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The purpose of this resource page is to identify open grants, training and technical assistance that may be of particular interest to defender agencies, courts, state, local and tribal jurisdictions, research and academic institutions, and non-profit organizations that are working to enhance legal assistance and related services for historically underserved populations. Please contact the issuing entity for more information about listed grants, training and technical assistance. 

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FEATURED AGENCY GRANT*

Training to Work 2 - Adult Reentry - U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
This program provides the opportunity for organizations to develop and implement career pathway programs in demand sectors and occupations for men and women who are at least 18 years old and who are enrolled in work release programs (WRPs). Additionally, grantees must provide a strategy to prioritize services to veterans that are in WRPs. Collaboration is the heart of career pathways programs and essential to making them successful. Career pathways require a host of organizations to engage, leverage, and blend resources. Legal Aid Services may be used as a part of the career pathways collaborative on behalf of a participant that are related to the purposes this grant and include: 1) securing a driver's license; 2) expunging criminal records; 3) creating and/or modifying child support orders; 4) helping parents in obtaining and retaining custody of their children; and 5) helping victims of domestic violence by obtaining protective and restraining orders.
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
Eligible Grantees: Any non-profit organization including faith based and community-based organizations.
Deadline: 4/18/2014

Social Innovation Fund – Corporation for National & Community Service
The 2014 Social Innovation Fund grant competition will provide up to $65.8 million to eligible grant-making institutions seeking to grow innovative, evidence-based solutions to challenges facing low-income communities nationwide. Its purpose is to grow the impact of innovative community-based solutions that have compelling evidence of improving the lives of people in low-income communities throughout the United States. The Fund directs resources towards increasing the evidence-based, capacity, and scale of the organizations it funds in order to improve the lives of people served by those organizations. The Innovation Fund also generates broader impact by leveraging grant funding to improve philanthropies, federal government departments and agencies, state and local government, and community-based organizations deploy funds to address social challenges. Additionally, it enhances the ability of the nonprofit sector to support the growth of innovative, high-impact organizations.
Funding Source: Corporation for National & Community Service
Eligible Grantees: Existing grant making institutions or eligible partnerships.
Deadline: 4/22/2014

Face Forward 2 – Intermediary and Community Grants – U.S. Department of Labor
This grant will offer organizations the opportunity to develop programs that address the employment barriers of court involved youth while helping these youth develop the employment skills needed to obtain good jobs. These grants will help participants move forward into the future by combining the most promising workforce and juvenile justice strategies available. These grants will systematically improve the workforce outcomes of court-involved youth who will obtain industry-recognized credentials that prepare them for jobs in demand industries using career pathways. Grants funds may be used for payment for legal services related to the purpose of this grant, which include: 1) securing a driver's license; 2) expunging criminal records; 3) cre4ating and/or modifying child support orders; 4) helping parents in obtaining and retaining custody of their children; and 5) helping victims of domestic violence by obtaining protective and restraining order.
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Employment and Training Administration
Eligible Grantees: (Intermediary and Community Applicants) Community or faith-based organization with 501(c)3 non-profit status (including women's and minority organizations), unit of local government, or any Indian and Native America entity eligible for grants under WIA Section 166, that are located in areas with high-poverty and high crime rates. Intermediary applicants must ensure that their sub-grantees are located in areas with high poverty and high-crime rates.
Deadline: 5/2/2014

Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment - U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This joint solicitation seeks to expand and/or enhance the drug court capacity of state, local, and tribal levels to reduce crime and substance abuse among high risk/high need offenders. This evidence-based approach includes the key elements of judicially supervised treatment, drug testing, community supervision, appropriate sanctions, and recovery support services. Program objectives include: 1) building and maximizing the capacity of jurisdictions to ensure that all offenders are identified, appropriately screened, and assessed for risk and need as well as co-occurring substance abuse and mental health needs; 2) ensuring all substance abusing offenders receive targeted research-based and data-driven services; 3) enhancing the provision of recovery support services that prevent recidivism such as individualized treatment, vocational and educational services, and community reintegration services to achieve long-term recovery; 4) lowering costs associated with the population of focus; 5) supporting strategies that ensure drug court practitioners have tools to effectively manage these interventions, including data collection and analysis, training, and technical assistance; and 6) tracking drug court performance.
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Eligible Grantees: States or state courts applying on behalf of a single jurisdiction, local courts, counties, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).
Deadline: 5/28/2014

**NEW** National Center for Building Community Trust and Justice: Improving the Justice System by Enhancing Procedural Justice, Reducing Bias, and Supporting Racial Reconciliation – U.S. Department of Justice
The purpose of this initiative is to explore, advance, assess, and disseminate information about strategies intended to enhance procedural justice, reduce implicit bias, and support racial reconciliation. The initiative furthers the Department's mission to ensure public safety and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. In order to leverage the Department of Justice involvement in this area, this initiative is operated as a partnership among, OJP, COPS, OVW, and CRS. The initiative involves multiple activities to include: 1) managing pilot sites; 2) establishing an information clearinghouse; 3) conducting research; 4) translating research for practitioner audiences; and 5) developing strategies to further the public discourse about procedural justice, reducing bias, and supporting racial reconciliation as a means to build community trust.
Funding Source: Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Community Oriented Policing Services Office (COPS), the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), and Community Relations Service (CRS)
Eligible Grantees: National, regional, state, or local public and private entities, including non-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations), faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), and units of local government.
Deadline:
6/18/2014

*On occasion, this section will feature relevant cross-cutting DOJ and other federal agency grants. For a comprehensive listing of all federal grants, please visit www.grants.gov.

CRIMINAL
Criminal Grants

Research and Evaluation on Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Elderly Individuals
NIJ seeks applications for research and evaluation relating to abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elderly individuals and residents of residential care facilities.Priority research areas include studies that: 1) Identify and explore forensic markers of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect among the elderly living in any setting; 2) perform rigorous evaluations of programs designed to prevent, deter, detect, investigate, prosecute, or otherwise respond to abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elderly individuals and people who live in residential care facilities; and 3) increase our understanding of financial exploitation, particularly: risk and protective factors for financial fraud victimization and offending that could be targeted for prevention; the consequences of financial abuse for older adults; and the connection between financial exploitation and other forms of elder mistreatment.
Funding Source: National Institute of Justice
Eligible Grantees:
States, territories, units of local government, federally-recognized Indian tribal governments, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, tribal institutions of higher education, and certain qualified individuals.
Deadline: 4/25/2014

Research and Evaluation on Children Exposed to Violence
NIJ seeks applications that address polyvictimization, resilience, or justice system responses to children identified as being exposed to violence. For the purposes of this solicitation,“ Children Exposed to Violence” (CEV) encompasses a broad area that includes both direct victims and as bystanders or observers of various forms of violence in the home, school, or community. The goals of this program of research are to improve knowledge and understanding of children exposed to multiple forms of violence in the home, school and community and their relationship with each other. NIJ strives to provide objective and independent knowledge and validated tools, programs, and policies to prevent and reduce exposure to violence among children and youth, and to ameliorate the impact among those who are already impacted.
Funding Source: National Institute of Justice
Eligible Grantees:
States, territories, units of local government, federally-recognized Indian tribal governments, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, tribal institutions of higher education, and certain qualified individuals.
Deadline: 4/25/2014

Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, and Intimate Partner Violence
This grant program seeks to encourage and support research, development, and evaluation to improve criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. NIJ seeks applications for funding of research and evaluation related to violence against women in the areas of teen dating violence, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence. Research proposed may be focused at the state, local, tribal, federal, juvenile justice policy and/or practice level. The objectives of this solicitation are to fund high-quality research projects in the areas of teen dating violence, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, custody for cases in which intimate violence is present, and an environmental scan of Family Justice Centers.
Funding Source: National Institute of Justice
Eligible Grantees: States, territories, units of local government, federally-recognized Indian tribal governments, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, tribal institutions of higher education, and certain qualified individuals.
Deadline: 4/25/2014

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Dating Abuse among Adolescents and Young Adults
NIJ seeks applications to support the scholarship of one promising postdoctoral researcher to conduct original data collection and/or secondary data analyses on dating abuse among adolescents and/or young adults under the supervision of a mentor. The goals of this program of research are to improve knowledge and understanding of teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault issues. NIJ strives to provide objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence against women and girls, and promote healing and justice for victims. The objectives of this solicitation are to support the development of a promising new scholar in teen dating violence research and to fund high-quality research projects in the identified focus area. A postdoctoral fellow funded under this solicitation is expected to publish one or more peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, but may include law review journals, academic press books and book chapters.
Funding Source:
National Institute of Justice
Eligible Grantees: States, territories, units of local government, federally-recognized Indian tribal governments, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, tribal institutions of higher education, and certain qualified individuals.
Deadline: 4/28/2014

Research and Evaluation on Justice Systems
NIJ seeks applications for funding for social and behavioral science research on, and evaluation related to, justice systems topics that bear directly and substantially upon state, local, tribal, or federal criminal and juvenile justice policy and practice. Application titles should clearly indicate the justice systems focus area selected. The goals of this solicitation are to improve the knowledge and the understanding of criminal justice-related issues and to enhance the function and purposes of criminal justice systems through rigorous social and behavioral science. NIJ promotes the effective, efficient, fair and equitable treatment of offenders and victims through research, development, and evaluation. The objectives of this solicitation are to fund high quality research projects, and to facilitate advances in basic scientific knowledge and methods.
Funding Source: National Institute of Justice
Eligible Grantees: States, units of local government (including federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education ), and certain qualified individuals.
Deadline: 4/28/2014

Research on Offender Decision-Making and Desistance from Crime
NIJ seeks to expand the existing research by examining the process of adult offender decision-making. They are requesting proposals that either expand the rational choice model and/or life-course model, use other theories to explain either the choice to commit crime or to desist from committing crime (e.g., behavioral economics, business models, psychology, or cognitive models), or any combination of these. Proposed research should also consider issues such as social context, emotions, default choices, or possibly environmental context to gain a better understanding of the overall decision-making process to commit or desist from committing crimes. The main objective of this research is to expand the theoretical basis for the decision-making process to commit crime and to desist from crime; and in doing so, provide potential mechanisms to deter future crime.
Funding Source: National Institute of Justic
Eligible Grantees: States, units of local government (including federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education ), and certain qualified individuals.
Deadline: 5/4/2014

Data Resources Program 2014: Funding for Analysis of Existing Data
NIJ, BJS, and OJJDP have entered into a partnership to request applications under the Data Resources Program (DRP) solicitation, for original research using existing data available from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data and other public sources. This program is designed to support secondary analysis of existing data, enhance our understanding of crime and juvenile and criminal justice, and inform policy and practice in the United States. DRP strives to increase the transparency of NIJ-funded research by making resulting data publically available for future analyses.
Funding Source: National Institute of Justice
Eligible Grantees: States, units of local government (including federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education ), and certain qualified individuals.
Deadline: 5/4/2014

Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program
This program is part of the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI), which provides neighborhoods with coordinated federal support in the implementation of place-based strategies as part of larger comprehensive neighborhood revitalization efforts. The goal of this program is to reduce crime and improve community safety as part of a comprehensive strategy to advance neighborhood revitalization. Through a broad cross-sector partnership tram, including neighborhood residents, BCJI grantees target neighborhoods with hot spots of violent and serious crime and employ data-driven, cross-sector strategies to reduce crime and violence. Limited "civil legal strategies such as code enforcement and civil nuisance laws to prevent or reduce crime or problems that impact quality of life" are permitted.
Funding Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Eligible Grantees: States, units of local governments, non-profit organizations (including tribal non-profit organizations), and federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior.
Deadline: 5/6/2014

W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship for Research on Race, Gender, Culture, and Crime
NIJ seeks applications for funding under the W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship for research in race, gender, culture, and crime program. This Fellowship program seeks to advance knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts with particular emphasis on crime, violence, and the administration of criminal justice in diverse cultural contexts within the United States. The secondary objective of this program is to provide talented researchers, early in their careers, with an opportunity to elevate independently generated research ideas to the level of national discussion.
Funding Source: National Institute of Justice
Eligible Grantees: States, units of local government (including federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), and certain qualified individuals.
Deadline: 5/12/2014

Investigator-Initiated Research: The Comprehensive School Safety Initiative
This wide-ranging initiative will bring together the nation's best minds to research the root causes of school violence, develop technologies and strategies for increasing school safety, and provide pilot grants to test innovative approaches to enhance school safety across the nation. The goals of this solicitation are to improve the knowledge and understanding of school safety and school violence, and to enhance school safety programs through rigorous social and behavioral science research. Its' objectives are to fund high-quality, broad-based research projects and to facilitate advances in basic scientific knowledge and methods as they relate to school safety and/or school violence prevention.
Funding Source: National Institute of Justice
Eligible Grantees: States, units of local government (including federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education ), and certain qualified individuals.
Deadline: 5/20/2014

Research on “Sentinel Events” and Criminal Justice System Errors
The goals of this solicitation are to engage in a new area of research in the criminal justice field and improve the knowledge and understanding of criminal justice related issues through science. NIJ strives to provide objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence on both a State and local level, and promote justice for victims of all types of crimes. The objectives of this solicitation are to fund high quality research projects in the field of criminal justice.
Funding Source:
National Institute of Justice
Eligible Grantees: States, units of local government (including federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education ), and certain qualified individuals.
Deadline: 5/22/2014

Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Maximizing State Reforms
The goal of this program is to cement or amplify the goals of states’ justice reinvestment reform efforts, deepening the investment in and commitment to use of data-driven decision and evidence-based practices and programs. The objectives of the program are the following: 1) increase corrections costs saved or avoided by reducing unnecessary confinement; 2) increase reinvestment in evidence-based practices that reduce recidivism; 3) support justice reinvestment reform efforts by promoting and increasing collaboration among agencies and officials who work in criminal justice, including state and local policymakers, law enforcement, prosecution, defense, pretrial, courts, probation, treatment, corrections, reentry, and parole; and 4) enhance the translation of evidence into practice by supporting the use of data analysis results to inform policy decisions.
Funding Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Eligible Grantees: Units of state governments and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).
Deadline: 5/22/2014

Maximizing the Affordable Care Act: Improving Recidivism and Health Outcomes for the Justice-Involved Population
This solicitation seeks a national training and technical assistance provider to assist select state and local criminal justice systems in maximizing the opportunities for expanded health care coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), as well as develop resources to assist the broader criminal justice field nationwide. Through this initiative, BJA aims to target technical assistance to assist states and localities in creating the necessary policy, programmatic, and business practice reforms to facilitate an improvement in health-related outcomes among the justice-involved population, reduce recidivism, and maximize the use of available Medicaid resources to better leverage existing state and local dollars currently being expended for reimbursable healthcare costs.
Funding Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Eligible Grantees: Nonprofit organizations, tribal organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and for-profit (commercial organizations).
Deadline: 5/22/2014

**NEW** Smart Pretrial Demonstration Initiative (SPDI)
The goal of SPDI is to test the cost savings and public safety enhancements that can be achieved when jurisdictions move to a pretrial model that uses risk assessment to inform decision-making and employs improved management strategies (supervision and diversion). SPDI sites selected under this grant announcement will work with a BJA-sponsored researcher to measure their pretrial outcomes (pretrial rearrests and failure to appear) and associated pretrial justice costs.
Funding Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Eligible Grantees:
Local public and private entities (as fiscal agent), including nonprofit and for-profit (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), faith based and community organizations, and units of local government (including federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).
Deadline:
5/27/2014

Building and Enhancing Criminal Justice Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships
NIJ is funding multiple criminal justice research projects involving researcher-practitioner partnerships as well as capturing detailed descriptions of these collaborations. For the purpose of this solicitation, practitioner or criminal justice practitioner or practice-based organization refers to public, non-profit, or community-based agencies at federal, State, and local levels directly involved with: law enforcement; corrections, including pretrial, parole, probation, supervised release, and offender reentry; the criminal justice system; the juvenile justice system; forensic sciences for criminal justice purposes; crime victim services and programs; crime and victim services programs; and crime and violence prevention programs.
Funding Source: National Institute of Justice
Eligible Grantees: States, units of local government (including federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education ), and certain qualified individuals.
Deadline: 5/28/2014

**NEW** Second Chance Act Two-Phase Adult Reentry Demonstration Program: Planning and Implementation
The goal of this program is to support jurisdictions to develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges posed by reentry to increase public safety and reduce recidivism for medium to high risk individuals reentering communities from incarceration. Second Chance Act funds may be used for reentry services including referral to and payment of legal services related to the purpose of the grant, such as: 1) securing a driver's license; 2) expunging criminal records; 3) litigating inappropriate denials of housing or employment and violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act; 4) creating and or modifying child support orders; and 5) other family law services that help stabilize individuals and families.
Funding Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Eligible Grantees:
State and local government agencies and federally recognized Indian tribes (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).
Deadline: 6/2/2014

**NEW** Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program Utilizing Mentors
This solicitation is aimed at promoting more effective and successful reentry for formerly incarcerated individuals through the utilization of comprehensive, evidence-based wrap-around reentry plans which address the identified needs of the individuals and are supported by trained mentors. These needs are often related to housing, employment, substance abuse, and mental health. Second Chance Act funds may be used for reentry services including referral to and payment of legal services related to the purpose of the grant, such as: 1) securing a driver's license; 2) expunging criminal records; 3) litigating inappropriate denials of housing or employment and violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act; 4) creating and or modifying child support orders; and 5) other family law services that help stabilize individuals and families.
Funding Source:
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Eligible Grantees: Nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations) with documented history of providing comprehensive, evidence-based reentry services, and federally recognized Indian tribes. Nonprofit organizations with a history of providing evidence-based reentry services are encouraged to apply.
Deadline:
6/2/2014

BJA Visiting Fellows Program
Through the BJA Visiting Fellows Program, BJA announces plans to invest in the field to advance priority national policy issues and offer cross developmental opportunities for DOJ staff and practitioners and researchers in the criminal justice field. The goal of the fellowship is to make important policy and programmatic contributions in a priority area of criminal justice practice. Fellows will work in collaboration with BJA and DOJ staff to help provide critical outreach, data, research, and subject-matter expertise to inform the development of new BJA strategies and programs to benefit the field. To ensure the goals of the program are achieved, BJA is only recruiting Fellows who have significant work and academic experience in criminal justice policy, practice, or research setting on the issue area in which they are applying.
Funding Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Eligible Grantees: Applicants are limited to individuals.
Deadline: 6/4/2014

National Center for Building Community Trust and Justice: Improving the Justice System by Enhancing Procedural Justice, Reducing Bias, and Supporting Racial Reconciliation
The purpose of this initiative is to explore, advance, assess, and disseminate information about strategies intended to enhance procedural justice, reduce implicit bias, and support racial reconciliation. This initiative furthers the Department's mission to ensure public safety and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. The goals of this initiative are to: 1) establish pilot sites to implement and test strategies focused on procedural justice, implicit bias, and racial reconciliation; 2) establish an information clearinghouse for the filed; 3) develop evidence translation materials; 4) conduct research to gauge and expand knowledge about procedural justice and related concepts; and 5) promote the public discourse about procedural justice, implicit bias, and reconciliation.
Funding Source: Office of Justice Programs, Community Oriented Policing Services Office, Office on Violence Against Women, and the Community Relations Services
Eligible Grantees: National, regional, state, or local public and private entities including non-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations), faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education, and units of local government.
Deadline: 6/18/2014


Criminal Training and Technical Assistance

**NEW** Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance Program
Efficient and effective sharing of information between criminal justice agencies and their partners is critical to preserving public safety and ensuring the fair and expeditious administration of justice. This competitive cooperative agreement program seeks to support the efforts of state, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies to adopt innovative justice information sharing solutions through the provision of training and technical assistance services. Initiatives supported under this solicitation must facilitate adoption of one or more of the components of the Global Standards Package and support criminal justice policies, practices, and programs that are data-driven and evidence based.
Funding Source:
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Eligible Grantees: Public agencies (i.e., states, units of local government (including tribal entities recognized by the Secretary of the Interior), combinations of such states or units, or any department, agency, or instrumentality of the foregoing), that perform criminal justice functions; and national and regional public and private entities, including for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations), faith-based and community organizations, and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education) that support the initiatives to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.
Deadline:
5/29/2014

**NEW** National Initiatives: Reaching Criminal Justice Policymakers
The purpose of this program is to provide the nation's criminal justice policymakers with objective, fact-based information, resources, and training and technical assistance (TTA) on timely and pressing criminal justice issues of potential concern to them. The intent is to support pathways for evidence-based best practices to reach policymakers in various roles. Category 1 of this solicitation seeks a provider to deliver training, technical assistance, and strategic planning services to State Administering Agencies on topics most relevant to them; Category 2 seeks multiple TTA providers to provide specialized information, training, and technical assistance to policymakers at all levels of the state and local government such as governors, state legislators, county officials, and mayors on criminal justice topics most relevant to them. Category 3 seeks a provider to deliver training, technical assistance, and specialized information to paroling authorities on evidence-based practices most relevant to them; and Category 4 seeks a provider to deliver TTA to state and local departments of corrections designed to reduce the use of segregation.
Funding Source:
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Eligible Grantees:
National, regional, state, or local public and private entities, including for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations (including tribal for-profit or nonprofit organizations), faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), tribal jurisdictions, and units of local government (including federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior)
Deadline: 6/2/2014

 

JUVENILE
Juvenile Grants

Second Chance Act Comprehensive Statewide Juvenile Reentry Systems Reform Planning Program
This solicitation will provide funding for 12-month planning grants during which time state or local-level juvenile justice agencies will convene a reentry task force and develop and finalize a comprehensive statewide juvenile reentry systems reform strategic plan. The plan will guide efforts to reduce the historical baseline recidivism rates for youth returning from confinement in state or locally run/or managed juvenile correctional facilities. The plan will also guide efforts to reform the system to include: 1) improved assessment policies and practices; 2) a more integrated approach to prerelease services and planning and post-release services and supervision that reflects what research demonstrates improves youth outcomes; and 3) enhanced program/policy monitoring, quality assessments, implementation supports, accountability practices, and youth outcome data collection, analysis, reporting, and decision-making.
Funding Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Eligible Grantees: State juvenile correctional agencies, juvenile justice agencies that oversee the reentry process for youth placed in local correctional facilities post-disposition, or the state juvenile justice planning agency.
Deadline: 5/13/2014


Juvenile Training & Technical Assistance

For information on other Juvenile training and technical assistance opportunities, please visit www.ojjdp.gov/funding

CIVIL
Grants - Civil

For information on other Civil opportunities, please visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov.


Civil Training and Technical Assistance

For information on other Civil opportunities, please visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov.


OFFICE ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN (OVW)
OVW Grants

OVW Training & Technical Assistance

For information on other OVW opportunities, please visit www.ovw.usdoj.gov.


OFFICE FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME (OVC)
OVC Grants

Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program – Vision 21 Legal Assistance Fellowship
The overarching goal of the OVC Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program is to enhance the efforts of OVC to facilitate the understanding, development, or enhancement of innovative programs, models, practices, and protocols that serve crime victims. A secondary goal is to foster the professional development of practitioners in the victim assistance field by providing them an opportunity to work closely with career and political federal staff, contractors, grantees, and myriad public and private organizations in Washington, D.C. and throughout the Nation. Under the Legal Assistance Fellowship, an individual will be selected to work on a range of issues and efforts being undertaken by OVC to build capacity for the provision of free legal assistance to victims of crime following their victimization.
Funding Source: Office for Victims of Crime
Eligible Grantees: Individuals who demonstrate the financial and administrative capacity to manage the cooperative agreement. The Legal Assistance Fellowship is open only to attorneys, with favorable consideration given to those applicants who have a few years of experience working on related legal or policy issues, including (but not limited to) services to low-income individuals or pro bono legal assistance, crime victim legal issues, or victims legal rights.
Deadline: 5/8/2014

Vision 21 Services Mobile Application
The goals of this solicitation are to: 1) enhance public awareness, outreach, and education about resources and services for crime victims to crime victims, their families, victim service providers, and allied professionals; and 2) assist crime victims, their families, victim service providers, and allied professionals in navigating the criminal justice system and understanding victims’ rights within that system. The objectives of this solicitation are to: 1) develop two distinct mobile apps-one that is national in focus and another that has a specific state, tribal, and/or local jurisdictional focus-that use technology to efficiently navigate the criminal justice system and connect users to available resources and services; and 2) provide, at minimal or no cost, a set of templates, designs, source code, objects, libraries, and governance that will serve as a model that can be used or adapted by anyone serving victims; national, state, tribal, and/or local jurisdictions; or allied professionals trying to build their own mobile apps.
Funding Source: Office for Victims of Crime
Eligible Grantees: The lead applicant for the national focus mobile app must be a nonprofit victim-serving organization with the capacity to manage a national-scope project. The lead applicant for the specific state or local jurisdiction mobile app must be a state or local public agency, tribal government, or nonprofit organization serving crime victims in a specific jurisdiction.
Deadline: 5/21/2014

For information on other OVC opportunities, please visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc.

OVCSTraining & Technical Assistance

For information on other OVC opportunities, please visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc


OFFICE OF TRIBAL JUSTICE (OTJ)
OTJ Grants

For information on other OTJ opportunities, please visit www.justice.gov/otj


OTJ Training & Technical Assistance

For information on other OTJ opportunities, please visit www.justice.gov/otj


Helpful Links

Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant Writing and Management Academy

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Grants.gov

OJP Grants 101

Tribal Justice and Safety Resource Page

Updated: April 2014
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