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Research on the Impact of Public Policy on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Justice System

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, Businesses, Tribal Organizations,
and IHEs for Research on Racial Inequalities in the Justice System

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline Date:

06/11/21 11:59 PM ET - Grants.gov deadline; JustGrants deadline is 6/21/2021 at 11:59 PM ET

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, businesses, tribal organizations, and IHEs for the collection and analysis of data on racial inequalities in the justice system. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

The Department of Justice is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights, increases access to justice, supports crime victims, protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community.

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding of investigator-initiated proposals for evidence-based, nonpartisan analyses of existing evidence to examine how observed racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system might be reduced through public policy. NIJ seeks applications in two categories:

  1. Research to Identify Policy Interventions
  2. Secondary Analysis of Data from Relevant Existing Studies

NIJ anticipates making one award under Category 1 and up to 4 awards under Category 2. Applicants may submit proposals to both categories. Applications must identify the Category to which a proposal is submitted. NIJ will accept proposals for analyses of existing evidence to examine how observed racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system might be reduced through public policy in either the criminal and juvenile justice context, or both.

Research can provide practical solutions to the obstacles faced by criminal justice practitioners as they work to reduce racial and ethnic disparities. Through these partnerships, criminal justice practitioners can independently assess their programs and measure outcomes. Likewise, criminal justice researchers can better understand the goals and purposes criminal justice practitioners seek to achieve and therefore provide more practical solutions for practitioners. Ultimately, these partnerships provide criminal justice practitioners with practice- and policy-relevant information while affording researchers the opportunity to contribute to the current body of knowledge. NIJ encourages applicants to consider researcher practitioner partnerships in responding to this solicitation.

For more information about the categories, see the following link: https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/O-NIJ-2021-99003.pdf#page=4

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 196058

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,200,000

Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 5

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Award Ceiling: $1,200,000
- Award Floor: $0

Term of Contract:

- Period of Performance Start Date: 1/1/22 12:00 AM
- Period of Performance Duration (Months): 24
Successful applicants will be expected to complete the work proposed within a five-year period of performance.

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
City or township governments, County governments, For profit organizations other than small businesses, Independent school districts, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Private institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Small businesses, Special district governments, State governments, Other

For purposes of this solicitation, the term “State” means any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virginia Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Foreign governments, foreign organizations, and foreign colleges and universities are not eligible to apply. Federal agencies are eligible to apply. (Any award made to a federal agency will be made as an inter-agency reimbursable agreement.)

To advance Executive Order 13929 Safe Policing for Safe Communities, as of October 28, 2020, the Attorney General determined that all state, local, and university or college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process to be allocated FY 2021 DOJ discretionary grant funding, as either a recipient or a subrecipient.

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee. NIJ will consider applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees). For additional information on subawards, see the OJP Grant Application Resource Guide.

In the case of partnerships that will involve the use of federal award funds by multiple partnering agencies to carry out the proposed project, only one entity/partnering agency may be the applicant (as is the case with any application submitted in response to this solicitation); any others must be proposed as subrecipients.

Pre-Application Information:

The SF-424 and the SF-LLL will be submitted in Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 11, 2021. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

The full application will be submitted in JustGrants on by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 21, 2021.

To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

Prior to Registering in Grants.gov, applicants must:
- Acquire a DUNS Number
- Acquire or renew registration with SAM

Guidance for Applicants and Awardees: https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/guidance-applicants-and-awardees

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333293

For a list of relevant application documents, see the Package tab (click Preview) on the link above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit an application through JustGrants: https://justicegrants.usdoj.gov/

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424 and SF- LLL in Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, at Grants.gov customer support webpage, or email at support@grants.gov.

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in DOJ’s Justice Grants System (JustGrants), contact the JustGrants Service Desk at JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov or at 833-872-5175.

CFDA Number:

16.560

Funding or Pin Number:

O-NIJ-2021-99003

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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