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.
|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|Department Of Corrections, Rhode Island And Providence Plantations||$ 655,628||   ||2020-10-01||2023-09-30|
|Public Safety, Vermont Department Of||$ 1,000,000||   ||2020-10-01||2023-09-30|
|Lancaster, County Of||$ 500,000||   ||2020-10-01||2023-09-30|
|North Carolina Department Of Public Safety||$ 300,000||   ||2020-10-01||2023-09-30|
|Juvenile Justice, South Carolina Department Of||$ 748,059||   ||2020-10-01||2023-09-30|
|Parole, Nebraska Board Of||$ 974,000||   ||2019-10-01||2023-09-30|
|San Francisco, City & County Of||$ 1,000,000||   ||2020-10-01||2023-09-30|
|North Dakota Department Of Corrections And Rehabilitation||$ 999,638||   ||2020-10-01||2023-09-30|
|County Of Hamilton||$ 500,000||   ||2020-10-01||2023-09-30|
|Justice, Wisconsin Department Of||$ 1,000,000||   ||2020-10-01||2023-09-30|
Uses and Use Restrictions
? Engagement of stakeholders across branches of government, political parties, and key special interest groups such as victim advocates, prosecutors, etc.
? Analysis of data to identify criminal justice population and cost drivers.
? Development of policy framework that leads to enacted JRI legislation at the state level. ? Implementation of JRI legislation through high-performing programs and strategies to reduce incarceration costs and increase public safety.
? Measurement of implementation of JRI strategy and reinvestment.
? Other technical assistance to support evidence-based strategies to improve public safety consistent with JRI principles.
Eligible applicants are units of state government and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) that can demonstrate substantial completion of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative model.
See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site at https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm.
The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Abstract; Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is required.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.
12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
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 https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm.
Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General (for science offices, would be the Director of the applicable Office), 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.
An act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 90 to 120 days. See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm.
From 90 to 120 days. There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application. Please see 28 CFR Part 18.
From 90 to 120 days. Yes, a grant can be supplemented or granted a no-cost extension, subject to BJA policy and contingent upon available appropriation.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. For direct grants to states, if a state has measured and reinvested savings (either projected or actual costs saved or avoided) into evidence-based strategies to reduce recidivism and make communities safer (see Selection Criteria outlined in the Solicitation for specifics), this solicitation does not require a match. If such a state proposes a voluntary match amount, however, and OJP approves the budget, the total match amount incorporated into the approved budget becomes mandatory and subject to audit. If a state has not measured and reinvested savings (see Selection Criteria outlined in the Solicitation for specifics), a match is required, and the following requirements apply: ? The amount of the match must equal the amount of federal funds being sought. ? Match funds are subject to the same regulations and restrictions as the federal funds for this program. ? Applicants must identify the source of the non-federal funds and how they will use the funds. If a successful applicant?s proposed match exceeds the required match amount, and OJP approves the budget, the total match amount incorporated into the approved budget becomes mandatory and subject to audit. ? Applicants may satisfy this match requirement with cash, in-kind services, or a combination of the two. ? Match funds must be used for one or more of the state?s reinvestment strategies identified in the justice reinvestment process. For example, match funding can be used to expand or improve community-based treatment only if the JRI legislation or task force identified community-based treatment as a reinvestment priority. As another example, match funding could be used for skills-based trainings for probation officers if the state?s reinvestment strategies included more effective community supervision. ? Applicants must identify the target(s) of the reinvestment match with specificity, including, if applicable, names of agencies, service providers, or staff positions to be funded; a description of the kind of service to be provided or functions to be performed; what period of time will be covered; and amounts of funding. Applicants must document these commitments by including relevant attachments to the application. Example: For a federal award amount of $1,750,000, the required reinvestment match is $1,750,000. 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 https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Competitive award and money are released when grantee draws down funds based on an approve timeline. For specifics pertaining to this program, please see the current fiscal year?s program solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm). For additional information, see the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide section on ?Period of Availability of Funds' at https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.2a.htm.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program reports are not applicable.
Cash reports are not applicable.
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. Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the Government Accountability Office, Department of Justice?s Office of the Inspector General, state or local government auditors, and auditors from independent public accounting firms. Jurisdictions must follow their local policies and procedures, including maintenance of reliable and accurate accounting systems, record keeping, and systems of internal control.
See 2 CFR 200 for the government-wide requirements for maintenance of records by grant recipients.
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 $24,224,613; FY 17 est $25,000,000; and FY 18 est $22,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm . For additional guidance reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post award Instructions (https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/index.htm). 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.).
Regional or Local Office
BJA Policy Advisor U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: 202-616-6500
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Criteria are described in the OJP Program Announcement available at the Office of Justice Programs web site https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm.
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