State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers

 

GOAL(S): Provide financial and technical assistance to state governments for the establishment and operation of Statistical Analysis Centers (SACs) to collect, analyze, and disseminate justice statistics. OBJECTIVE(S): The SJS program enhances the SACs? capabilities to collect, analyze, and publish statistical data that support the states? strategic criminal justice planning needs and BJS and national priorities. SACs are strongly encouraged to collaborate with their State Administering Agency (SAA) on developing SJS projects for the FY.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
16.550
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2018 Fiscal Year 2018: https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=48#state. It is anticipated that 40 applications will be received and 40 awards will be granted in FY 2019.
Authorization
Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended, 34 U.S.C. 10131-10132
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are state agencies whose responsibilities include statistical activities consistent with the goals of the specific programs and are designated as the state Statistical Analysis Center through an Executive Order or legislation.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Eligible beneficiaries are state agencies whose responsibilities include statistical activities consistent with the goals of the specific programs.
Credentials/Documentation
The applicant must furnish, along with the application for an award, all of the requirements of the program 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 required. 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.
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
An award is granted by the Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics and must be accepted by the applicant agency or institution according to the special conditions of the grant or cooperative agreement. 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.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Deadlines are included with the application instructions, which are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).
Appeals
Hearings by the Director.
Renewals
Most awards are for periods of 12 months. Under some circumstances, subsequent awards may be made to continue a project.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are described in the program announcement available at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm
How may assistance be used?
To improve the administration of justice by encouraging the development of State-level capabilities for collecting, analyzing, utilizing, and disseminating statistical information pertaining to crime, criminal justice, sex offenses, incident based reporting, and for providing statistical information to the Federal Government for national compilations. To analyze particular criminal justice issues of current concern and significance to criminal justice practitioners, as identified by BJS in conjunction with other Office of Justice Programs components, the Justice Research and Statistics Association, and selected SAC Directors.
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.
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
Grants will be awarded for a 12 to 36 month project period . See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post Award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf). Please contact the program office for further information.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Stephanie L. Burroughs
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Statistics
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531 US
AskBJS@usdoj.gov
Phone: (202) 307-0765
Website Address
http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tipd=48
Financial Information
Account Identification
15-0401-0-1-754
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$3,400,000.00; FY 19 est $5,500,000.00; FY 20 est $6,000,000.00; FY 17$3,400,000.00; FY 16 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
See the current fiscal year's solicitation guidelines posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Office of Justice Programs funding opportunities http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf), applicable OMB Circulars and regulations, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018 FY 2018 State Justice Statistics Program funded projects available on the BJS website: https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=48#state
Fiscal Year 2019 FY 2019 State Justice Statistics Program, see solicitation for types of projects: https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/sjssac19sol.pdf

 


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