BJA FY 21 John R. Justice (JRJ) Program Formula Grant Solicitation


Funding Opportunity ID:330449
Opportunity Number:O-BJA-2021-44009
Opportunity Title:BJA FY 21 John R. Justice (JRJ) Program Formula Grant Solicitation
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Affordable Care Act
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):16.816
Eligible Applicants:State 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. Applicants are limited to state and U.S. territory government agencies designated by their Governor (or the Mayor of the District of Columbia) to administer the JRJ Grant Program. The states, territories, and the District of Columbia will make loan payments directly to the institutions holding loans on behalf of eligible beneficiaries. Eligible allocations under JRJ are posted annually on the JRJ web page. For the purposes of the JRJ Program, the beneficiaries that are eligible can be found on the JRJ webpage. 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:Dec 18, 2020
Close Date:Feb 16, 2021
Last Updated Date:Dec 18, 2020
Award Ceiling:$115,000
Award Floor:$1
Estimated Total Program Funding:$2,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description:The John R. Justice (JRJ) Grant Program (also referred to as the John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program or JRJSLRP) provides student loan repayment assistance for local, state, and federal public defenders and local and state prosecutors who commit to extended service in those roles.

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