BJA FY 21 Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Program
Opportunity Category Explanation:
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Affordable Care Act
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.
Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance
May 14, 2021
Jun 29, 2021
Last Updated Date:
May 14, 2021
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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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