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.

Current Opportunities:

Solicitation Title Description Deadline URL(s)
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Fiscal Year 2019 Local 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. 08/23/2019 Solicitation
Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Assistance Initiative FY 2019 Competitive Grant Solicitation BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Assistance Initiative to improve technology and resources to the Gulf State law enforcement agencies to increase information sharing on both a local and regional basis. 10/04/2019 Solicitation
An Academic-based Training Initiative to Improve Police Responses for People with Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities FY 2019 Competitive Grant Solicitation BJA is seeking applications for funding An Academic-based Training Initiative to Improve Police Responses for People with Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 10/04/2019 Solicitation
Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for the Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities Program. This program furthers the Department’s priorities by supporting law enforcement and public safety agencies in their efforts to reduce and prevent injuries and deaths of missing individuals with dementia or developmental disabilities. 10/15/2019 Solicitation
Second Chance Act Pay for Success Initiative: Outcomes-based Contracting To Lower Recidivism and Homelessness FY 2019 Competitive Grant Solicitation BJA is seeking applications for state, local, and tribal governments to implement outcomes-based contracts with reentry and permanent supportive housing service providers to improve recidivism, housing and related outcomes for formerly incarcerated people. 10/15/2019 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

BJA also hosted webinars about specific solicitations. Visit the BJA Funding Webinars page to learn more about the webinars and for access to webinar recordings and presentations.

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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Is guidance available on the BJA funding process and the submission of funding applications?
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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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