Special Data Collections and Statistical Studies

To produce official national statistics on crime and the administration of justice to be used to guide Federal, State, and local policy-making and improve the quality of and access to information used for decision making.


Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Kansas Center For Research, Inc. $ 44,054   2016-10-012020-05-31
Regents Of The University Of California, The $ 44,979   2017-10-012019-09-30
Arizona State University $ 45,000   2017-10-012018-12-31
Regents Of The University Of California, San Francisco, The-$ 16,015   2016-10-012018-09-30
Sam Houston State University-$ 5   2017-01-012018-08-31
Old Dominion University-$ 2,396   2016-10-012017-10-31
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are to be used for a variety of activities in support of BJS's statistical programs including: to conduct data collection and processing activities; carry out statistical and methodological research; provide technical assistance to State, local, and tribal governments to develop their capabilities to produce justice statistics; provide dissemination and clearinghouse functions, and other information services to data users.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The Bureau of Justice Statistics is authorized to award grants and cooperative agreements to State and local governments, private nonprofit organizations, public nonprofit organizations, profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and qualified individuals.

Applicants from the Territories of the United States and federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments are also eligible to participate in this program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Eligible beneficiaries are State and local governments, private nonprofit organizations, public nonprofit organizations, profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and qualified individuals.


The applicant must furnish, along with the application for an award, all of the requirements listed in the solicitation, including a detailed budget, a budget narrative, and a program narrative including the accomplishments, goals, impact, methods, evaluation plan, and resources of the project. Regarding the question below relating to the applicability of 2 CFR 200, Subpart E ? Cost Principles: The cost principles are generally applicable, except with respect to for-profit entities or to organizations listed at Appendix VIII to 2 CFR Part 200. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must submit completed applications via the Office of Justice Programs, Grants Management System or through grants.gov following established criteria. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office of Justice Programs policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications. Specific application instructions for solicitations are available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).

Award Procedures

An award is granted by the Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics and must be accepted by the applicant agency or institution according to the special conditions of the grant or cooperative agreement. Successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs..


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended; 42 U.S.C. 3732.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.


Hearings by the Director.


Most awards are for periods of 12 months. Under some circumstances, a subsequent award may be made to continue the project.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project duration period is generally 12 months. Assistance is released by 'direct disbursement' at the request of the grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Contact program office for more information.

Post Assistance Requirements


No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Progress Reports presenting information relevant to the performance of the project must be submitted online through GMS for the reporting periods June 30 and December 31.

Deliverables, including any program reports, are normally specified in the soliciation.

Financial Status Reports containing the actual expenditures for the reporting period and cumulative for the award must be submitted quarterly online through GMS.

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. See 2 CFR 200 for audit requirements


See 2 C.F.R . § 200.334 for the government-wide requirements for retention requirements for records.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $28,836,763; FY 17 est $45,000,000; and FY 18 est $41,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$50,000 to $1,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post Award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Gerard Ramker U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: Gerard.Ramker@usdoj.gov Phone: 202-307-0765

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria will be outlined in the program announcements or solicitations. Program announcements or solicitations can be found on BJS?s website at http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=fun.

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