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FY 2022 Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions Program

Opportunity ID
O-BJA-2022-171215
Solicitation Status
Closed
Fiscal Year
2022
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Competitive
Grants.gov Deadline
June 1, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
June 6, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern
Description

Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to the Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions (ROL/WCR) Site-based Program. This program supports efforts by wrongful conviction review entities that represent individuals with post-conviction claims of innocence to review individual cases.

Eligible Applicants:

  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Other:
    • County, state, or local public defender offices that have in-house post-conviction representation programs that show demonstrable experience and competence in litigating post-conviction claims of innocence. If the applicant is not a WCR entity, they must be partnered with one.

Awards

Number of Awards: 14
Total Amount Awarded: $6,699,465

Making an Exoneree

15PBJA-22-GG-03927-WRNG
Awarded, but not yet accepted
Funding First Awarded
2022
$495,204
Date Created: April 6, 2022