BJA FY 13 Justice Information Sharing Solutions Implementation Program


This FY 2013 grant program seeks to support implementation of justice information sharing solutions that address critical challenges currently faced by state, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies. The justice information sharing solutions implemented under this solicitation should leverage one or more of the components of the Global Standards Package (GSP) and support criminal justice policies, practices, and programs that are evidence-based and data-driven. In addition, available funding is designed to assist state, local, and tribal jurisdictions advance information sharing capabilities by leveraging existing information systems and networks, and not build new systems and networks. For more information on the GSP, see For more information about evidence-based programs, visit the OJPÂ’sÂ’ web site. This program is funded under the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) and the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The Byrne Competitive Program helps local communities improve the capacity of state and local criminal justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. PREA (P.L. 108-79) supports federal survey work, state demonstration projects, and national training and technical assistance.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 05/04/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Office of Justice Programs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
There are five Purpose Areas described in this solicitation. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review these Purpose Areas and the eligibility requirements associated with them. For Purpose Areas 1, 2, 3, and 4 (see pages 6–7 for descriptions), eligible applicants are limited to public agencies of state governments, units of local government, and tribal entities that perform criminal justice functions (or government agencies acting as fiscal agents for eligible applicants). For Purpose Area 5 (see page 7 for description), eligible applicants are public agencies of state government, units of local government that perform criminal justice functions, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior; and national and regional public and private entities, including for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations), faith-based and community organizations, and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education) that support initiatives to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system. For-profit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
For technical assistance with submitting a concept paper, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or via e-mail to
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $550,000.00


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