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Available Funding


When available, BJA funding opportunities will be listed on this page. Review the provided solicitation for specific application instructions.

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FY 2020 John R. Justice (JRJ) Program

Closing Date
BJA is seeking applications for funding from the John R. Justice (JRJ) Grant Program, which 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 2020 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI)

Closing Date
This program addresses the issue and impact of unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs) at law enforcement agencies by improving: (1) state and local jurisdictions’ capacities to respond to violent crime and (2) the functioning of the criminal justice system through the investigation and prosecution of cases resulting from SAK evidence and the collection of lawfully owed DNA.

FY 2020 Gulf States Law Enforcement Technology Initiative

Closing Date
BJA is seeking applications for funding under this program to provide technology, resources, training, and technical assistance to Gulf State law enforcement agencies to increase information sharing on both a local and regional basis.

FY 2020 Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations Program

Closing Date
This program provides grants to state, local and tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies to support expenses associated with the investigation and prosecution of cold case murders associated with civil rights violations.

FY 2020 Academic-based Drug Field Testing and Training Initiative

Closing Date
Under this initiative, BJA will select an applicant to establish a pilot project to develop a national training model on current rapid identification technology and scientifically sound field collection and testing methods that can be used when drugs are discovered in the field.

FY 2020 Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative

Closing Date
Through a partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, this program assists state, local, and tribal law enforcement with enhancing their investigative and prosecutorial resources needed to improve their ability to hold violent gun offenders accountable to reduce violent crime

FY 2020 Strategies for Policing Innovation

Closing Date
This program assists state, local, and tribal jurisdictions in reducing crime and improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, specifically through support for innovative and evidence-based policing practices, more effective information sharing, and multi-agency collaboration.

FY 2020 Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Program

Closing Date
The purpose of this solicitation is to select a set of coordinated training and technical assistance (TTA) providers to deliver a wide range of TTA services to local, state, and tribal jurisdictions, service providers receiving funding under the Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking Program and others as identified by OJP.

FY 2020 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

Closing Date
This program provides support to law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies to partner with mental health agencies and reduce crime and recidivism associated with people with mental illnesses.

FY 2020 National Center on Restorative Justice

Closing Date
Through this opportunity, BJA seeks to fund an accredited university of higher education or an accredited law school to manage the National Center on Restorative Justice, with the overall purpose of educating and training the next generation of justice leaders.

FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program

Closing Date
The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program will provide funding to assist eligible states, local units of government, and tribes in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus.

FY 2020 Project Safe Neighborhoods Formula Grant Solicitation

Closing Date

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is designed to create and foster safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in violent crime. The program's effectiveness depends upon the ongoing coordination, cooperation, and partnerships of local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies working together with the communities they serve.

Additional Funding

BJA and the Office for Victims of Crime are seeking applications through the OJP FY 2020 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking. Apply by May 18, 2020.