National Prison Rape Statistics Program

To collect and analyze data on the incidence of sexual assault among individuals held in Federal and State prisons, local jails, and juvenile facilities as well as former inmates.

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.

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are to be used for a variety of activities in support of the Implementation of the National Prison Rape Statistics program including: to conduct data collection and processing activities, and carry out statistical and methodological research.

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.

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 details of the program budget composition, 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 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 completed applications via the Office of Justice Programs, Grants Management System or through 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 (

Award Procedures

Procedures for awarding funds are available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (


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


42 U.S.C. 3732, and Public Law 108-79, the Prison Rape Elimination Act, (codified at 42 U.S.C. 15601 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.


For statutory formula awards, see 28 C.F.R. Part 18. There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application, but for discretionary awards, see 28 C.F.R. Part 18..


Most awards are for periods of 12 - 18 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. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project duration period is generally 12-36 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Assistance is released by 'direct disbursement' at request of grantee.

Post Assistance Requirements


No program reports are required.

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.

Performance monitoring is included on the site visit check list.


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 . ß 200.334 for the government-wide requirements for retention requirements for records.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$1,000,000 to $10,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide ( and OJP Post award Instructions (, applicable OMB Circulars, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.R.).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Allen Beck 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: Phone: 202-307-0765

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are included with the application instructions, which are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site (

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