Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

Funding

As funding becomes available from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the funding announcements will be posted to this page. Click on a URL below to view the full grant announcement, which contains detailed information about the opportunity, applicant eligibility, application requirements, and directions on how to apply.

Notice to BJA Funding Applicants Regarding SAM Process Change
All applicants must register with and maintain current registrations in the System for Award Management (SAM). However, recent activities have led to a change in process for SAM registrations that will impact schedule, so please plan accordingly. If you are a new entity registering in SAM or an existing entity that needs to update or renew your SAM registration, you must submit an original, signed notarized letter via U.S. Postal Service Mail appointing the authorized Entity Administrator before your registration will be activated. Learn more about this process change and what is required in the letter on www.gsa.gov/samupdate.

Current Opportunities:

Solicitation Title Description Deadline URL(s)
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program FY 2019 Formula Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program. This program furthers the Department's mission by assisting state, local, and tribal efforts to break the cycle of drug addiction and violence by reducing the demand for, use, and trafficking of illegal drugs. 04/30/2019 Solicitation
The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative: National Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding to support national training and technical assistance (TTA) for jurisdictions engaged in comprehensive response system improvement related to the issue of unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs). 04/30/2019 Solicitation
Public Safety Partnership National Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2019 Competitive Announcement BJA is seeking applications for the Public Safety Partnership National Training and Technical Assistance Program. This program furthers the Department's mission by leveraging the vast array of existing resources across DOJ components to reduce violence in some of the country's most violent cities. 05/07/2019 Solicitation
Tribal Justice CTAS Training and Technical Assistance Solicitation FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for the Tribal Justice Coordinated Tribal Assistance solicitation (CTAS) related Training and Technical Assistance Program. 05/14/2019 Solicitation
Justice For All: Effective Administration of Criminal Justice Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2019 Competitive Announcement BJA is seeking applications for the Effective Administration of Criminal Justice Training and Technical Assistance Program, as part of the Justice For All Reauthorization Act of 2016. 05/14/2019 Solicitation
National Officer Safety Initiatives Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Solicitation BJA seeks applications for funding to improve law enforcement safety, wellness, and preparedness throughout the United States. 05/21/2019 Solicitation
John R. Justice (JRJ) Program FY 2019 Application Guidance BJA is seeking applications for funding from the John R. Justice (JRJ) Grant Program, which provides student loan repayment assistance for local, state and federal public defenders and local and state prosecutors who commit to extended service in those roles. 05/21/2019 Solicitation
Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability (VALOR) Initiative FY 2019 Competitive Solicitation BJA is seeking applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability (VALOR) Initiative. 05/21/2019 Solicitation
Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting Inmates, and Safeguarding Communities FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding of projects designed to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement facilities, and to achieve and maintain compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. 05/22/2019 Solicitation
Strategies for Policing Innovation National Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2019 Competitive Announcement BJA is seeking applications for the Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI) Program. This program furthers the Department's mission by assisting state, local and tribal jurisdictions in reducing crime and improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, specifically through support for innovative and evidence-based policing practices, more effective information sharing, and multi-agency collaboration. 05/23/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (4/22/2019)
Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program Training and Technical Assistance BJA is seeking applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program Training and Technical Assistance solicitation. This program furthers the Department's mission by promoting the safety of law enforcement officers and citizens. 05/23/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (4/17/2019)
State Criminal Alien Assistance Program: FY 2019 Program Requirements and Application Instructions Under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), the Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Department of Justice makes payments to eligible states and units of local government that incur certain types of costs due to incarceration of undocumented criminal aliens during a particular 12-month reporting period. 05/23/2019 Program requirements/application instructions
Enhancing Task Force Leadership, Operations, and Management FY 2019 Competitive Grant Solicitation Under this program, BJA is seeking applications to provide nationwide training and technical assistance to increase the effectiveness and ensure the success of state and local multijurisdictional law enforcement task forces created to address local crime issues. 05/28/2019 Solicitation
Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement Through this program, BJA intends to select training and technical assistance providers to support the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP). 05/28/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (4/17/2019)
Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications to plan and implement comprehensive programs in response to the growing opioid epidemic. 06/05/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (4/29/2019)
Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies. 06/05/2019 Solicitation
Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-based Adult Reentry Program BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Second Chance Act to provide grants to nonprofit organizations and Indian tribes to provide reentry services and programs. 06/11/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (4/30/2019)
BJA STOP School Violence Technology and Threat Assessment Solutions for Safer Schools Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Solicitation BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act Program. 06/11/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (4/22/2019)
Improving Justice and Mental Health Collaboration: Training and Technical Assistance to Grantees and the Field FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Improving Justice and Mental Health Collaboration: Training and Technical Assistance to Grantees and the Field Program. 06/11/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (4/24/2019)
FY 2019 Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) Task Force To Combat Human Trafficking: Supporting Law Enforcement's Role BJA is seeking applications to develop or enhance law enforcement's role in multidisciplinary human trafficking task forces within the United States. This program furthers the Department's mission by enhancing law enforcement task force capacity to combat human trafficking. 06/11/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (4/24/2019)
Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding to address illegal firearm-related crime and forensics. This initiative furthers the Department's mission and is consistent with the principles of BJA's Public Safety Partnership project by assisting state, local, and tribal law enforcement in driving down violent crime. 06/11/2019 Solicitation
Strategies for Policing Innovation FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for the Strategies for Policing Innovation Program. 06/11/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (5/2/2019)
FY 2019 BJA: A National Training and Technical Assistance Initiative to Improve Law Enforcement-Based Responses to People with Mental Health Disorders and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities BJA is seeking applications for the National Training and Technical Assistance Initiative to Improve Law Enforcement-Based Responses to People with Mental Health Disorders and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 06/13/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (4/24/2019)
BJA STOP School Violence Training and Technical Assistance (STOP TTA) Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Solicitation BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act Program. 06/18/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (4/29/2019)
BJA STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Solicitation BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act Program. This program furthers the Department's mission by supporting state, local, and tribal jurisdictions in improving efforts to reduce violent crime through the creation of school safety training and mental health programs for school personnel and students which address violence in schools. 06/18/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (4/22/2019)
Student Computer Forensics and Digital Evidence Educational Opportunities Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Solicitation BJA is seeking partners in institutions of higher education to apply for funding under the Student Computer Forensics and Digital Evidence Educational Opportunities Program to enhance both the education and opportunities for students in the areas of computer forensics and digital evidence. 06/25/2019 Solicitation
Innovative Responses to Behavior in the Community: Swift, Certain, and Fair Supervision FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding of projects that implement or enhance a Swift, Certain, and Fair Supervision Program model. This program furthers the Department's mission by reducing recidivism and thereby crime, as part of a comprehensive violent crime reduction strategy. 06/25/2019 Solicitation
Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities BJA is seeking applications for probation and parole agencies to implement more effective practices to reduce recidivism. This program furthers the Department's mission by reducing recidivism and building a comprehensive violent crime reduction strategy. 06/25/2019 Solicitation
Innovative Reentry Initiatives: Building System Capacity & Testing Strategies to Reduce Recidivism BJA is seeking applications under the Second Chance Act from units of state, local, and Indian tribal governments to assess and develop the capacity for reentry systems improvement. 06/25/2019 Solicitation
The Project Safe Neighborhoods FY 2019 Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program. This program furthers DOJ's mission and violent crime reduction strategy by providing support to state, local, and tribal efforts to reduce violent crime. 06/25/2019 Solicitation
Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for the Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) Program. This program furthers the Department's mission by enhancing the capacity of local and tribal communities to effectively reduce violent crime in distressed neighborhoods through collaborative approaches. 06/25/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (5/6/2019)
Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Second Chance Act for state and local government agencies, and Indian tribes seeking to provide reentry services and programs for offenders with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness returning from incarceration. 06/25/2019 Solicitation
Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program. This program furthers the Department's priorities by providing support to law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies to partner with mental health agencies and reduce crime and recidivism associated with people with mental illnesses. 06/25/2019 Solicitation
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Fiscal Year 2019 State Solicitation BJA is seeking applications for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. This program furthers the Department's mission by assisting state, local, and tribal law enforcement efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence. 06/25/2019 Solicitation


View prior years' funding opportunities.

BJA Grant Applicant Education Webinars

In early 2019, BJA hosted the following educational webinars to assist potential applicants interested in applying for FY 2019 funding opportunities:

  • Funding Opportunities for Your Community in 2019: An Overview of What’s Ahead
  • The First Steps to Applying, Prepare Now
  • The Federal Funding Process: What New and Seasoned Applicants Should Consider
  • Submitting Your Application: Avoid These Common Mistakes

Additionally, BJA will be hosting and has hosted additional, solicitation-specific webinars. Visit the BJA Funding Webinars page to learn more about the webinars and for information about how to register and how to access presentations for previously held webinars.

Stay Informed

Subscribe to NewsFromBJA for email notifications about funding opportunities and other news from BJA. If you would also like to learn of opportunities across the Office of Justice Programs, sign up to receive the National Criminal Justice Reference Service's (NCJRS') bi-weekly JUSTINFO newsletter as well as the weekly Funding News From NCJRS email highlighting solicitation releases and funding-related webinars. Be sure to select "Grants/funding" as an area of interest in your NCJRS profile when you subscribe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Following are some frequently asked questions concerning BJA funding:

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Grant Awards

Current and prior year BJA grant awards can be accessed on the following OJP funding pages:

Examples of Funded Applications:

See the following pages to view examples of previously awarded applications:

Funding from Other Agencies:

You can access information about funding opportunities from other OJP agencies and bureaus by visiting the Open Solicitations section of the OJP site. Additionally, the Federal government's Grants.gov website serves as a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.

Important Links

Following are several links to websites and resources that may be of use to you when applying for and/or after receiving BJA funds:

 

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