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Solicitation Overview: FY 2023 Swift, Certain, and Fair (SCF) Supervision Program: Applying the Principles Behind Project HOPE

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February 2023
2 pages
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This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant to support development and testing the use of the swift, certain, and fair principles of intervention, to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for people on community supervision; 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), for the Swift, Certain, and Fair (SCF) Supervision Program. The grant will provide funding to support the development and testing of new or enhanced uses of the SCF principles of intervention to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for people on community supervision. The overview lists eligible applicants, including city or township, county, or state governments; Native American tribal organizations other than federally recognized tribal governments; and state, city, township, county, or tribal governments acting directly through agreements with other public or private entities on behalf of a single drug or treatment court. The document 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 five tips for submitting a successful grant application, with details about how and when to apply; it notes that the System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal may take up to 10 business days.

Date Published: February 1, 2023