Executed Agreements: Many of our solicitations encourage research partnerships and require applicants to include a strong letter of support, signed by an appropriate decision-making authority from each proposed partnering entity. NIJ continues to strongly encourage prospective applicants to submit executed agreements necessary to carrying out the work proposed with applications, if they can be obtained, but with an understanding of the circumstances surrounding the pandemic, NIJ will accept applications without them. Applicants selected for award will be required to submit completed agreements by January 1, 2021. Research partner agreements are formal written agreements with any research partner providing, generating, or substantively contributing to data used for research activities funded through this grant award. Funds will be withheld until such agreements have been received.
Due Date Extension: OJP is actively assessing the potential impacts that COVID-19 may have on the FY 2020 grant application process. At this time, solicitations with application due dates before April 1st will have a 2 week extension for submission. We will continue to monitor the situation and determine if additional adjustments to closing dates will be needed.
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With this funding opportunity, NIJ seeks review and revalidate on an annual basis the risk assessment tool developed in response to the First Step Act (FSA). The risk assessment tool, the Prisoner Assessment Tool Targeting Estimated Risk and Needs (PATTERN), will be implemented and used by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to predict the likelihood of general and violent recidivism for all BOP inmates.
Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in Criminal Justice System, Fiscal Year 2020
With this solicitation, NIJ requests proposals for rigorous research to examine reentry initiatives that incorporate promising practices, strategies, or programs. NIJ is interested in supporting evaluations of innovative reentry initiatives that focus on offenders with a moderate-to-high risk of reoffending.
With this solicitation, NIJ, in collaboration with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, seeks proposals for rigorous research projects that improve measurement of juvenile reoffending. NIJ encourages applicants to submit proposals for studies that advance knowledge and understanding of juvenile reoffending and aid jurisdictions and juvenile justice agencies in measuring and using juvenile reoffending data appropriately in their efforts to identify priorities, develop responses, and monitor and assess policies and programs.
Assessing the Effectiveness of the Second Chance Act Grant Program: A Phased Evaluation Approach, Fiscal Year 2020
With this solicitation, NIJ requests proposals for research to evaluate the effectiveness of the Second Chance Act (SCA) grant program in improving reentry and reducing recidivism. To support this effort, NIJ will fund a phased research evaluation strategy that details and measures the implementation, processes, outcomes, costs, and impacts of the grants awarded under the SCA grant program.