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Child-friendly Family Visiting Spaces in Jails and Prisons Program

Grants to USA Agencies and Tribes for Projects to
Improve Family Visiting Areas Within Prisons

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

Conf. Date:

06/10/21

Deadline Date:

07/12/21 11:59 PM ET Grants.gov deadline; JustGrants deadline is 7/26/21 11:59 PM ET.

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories local and state governments and tribal organizations for activities to improve family visiting areas within prisons. Interested applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support projects to construct, renovate, or upgrade child-friendly family visiting spaces in correctional facilities. The goal of the program is to assist correctional facilities in order to support family strengthening and the best interests of child visitors.

Preserving positive family connections can yield positive societal benefits in the form of reduced recidivism, less intergenerational criminal justice system involvement, and promotion of healthy child development. The environment of correctional facilities can be intimidating and detrimental to child development. Therefore, this program will provide grants for construction, renovation, or upgrades of child-friendly family visiting spaces in correctional facilities, as well as for revisions of policies and practices to support child-friendly visitation experiences. This program furthers the Department’s mission to reduce recidivism and promote public safety. Results should comply with the Model Practices for Parents in Prisons and Jails.

There are two categories of projects:

  • Jail-based Projects
  • Prison-based Projects

For further details, objectives, and deliverables related to this program, see https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/O-BJA-2021-127001.pdf#page=5.

For OJP priority areas, see https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/O-BJA-2021-127001.pdf#page=6.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 196509

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,750,000

Number of Grants:

3 jail-based projects and 2 prison-based projects

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $350,000

Term of Contract:

- Period of Performance Start Date: October 1, 2021 12:00 AM
- Period of Performance Duration: 36 months

BJA may, in certain cases, provide additional funding in future years to awards made under this solicitation, through continuation awards.

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include: City or township governments, County governments, Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), and State governments.

For purposes of this solicitation, “state” means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

To advance Executive Order 13929 Safe Policing for Safe Communities, as of October 28, 2020, the Attorney General determined that all state, local, and university or college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process to be allocated FY 2021 DOJ discretionary grant funding, as either a recipient or a subrecipient. For detailed information on this new certification requirement, please visit https://cops.usdoj.gov/SafePolicingEO.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A FY 2021 Child-Friendly Family Visiting Spaces in Jails and Prisons Program Funding Webinar will take place online on June 10, 2021, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern.

The presenter will discuss the purpose and goals of this funding opportunity; review eligibility requirements; discuss the application process; and highlight useful resources to assist in applying. A Q&A session will conclude this webinar.

For further information and to access the registration page, see https://bja.ojp.gov/events/fy-2021-child-friendly-family-visiting-spaces-jails-and-prisons-program-funding-webinar.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines:
- Grants.gov Deadline: July 12, 2021 11:59 PM ET
- Application JustGrants Deadline: July 26, 2021 11:59 PM ET

OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date.

In FY 2021, applications will be submitted to DOJ in a new two-step process.
- Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html. To register in Grants.gov, applicants will need to obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal.
- Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants at JustGrants.usdoj.gov. To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

Registering with Grants.gov is a one-time process; DOJ encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline. Processing delays may occur, and it can take several weeks for first-time registrants to receive confirmation of registration and a user password.

It can take up to 2 business days to obtain the DUNS number.

System of Award Management (SAM) registration and renewal can take as long as 10 business days to complete. If you do not have an Employer Identification Number (EIN), the process can take up to 5 weeks. If you have an EIN, the process can takes up to 2 weeks.

Application Information:
https://www.ojp.gov/funding/apply/ojp-grant-application-resource-guide

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333757
For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Watch the webinar recording: https://bja.ojp.gov/media/video/37631

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline
800-518-4726 / 606-545-5035
support@grants.gov

JustGrants Service Desk
833–872–5175
JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center
1-800-851-3420
TTY: 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only)
grants@ncjrs.gov

CFDA Number:

16.738

Funding or Pin Number:

O-BJA-2021-127001

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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