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FY 2022 Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Program

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Grants.gov Deadline
June 8, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
June 13, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern

The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Program supports efforts by state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies and their partners in conducting outreach, educating practitioners and the public, enhancing victim reporting tools, and investigating and prosecuting hate crimes committed on the basis of a victim’s perceived or actual race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability.

Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to conduct outreach and offer training on identifying hate crimes, as well as to investigate and prosecute hate crimes.

Eligible Applicants:

  • State, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies. Tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies must be from federally recognized American Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).
  • Applicants can partner with other agencies and nonprofit organizations with expertise to support outreach, education, investigation, and prosecution of hate crimes.


Number of Awards: 6
Total Amount Awarded: $2,400,000

Date Modified: May 18, 2022

Grants.gov and JustGrants deadlines extended.

Date Created: April 1, 2022