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All entities seeking Department of Justice (DOJ) grant funding must have an active registration in SAM.gov. Once registered, entities must complete annual renewals to maintain an active status.

It is recommended that you begin the SAM.gov registration or renewal process 30 days prior to any deadlines to allow for the time necessary to complete the full process, including SAM.gov’s entity validation process. If you intend to apply for a specific DOJ opportunity, refer to the Grants.gov due date provided on the solicitation, and plan your SAM.gov registration accordingly.

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Because most solicitations are competitive, we cannot have individual conversations concerning the solicitation with prospective applicants. Any questions concerning open solicitation should be submitted to the OJP Response Center by phone 1-800-851-3420 (TTY at 301-240-6310 for hearing impaired only), or by email at [email protected].

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424 and SF-LLL in Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, at Grants.gov customer support webpage , or email at [email protected]. The Grants.gov Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in DOJ’s Justice Grants System (JustGrants), contact the JustGrants. JustGrantsService Desk at 833-872-5175 or  [email protected]. The JustGrantsService Desk operates Monday–Friday 7 a.m. – 9.p.m. EST and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and Federal holidays.

NIJ FY24 National Juvenile Court Data Archive

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With this solicitation, NIJ, in collaboration with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), seeks applications to support the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, which collects, maintains, and makes accessible the nation’s primary source of detailed information on juvenile court case processing of delinquency and status offense cases.

NIJ FY24 Research on School-Based Hate Crimes

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals from accredited research universities to conduct a study of hate crimes in the K-12 education system to understand the scope, characteristics, and outcomes of these incidents.

NIJ FY24 Research on the Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation of Older Adults

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding for rigorous research and evaluation projects in four topical areas: (1) evaluation of programs that seek to prevent, intervene in, or respond to the abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of older adults; (2) evaluation of prevention and education programs related to financial fraud and exploitation of older adults (including the efficacy of scam prevention messaging campaigns); (3)...

NIJ FY24 Graduate Research Fellowship

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The Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program provides grants to accredited academic institutions to support outstanding doctoral students whose dissertation research is relevant to criminal or juvenile justice. Applicant academic institutions are eligible to apply only if 1) the student is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the sciences or engineering; 2) the student’s proposed dissertation research has demonstrable relevance to preventing and controlling crime, advancing knowledge...

NIJ FY24 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding basic or applied research and development in forensic science for criminal justice purposes. NIJ’s Forensic Science Strategic Research Plan and Forensic Science Research and Development Technology Working Group (TWG) identify current research priorities and technology challenges encountered in operational forensic science laboratories. Research-based knowledge and newly developed tools that work towards addressing these priorities and resolving these...

NIJ FY24 Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for research and evaluation studies to produce practical knowledge that has the potential to improve the examination and interpretation of physical evidence in forensic science laboratories across the community of practice.

NIJ FY24 Longitudinal Research on Delinquency and Crime

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With this solicitation, NIJ, in collaboration with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), seeks proposals for funding to conduct an expansion or extension of one or more ongoing/existing longitudinal research studies that focus on delinquency and crime throughout the life-course. Longitudinal studies support interdisciplinary research on the emergence, persistence, and desistance of delinquency and criminal offending. This research will inform the design...

NIJ FY24 Research and Evaluation of Services for Victims of Crime

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for rigorous research and evaluation projects in three topical areas: (1) evaluation of programs that provide services for victims of crime; (2) research on supporting victims of community violence; and (3) research on the financial costs of crime victimization.

NIJ FY24 Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons

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With this solicitation, NIJ, in collaboration with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), seeks to build upon its research and evaluation efforts to better understand, prevent, and respond to trafficking in persons in the United States. Applicants should propose research and evaluation projects that have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. This solicitation will seek applications for research and evaluation projects to address...

NIJ FY24 Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding high-quality, rigorous, and inclusive evaluations focused on assessing programs, practices, models, or interventions aimed at (1) enhancing engagement with the justice system for women and girls who have been victimized and (2) improving accountability within the criminal justice system from individuals who engage in or perpetrate violence against women and girls.

NIJ FY24 Research and Evaluation on Firearm Violence and Mass Shootings

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding of research and program evaluation projects specific to the intervention and prevention of intentional, interpersonal firearm violence and mass shootings in the United States. This solicitation has two categories: 1) research on mass shootings, including insider threat and leakage and the role of the news media and social media platforms; and 2) research on the effectiveness of...

NIJ FY24 Research and Evaluation on Hate Crimes

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for rigorous research and evaluation projects to inform policy and practice to prevent and respond to hate crimes. Though applications may cover a range of topics, NIJ is particularly interested in funding: (1) evaluations of federal-, state-, or locally funded efforts to combat hate crimes ; (2) research that informs strategies to prevent hate crimes; (3) research and evaluations...

NIJ FY24 Research and Evaluation on the Impact of Technologies for Forensic Science Applications

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding for proposals to study how adopted technologies with a forensic science application impact criminal justice systems, how the implementation of forensic laboratory programs or practices broadly effect outcomes, and how changes in policies adapt the use of forensic evidence. NIJ seeks rigorous evaluations of the implementation of technologies, methods, or workflow processes to understand the impact on...

NIJ FY24 Evaluation on Desistance

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous evaluations of desistance-focused interventions to advance understanding of strategies that might aid in the desistance process and identify innovative approaches to measure the desistance process.

NIJ FY24 Research and Evaluation on Corrections

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous applied research and evaluative studies on innovations, initiatives, and strategies in both institutional and community corrections. Specifically, NIJ is seeking rigorous evaluations on promising strategies, programs, and interventions that improve correctional culture and climate; enhance officer wellness, reduce stress, and increase retention; deploy technologies designed to promote safety, security, and positive post-release and supervision outcomes for individuals...

NIJ FY24 Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime: Money Laundering, Firearms, and Human Trafficking

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding rigorous applied research on drugs and crime to inform the development of evidence-based tools, practices, and policies for state, tribal, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies that address drug trafficking, drug markets, and drug-related violence. The goals of this solicitation are to better understand drug crime organizations and networks and to develop effective approaches...

NIJ FY24 Measurement of Community Perceptions

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for research on, and demonstration projects of, improved approaches to measuring community perceptions of policing and public safety. Specifically, NIJ seeks to fund research that develops and tests innovative methods to provide representative samples that are accurate across microgeographic areas, cost-effective, able to be implemented frequently, and scalable for use in municipalities of various sizes.

NIJ FY24 Research and Evaluation on School Safety

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With this solicitation, NIJ, in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, seeks applications for funding rigorous research and evaluation projects to fill knowledge gaps in two topical areas: 1) studies on the root causes and consequences of school violence and 2) examinations of the impact and effectiveness of awards made for purposes authorized under the STOP School Violence Act.

NIJ FY24 Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice: Prosecution Practice, Justice, Case Tracking, and Workforce

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks to fund proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects examining the impact of court and other criminal justice tools, practices, and policies on the administration of justice and public safety in state, local, and tribal jurisdictions. In FY2024, the solicitation is focused on four research priorities and their impact on charging, case flow, outcomes, and other prosecution functions: 1) advance...

NIJ FY24 Evaluating Strategies to Advance the Implementation of Evidence-Based Policies and Practices

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks rigorous research and demonstration projects to increase the impact of existing crime and justice research evidence. Specifically, NIJ seeks to fund research that leverages implementation science knowledge and promotes evidence-based policy and practice—most directly by developing, supporting, and evaluating efforts to improve research evidence used by policymakers, agency leaders, intermediaries, and other decision-makers who shape justice outcomes.

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