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Changes to the Application Submission Process

In FY 2021, Department of Justice (DOJ) funding applications are submitted in a new two-step process, each with its own deadline. Applicants begin the application process by submitting an SF-424 and SF-LLL within Grants.gov. The application information and forms are then transferred to the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) and will automatically appear for the applicant in JustGrants. The applicant can then submit the full application, including attachments, in JustGrants.

For further guidance and resources, read the solicitation document carefully, access the DOJ Application Submission Checklist, and see the JustGrants Application Submission training page.

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

Learn about JustGrants, DOJ’s grants management system.

FY 2021 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)

Closing Date
This Department of Justice solicitation provides federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to apply for funding to aid in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization.

FY 2021 Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Program

Closing Date
This program provides civil and criminal legal assistance to low-income individuals, Indian tribes, and tribal justice systems to support the development and enhancement of tribal justice systems and access to those systems.

FY 2021 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program

Closing Date
This program assists states with developing and implementing residential substance abuse treatment programs within state correctional facilities, as well as within local correctional and detention facilities, in which inmates are incarcerated for a period of time sufficient to permit substance abuse treatment.

FY 2021 Second Chance Act Community-Based Reentry Program

Closing Date
Through this opportunity, BJA is seeking applications to implement or expand on reentry programs that demonstrate strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, and other reentry service providers.

FY 2021 Second Chance Act Pay for Success Initiative

Closing Date
This program provides funding for state, local, and tribal governments to enhance or implement performance-based and outcomes-based contracts with reentry, permanent supportive housing, or recovery housing providers to reduce recidivism and address the substance use disorders impacting formerly incarcerated people.

FY 2020 State Criminal Alien Assistance Program

Closing Date
Under this program, payments are made to states and units of local government that incur certain types of costs due to incarceration of undocumented criminal aliens during a specific 12-month reporting period.

FY 2021 John R. Justice (JRJ) Program

Closing Date
This program provides student loan repayment assistance for local, state, and federal public defenders and local and state prosecutors who commit to extended service in those roles.

FY 2021 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program

Closing Date
The goal of this solicitation is to invest in jurisdictions with significant crime challenges that want long-term solutions, incorporating all four elements of the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation model.