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)
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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Webinar
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
FY 2015 Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program BJA is accepting applications for the FY 2015 BVP Program. 05/13/2015 Guidance
Economic, Cyber, and High-Tech Crimes National Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program BJA is seeking a provider for the Economic, Cyber, and High-Tech Crimes National Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program. 05/18/2015 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
Webinar
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
Webinar
Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement This program provides resources to plan, implement, and enhance prescription drug monitoring programs to prevent and reduce misuse and abuse of prescription drugs and aid in investigations of pharmaceutical crime 05/28/2015 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
Resource Guide
Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Grants, Training, and Technical Assistance FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement TCCLA provides funding to non-profits and organizations for quality legal assistance targeting members of Indian tribes and tribal justice systems and quality technical assistance to support development and enhancement of tribal justice systems. 06/09/2015 Solicitation
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PREA Program: Demonstration Projects to Establish “Zero Tolerance” Cultures for Sexual Assault in Correctional Facilities FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement This program provides resources to state, tribal, and local governments to implement comprehensive approaches to address the detection, prevention, and response to sexual abuse within confinement environments. 06/10/2015 Solicitation
Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program Utilizing Mentors FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applicants for funding under the Second Chance Act to provide mentoring grants to nonprofit organizations and Indian tribes. 06/11/2015 Solicitation
Improving Public Safety and Health Outcomes for the Justice-Involved Population FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking a national training and technical assistance provider to assist select state and local criminal justice systems in connecting the criminal justice population to community-based health coverage and care. 06/11/2015 Solicitation
National Initiatives: Promoting Effective Justice Systems Strategies FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications to: 1) develop a clearinghouse to provide information about risk and needs assessment to criminal justice practitioners and stakeholders, and 2) provide training and technical assistance to practitioners regarding women in the criminal justice system. 06/16/2015 Solicitation
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2015 State Solicitation The JAG Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions and supports a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution and court programs, prevention and education programs, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, crime victim and witness initiatives, and planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs. 06/16/2015 Solicitation
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Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement This competitive solicitation is for law enforcement agencies seeking to establish or enhance BWC Policy and Implementation Programs. This solicitation also seeks applications for one national training and technical assistance provider. 06/16/2015 Solicitation
PREA Program: National PREA Resource Center FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for the ongoing operation of the National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Resource Center (PRC). 06/30/2015 Solicitation


View prior years’ funding opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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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