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FY24 National Community Courts Initiative

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Grants.gov Deadline
June 24, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
July 1, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern

Community courts are neighborhood-focused court programs that combine the power of the community and the justice system to address local problems. They connect persons committing less serious crimes—often misdemeanor cases—to judicially supervised substance use disorder treatment, alternative sanctions, and other community-based services. Community courts enhance public safety by addressing underlying issues that lead to criminal behavior, including substance use and mental health conditions.

With this solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks to support efforts by state, local, and federally recognized American Indian tribal governments to establish and enhance community courts in their jurisdictions.

Solicitation Categories:

  • Category 1: Planning and Implementation
  • Category 2: Enhancement

Eligible Applicants:

  • The following entities are eligible to apply for both categories:
    • State governments
    • Special district governments
    • City or township governments
    • County governments
    • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
    • Native American tribal governments (federally recognized)
    • Other: Public or private entities acting on behalf of a single treatment court through agreement with state, city, township, county, or tribal governments
    • Other: Units of local government, such as towns, boroughs, parishes, villages, or other general purpose political subdivisions of a state

On May 16, 2024, at 2 p.m. ET, BJA will hold a webinar to provide a detailed overview of this solicitation and allow an opportunity for interested applicants to ask questions. Register to participate.

See the Successful Applications section of our site for examples of project narratives associated with applications that have successfully received funding through this and other BJA programs. Also see the Grant Writing Resources section of the National Treatment Court Resource Center site for additional application samples.

See the solicitation for additional opportunity and eligibility details, as well as directions on how to apply.

Date Created: April 30, 2024