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)
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
Webinar (5/17/2019)
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
Webinar (4/18/2019)
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
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
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
Webinar (5/28/2019)
Partnerships to Support Data-driven Responses to Emerging Drug Threats This initiative is designed to demonstrate how local public health, behavioral health, and public safety agencies can collaboratively leverage their distinct and complementary roles and capabilities to collect, share, and analyze near real-time data to support coordinated cross-sector responses to reduce overdose deaths. 06/27/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (5/30/2019)
Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) Statewide Expansion and Response BJA is sponsoring this opportunity in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Under this solicitation, up to six states will be selected for grant awards up to $700,000, each for a 24-month period. This initiative is designed to support statewide adoption of ODMAP as well as the development of highly coordinated public safety, behavioral health, and public health responses to the data, focusing on "hot spots" and trends of concern. 06/27/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (5/30/2019)
The Intellectual Property Enforcement Program: Protecting Public Health, Safety, and the Economy from Counterfeit Goods and Product Piracy This program is designed to improve the capacity of state, local, tribal, and territorial criminal justice systems to address intellectual property enforcement, including prosecution, prevention, training, and technical assistance. 07/02/2019 Solicitation
Southwest Border Rural Law Enforcement Information Sharing and Interdiction Assistance Grants FY 2019 Competitive Grant Solicitation BJA is seeking applications for funding under Southwest Border Rural Law Enforcement Information Sharing and Interdiction Assistance Grants, which provide funding to rural law enforcement agencies along the southwest border of the United States, to support efforts to reduce violent crime. 07/02/2019 Solicitation
Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for the Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions (URLPWC) Program. The URLPWC Program furthers the Department's mission by ensuring the fair and consistent application of the rule of law in order to ensure the sustained integrity of the criminal justice system. 07/02/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (5/15/2019)
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. 07/15/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (5/6/2019)
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. 07/15/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (5/14/2019)
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. 07/15/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (5/14/2019)
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. 07/15/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (5/16/2019)
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. 07/15/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (4/22/2019)
Data-led Governing: Raising the Bar for States' Criminal Justice Policy and Practice FY 2019 Competitive Grant Solicitation BJA is seeking applications for funding for a new initiative designed to establish standards for the collection, analysis, and use of state- and local-level data in criminal justice policy and practice decision-making, including data-sharing protocols and resource allocation decisions. 07/16/2019 Solicitation
Webinar (6/12/2019)
Comprehensive Corrections Training and Technical Assistance The Comprehensive Corrections Training and Technical Assistance Program provides comprehensive and high quality training and technical assistance (TTA) to BJA's grantees and criminal justice practitioners to improve the delivery of correctional services and increase public safety by improving outcomes for people detained and incarcerated in correctional facilities. 07/31/2019 Solicitation
Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Training and Technical Assistance Initiative FY 2019 Competitive Grant Solicitation BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Training and Technical Assistance Initiative to provide technology, resources, training, and technical assistance to Gulf State law enforcement agencies to increase information sharing on both a local and regional basis. 08/08/2019 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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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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