BJA FY 21 Child-friendly Family Visiting Spaces in Jails and Prisons Program


Funding Opportunity ID: 333757
Opportunity Number: O-BJA-2021-27001
Opportunity Title: BJA FY 21 Child-friendly Family Visiting Spaces in Jails and Prisons Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Affordable Care Act
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 16.738
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: For purposes of this solicitation, "state" means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. 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. For detailed information on this new certification requirement, please visit All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.
Agency Code: USDOJ-OJP-BJA
Agency Name: Department of Justice
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Posted Date: May 24, 2021
Close Date: Jul 12, 2021
Last Updated Date: May 24, 2021
Award Ceiling: $350,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,750,000
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Description: 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. Preserving positive family connections can yield positive societal benefits in the form of reduced recidivism, less intergenerational criminal justice system involvement, and promotion of healthy child development. The environment of correctional facilities can be intimidating and detrimental to child development. Therefore, this program will provide grants for construction, renovation, or upgrades of child-friendly family visiting spaces in correctional facilities, as well as for revisions of policies and practices to support child-friendly visitation experiences.
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