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U.S. Department of Justice Announces Available BJA Grants for FY 2013

Applications Due by April 4

March 15, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has opened its application process for its Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Implementation Program (BJA) for FY 2013.

The Justice Information Sharing Solutions Implementation Program allows state, local, and tribal jurisdictions to leverage existing information networks to address critical challenges currently faced by these criminal justice agencies.

Eligibility and Purpose

Public agencies of state and local governments and tribal entities that perform criminal justice functions are eligible for grant funding. The goal of the program is to support implementation of technical justice information sharing solutions at the state, local and tribal levels through cost-effective, time saving methods to promote increased public safety.

BJA anticipates that it will select five projects for funding. Awards will be granted in purpose areas 1–4 in amounts up to $500,000, and up to $550,000 in purpose area 5. All projects will be funded for 18 months and must begin on or after Oct. 1, 2013.

For more on the types of projects and purpose areas that will be considered for funding please see the full grant announcement on the BJA program website.

Application Process

Eligible applicants must first register with www.Grants.gov and submit concept papers for their proposed project. If the concept paper is accepted, the applicant will receive an invitation to apply for the grant.

Complete instructions are available at www.grants.gov/. Applicants that experience technical difficulties during this process should call the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at (800) 518-4726 or (606) 545-5035, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except federal holidays.

Full application instructions are also provided on the grant announcement on BJA’s website.

For assistance with any other requirement of this solicitation, contact the BJA Justice Information Center at (877) 927–5657, via email or via live web chat between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on the solicitation close date. 

The reference number BJA-2013-3531 has been assigned to this announcement.

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