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Funding Webinars


To assist potential applicants interested in applying for funding opportunities, BJA will host a Grant Applicant Education Series of webinars and solicitation-specific webinars. As webinars are announced, they will be included on this page. Additionally, when available, recordings and/or presentation files for the webinars held will also be included below.

Upcoming Funding Webinars

Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
Date/time: Various
The Department of Justice is sponsoring webinars on the Fiscal Year 2020 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) to educate participants about application requirements for specific CTAS purpose areas. The webinars will also provide guidance on meeting grant budgetary requirements and preparing strategies to access grant funds to strengthen the capacity of tribal justice systems.
Register for the Webinars | View the Solicitation


Previously Held Webinars

Funding-related Trainings to Help Rural and Tribal Organizations
Date/time: Various
The Office of Justice Programs is sponsoring outreach sessions to educate rural and tribal organizations and agencies about how to apply for OJP funding to address public safety and victim service needs in their communities. Some of the sessions are available as webinars/online trainings.
Learn More about the Trainings

Upcoming Solicitations from the Bureau of Justice Assistance
Webinar held: January 30, 2020, 10:45 a.m. ET
During this webinar, Dr. Angela Williamson, Supervisor of National Initiatives, FBI/ViCAP Liaison, will present on criminal justice-based programs that will soon be requesting proposals. BJA programs pertaining to forensics and investigations will be highlighted in two back-to-back webinars.

STOP School Violence Solicitation
Webinar held: January 29, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
During this webinar, which is provided by BJA in partnership with the National Center for School Safety, participants will receive information about the opportunity, can learn about specific elements of the solicitation, and more.
Watch the Recording | View the Solicitation

2020 Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) Solicitation
Webinar held: January 9, 2020, 2 p.m. ET
During this webinar, BJA and the National Resource and Technical Assistance Center (NRTAC) team will provide an overview of the 2020 Crime Gun Intelligence Center Solicitation. This webinar will review eligibility, program essential elements, role and responsibilities of a CGIC, and much more. All law enforcement agency representatives and partners (research, prosecution, ATF, probation, parole, and crime lab) with an interest in crime gun intelligence are invited to attend.

BJA Grant Applicant Education Series: Funding Opportunities for Your Community in 2020: An Overview of What's Ahead
Webinar held: December 12, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Speakers: Alissa Huntoon, Senior Policy Advisor; Rebecca Rose, Senior Policy Advisor; Andre Bethea, Policy Advisor; Alyse Altenburg, Policy Advisor
This webinar will help prospective applicants find funding opportunities that address their needs. In this webinar, attendees will learn the primary initiatives BJA plans to fund in 2020, eligibility requirements, and estimated funding amounts. A Q&A session will follow at the end of the webinar. Webinar materials:

BJA Grant Applicant Education Series: The Federal Funding Process: The First Steps to Applying, How to Prepare and Other Considerations
Webinar held: October 30, 2019, 2 p.m. ET
Speakers: Rebecca Rose, BJA Senior Policy Advisor; Gregory Torrain, BJA Policy Advisor
This webinar will explain how the OJP grant process works and focus on what applicants should understand when applying for funding. Applying for an OJP grant can be a challenging process and this webinar will educate participants on the necessary steps a first-time applicant should understand. A Q&A session will follow at the end of the webinar. Webinar materials:

Past Year Webinars

See the BJA Funding Webinar Archives page for access to information about and resource materials from FY 2019 webinars.

Stay Informed

Subscribe to NewsFromBJA for email notifications about funding opportunities and other news from BJA. If you would also like to learn of opportunities across the Office of Justice Programs, sign up to receive the National Criminal Justice Reference Service's (NCJRS') bi-weekly JUSTINFO newsletter and/or the weekly Funding News From NCJRS email highlighting solicitation releases and funding-related webinars.