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Research and Evaluation on Policing, Fiscal Year 2021

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects that address (1) re-allocation of resources and police operations and functions; (2) police use of force and de-escalations tactics and strategies; and (3) tactics and strategies that strengthen police-community relationships. These contemporary issues in policing are also reflected in the strategic priorities and objectives identified in NIJ’s Policing Strategic Research Plan, 2017-2022. Among other areas of interest, NIJ is interested in studies examining the approaches that address the challenges of policing in rural communities.


Number of Awards: 5
Total Amount Awarded: $3,267,911


Date Modified: January 15, 2021

The bold text below has been added under “Clarifications” on page 9. “The recent median NIJ grant award amount is approximately $600,000. Applicants are encouraged to propose budgets that match the research activities proposed, which may be more or less than the anticipated maximum dollar amount of awards Total Federal Awards: NIJ anticipates making 1 – 6 awards.

Date Modified: February 1, 2021

Deadlines for this solicitation have been extended.

Date Created: December 4, 2020