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Watch this short video to learn about the different steps associated with submitting an application for funding:

See the Funding Webinars page to learn about upcoming funding webinars and to access materials from previously held webinars.

Access short solicitation overviews for key details about available funding opportunities as well as helpful information on how to apply

Department of Justice Application Season is Here!

Prepare early — any time during the year — to ensure your registration and users are up to date in the systems involved in the application process. Review the DOJ Grant Application Submission Checklist to identify which actions you can take now and what to expect when you start an application.

A number of reference materials are available on the JustGrants Resources website to help applicants as they apply for funding from BJA and others within the Department of Justice. See the Training: Application Submission webpage for access to eLearning videos, webinar materials, job aid reference guides, checklists, and more.

As funding opportunities become available from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, they will be included below. Subscribe to NewsFromBJA to receive funding announcements.

  

FY24 Enhancing Correctional Practices to Protect Vulnerable People: Technical Assistance and Microgrant Program

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
This program will award one cooperative agreement to fund an organization to administer a competitive microgrant program and provide training and technical assistance to agencies working to protect vulnerable people in prisons, jails, and other confinement settings, and to reduce reliance on restrictive or punitive approaches.

FY24 Intellectual Property Enforcement Program: Protecting Public Health, Safety, and the Economy from Counterfeit Goods and Product Piracy

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
This program assists state, local, and tribal jurisdictions in preventing and reducing intellectual property (IP) theft and related crime as well as supporting law enforcement in investigating and prosecuting IP crimes and reducing violent crime associated with IP cases and investigations.

FY24 STOP School Violence Program Competitive Solicitation

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
This program is designed to improve school safety by providing students, teachers, and staff with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and prevent acts of violence.

FY24 Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
With this solicitation, BJA seeks to provide financial and technical assistance to plan, implement, and enhance the operations of veterans treatment courts (VTC), including service coordination, participant service and supervision coordination, fidelity to the VTC model, and recovery support services.

FY24 National Community Courts Initiative

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
With this solicitation, BJA seeks to support efforts by state, local, and federally recognized American Indian tribal governments to establish and enhance community courts in their jurisdictions.

FY24 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program—Competitive

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
With this solicitation, BJA seeks to fund improvements to forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services, including services provided by laboratories operated by states and units of local government. This solicitation is only for competitive funds.

FY24 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program—Formula

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
With this solicitation, BJA seeks to fund improvements to forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services, including services provided by forensic science laboratories operated by states and units of local government. This solicitation is only for state administering agencies applying for formula funds.

FY24 Community-based Approaches to Prevent and Address Hate Crime

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
This program supports comprehensive community-based approaches to addressing hate crimes that promote community awareness and preparedness, increase victim reporting, and improve responses to hate crimes.

FY24 Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations and Prosecution Program

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
This program provides funding to state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies to support activities and expenses associated with the investigation and prosecution of cold case murders involving civil rights violations.

FY24 Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Use Site-Based Program

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
With this solicitation, BJA seeks to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive programs in response to the overdose crisis and the impacts of illicit opioids, stimulants, or other substances.

FY24 Reimagining Justice: Testing a New Model of Community Safety

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
With this solicitation, BJA seeks to support the development and testing of new or innovative approaches to improving community safety and trust that are alternatives to traditional enforcement mechanisms for neighborhoods experiencing high rates of less serious and low level criminal offenses.

FY24 Coordinated Hate Crimes Resource Center

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
With this solicitation, BJA seeks to support state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies, and their community partners, to address hate crimes by establishing a coordinated hate crimes resource center.

FY24 Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance Program

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
This program seeks to assist state, local, and tribal jurisdictions in reducing crime and improving the functioning of the criminal justice system through more effective information sharing, multi-agency collaboration, and the implementation of data-driven, evidence-based strategies.

FY24 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program Formula Grant Solicitation

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
With this solicitation, BJA seeks to increase access to treatment to individuals with substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders during detention or incarceration and to improve continuity of care during and after reentry by delivering community-based treatment and other broad-based aftercare services.

FY24 Second Chance Act Community-based Reentry Incubator Initiative

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
This program funds organizations to serve as financial intermediaries to community-based reentry programs (subawardees) and to provide support via an incubator model in order to increase capability and capacity within the subawardees’ organizations.

FY24 Second Chance Act Improving Reentry Education and Employment Outcomes

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
With this solicitation, BJA seeks to fund reentry services and programs focused on strengthening education and employment outcomes for individuals returning to their communities after a period of incarceration.

FY24 Economic, High-Technology, White Collar, and Internet Crime Prevention National Training and Technical Assistance Program

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
With this solicitation, BJA seeks to enhance the capacities of state, local, territorial, and tribal criminal justice systems to prevent, investigate, and respond to economic, high-technology, white collar, and internet crimes by delivering training and technical assistance to diverse stakeholders.

FY24 Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
With this solicitation, BJA seeks to support state, local, and tribal jurisdictions as they develop or expand their ability to utilize crime gun intelligence by equipping them with the tools and personnel they need.

FY24 Missing and Unidentified Human Remains (MUHR) Program

Closing Date
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Application JustGrants Deadline
This program provides funding to eligible entities to expand upon the reporting, transportation, processing, and identification of missing persons and unidentified human remains cases in their jurisdictions, including migrants.

FY24 National Ashanti Alert Network Training and Technical Assistance Program

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
This solicitation will build on the current training and technical assistance support for the National Ashanti Alert Program and will assist BJA in completing the elements set forth in the Ashanti Alert Act for the development, implementation, and maintenance of this national alert system to assist with the reporting and location of missing adults over the age of 17.

FY24 Training and Technical Assistance for Justice-Focused Community-Based Organizations

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
This program provides for the development, operation, and management of a training and technical assistance program for justice-focused community-based organizations directly serving communities disproportionately impacted by crime, violence, and victimization.

FY24 Justice Reinvestment Initiative: State-level Training and Technical Assistance

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
With this solicitation, BJA seeks to support training and technical assistance providers assisting states and jurisdictions to use the Justice Reinvestment Initiative to enhance the fairness, effectiveness, and efficiency of their criminal justice system.

FY24 Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Program

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
This program is designed to assist jurisdictions in addressing hate crimes and to assist victims and communities that are facing an increase in hate crimes.

FY24 Smart Reentry: Housing Demonstration Program

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
With this solicitation, BJA seeks to fund state, local, and tribal governments to enhance or implement evidence-based activities or services to improve reentry and reduce recidivism by expanding and/or increasing access to housing for people who are currently or formerly involved in the criminal justice system.

FY24 Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program Formula Solicitation

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
This program provides funding for the creation and/or implementation of extreme risk protection order programs, state crisis intervention court proceedings, and related programs/initiatives.

FY24 John R. Justice (JRJ) Formula Grant Program

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
This program provides funding to state agencies designated by the governor to improve the recruitment and retention of local, state, and federal public defenders and local and state prosecutors.

FY24 State Criminal Alien Assistance Program

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
With this solicitation, BJA seeks to make payments under the statutorily required State Criminal Alien Assistance Program to eligible states and units of local government that incur certain types of costs due to incarceration of “undocumented criminal aliens” during the July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, reporting period.

FY24 Visiting Fellows Program

Closing Date
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Application JustGrants Deadline
With this opportunity, BJA seeks to invest in current and future leaders in the criminal justice field to advance priority national policy issues and offer cross-developmental opportunities for Department of Justice staff and criminal justice practitioners and researchers.

FY24 Office of Justice Programs Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative Training and Technical Assistance Program

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
With this solicitation, BJA, in coordination with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Office of Victims of Crime, seeks applications to provide a range of training and technical assistance to grantees and the field at large under the Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative.

FY24 Field Initiated: Encouraging Innovation

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
With this solicitation, BJA seeks seeks to support new and innovative strategies for preventing and reducing crime, improving community safety, and strengthening criminal justice system outcomes.

FY24 Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
With this solicitation, BJA seeks to enhance the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies and public health officials to collect and analyze controlled substance prescription data and other scheduled chemical products through a centralized database administered by an authorized agency.

Additional Opportunities

FY24 Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program

Deadline: June 24, 2024
Created by the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998 and administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the BVP Program reimburses states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes for up to 50 percent of the cost of body armor vests purchased for law enforcement officers.