U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
07/06/21 11:59 PM ET - Grants.gov deadline; JustGrants application deadline is 07/23/2021 11:59 PM ET.
Grants to USA state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to address challenges in criminal justice and improve the use of technology in law enforcement. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. The purpose of this program is to enable police agencies to effectively use evidence-based practices, data, and technology.
Recipients of funding under the FY 2021 SPI program will establish police-researcher partnerships; test promising crime prevention, response, and reduction practices; improve police accountability and build their capacity to analyze and use crime intelligence and data; implement and test justice information-sharing technology; and evaluate their effectiveness. For this solicitation, “justice information-sharing technology” refers to any technology (hardware and/or software, hosted residentially or remotely) that plays a role in the collection, storage, sharing, and analysis of criminal justice data.
Category 1: Supporting Innovation. Competition ID: BJA-2021-00118
Applications are solicited from eligible entities interested in developing innovative, data-driven approaches to challenges currently confronting law enforcement agencies. Applicants will:
Applicants are strongly encouraged to focus on issues likely to be confronted by other law enforcement agencies in the United States.
Areas of particular interest to BJA include, but are not limited to, initiatives that:
Category 2: Responding to Crime Through Applied Technologies, Crime Analysis, and/or Improved Information Sharing. Competition ID: BHA-2021-00119
Applications are solicited from eligible entities to implement and test applied information-sharing technology designed to respond to crime issues and improve data usage and exchange within and among criminal justice agencies, public agency sectors (criminal justice, health, social services), and/or between two or more jurisdictions. Applicants should define their unique challenges and the associated impact on local communities, and provide a comprehensive plan for using applied information-sharing technology to reduce or mitigate the selected crime problem within a constitutionally sound implementation framework.
Specifically, applicants must:
Applicants are strongly encouraged to focus on information-sharing, crime analysis, or applied technology initiatives that will provide information to benefit other law enforcement agencies in the United States. Cost benefit analysis of these approaches is encouraged, and applicants should describe their plan to share information about the new technology and approaches with members of affected communities in the jurisdiction to ensure transparency and community trust in the initiative. Areas of particular interest to BJA include, but are not limited to, initiatives that:
For OJP Priority Areas, see https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/O-BJA-2021-119004.pdf#page=7.
GrantWatch ID#: 151468
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424 and SF- LLL in Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726, 606–545–5035, at Grants.gov customer support webpage, or email at email@example.com. The Grants.gov Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.
For technical assistance with submitting the full application in DOJ’s Justice Grants System (JustGrants), contact the JustGrants Service Desk at 833–872–5175 or JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov. The JustGrants Service Desk operates 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. eastern time, Monday–Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays.
An applicant that experiences unforeseen Grants.gov or JustGrants technical issues beyond its control that prevent it from submitting its application by the deadline must email the National Criminal Justice Reference Service Response Center (Response Center) at firstname.lastname@example.org within 24 hours after the application deadline to request approval to submit its application after the deadline.
For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the Response Center by telephone at 800 851–3420 or TTY: 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only) or by email at email@example.com. Response Center hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. eastern time Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. eastern time on the solicitation close date.
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