National Prison Rape Statistics Program

 

GOAL(S): Deliver comprehensive statistical reviews and analyses of the incidence and effects of prison rape. OBJECTIVE(S): To collect and analyze data on the incidence of sexual assault among individuals held in Federal and State prisons, local jails, and juvenile facilities as well as former inmates.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
16.739
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 In June 2017, BJS issued a competitive solicitation to obtain a data collection agent through a cooperative agreement to administer the NIS-4 Prisons collection. It was awarded to RTI International (Research Triangle Park, NC) in October 2017. BJS issued a competitive solicitation in April of 2018 to obtain a collection agent through cooperative agreement to administer the NIS-4 Jails collection. Two applications were received. BJS anticipates making this award in the summer of 2018. BJS also released PREA Data Collection Activities, 2018 in June of 2018 on the BJS website https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/pdca18.pdf describing all PREA related activities the Bureau has carried out for the 2018 calendar year.
Fiscal Year 2018 In April of 2018 BJS issued a competitive solicitation to obtain a collection agent through cooperative agreement to administer the NIS-4 Jails collection. It was awarded to Westat (Rockville, MD) in September 2018.
Fiscal Year 2019 In May of 2019, BJS posted an invited application solicitation for a supplement to the NIS-4 Prisons collection. BJS will also release PREA Data Collection Activities, 2019 in June of 2019 on the BJS website describing all PREA related activities the Bureau has carried out for the 2019 calendar year.
Authorization
Prison Rape Elimination Act, Public Law 108-79, U.S.C.
34 U.S.C. 10132; 34 USC 30301, et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The Bureau of Justice Statistics is authorized to award grants and cooperative agreements to State and local governments, private nonprofit organizations, public nonprofit organizations, profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and qualified individuals.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Eligible beneficiaries are State and local governments, private nonprofit organizations, public nonprofit organizations, profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and qualified individuals.
Credentials/Documentation
The applicant must furnish, along with the application for an award, all of the requirements listed in the solicitation, including details of the program budget composition, goals, impact, methods, evaluation plan, and resources of the project.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must submit completed applications via the Office of Justice Programs, Grants Management System or through grants.gov following established criteria. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office of Justice Programs policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications. Specific application instructions for solicitations are available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).
Award Procedure
Procedures for awarding funds are available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Appeals
For statutory formula awards, see 28 C.F.R. Part 18. There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application, but for discretionary awards, see 28 C.F.R. Part 18..
Renewals
Most awards are for periods of 12 - 18 months. Under some circumstances, a subsequent award may be made to continue the project.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are included with the application instructions, which are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).
How may assistance be used?
Funds are to be used for a variety of activities in support of the Implementation of the National Prison Rape Statistics program including: to conduct data collection and processing activities, and carry out statistical and methodological research.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance 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. Performance monitoring is included on the site visit check list.
Auditing
See 2 CFR 200 for audit requirements
Records
See 2 C.F.R . SS 200.334 for the government-wide requirements for retention requirements for records.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project duration period is generally 12-36 months. Assistance is released by "direct disbursement" at request of grantee.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Jessica Stroop
Office of Justice Programs
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531 US
jessica.stroop@usdoj.gov
Phone: 202-598-7610

Jeri M. Mulrow
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh St., NW
Washington, DC 20531 USA
jeri.mulrow@usdoj.gov
Phone: 202-514-9283
Website Address
https://bjs.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
15-0404-0-1-754
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 17 FY 18 FY 16
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$1,000,000 to $10,000,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm) and OJP Post award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf), applicable OMB Circulars, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.R.).
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 National Inmate Survey (NIS-4) 2018-2019 Prisons
Fiscal Year 2018 National Inmate Survey (NIS-4) 2019-2020 - Jails

 


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