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 Intellectual Property Enforcement Program: Protecting Public Health, Safety, and the Economy from Counterfeit Goods and Product Piracy FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for The Intellectual Property Enforcement Program: Protecting Public Health, Safety and the Economy from Counterfeit Goods and Product Piracy. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in preventing and reducing intellectual property theft and related crime. 03/28/2016 Solicitation
Wrongful Conviction Review Program FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding for the Wrongful Conviction Review Program. This program furthers the Department’smission by providing assistance to public and nonprofit entities that seek justice for those who have been wrongfully convicted. 03/28/2016 Solicitation
Smart Prosecution Initiative FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for the Smart Prosecution Initiative. This program furthers the Department's mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in reducing crime and improving the functioning of the criminal justice system. 03/28/2016 Solicitation
Encouraging Innovation: Field-Initiated Programs FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding to support strategic and/or innovative field-initiated programs. This program furthers the Department’s mission by contributing to the development of strategic and innovative programs and strategies that will improve the criminal justice system; reduce crime, recidivism, and unnecessary confinement; and promote a safe and fair criminal justice system. 03/29/2016 Solicitation
Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for the Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to state, local, and tribal governments to establish or enhance the provision of treatment to adults to facilitate the successful reintegration of individuals returning from incarceration to their communities. 03/30/2016 Solicitation
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program FY 2016 Formula Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting state, local, and tribal efforts to break the cycle of drugs and violence by reducing the demand for, use, and trafficking of illegal drugs. 04/11/2016 Solicitation
Swift, Certain, and Fair Sanctions Program (SCF): Replicating the Concepts Behind Project HOPE FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications from states, localities, and tribes that are interested in implementing or enhancing a Swift, Certain, and Fair Sanctions (SCF) program model. 04/11/2016 Solicitation
Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Maximizing State Reforms FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for direct grants to states and for a cooperative award to a technical assistance provider through the Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Maximizing State Reforms. This program furthers the Department's mission by challenging units of state government and federally recognized Indian tribes to design and implement a strategy to further the goals of a state’s justice reinvestment reform efforts, including the commitment to data-driven decision making and investment in evidence-based practices and programs. 04/11/2016 Solicitation
Smart Supervision: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for Smart Supervision: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities. This program furthers the Department's mission by providing resources to states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes to develop and implement more effective and evidence-based probation and parole practices that effectively address individuals’ needs and reduce recidivism. 04/11/2016 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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