PREA Program: Strategic Support for PREA Implementation

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Program provides support to states, units of local government, and federally-recognized Indian tribes for demonstration projects within confinement settings, including adult prisons and jails, juvenile facilities, community corrections facilities, law enforcement
lockups and other temporary holding facilities, and tribal detention facilities.

The goal of this program is to assist correctional facilities in implementing comprehensive prevention, identification, and response mechanisms that will reduce the incidence of sexual abuse in confinement facilities; promote a culture of ?zero tolerance? toward sexual abuse; and support facilities? efforts to achieve compliance with the PREA standards.

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.

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Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Division Of Child & Family Services $ 172,939   2021-10-012024-03-31
Corrections, Maine Department Of $ 250,000   2021-10-012024-03-31
Fulton, County Of $ 249,999   2021-10-012024-03-31
Rehabilitation And Correction, Ohio Department Of $ 94,113   2021-10-012024-03-31
Human Services Vermont Agency Of $ 250,000   2021-10-012024-03-31
Corrections, Washington State Department Of $ 250,000   2021-10-012024-03-31
Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office $ 125,000   2021-10-012024-03-31
Columbus Georgia Consolidated Government $ 250,000   2021-10-012024-03-31
Winnebago, County Of $ 75,107   2021-10-012024-03-31
Louisiana, State Of $ 172,205   2021-10-012024-03-31

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The PREA Program supports projects with program design elements that are intended to reduce sexual victimization in correctional facilities, promote a ?zero tolerance? environment, and assist correctional facilities in meeting the requirements of the PREA standards.

Grants may be used to support the following types of design elements as part of a comprehensive approach: ? Policy and practice review and revision ? Preventative infrastructure and technology enhancements ? Inmate/detainee/resident education ? Victim support services ? Leadership and assessment of organizational culture ? Data collection and performance measurement ? Staffing support and training ? Evaluation ? PREA audit activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are limited to any national nonprofit organization, for-profit (commercial) organization (including tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations), or institution of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education) that have expertise and experience managing and delivering training and technical assistance on complex corrections or criminal justice issues at the national and local levels.

For-profit organizations (as well as other recipients, including tribal institutions of higher education) must forgo any profit or management fee.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Local agencies that oversee small- and medium-sized jails (i.e., with 500 beds or less), lockups, and juvenile facilities.


The applicant must submit a completed Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424), including signed assurances that it will comply with statutory and administrative requirements. The applicant is also required to submit a description that includes: (1) program goals; (2) implementation process; (3) timetable for implementation; and (4) documentation that includes organizational experience, name of grantee agency or fiscal agent, identification of management structure, letters of support/commitment and/or memoranda of understanding, and description of previous collaboration. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

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 a completed Standard Form 424 and other information outlined in the Application Kit to the Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office of Justice Programs policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications. Applications must be submitted on-line through the Office of Justice Programs Grant Management System at:

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, 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.


The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, Pub. L. No. 108-79, as amended, codified at 42 USC 15601, et seq.; and an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site ( and/or


There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application. See section 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 18.


See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site ( and/or

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site ( and/or See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Reimbursement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide ( and Post Award Instructions (

Post Assistance Requirements


Recipients are required to submit Individual Project Reports as sub-awards are made, and an annual Evaluation Report.

No cash reports are required.

Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports.

Recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial Reports.

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. .


In accordance with the requirement set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F, grantees must maintain all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award for at least 3 years following the close of the most recent audit.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 17 Not Available; FY 18 est $15,500,000; and FY 19 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at For additional guidance reference the Department of Justice Guide Financial Guide ( and Post award Instructions ( Applicable administrative requirements and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 C.F.R.).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Tom Talbot U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: Phone: (202) 616-6500

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site ( and/or

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