With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects examining the impact of pretrial strategies on the administration of justice and public safety. Specifically, NIJ seeks applications for projects examining the impact on the administration of justice and public safety of pretrial detention healthcare, data-driven interventions, prosecutorial discretion, decriminalization of certain offences, and bail reform.
Number of Awards: 4
Total Amount Awarded: $2,734,735
A Process and Impact Evaluation of Illinois' Policy to Eliminate Cash Bail and Reform Pretrial Practices
Examining the multifaceted impacts of drug decriminalization on public safety, law enforcement, and prosecutorial discretion
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 “Additional Information” on page 10. “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.”
Deadlines for this solicitation have been extended.
The deadlines for this solicitation have been extended due to planned system upgrades that will make the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) unavailable for users from Friday, May 7, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. ET to Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 5:30 a.m. ET.