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

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Funding Opportunity ID:333546
Opportunity Number:O-BJA-2021-06001
Opportunity Title:BJA FY 21 Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Training and Technical Assistance Program
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Affordable Care Act
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):16.040
Eligible Applicants:For profit organizations other than small businesses
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:For-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations (including tribal organizations), faith-based and community organizations, and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education) with demonstrated expertise in assisting communities to develop and implement hate crime investigations, as well as conducting educational outreach and training on hate crimes. BJA is seeking applicants to provide training and technical assistance that have: Expert knowledge of associated work on hate crimes reporting, identification, and responses including investigation and prosecution. Extensive experience in brokering and developing technical assistance. Experience in identification of best practices. Program documentation, resource compilation, and information dissemination experience. The willingness to work with BJA and other partners as a member of a training and technical assistance collaborative. 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. 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 14, 2021
Close Date:Jun 29, 2021
Last Updated Date:May 14, 2021
Award Ceiling:$650,000
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:$650,000
Expected Number of Awards:1
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 Training and Technical Assistance Program supports national assistance to support the 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 a victim’s perceived or actual race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability.
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