This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the FY 2022 Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Program solicitation. The presenter will discuss the purpose and goals of this funding opportunity; review its eligibility requirements; and address frequently asked questions.
The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Program supports efforts by state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies and their partners in conducting outreach, educating practitioners and the public, enhancing victim reporting tools, and investigating and prosecuting hate crimes committed on the basis of a victim’s perceived or actual race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability.
Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to conduct outreach and offer training on identifying hate crimes, as well as to investigate and prosecute hate crimes.
- State, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies. Tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies must be from federally recognized American Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).
- Applicants can partner with other agencies and nonprofit organizations with expertise to support outreach, education, investigation, and prosecution of hate crimes.
Live captioning will be available.
- Sunny Schnitzer, Policy Advisor, Bureau of Justice Assistance