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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.

Current Opportunities:

Solicitation Title Description Deadline URL(s)
Smart Prosecution Initiative FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement Smart Prosecution will pair an operational, results-focused researcher with a prosecutor’s office to develop data-driven solutions which create effective, efficient, and just prosecution strategies which will ultimately improve public safety. 04/22/2014 Solicitation
Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications from eligible entities to plan, implement, and enhance place-based, community-oriented strategies to address neighborhood-level crime issues as a component of or a foundation to a broader neighborhood revitalization or redevelopment initiative. 05/06/2014 Solicitation
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Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement PDMP 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 05/06/2014 Solicitation
Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring National Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement This program will assist states with developing effective strategies for planning, implementing, or enhancing prescription drug monitoring programs. 05/06/2014 Solicitation
National Training and Technical Assistance: Smart Prosecution Initiative FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for one national training and technical assistance (TTA) provider to support and build capacity in the field and among those jurisdictions selected to be Smart Prosecution sites. 05/08/2014 Solicitation
Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program (Project Safe Neighborhoods) FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement The Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program, also known as Project Safe Neighborhoods, provides support to state, local, and tribal efforts to reduce gun and gang-related violent crime. 05/12/2014 Solicitation
National Training and Technical Assistance: Anti-Human Trafficking Training for Law Enforcement and State Prosecutors Program FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking a provider to deliver, nationwide, anti-human trafficking training and technical assistance (TTA) services to law enforcement agencies as well as state prosecutors. 05/13/2014 Solicitation
Law Enforcement: National Training and Technical Assistance FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications to provide TTA to: 1) increase the effectiveness and ensure the success of state and local multi-jurisdictional law enforcement task forces created and addressing local crime issues; and 2) to law enforcement departments nationwide seeking assistance in improving homicide investigations and, subsequently, their homicide clearance rate. 05/13/2014 Solicitation
FY 2014 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. 05/13/2014 Guidelines
FY 2014 Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program The BVP Program reimburses states, counties, federally recognized tribes, cities, and local jurisdictions up to 50 percent of the cost of body armor vests purchased for law enforcement officers. 05/13/2014 BVP web site
Maximizing the Affordable Care Act: Improving Recidivism and Health Outcomes for the Justice-Involved Population FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement This program will strengthen state and local criminal justice systems’ abilities to leverage the opportunities provided by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to improve access to health coverage for the justice-involved population in order to lower recidivism and improve outcomes for this population. 05/22/2014 Solicitation
Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Maximizing State Reforms FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement This program 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, including the commitment to data-driven decisionmaking and investment in evidence-based practices and programs. 05/22/2014 Solicitation
National Training and Technical Assistance: Capital Case Litigation FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications to assist states with improving the quality of legal representation provided to indigent defendants in state capital cases. 05/27/2014 Solicitation
Smart Pretrial Demonstration Initiative FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement This program seeks to build upon analysis-driven, evidence-based pretrial justice by encouraging local and tribal jurisdictions to effectively implement risk assessment and appropriate supervision and/or diversion strategies targeting pretrial outcomes within their jurisdictions. 05/27/2014 Solicitation
Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are seeking applications for funding to enhance drug court services, coordination, and substance abuse treatment and recovery support services. 05/28/2014 14BJASAMHSADrugCourtSol.pdf
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Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance (JIS TTA) Program FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement This program assists state, local, and tribal jurisdictions in reducing crime and improving the functioning of the criminal justice system through more effective information sharing, multi-agency collaboration, and implementation of data-driven, evidence-based strategies. 05/29/2014 Solicitation
Swift and Certain Sanctions (SAC) Training and Technical Assistance Resource Center FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for its Swift and Certain Sanctions (SAC) Training and Technical Assistance Resource Center. 05/30/2014 Solicitation
National Initiatives: Reaching Criminal Justice Policymakers FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications to provide training and technical assistance to State Administering Agencies, criminal justice policymakers, paroling authorities, and state and local departments of corrections. 06/02/2014 Solicitation
Second Chance Act Two-Phase Adult Reentry Demonstration Program: Planning and Implementation FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for demonstration projects to promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of individuals who have been incarcerated or detained. 06/02/2014 Solicitation
Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program Utilizing Mentors FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Second Chance Act for mentoring grants to nonprofit organizations and Indian tribes. 06/02/2014 Solicitation
Swift and Certain Sanctions (SAC) / Replicating the Concepts Behind Project HOPE FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications from states, localities, and tribes who are interested in implementing or enhancing a Swift and Certain Sanctions (SAC) program model. 06/03/2014 Solicitation
BJA Visiting Fellows Program FY 2014 Competitive Announcement BJA is seeking applications for the BJA Visiting Fellows Program in order to bring talent and expertise from the field to BJA to inform policy and practice and create new tools for the field to disseminate knowledge of effective and innovative approaches to priority criminal justice issues. 06/04/2014 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: