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.
- 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.
BJA hosted a webinar on April 27, 2022, to provide an overview of the solicitation and share helpful information with those interested in applying for funding through the opportunity. Webinar materials are now available:
Number of Awards: 6
Total Amount Awarded: $2,400,000
Hate Crime Reporting and Response Initiative (HCRRI)
IL Attorney General's Hate Crimes Law Enforcement and Prosecutors Training
NCDA Hate Crime Response and Reporting Enhancement Program
New York City Police Department FY22 Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Program
Rhode Island Attorney General's Hate Crime Prosecution and Reporting Initiative
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 p
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