BJA FY 21 Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Program

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Funding Opportunity ID:333539
Opportunity Number:O-BJA-2021-11003
Opportunity Title:BJA FY 21 Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Program
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Affordable Care Act
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):16.040
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:State, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies Tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies must be from federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). Applicants can create task forces and/or partner with other agencies and nonprofit organizations with expertise to support outreach, education, investigation, and prosecution of hate crimes. For purposes of this solicitation, "state" means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and any other territory or possession of the United States. 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 https://cops.usdoj.gov/SafePolicingEO.
Agency Code:USDOJ-OJP-BJA
Agency Name:Department of Justice
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Posted Date:May 14, 2021
Close Date:Jun 29, 2021
Last Updated Date:May 14, 2021
Award Ceiling:$300,000
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:$3,844,328
Expected Number of Awards:13
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. The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Program supports efforts of state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies and their partners in conducting outreach, educating practitioners and the public, enhancing victim reporting tools, and investigating and prosecuting hate crimes committed on the basis of the victim’s perceived or actual race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability.
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