The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking 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.
- Research to Identify Policy Interventions: NIJ seeks proposals for a rigorous, multi-method, exploratory research project to assess the existing body of evidence to identify policy interventions that have the potential to reduce observed racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system. Because NIJ anticipates using this information to guide future research, it seeks applications that propose the most rigorous methods that can be completed within 24 months.
- Secondary Analysis of Data from Relevant Existing Studies: NIJ seeks proposals for secondary analysis of data from existing studies that addressed questions relevant to identifying specific policy interventions that have the potential to reduce 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. Because NIJ anticipates synthesizing the information derived from the studies funded under this category with the study funded under the first category to guide future research, the work proposed under this category must be completed within 12 months. Applicants are encouraged but not required to consider data housed at the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD).
- Anticipated Total Amount to be Awarded Under Solicitation: $1,200,000.00
- Research to Identify Policy Interventions: $1,000,000.00
- Secondary Analysis of Data from Relevant Existing Studies: $50,000.00
- Period of Performance Start Date: 1/1/22 12:00 AM
- Period of Performance Duration (Months): 24
- 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 Safe Policing for Safe Communities, 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.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333293