Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks applications to fund the development and testing of a new or innovative approach to improving community safety and trust that is an alternative to traditional enforcement mechanisms for neighborhoods experiencing high rates of less serious and low-level criminal offenses. This model will involve coordination with law enforcement entities to improve public safety and community residents’ perceptions of law enforcement and procedural fairness and legitimacy.
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- 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
On June 29, 2022, BJA hosted a webinar to provide additional details about this opportunity and how to apply. Webinar materials are now available:
Number of Awards: 1
Total Amount Awarded: $3,000,000
DOJ_BJA_NewarkPublicSafetyCollaborativeStrengthening police-community partnerships through data-informed community engagement to create opportunities for reform that improve community trust.
State and local government agencies, including law enforcement agencies, are not eligible to apply as the intermediary organizations. However, local non-law enforcement agencies are eligible to be sub-awardees.