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
An Evaluation of De-Escalation Training to Understand the Links between Training and Outcomes
An evaluation of the SEPTA police SAVE initiative
Enhancing Procedural Justness of Encounters Through Substantiation (EPJETS): The Atlantic County Randomized Controlled Trial.
Improving investigations and community relations through the training of evidence-based interviewing skills in frontline officers
Policing the Rainbow: Sexual and Gender Minority Experiences and Perceptions of Law Enforcement
A separate project management plan is not required. However, the discussion of capabilities and competencies in the main body of the proposal narrative should outline the management plan and organization that connects the goals and objectives of the project.
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.”
Deadlines for this solicitation have been extended.