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)
BJA Visiting Fellows Program FY 2015 Competitive Announcement Through the BJA Visiting Fellows Program, BJA plans to invest in the field to advance priority national policy issues and offer cross developmental opportunities for DOJ staff and practitioners and researchers in the criminal justice field. 04/02/2015 Solicitation
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Law Enforcement and Missing Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement This program focuses on developing community partnerships to assist law enforcement in locating and working with missing persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Funding 04/06/2015 Solicitation
Wrongful Conviction Review Program FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement The purpose of the Wrongful Conviction Review Program is to provide high-quality and efficient representation for defendants in post-conviction claims of innocence. 04/08/2015 Solicitation
Smart Defense Initiative: National Training and Technical Assistance FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications to provide training and technical assistance for the Smart Defense Initiative. 04/08/2015 Solicitation
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) National Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement The PSN National TTA Program is designed to provide TTA resources that are critical to communities’ efforts to reduce gun-related crimes and violent criminal gangs. 04/09/2015 Solicitation
John R. Justice (JRJ) FY 2015 Program Application Guidance The JRJ Grant Program provides loan repayment assistance for local, state, and federal public defenders and local and state prosecutors who commit to continued employment as public defenders and prosecutors. 04/13/2015 Guidance
Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications that demonstrate a collaborative project between criminal justice and mental health partners from eligible applicants to plan, implement, or expand a justice and mental health collaboration program. 04/14/2015 Solicitation
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Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications to establish or enhance drug court services, coordination, offender management, and recovery support services. 04/16/2015 Solicitation
FY 2015 State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) SCAAP provides federal payments to states and localities that incurred correctional officer salary costs for incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens who have at least one felony or two misdemeanor convictions for violations of state or local law, and who are incarcerated for at least 4 consecutive days during the reporting period. 04/20/2015 Guidelines
Anti-Human Trafficking National Training and Technical Assistance Program for Law Enforcement Task Forces FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking a provider for the Anti-Human Trafficking National Training and Technical Assistance Program for Law Enforcement Task Forces 04/21/2015 Solicitation
Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications from eligible entities to plan and implement place-based, community-oriented strategies to address targeted crime issues within a neighborhood as a part of a broader neighborhood revitalization initiative. 04/21/2015 Solicitation
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Smart Defense Initiative Answering Gideon’s Call: Improving Public Defense Delivery Systems FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Smart Defense Initiative, a grant program designed to improve pubic defense delivery systems at the state and local level. 04/22/2015 Solicitation
Justice Reinvestment Initiative: State-Level Technical Assistance FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications to provide technical assistance for the Justice Reinvestment Initiative. 04/23/2015 Solicitation
Firearm Locks Distribution and Safe Storage Program FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking a provider to distribute firearms locks nationally and to educate current or potential firearms owners about the dangers of unlocked firearms and the value of locking firearms. 04/27/2015 Solicitation
Second Chance Act Two-Phase Adult Reentry Demonstration Program: Planning and Implementation FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applicants for demonstration projects to promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of individuals who have been incarcerated or detained. 04/29/2015 Solicitation
Adjudication and Law Enforcement National Initiatives: Improving Responses to Criminal Justice Issues FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for TTA providers to support courts, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and police. 04/30/2015 Solicitation
Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications to provide national training and technical assistance to support the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program. 05/04/2015 Solicitation
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program FY 2015 Formula Grant Announcement The RSAT Program assists states and local governments to develop and implement substance abuse treatment programs in state, local, and tribal correctional and detention facilities. 05/05/2015 Solicitation
The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative: National Training and Technical Assistance FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding to support national training and technical assistance for jurisdictions engaged in comprehensive sexual assault response reform related to the issue of unsubmitted sexual assault kits. 05/07/2015 Solicitation
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National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) BJA is seeking applications for funding to address the issue of unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAK) at law enforcement agencies. 05/07/2015 Solicitation
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FY 2015 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking Competitive Solicitation OVC and BJA will award between $600-$900,000 to law enforcement agencies and victim service providers to work collaboratively to develop and enhance multidisciplinary human trafficking task forces. 05/11/2015 Solicitation
Second Chance Act Technology-Based Career Training Program for Incarcerated Adults and Juveniles FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applicants for funding under the Second Chance Act to provide technology career training to incarcerated individuals. 05/19/2015 Solicitation
Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Assessment Technical Assistance and Maximizing Local Reforms FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for 1) a technical assistance provider to oversee, coordinate, and assess the initiative, and 2) grants to eligible local Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) sites. 05/19/2015 Solicitation
Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA and SAMHSA are seeking applications for funding to enhance drug court services, coordination, and substance abuse treatment and recovery support services. 06/01/2015 Solicitation
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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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