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BJA Funding Webinars

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for FY 2019 funding opportunities, BJA hosted a Grant Applicant Education Series of webinars. Additionally, solicitation webinars were also held to provide program-specific overviews and helpful information for those interested in applying. When available, recordings and/or presentation files for the webinars are included below.

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Past Webinars from the BJA Grant Applicant Education Series

Funding Opportunities for Your Community in 2019: An Overview of What's Ahead
Webinar held: January 29, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Panelist: Tammy M. Brown, Senior Policy Advisor, BJA
This webinar was the first in a series of four that will help prospective applicants find funding opportunities that address their needs. In this webinar, attendees will learn the primary initiatives BJA plans to fund in 2019, eligibility requirements, and estimated funding amounts. A Q&A session will follow at the end of the webinar.
Watch on YouTube | View PDF of Presentation | Read Transcript

The First Steps to Applying, Prepare Now
Webinar held: January 31, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Panelist: Greg Torain, Policy Advisor, BJA
Prior to the release of a solicitation, there are a number of steps that applicants can take. In this webinar, attendees will learn what registrations are necessary to apply, how to navigate Grants.gov, and what resources are available for applicants, such as the Office of Justice Programs' Funding Resource Center. A Q&A session will follow at the end of the webinar.
Watch on YouTube | View PDF of Presentation | Read Transcript

The Federal Funding Process: What New and Seasoned Applicants Should Consider
Webinar held: February 5, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Panelist: Tara Kunkel, Senior Drug Policy Advisor, IPA
This webinar will explain how the OJP grant process works and focus on what applicants should understand when applying for funding. Applying for an OJP grant can be a challenging process and this webinar will educate participants on the necessary steps a first-time applicant should understand. In this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • How to find the critical elements of a solicitation
  • What applications should include
  • Tips for developing a budget
  • How the peer review process works
Watch on YouTube | View PDF of Presentation | Read Transcript

Submitting Your Application: Avoid These Common Mistakes
Webinar held: February 7, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Panelist: Andre Bethea, Policy Advisor, BJA
This webinar will provide guidance for applicants on how to avoid common application mistakes. In this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • The importance of using the Application Checklist
  • How applications are successfully submitted
  • How subawards can be incorporated into an application
  • How to attach documents
Watch Now on YouTube | View PDF of Presentation | Read Transcript

Past Solicitation-specific Webinars

Funding Opportunity for Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: The BJA Adult Drug Court Solicitation
Webinar held: March 5, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the FY 2019 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program opportunity.
More Information | Associated Solicitation

Applying for BJA's Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant: What You Need to Know
Webinar held: March 7, 2019, 2 p.m. ET
Presenter: Gregory Torain
This webinar will review the 2019 solicitation guidelines and will include a detailed explanation of the application requirements. The presenter will be available to answer specific questions.
More Information | Associated Solicitation

Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance and Resource Center Initiative
Webinar held: March 21, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Presenter: Gregory Torain
This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center Initiative FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement. The presenter will discuss the purpose and goals of this funding opportunity, review eligibility requirements, funding categories, and address frequently asked questions.
Watch Recording | View PDF of Presentation | Read Transcript | Associated Solicitation

Innovative Prosecution Solutions (IPS) FY'19 Competitive Grant Solicitation
Webinar held: March 28, 2019, 3 p.m. ET
BJA and AEquitas, the BJA-designated Training and Technical Assistance provider on the IPS project, will explain application eligibility and the application process, program requirements, and examples of previous successful proposals.
Associated Solicitation

Justice for All: Effective Administration of Criminal Justice Training and Technical Assistance Program
Webinar held: April 4, 2019, 3 p.m. ET
Presenters: Rebecca Rose, Priya Sarathy-Jones
This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the Justice For All FY 2019 Competitive Announcement solicitation. The presenters will discuss the purpose and goals of the opportunity; review eligibility requirements, categories, purpose areas, and deliverables; and address frequently asked questions.
Watch Recording | View PDF of Presentation | Read Transcript | Associated Solicitation

Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program TTA Funding Webinar
Webinar held: April 17, 2019, 11 a.m. ET
This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the FY 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Program opportunity.
Watch Recording | View PDF of Presentation | Associated Solicitation

Applying for BJA's Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program for Law Enforcement Grant: What You Need to Know
Webinar held: April 17, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
During this webinar, the presenters will review the 2019 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation (BWC PIP) solicitation guidelines and application requirements and will be available to answer specific questions.
Watch Recording | Associated Solicitation

Fiscal Year 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program: Funding Opportunity for Tribes
Webinar held: April 18, 2019, 2 p.m. ET
This webinar will provide an overview of BJA's FY 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program solicitation and will highlight the three categories for which tribes are eligible to apply.
Associated Solicitation

The Project Safe Neighborhoods FY 2019 Grant Announcement
Webinar held: April 18, 2019
This webinar will provide an overview of BJA's FY 2019 Project Safe Neighborhoods funding opportunity, its purpose and goals, eligibility requirements, key differences for 2019, and more.
Watch Recording | View PDF of Presentation | Read Transcript | Associated Solicitation

STOP School Violence Program FY 2019 Funding Webinar
Webinar held: April 22, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the BJA's STOP School Violence Technology and Threat Assessment Solutions for Safer Schools Program and STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program solicitations.
Watch Recording | View PDF of Presentation | Read Transcript | Webinar Corrections | Associated Solicitation (a) | Associated Solicitation (b)

Strategies for Policing Innovation Training Technical Assistance Program
Webinar held: April 22, 2019, 3 p.m. ET
This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the FY 2019 Strategies for Policing Innovation Training Technical Assistance Program solicitation. The presenter will discuss the purpose and goals of the opportunity; review eligibility requirements, categories, and deliverables; and address frequently asked questions. A Q&A session will conclude the webinar.
Watch Recording | View PDF of Presentation | Read Transcript | Associated Solicitation

FY 2019 Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) Task Force To Combat Human Trafficking: Supporting Law Enforcement's Role
Webinar held: April 24, 2019, 11 a.m. ET
This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the ECM Task Force To Combat Human Trafficking: Supporting Law Enforcement's Role solicitation. The presenters will discuss the purpose of this funding opportunity; review eligibility requirements; categories; and deliverables. A Q&A session will conclude the webinar.
Watch Recording | View PDF of Presentation | Read Transcript | Associated Solicitation

Improving Justice Mental Health Collaboration: Training and Technical Assistance to Grantees and the Field
Webinar held: April 24, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the Improving Justice Mental Health Collaboration: Training and Technical Assistance to Grantees and the Field FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement. The presenter will discuss the purpose, goals, and eligibility for this opportunity and will address frequently asked questions. A Q&A session will conclude this webinar.
Watch Recording | View PDF of Presentation | Read Transcript | Associated Solicitation

National Training and Technical Assistance to Improve Law Enforcement Responses to People with Mental Health Disorders and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Webinar held: April 24, 2019, 3 p.m. ET
This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the National Training and Technical Assistance to Improve Law Enforcement Responses to People with Mental Health Disorders and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities solicitation. The presenter will discuss the purpose and goals of this opportunity, review eligibility requirements, objectives and deliverables, and address frequently asked questions. A Q&A session will conclude the webinar.
More Information | View PDF of Presentation | Read Transcript | Associated Solicitation

STOP School Violence Training and Technical Assistance
Webinar held: April 29, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
During this webinar, the presenters will review the FY 2019 STOP School Violence Training and Technical Assistance solicitation guidelines and application requirements and will be available to answer specific questions.
View PDF of Presentation | Read Transcript | Associated Solicitation

COAP Site-based Program FY19 Competitive Grant
Webinar held: April 29, 2019, 2 p.m. ET
During this webinar, the presenters will review the FY 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program solicitation guidelines and application requirements and will be available to answer specific questions.
Watch Recording | View PDF of Presentation | Associated Solicitation

Responding to the 2019 Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Grant Program Solicitation
Webinar held: April 30, 2019, 2 p.m. ET
In this webinar, officials from BJA and the National Reentry Resource Center will review the Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry grant program and its application process.
Watch Recording | View PDF of Presentation | Associated Solicitation

FY19 BJA SPI Solicitation Webinar
Webinar held: May 2, 2019, 3 p.m. ET
Join Catherine McNamee, BJA Senior Policy Advisor, for an overview of the SPI and a review the 2019 solicitation guidelines. Ms. McNamee will provide a detailed explanation of the application requirements and will be available to answer specific questions.
Read Transcript | Associated Solicitation

Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction Program
Webinar held: May 6, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction Program solicitation. The presenters will discuss the purpose and goals of this funding opportunity; review eligibility requirements and deliverables; and address frequently asked questions. A Q&A session will conclude the webinar.
View PDF of Presentation | Read Transcript | Associated Solicitation

Tribal Justice CTAS Training and Technical Assistance Solicitation FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement
Webinar held: May 7, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
In this webinar, BJA personnel will review the Tribal Justice CTAS Training and Technical Assistance Solicitation and will discuss the goals of the opportunity, eligibility requirements, deliverables, and more. A Q&A session will conclude the webinar.
Associated Solicitation

Responding to the FY2019 Second Chance Act Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities Program
Webinar held: May 14, 2019, 1:30 p.m. ET
During this webinar, BJA and National Reentry Resource Center representatives will describe the FY2019 Second Chance Act Innovations in Supervision Initiative (ISI) grant program and application process. A FY2015 ISI grantee will also join to share their experience from the application process and offer suggestions on how to successfully prepare to apply for this grant.
Watch Recording | View PDF of Presentation | Associated Solicitation

Responding to the FY2019 Second Chance Act Innovative Reentry Initiatives: Building System Capacity and Testing Strategies to Reduce Recidivism Program
Webinar held: May 14, 2019, 3 p.m. ET
During this webinar, representatives from BJA and the National Reentry Resource Center will describe the FY2019 Innovative Reentry Initiative grant program, the application process, and tips for a strong application.
Watch Recording | View PDF of Presentation | Associated Solicitation

Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions Program
Webinar held: May 15, 2019, 3 p.m. ET
This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to BJA's Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions Program solicitation. The presenters will discuss the purpose and goals of this opportunity; review eligibility requirements, categories, and deliverables; and address frequently asked questions. A Q&A session will conclude this webinar.
View PDF of Presentation | Read Transcript | Associated Solicitation

Crime Gun Intelligence Center 2019 Solicitation Informational Webinar
Webinar held: May 16, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
During this webinar, BJA and the National Resource and Technical Assistance Center team will provide an overview of the 2019 Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) Solicitation.This webinar will review eligibility, program essential elements, roles and responsibilities of a CGIC, and much more.
Associated Solicitation

Responding to the 2019 Solicitation for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program
Webinar held: May 16, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
In this webinar, representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance and The Council of State Governments Justice Center will review the FY2019 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program application process.
Watch Recording | Associated Solicitation

FY 2019 Swift, Certain, Fair Grant Webinar
Webinar held: May 17, 2019, 1:30 p.m. ET
BJA will host this informational webinar to provide information for state, local, and tribal jurisdictions that are interested in implementing a Swift, Certain, and Fair (SCF) Supervision Program Model through the FY 2019 Innovative Responses to Behavior inthe Community: Swift, Certain, and Fair Supervision solicitation.
View PDF of Presentation | Associated Solicitation

Responding to the FY2019 Second Chance Act Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Program
Webinar held: May 28, 2019, 2 p.m. ET
During this webinar, representatives from BJA and the National Reentry Resource Center will review the FY19 Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness application process.
Watch Recording | View PDF of Presentation | Associated Solicitation

Partnerships to Support Data-Driven Responses to Emerging Drug Solicitation Webinar
Webinar held: May 30, 2019, 11 a.m. ET
During this webinar, learn more about the Partnerships to Support Data-driven Responses to Emerging Drug Threats funding opportunity and application process.
Watch Recording | Associated Solicitation

Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) Statewide Expansion and Response Solicitation Webinar
Webinar held: May 30, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
During this webinar, presenters will discuss the ODMAP Statewide Expansion and Response Grant, an opportunity sponsored by BJA in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Watch Recording | Associated Solicitation

Data-led Governing: Raising the Bar for States' Criminal Justice Policy and Practice Competitive Solicitation
Webinar held: June 12, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
During this webinar, the presenter will: provide guidance to eligible applicants - national scope private and nonprofit organizations, colleges, and universities; discuss the purpose and goals of this funding opportunity; review its eligibility requirements and deliverables; and address frequently asked questions. At the webinar's conclusion, attendees will be able to ask questions.
View PDF of Presentation | Read Transcript | Associated Solicitation

Comprehensive Corrections Training and Technical Assistance
This recording provides an overview of BJA's FY 2019 Comprehensive Corrections Training and Technical Assistance funding opportunity, its purpose and goals, eligibility requirements, and more.
View PDF of Recording | Read Transcript | Associated Solicitation

PREA Targeted Implementation Planning and Support Program (PREA TIPS)
Webinar held: July 30, 2019, 2 p.m. ET
The PREA TIPS Program is a new BJA-supported opportunity from Impact Justice, the non-profit that runs the PREA Resource Center, for locally operated small and medium jails, juvenile facilities, community confinement facilities, lockups, and tribal facilities to receive federal funds in the amount of $20,000 - $200,000 to assist in PREA implementation.
Associated Solicitation | Additional Information

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