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Fraud Alert

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has received reports of imposter scams in which scammers are claiming to be BJA personnel. Do not provide personal identifiable information, financial account information, or money in response to these false claims. Learn more.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Justice Assistance Act of 1984 that established BJA. As part of the anniversary, BJA invites you to nominate individuals, teams, organizations, and agencies for the Excellence in the Field of Criminal Justice Awards. These awards recognize outstanding innovations and significant contributions to our Nation’s criminal justice system.

Award nominations are due by 8:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 21, 2024.

BJA administers the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. Public safety officers (firefighters, law enforcement officers, and emergency services officers) who serve at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels may be nominated for the Medal of Valor.

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 31, 2024.


Funding Resources

See the Available Funding page for current solicitations designed to support a variety of efforts.

Learn about the different steps associated with submitting a funding application.

Register for upcoming funding webinars and access materials from past events.

Program Impact

Funding and other support from BJA is having an impact across the country. Read the following recent stories to learn how recipient agencies and organizations, as well as the communities they serve, are being positively affected:

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Resource Highlights

Work With Us!

BJA is currently hiring for a Grants Management Specialist position focusing on tribal justice. Learn about the duties and requirements of the position and apply for consideration.

Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

The leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions, the JAG Program provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding to support a range of program areas.

New Podcast Episode

In this episode of Justice Today, hear from former BJA fellow Dr. Danielle Rudes on how leaders can make correctional institutions better for staff and residents.

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Find Funding and Awards

Find Funding and Awards

Discover opportunities, access awards, learn about funding webinars, and more.
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Access Resources

Find publications and multimedia resources produced or sponsored by BJA.
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Learn about Programs

Learn about the different programs that BJA supports.
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Participate in Events

Learn about upcoming conferences, trainings, and webinars.