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Funding Opportunity Number:
Mar 14, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Apr 12, 2013
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Apr 12, 2013
May 12, 2013
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Law, Justice and Legal Services
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program
Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
City or township governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Category 1: Eligible applicants are limited to state and/or local public or private entities, including for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher education, federally-recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), and units of local and state government. For-profit organizations must agree to waive any profit or fees for services.
Category 2: Eligible applicants are limited to public or private entities, institutions of higher education, including national for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations. For-profit organizations must agree to waive any profit or fees for services.
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Under this solicitation, BJA seeks to prevent and reduce crime and enhance the criminal justice system through collaboration with the field to identify, define, and respond to emerging or chronic crime problems and systemic issues. BJA is looking for proposed strategies to address these issues, including trying new approaches, addressing gaps in responses, building or translating research knowledge, or building capacity to address the issues. Applications under this program should not duplicate other BJA-funded programs.
BJA’s Field-Initiated Programs solicitation provides opportunities to support a small number of local, state, tribal, and national projects that bring fresh perspectives and ideas to enhance practice and prevent crime in the field.
Applications are sought in two areas:
Category 1: Applications that propose to test a strategy at the state, local or tribal level, documenting implementation and developing tools to support national replication.
Category 2: Applications to develop targeted and national or regional strategies that will make an impact in addressing a critical need or gap in the field. Regional projects must show that they are a model that is specific to a regional need or could be implemented effectively regionally and replicated elsewhere.
In both categories, the applicants must propose innovative strategies or strategies that are aligned with the BJA Strategic Plan and are consistent with the goals of this solicitation.