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)
Adult Drug Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center Initiatives FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Adult Drug Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center Initiatives. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting communities to develop effective drug court strategies for nonviolent substance-abusing drug court participants. 05/31/2016 Solicitation
Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are seeking applications for funding to enhance drug court services, coordination, and substance use disorder treatment and recovery support services. This program furthers the missions of DOJ and HHS by providing resources to state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to enhance drug court programs and systems for nonviolent offenders with substance use disorders. 05/31/2016 Solicitation
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Training and Technical Assistance Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by breaking the cycle of drug abuse and incarceration. 06/02/2016 Solicitation
Tribal Justice System Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding under the Tribal Justice Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program. The program furthers the Department’s efforts to assist federally recognized Indian tribes in planning and implementing comprehensive strategies to reduce and control crime associated with alcohol and other drug abuse; and in developing, implementing, and enhancing American Indian and Alaska Native tribal justice systems. 06/02/2016 Solicitation
National Adult and Juvenile Reentry Resource Center FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding to operate a National Adult and Juvenile Reentry Resource Center under the Second Chance Act. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing training and technical assistance services to state, local, and tribal jurisdictions to facilitate the successful reentry of people from detention and incarceration to communities. 06/02/2016 Solicitation
Smart Reentry: Focus on Evidence-based Strategies for Successful Reentry from Incarceration to Community FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is seeking applications for the Second Chance Act Smart Reentry Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to plan and implement more effective and evidence-based reentry practices and service delivery systems that address individuals’ needs and reduce recidivism. 06/09/2016 Solicitation
Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Technical Assistance Program FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement BJA is pleased to announce that it is seeking applicants for the Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Technical Assistance Program solicitation. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing technical assistance to Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program certificate holders and their cost accounting centers to enhance prison industry programs which assist incarcerated individuals in developing marketable skills that will increase their potential for rehabilitation and meaningful employment upon release. 06/28/2016 Solicitation
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 State Solicitation BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting state, local, and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence. 06/30/2016 Solicitation
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Local Solicitation BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting state, local, and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence. 06/30/2016 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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