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FY 2023 Solicitation Overview: Transforming Prison Cultures, Climates, and Spaces

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Date Published
June 2023
2 pages
Publication Series

This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant aimed at supporting prisons and state correctional agencies’ efforts to improve their cultures, climates, and physical spaces; it provides an overview of who may apply and why, maximum award funds, where to find more information, tips for successful grant applications, and how and when to apply.


This solicitation overview provides grant information and resources for entities that may be interested in funding assistance from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to support prisons and state correctional agencies’ efforts to transform their cultures, climates, and physical spaces to create and sustain safe, humane, and effective environments for people who work, visit, and are incarcerated in them. The overview notes two categories of grant activities: providing training and technical assistance (TTA); and developing a website. It lists eligible applicants as being: private, public, and state-controlled institutions of higher education; nonprofit organizations, regardless of 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations other than small businesses. The fact sheet provides details on the maximum amount of funding per award and lists examples of strategies or activities that can be funded, as well as where to get more information about the grant opportunity. The document also lists tips for submitting a successful grant application, with details about how and when to apply.

Date Published: June 1, 2023