BJA FY 21 Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting Inmates, and Safeguarding Communities


Funding Opportunity ID:330720
Opportunity Number:O-BJA-2021-41003
Opportunity Title:BJA FY 21 Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting Inmates, and Safeguarding Communities
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Affordable Care Act
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):16.735
Eligible Applicants:State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:To advance Executive Order 13929 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 eligible for FY 2021 DOJ discretionary grant funding. To become certified, the law enforcement agency must meet two mandatory conditions: (1) the agency’s use of force policies adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws; and (2) the agency’s use of force policies prohibit chokeholds except in situations where use of deadly force is allowed by law. The certification requirement also applies to law enforcement agencies receiving DOJ discretionary grant funding through a subaward. For detailed information on this new certification requirement, please visit to access the Standards for Certification on Safe Policing for Safe Communities, Implementation Fact Sheet, and List of Designated Independent Credentialing Bodies. All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee
Agency Name:Department of Justice
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Posted Date:Jan 05, 2021
Close Date:Mar 23, 2021
Last Updated Date:Jan 05, 2021
Award Ceiling:$250,000
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:$4,500,000
Expected Number of Awards:
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 U.S.C. § 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 U.S.C. § 30305 (b)(1).

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