant management system used by DCJ to manage funding opportunities, is currently experiencing technical difficulties. Please be aware that this may prevent you from accessing or submitting reports. (This issue has been resolved 1/16/20)


ALERT (12/05/19): There has been increased activity in SAM renewal scams. You may be have received an email or even a phone call warning you about potential complications related to your entity's SAM.gov registration. Here are some tips to avoid the trap:

  1. Any official email from SAM.gov will end in "gov". Example of a scam is "Renewal Support <info@renewalsupport.com>".
  2. The service desk will NEVER call you about your SAM registration, unless they are returning a call initiated by you.
  3. When in doubt contact the REAL Federal Service Desk.

ALERT (04/12/19): Grantees are being prompted to pay to renew registration with SAM. This is a scam. A grantee should never pay to renew registration for SAM. The proper url is SAM.gov. Any other site is not authorized.


ALERT (01/11/19): SAM.gov has a new login procedure. Existing SAM.gov account administrators must create a "new account" using the email that is currently associated with existing account. This will NOT create a new account, but will provide you with a new way to log into your existing account. Existing username & passwords no longer work. Simply follow the instructions on SAM.gov. Login to create an account, you will receive an email, follow the steps, create a new password and the new login credential will be linked to the existing account.

New & Upcoming Funding Opportunities

NEW & UPCOMING FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES (10/29/19): Crime Victim Services Funds (CVS) - VOCA, VAWA, SASP, State VALE - (Application Period 01/06/2020 to 02/18/2020) - Crime Victim Services Fund (CVS) Information Page.


PSN FUNDING OPPORTUNITY Extended (05/20/19): Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) - Application Period has been extended to 06/07/2019 - Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) Information Page.


NEW & UPCOMING FUNDING OPPORTUNITY (03/12/19): Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN),- (Application Period 03/12/2019 to 05/17/2019) - Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) Information Page


NEW & UPCOMING FUNDING OPPORTUNITY (11/05/18): 2019 Law Enforcement Assistance Grant Program (LEAGP) - (HB18-1020) - (ongoing - no application deadline) - Law Enforcement Assistance Grant Program (LEAGP) Information Page.

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