Congressionally Recommended Awards
To provide assistance in improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, provide assistance to victims of crime (other than compensation) and to prevent or combat juvenile delinquency.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law 110-161; and, an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year. , Public Law 110-161.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
State and local government agencies as well as public and private nonprofit organizations and federally recognized Indian Tribal governments are eligible to receive funds including faith-based and community organizations, under this program.
State and local governments, public and private organizations, and tribal governments.
The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Abstract; Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The standard application forms as furnished by the federal agency and required by the Common Rule, must be used for this program. All applications must be submitted electronically via the Office of Justice Programs' Grants Management System (GMS) at https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov. Applications or supplemental materials received by facsimile or postal mail will not be accepted.
Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
For Formula awards, please see 28 CFR Part 18. There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application, but for discretionary awards, please see section 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 18.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are described in the OJP Program Announcement available at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm.
How may assistance be used?
Congressionally recommended grant funds provide federal financial assistance to public or private agencies and private nonprofit organizations for law enforcement program; prosecution and court program; prevention and education programs; corrections and community corrections programs; drug treatment and enforcement program; programs, planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports. Recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial Reports. To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111–352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the Government Accountability Office, Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General, State or local government auditors, and auditors from independent public accounting firms. Jurisdictions must follow their local policies and procedures, including maintenance of reliable and accurate accounting systems, record keeping, and systems of internal control.
In accordance with the requirement set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F, grantees must maintain all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award for at least 3 years following the close of the most recent audit.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Varies. Contingent upon program goals and objectives, generally 12-18 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Office of Justice Programs’ Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/index.htm) and Post Award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
BJA, U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Assistance
810 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: AskBJA@usdoj.gov
Phone: 202-616-6500 or 1-866-859-2647.
(Project Grants) FY 14 $75,000; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm.
For additional guidance reference the Office of Justice Programs’ Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/index.htm) and Post award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf). Applicable administrative requirements and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 C.F.R.).
Examples of Funded Projects