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BJA FY 16 Solicited - PREA

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This is a solicitation for the FY 16 Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Reallocation JAG Grant Program and is only available for eligible State Administering Agencies who administer the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, are not yet compliant with the PREA national standards, and submit to BJA an assurance to use the five percent penalty in JAG funds to help enable the state to achieve PREA compliance. The goals of the PREA Reallocation JAG Program are to continue implementation of the national standards to prevent, detect, and respond to prison rape in order to protect individuals from sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement. PREA provides that a state or territory whose governor does not certify full compliance with the standards is subject to the loss of five percent of any DOJ grant funds that it would otherwise receive for prison purposes, unless the governor submits an assurance that such five percent will be used only for the purpose of enabling the state to achieve and certify full compliance with the standards in future years. See 42 U.S.C. 15607(c). The JAG Program is one of the DOJ grant programs subject to this requirement in FY 2016, which commenced on October 1, 2015 and ends on September 30, 2016.


Number of Awards: 41
Total Amount Awarded: $3,637,100

FY 2016 PREA

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FY16 Ohio PREA

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Date Created: June 13, 2016