Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

Frequently Asked Questions

Does BCJI require a match? The application states that core program funding will be covered 100 percent for the first 18 months of implementation. After that 18-month period, federal funding is limited to 50 percent of the overall budget costs. Do

The BCJI program does not require an applicant / grantee to match their BCJI grant funds. BCJI will, however, cover all expenses during the initial planning phase of the project period and during the first 18 months of implementation of projects. During any remaining months, grantees must implement their sustainability plan by funding no more than 50 percent of the overall program funds. BJA will not require, like a match, that the grantee proactively report this information to BJA, but would have to maintain records of the funding contributions consistent with the OJP Financial Guide. (See the BCJI solicitation for additional information and requirements on a sustainability plan.)

This means that Category 1: Planning and Implementation applicants/grantees may use/allocate BCJI grant funds to cover 100 percent of their overall budget costs for up to 12 months of the initial planning period plus up to 18 months during the implementation period for no more than a total of 30 months. Category 2: Enhancement applicants/grantees may use/allocate BCJI grant funds to cover 100 percent of their overall budget costs for up to 6 months during the initial planning period plus up to 24 months during the implementation period for no more than a total of 30 months.

Grantees should plan for this period, designing and implementing a sustainment plan during which additional private or public dollars are leveraged in order to continue and advance the BCJI strategy.

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