Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

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.

Current Opportunities:

Solicitation Title Description Deadline URL(s)
National Initiatives: Reaching Criminal Justice Policymakers FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications to (1) deliver training, technical assistance, and strategic planning services to policymakers at the state level including criminal justice advisors, governors, and State Administering Agencies; and (2) to provide training and technical assistance to local policymaker groups such as criminal justice coordinating councils as well as mayors, county executives, and their advisors and auditors. This program furthers the Department’s mission by disseminating evidence-based information to criminal justice policymakers. 05/03/2016 Solicitation
National Crime Gun Intelligence Center Initiative FY 2016 Limited Competition Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding to address gun crime and crime gun forensics. This program furthers the Department’s mission by improving state and local jurisdictions’ response to violent crime and improving the functioning of the criminal justice system. 05/03/2016 Solicitation
Violence Reduction Network:National Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for the Violence Reduction Network 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. 05/05/2016 Solicitation
FY 2016 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking Competitive Solicitation BJA and Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications for funding under a joint solicitation to support the development and enhancement of multidisciplinary human trafficking task forces within the United States. This program furthers the Department’s mission by enhancing the law enforcement and social service field’s response to victims of human trafficking. 05/10/2016 Solicitation
Law Enforcement National Initiatives: Improving Responses to Criminal Justice Issues FY 2016 Competitive Grant BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Law Enforcement National Initiatives: Improving Responses to Criminal Justice Issues program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in improving victim and witness cooperation, preventing and reducing crime by improving law enforcement investigations, and bringing criminal justice practitioners together to discuss and explore issues and trends in the criminal justice community. 05/10/2016 Solicitation
The Price of Justice: Rethinking the Consequences of Justice Fines and Fees FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications through the Price of Justice: Rethinking the Consequences of Justice Fines and Fees grant program for direct grants to units of state and local government and federally recognized Indian tribes and for a cooperative award to a technical assistance provider. This program furthers the Department’s mission by soliciting innovations by units of state, local, and tribal government to test strategies to structure criminal justice legal financial obligations in ways that support, rather than undermine, rehabilitation and successful reintegration of justice-involved individuals into communities. 05/12/2016 Solicitation
Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by leading efforts to enhance the capacity of local and tribal communities to effectively target and address significant crime issues through collaborative cross-sector approaches that help advance broader neighborhood development goals. 05/12/2016 Solicitation
Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program. This program provides technical assistance to grant programs awarded through the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program. It furthers the Department’s mission by increasing public safety through innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illness who come into contact with the criminal or juvenile justice systems. 05/17/2016 Solicitation
Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by increasing public safety through innovative cross-system collaboration 05/17/2016 Solicitation
Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program (Project Safe Neighborhoods) FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program, also known as Project Safe Neighborhoods. This program furthers the Department’s mission and violent crime reduction strategy by providing support to state, local, and tribal efforts to reduce gun crime and gang-related violence. 05/17/2016 Solicitation
Justice and Mental Health Collaboration State-Based Capacity Building Program FY 2016 Competitive Grant BJA is seeking applications for The Justice and Mental Health Collaboration State-Based Capacity Building Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by delivering resources and services to unfunded, eligible Justice and Mental Health Collaboration applicants. 05/19/2016 Solicitation
National Initiatives Adjudication: Training and Technical Assistance for Pretrial Release Decision-Making: Using Risk Assessment and Supervision to Enhance Public Safety BJA is seeking applications under its National Initiatives Adjudication: Training and Technical Assistance for Pretrial Release Decision-Making: Using Risk Assessment and Supervision to Enhance Public Safety. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in using evidence-based, data driven strategies to reduce crime and unnecessary confinement, while improving the fair administration of justice. 05/24/2016 Solicitation
Adult Drug Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center Initiatives FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Adult Drug Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center Initiatives. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting communities to develop effective drug court strategies for nonviolent substance-abusing drug court participants. 05/31/2016 Solicitation
Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are seeking applications for funding to enhance drug court services, coordination, and substance use disorder treatment and recovery support services. This program furthers the missions of DOJ and HHS by providing resources to state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to enhance drug court programs and systems for nonviolent offenders with substance use disorders. 05/31/2016 Solicitation
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Training and Technical Assistance Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by breaking the cycle of drug abuse and incarceration. 06/02/2016 Solicitation
Tribal Justice System Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding under the Tribal Justice Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program. The program furthers the Department’s efforts to assist federally recognized Indian tribes in planning and implementing comprehensive strategies to reduce and control crime associated with alcohol and other drug abuse; and in developing, implementing, and enhancing American Indian and Alaska Native tribal justice systems. 06/02/2016 Solicitation
National Adult and Juvenile Reentry Resource Center FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding to operate a National Adult and Juvenile Reentry Resource Center under the Second Chance Act. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing training and technical assistance services to state, local, and tribal jurisdictions to facilitate the successful reentry of people from detention and incarceration to communities. 06/02/2016 Solicitation
Smart Reentry: Focus on Evidence-based Strategies for Successful Reentry from Incarceration to Community FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for the Second Chance Act Smart Reentry Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to plan and implement more effective and evidence-based reentry practices and service delivery systems that address individuals’ needs and reduce recidivism. 06/09/2016 Solicitation
Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Technical Assistance Program FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is pleased to announce that it is seeking applicants for the Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Technical Assistance Program solicitation. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing technical assistance to Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program certificate holders and their cost accounting centers to enhance prison industry programs which assist incarcerated individuals in developing marketable skills that will increase their potential for rehabilitation and meaningful employment upon release. 06/28/2016 Solicitation


View prior years’ funding opportunities.

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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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