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)
Smart Policing Initiative FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement The SPI grant program seeks to build upon analysis-driven, evidence-based policing by encouraging state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to develop effective, economical, and innovative responses to crime within their jurisdictions. 03/09/2015 Solicitation
Swift, Certain, and Fair Sanctions Program (SCF): Replicating the Concepts Behind Project HOPE FY 2015 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 program model. 03/09/2015 Solicitation
Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Maximizing State Reforms FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for the JRI program, which challenges 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. 03/10/2015 Solicitation
Second Chance Act Statewide Adult Recidivism Reduction Strategic Planning Program FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding for 12-month strategic planning grants to develop a reentry approach for reducing recidivism. 03/10/2015 Solicitation
Smart Supervision: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement The Smart Supervision Program seeks to improve probation and parole success rates and reduce crime committed by those under probation and parole supervision, which would in turn reduce admissions to prisons and jails and save taxpayer dollars. Funds can be used either to implement evidence-based supervision strategies or to innovate new strategies to improve outcomes for supervisees. 03/24/2015 Solicitation
Smart Prosecution Initiative FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications from state, local, or tribal prosecutor agencies interested in testing data-driven approaches that address one or more of the three Smart Prosecution goals. 03/26/2015 Solicitation
Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications to implement or expand treatment programs for adults with co-occurring substance abuse and mental disorders during the reentry and community reintegration process, as well as expand and improve the screening and assessment for co-occurring disorders that takes place in the jails and prisons. 03/31/2015 Solicitation
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
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
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. 04/20/2015 Solicitation
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
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
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


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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