BJA FY 20 Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting Inmates, and Safeguarding Communities

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Funding Opportunity ID: 324558
Opportunity Number: BJA-2020-17233
Opportunity Title: BJA FY 20 Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting Inmates, and Safeguarding Communities
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Humanities (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
Law, Justice and Legal Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 16.735
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: The following entities are eligible to apply: • states • units of local government, and • federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).
Agency Code: USDOJ-OJP-BJA
Agency Name: Department of Justice
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Posted Date: Feb 14, 2020
Close Date: Apr 14, 2020
Last Updated Date: Feb 14, 2020
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 12
Description: The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) directs DOJ to provide grants to jurisdictions and agencies nationwide to "protect inmates (particularly from prison rape) and to safeguard the communities to which inmates return." 34 USC 30305(a). Federal funds awarded to grantees may be used to protect inmates by "undertaking efforts to more effectively prevent prison rape; investigating incidents of prison rape; or prosecuting incidents of prison rape." 34 USC 30305 (b)(1).
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