Connect2Grants Description


Criminal Justice Funding Opportunities


Connect2Grants is a resource for NCJA members to find criminal justice-related funding opportunities.

Funding announcements in the library are organized by topic, with the most recent deadlines listed first. Each listing below contains a summary of the funding solicitation; deadline information; and link to the original funding announcement.

Connect2Grants is updated weekly. A summary of new funding announcements will be posted each week to the C2J Open Forum discussion board. Members should receive an email notification when new discussions are posted.

Applying for a federal grant? Applications must be submitted through the Grants.gov website. It is advised that you register as soon as possible to avoid processing delays.

Questions or comments? Please contact Emma Montgomery at emontgomery@ncja.org or (202) 424-0834.

Funding Topic

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Behavioral Health


BJA FY19 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (Posted 04/24/19)

Summary: The Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) supports cross-system collaboration to improve responses and outcomes for individuals with mental illnesses (MI) or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse (CMISA) who come into contact with the justice system. This program supports officer and public safety and violence reduction through social service and other partnerships that will enhance and increase law enforcement responses to people with MI and CMISA. Eligible applicants are states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. 

Deadline: June 25, 2019

Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Summary: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory developmental research to improve Native American (NA) health. Such research can include: conducting secondary analysis of existing data (such as databases that the Tribal Epidemiology Centers have collected); merge various sources of data to answer critical research questions; conduct pilot and feasibility studies; and/or assess and validate measures that are being developed and/or adapted for use in NA communities. Studies should: be culturally appropriate and result in promoting the adoption of healthy lifestyles; improve behaviors and social conditions and/or improve environmental conditions related to chronic disease; prevent or reduce the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; improve mental health outcomes; reduce risk of HIV infection; improve treatment adherence and/or health-care systems adopting standards of care to improve overall quality of life.

Deadline: May 14, 2020

Research to Improve Native American Health (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Summary: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory developmental research to improve Native American (NA) health. Such research can include: conducting secondary analysis of existing data (such as databases that the Tribal Epidemiology Centers have collected); merge various sources of data to answer critical research questions; conduct pilot and feasibility studies; and/or assess and validate measures that are being developed and/or adapted for use in NA communities. For the purposes of this FOA, the term 'Native Americans' includes the following populations: Alaska Native, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian. The term 'Native Hawaiian' means any individual whose ancestors were natives, prior to 1778, belonging to the area that now comprises the State of Hawaii. Studies should: be culturally appropriate and result in environmental conditions related to chronic disease; prevent or reduce the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; improve mental health outcomes; reduce risk of HIV infection; improve treatment adherence and/or health-care systems adopting standards of care to improve overall quality of life.

Deadline: May 14, 2020

Research to Support the Reduction and Elimination of Mental Health Disparities (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)

Summary: The purpose of this FOA is to support Administrative Supplements to active NIMH grants to foster research across the NIMH Strategic Objectives that target the reduction and elimination of mental health disparities by race and ethnicity, geography, and socioeconomic status in the United States. This initiative aims to generate research within the scientific scope of the parent grant that identifies mechanisms underlying disparities or differences in mental health status and/or enhances optimal delivery of mental health interventions among diverse groups. Eligibility is limited to institutions of higher education; non-profits and for-profit organizations; state, local and tribal governments; independent school districts; public housing authorities; faith-based organizations; religious organizations; and non-domestic entities.

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Mental Health Dissertation Research (Texas)

Summary: The Frances Fowler Wallace Memorial Award supports doctoral dissertation research on “the cause, treatment, cure and prevention of mental disease, mental illness and mental disorders.” Relevant areas of focus include historically underserved populations, rural communities, prevention and early intervention, social determinants of health and mental health, and community conditions that influence mental health and well-being. Award recipients must provide a copy of the final dissertation to the foundation. Doctoral candidates in nursing, psychology, social work, sociology, and other fields relevant to mental health programs at institutions of higher education in Texas are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Rolling

Zero Suicide Academy

Summary:The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention's Zero Suicide Academy is a 2-day in-person training for senior leaders of health and behavioral healthcare organizations that seek to dramatically reduce suicides among patients in their care. Participants learn how to incorporate best and promising practices into their organizations and processes to improve care and safety for individuals at risk. Eligible participants are health and behavioral healthcare organizations and hospitals that serve 10-24 year olds as part of their population. Applicants must come with a team of 4 individuals, and teams should include at least one senior leader from the organization, as well as the person(s) responsible for implementation decisions.

Deadline: Rolling

Children's Behavioral Health Programs in Select Western States

Summary: The Cambia Health Foundation's Children's Health Grants will fund programs that are working to improve children's behavioral health, especially projects that improve care coordination, treat health issues holistically, address health disparities, and identify risk factors such as childhood trauma. Of particular interest are organizations that: foster collaboration between parents, healthcare providers, schools, and other child-serving organizations that provide evidence-based treatment to children with behavioral health issues; and provide school-based, integrated behavioral health services to underserved children; address and mitigate the impact of toxic stress and trauma on underserved children and families. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or public entity. Projects must benefit residents and communities in Oregon, Washington, Utah, and/or Idaho.

Deadline: Rolling

Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorders in North Carolina

Summary:The Evergreen Foundation seeks to improve access to and public awareness of quality prevention, treatment, and support services by the provider community to individuals and families with intellectual/developmental disabilities, behavioral health, and/or substance abuse needs in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties.

Deadline: Rolling

Mental Health Services in Baltimore

Summary:The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation's Health and Mental Health Program seeks to: address the health and mental health needs of low-income children and seniors through sustainable programs designed to meet service gaps; support local and national advocacy and public policy initiatives to ensure access to quality care for low-income families; and address environmental health. Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) nonprofits serving Baltimore.

Deadline: Rolling

Mental Health Research in Maryland

Summary:The Stulman Charitable Foundation funds 501(c)(3) organizations whose programs address one or more of the following in greater Baltimore and the State of Maryland: research as to causes and treatment of mental illness and services for people with mental illness and their families; improving the prevention and management of chronic disease; and increasing access to care for disadvantaged populations Higher educational institutions.

Deadline: Rolling

Mental Health and Social Services in Select States

Summary:The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund focuses on projects that promise sustainable self-sufficiency—stabilized lives anchored by living-wage jobs. Areas of support in this initiative include: stabilized housing; food security; education and/or job training and placement toward a living wage; and mental health (specific to homeless individuals). Grants are made to 501(c)(3) organizations serving select parts of CO, IL, KS, NV, NY and PA.

Deadline: Rolling

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Grants in Select Counties of MA and NY

Summary:The Peter and Elizabeth Tower Foundation three opportunities per year to apply for funding for its Core Programs and Services grants. Areas of focus include mental health and substance use disorders in Barnstable, Dukes, Essex, and Nantucket Counties in Massachusetts; and Erie and Niagara Counties in New York. Eligible applicants are: 501(c)(3) diocesan and public school districts; charter schools; and nonprofit public benefit corporations.

Deadline: Rolling

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants [Posted January 29, 2020]

Summary: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) Expansion Grants. The purpose of this program is to increase access to (and improve the quality of) community mental and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services through the expansion of CCBHCs. CCBHCs provide person- and family-centered integrated services. The CCBHC Expansion grant program must provide access to services including 24/7 crisis intervention services for individuals with serious mental illness or SUDs, including opioid addictions; children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance; and individuals with co-occurring mental illnesses and SUDs. SAMHSA expects that this program will provide comprehensive 24/7 access to community-based mental and SUD services; treatment of co-occurring disorders; and physical health care in one single location.

Deadline: March 10, 2020


Grants for Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances[Posted January 29, 2020]

Summary: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for Grants for Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (System of Care [SOC] Expansion and Sustainability Grants). The purpose of this program is to improve the mental health outcomes of children and youth, birth through age 21, with serious emotional disturbance, and their families. This program will support the implementation, expansion, and integration of the SOC approach by creating sustainable infrastructure and services—including juvenile justice services—that are required as part of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program (also known as the Children’s Mental Health Initiative or CMHI).

Deadline: February 3, 2020

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Children and Families

Research to Support the Reduction and Elimination of Mental Health Disparities (Admin Supp)

Summary:The purpose of this FOA is to support Administrative Supplements to active NIMH grants to foster research across the NIMH Strategic Objectives that target the reduction and elimination of mental health disparities by race and ethnicity, geography, and socioeconomic status in the United States. This initiative aims to generate research within the scientific scope of the parent grant that identifies mechanisms underlying disparities or differences in mental health status and/or enhances optimal delivery of mental health interventions among diverse groups. Eligible applicants include: governments; nonprofits; institutions of higher education; housing authorities; and for-profits.

Deadline: May 7, 2020

Youth Bereavement Support Services

Summary: A Little HOPE supports organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one. Strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the use of community-trained volunteers. Grant award amounts are based on the scope and budget of the project. Applications are accepted year round. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application.

Deadline: Rolling

Children's Behavioral Health Programs in Select Western States

Summary: The Cambia Health Foundation's Children's Health Grants will fund programs that are working to improve children's behavioral health, especially projects that improve care coordination, treat health issues holistically, address health disparities, and identify risk factors such as childhood trauma. Of particular interest are organizations that: foster collaboration between parents, healthcare providers, schools, and other child-serving organizations that provide evidence-based treatment to children with behavioral health issues; and provide school-based, integrated behavioral health services to underserved children; address and mitigate the impact of toxic stress and trauma on underserved children and families. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or public entity. Projects must benefit residents and communities in Oregon, Washington, Utah, and/or Idaho.

Deadline: Rolling

Services Benefiting Detroit Youth

Summary: The Skillman Foundation awards grants for services that benefit Detroit-area children and youth. Impact areas include: education, safety, community leadership and youth development. The Foundation generally awards one-year grants that range from $20K - $200K. Multi-year grants are awarded on a case-by-case basis in special situations. Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government or public agencies that have the ability to make meaningful social impact coupled with solid financial and operational practices.

Deadline: Rolling

Grants for Services in NYC, Long Island and Westchester

Summary: New York Community Trust funds three areas of focus: thriving communities (e.g, affordable housing, etc.); promising futures (e.g., job training and placement, making the educational and justice systems work for everyone, alleviating homeless, improving family and welfare services, etc.); and health services. Grants are awarded to governments institutions and nonprofits.

Deadline: Rolling

Ending the Cycle of Child Abuse and Neglect - Washington State

Summary: NW Children's Fund works to end the cycle of child abuse and neglect. Breaking this complicated intergenerational cycle requires a multi-faceted strategy: intervening to help fragile victims heal when maltreatment has already occurred, and also working to keep it from happening – both now and in the next generation. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and serve children and families in Washington state. Preference is given to programs in King, Snohomish, Pierce and Kitsap counties.

Deadline: Rolling

Support for Foster Children and Caregivers - Hawaii

Summary: The Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation supports Hawaiian foster children and their caregivers. Preference will be given to efforts that: support the recruitment, training and retention of quality foster parents; support the continued relationships of foster children to their siblings; address the unique needs of foster children or of their caregivers; or empower foster children to participate in the decisions affecting their lives.

Deadline: Rolling

Grants for Children and Families

Summary: Singing for Change (SFC) supports nonprofit organizations that inspire personal growth, community integration, and the enhanced awareness that collectively, people can bring about positive change. SFC believes people can achieve sustainable self-sufficiency through dynamic, connected, diverse communities.

Deadline: Rolling

Research Relevant to Policies and Practices Affecting Youth in the US

Summary: The William T. Grant Foundation (WGTF) supports high-quality research that is relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people ages 5 to 25 in the United States. WTGF funds research that increases understanding in (1) programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, or (2) strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. Applicant must be employed at a tax-exempt organization.

Deadline: Rolling

Child Welfare Grants

Summary: The Child Welfare Foundation accepts proposals from tax-exempt nonprofit organizations for projects which meet one of the Foundation’s two basic purposes: 1) to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth; and 2) to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge already possessed by well-established organizations, to the end that such information can be more adequately used by society. Grants are awarded for one year.

Deadline: Rolling

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Corrections

 

Review and Validation of the First Step Act Risk Assessment Tool [Posted February 12, 2020]

Summary: 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.

Deadline: April 10, 2020

Community Policing Development Microgrants Program [Posted January 29th, 2020]

Summary:The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services FY2020 Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrants program helps develop the capacity of law enforcement to implement community policing strategies by providing funding to local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies. With this funding, they can develop knowledge, increase awareness of effective community policing strategies, increase the skills and abilities of law enforcement and community partners, increase the number of law enforcement agencies and relevant stakeholders using proven community policing practices, and institutionalize community policing practice in routine business. Applicants are invited to propose demonstration or pilot projects to be implemented in their agency that offer creative ideas to advance crime-fighting, community engagement, problem-solving, or organizational changes to support community policing in 1 of 10 areas. These areas can include rural law enforcement challenges, officer safety and wellness, victim-centered approaches, youth engagement, and hate crimes.

Deadline: March 11, 2020 

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Courts

 

OJJDP FY19 Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance Program 
Summary: The Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program will fund a TTA provider for family drug courts under Category 1 and a TTA provider for juvenile drug treatment courts under Category 2. The TTA under this program will support OJJDP funded drug courts as well as family drug courts and juvenile drug treatment courts across the nation. In addition, TTA under this program will be coordinated with the Opioid Youth Affected Initiative TTA. Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations and for profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations) and institutions of higher education. 

Deadline: May 6, 2019 

Criminal Justice Issues

Summary: The Foundation for Criminal Justice supports the charitable and educational work of its member organization, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. It does occasionally fund projects of other organizations that serve its mission.

Deadline: Rolling
 

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Criminal Justice System

 

Randomized Controlled Trials to Evaluate Social Programs Whose Delivery Will Be Funded by Government or Other Entities [Posted January 29, 2020]

Summary: The purpose of the Arnold Ventures grant program is to support randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of social programs in any area of U.S. policy, including criminal justice initiatives, for which the funding agency will fund the RCT and the government or another entity will fund the program’s delivery. The goal of funding such RCTs is to build the body of programs rigorously shown to produce sizable, sustained benefits to participants or society, and to do so in a cost-efficient manner by leveraging program funds contributed by government, philanthropic foundations, or other funders.

Deadline: Rolling

Justice and Public Safety in California

Summary: The Rosenberg Foundation aims to catalyze strategies to strengthen human rights in California with a special focus on issues related to criminal justice and prison and jail reform. To further this goal, the Foundation uses a mix of grantmaking, communications, and direct activities aimed at promoting alternatives to incarceration; reducing recidivism through reentry, including employment opportunities for the formerly incarcerated; reducing the incarceration rates of women; and supporting new voices for victims’ rights. Grantees must be 501(c)(3) nonprofits that are based in or managing significant activities in California.

Deadline: Rolling

Criminal Justice Grants (New York City)

Summary: The Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation makes grants to tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations operating in NYC that focus on efforts to promote fair and effective criminal justice policies, to reduce recidivism, and to improve public safety. Among these are sentencing reform initiatives including repeal of mandatory minimum sentencing laws and increased use of alternatives to incarceration. Grant decisions are made in December and June.

Deadline: Rolling

Criminal and Juvenile Justice (Baltimore)

Summary: The Open Society Institute-Baltimore's Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program supports advocacy, public education, research, grassroots organizing, litigation and demonstration projects that focus on reforming racial and social inequities at critical stages of the criminal and juvenile justice systems: arrest, detention and pre-trial/pre-adjudication; sentencing, incarceration, and pre-release; and reentry and reintegration into the community. Eligibility is limited to organizations that impact the lives of Baltimore City residents.

Deadline: Rolling

Criminal Justice Issues

Summary: The Foundation for Criminal Justice supports the charitable and educational work of its member organization, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. It does occasional fund projects of other organizations that serve its mission.

Deadline: Rolling

Criminal Justice Programs

Summary: The Public Welfare Foundation's Criminal Justice Program supports groups that are working to end the over-incarceration of U.S. adults while also aiming to reduce racial disparities. In particular, the Program makes grants primarily to state-based groups that are working to: (1) reduce state incarceration levels and racial disparities through reforms in sentencing, charging, and supervision policies and procedures; and (2) advance the redirection and prioritization of state and local resources toward targeted investments that support system-involved individuals in their communities, through research and strategic thought leadership.

Deadline: Rolling

Criminal Justice Reform

Summary: The Open Philanthropy Project (OPP) believes that local, state and federal governments can significantly reduce the use of incarceration and criminalization, averting substantial human and economic costs, while making communities safer. There is no formal grant application process; contact OPP if interested.

Deadline: Rolling

Justice Initiatives

Summary: The Tow Foundation promotes the fair and equitable treatment of youth and adults who are in or at risk of involvement in juvenile and criminal justice systems. Primary geographic focus is CT and NY, although the Foundation makes targeted investments in national advocacy initiatives and engage with the federal government to promote justice reform across the United States.

Deadline: Rolling

Criminal Justice & Policing Reform

Summary: The Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) requests proposals from 501(c)(3) organizations for research that: (a) analyzes the possible personal/non-economic and economic (including employment) effects of various sentencing reform ideas on individuals, families, and communities; (2) examines the causes, costs, and consequences of police militarization and civil asset forfeiture, including public perception of these topics; (3) collects or creates data sets to fill scholarly gaps related to criminal justice and policing reform issues; (4) determines the causes, costs, and consequences of over-criminalization and the proliferation of laws that carry criminal penalties; (5) assesses the effectiveness of various penalties imposed for nonviolent crimes; and (6) examines the incentives that lead to growing prison populations.

Deadline: Rolling

Criminal Justice Grants (New York)

Summary: The Tiger Foundation funds innovative programs that improve outcomes for New Yorkers as they emerge from justice involvement, and supports efforts to improve the effectiveness of the significant investment of public resources used to transition adults and young people from justice involvement to productive, stable, and healthy lives. Programs must operate in New York City.

Deadline: Rolling

Criminal Justice and Addiction in Maryland

Summary: The Abell Foundation seeks to: 1) increase access to substance abuse treatment and supportive services such as housing and job training for uninsured and drug-addicted individuals living in Baltimore; 2) support programs and initiatives that increase public safety and reduce rates of repeat criminal behavior (recidivism); and 3) support efforts to reform the criminal justice system, reduce violence, and achieve juvenile justice. Eligibility is limited to nonprofit organizations located and active in Maryland, with priority given to projects focused on Baltimore City.

Deadline: Rolling

Grants Addressing Major Domestic and International Issues

Summary:The Sarah Scaife Foundation's grant program is primarily directed toward public policy programs that address major domestic and international issues. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals for any purpose, to nationally organized fundraising groups, or to organizations that are not publicly supported non-profit, charitable organizations.

Deadline: Rolling

         

Summary: The Wallace Global Fund (WGF) supports activities and movements that are global or national in scope. WGF will consider significant local or regional initiatives with the potential to leverage broader national or global impact. Proposals can be for either core or project-specific support. Applicants based in the United States must be registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.

Deadline: Rolling

 

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Data

 

Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in Criminal Justice System [Posted April 1, 2020]

Summary:With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding of multidisciplinary research projects addressing any of these five topics:

  1. Resiliency and Recovery of Law Enforcement agencies from Singular, Extreme Traumatic Events.

  2. Impact of Organizational Stressors on Officer Health and Wellness.

  3. Effects of Pre-Career Interventions and Subsequent Reminders in Modulating Mental, Physical, and Social Responses to Stressors in Law Enforcement Officers.

  4. Community Hostility, Officer Health, and Effects on Policing.

  5. Understanding the Increased Rate of Assaults on Law Enforcement Officers

All five topics, in varying degrees, lend themselves to a mixed-method approach involving a combination of the measurement of behavioral, psychological, biological, and physiological responses. Additionally, all five topics lend themselves to multidisciplinary research from behavioral science, neuroscience, operations research, and the social science communities

Deadline: April 29, 2020

Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science Civilians Program [Posted April 1, 2020]

Summary:The Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Civilians program offers a unique opportunity for law enforcement civilians to partner with LEADS Scholars, Alumni, and Academics in an effort to use data-driven strategies and locally-tailored research to advance their agency’s mission. NIJ is piloting the addition of LEADS Civilians with the goal of strengthening the LEADS programs ability to advance evidence-based policing in the US.

The most critical element of this program is that LEADS participants have the option of receiving technical assistance on projects (e.g., improving data collection and analysis, integrating existing research into policies and practices, designing research projects) of their own choosing.  Participants are encouraged to pursue projects that directly respond to the priority needs of their agency.  While in the program (a three-year commitment) LEADS participants will have access to researchers and program staff to support these efforts. 

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science Scholars Program for Law Enforcement Officers [Posted April 1, 2020]

Summary:The Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Scholars program supports the professional development and research capacity of mid-career, sworn law enforcement officers dedicated to advancing the police profession through science.

The most critical element of this program is that LEADS participants have the option of receiving technical assistance on projects (e.g., improving data collection and analysis, integrating existing research into policies and practices, designing research projects) of their own choosing.  Participants are encouraged to pursue projects that directly respond to the priority needs of their agency.  While in the program (a three-year commitment) LEADS participants will have access to researchers and program staff to support these efforts. 

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories, Fiscal Year 2020

Summary:With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for research and evaluation projects that will:

  1. Identify and inform the forensic community of best practices through the evaluation of existing laboratory protocols; and

  2. Have a direct and immediate impact on laboratory efficiency and assist in making laboratory policy decisions.

The intent of this program is to direct the findings of the research and evaluation toward the identification of the most efficient, accurate, reliable, and cost-effective methods for the identification, analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence for criminal justice purposes. Review the most current forensic science operational needs discussed at the 2020 Forensic Science Research and Development Technology Working Group (TWG) meeting. The TWG assists in identifying and prioritizing operational needs and requirements of the field and are intended to facilitate proposal development. Additional research needs of the forensic science community can be found at the Organization of Scientific Area Committees website

 

Deadline: May 18, 2020

National Prisoner Statistics Program (NPS) and National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP), Reference Years (RY) 2020-2024[Posted February 26, 2020]

Summary:The NPS and NCRP are BJS’s flagship data collections measuring the size and composition of state and federal prison populations on an annual basis. The two collections complement each other by obtaining aggregate and detailed individual-level information on prisoners, which is used to describe and compare the prison population over time. The NPS collects aggregate counts of the male and female custody and jurisdictional prison populations as of December 31 each year. State departments of corrections (DOCs) and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) use their administrative records to tally their prison populations by jurisdiction, types of prison admissions and releases during the past year, race and ethnicity, and capacity of the facilities that hold prisoners in their custody. The NPS also provides annual information on the number of confirmed cases of HIV/AIDS and current testing policies for these conditions. The NPS has been collected annually since 1926, and these data are used in BJS’s Prisoners series and Corrections Populations in the United States series of bulletins. 

Deadline: April 14, 2020

Data & Computational Research

Summary: In selecting projects for funding, the Foundation seeks proposals for original initiatives led by outstanding individuals or teams. We are interested in projects that have a high expected return to society, exhibit a high degree of methodological rigor, and for which funding from the private sector, government, or other foundations is not yet widely available. Grant making in this area aims to: 1) support the efficient management and sharing of research data and code from acquisition through analysis; and 2) grow the current and future scientific data work force. ??Grants in this program tend to fall into four broad types: a) software grants; b) training grants; c) research grants; and d) community grants.

Deadline: Rolling
 

Randomized Controlled Trials to Evaluate Social Programs Whose Delivery Will Be Funded by Government or Other Entities [Posted January 29, 2020]

Summary: The purpose of the Arnold Ventures grant program is to support randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of social programs in any area of U.S. policy, including criminal justice initiatives, for which the funding agency will fund the RCT and the government or another entity will fund the program’s delivery. The goal of funding such RCTs is to build the body of programs rigorously shown to produce sizable, sustained benefits to participants or society, and to do so in a cost-efficient manner by leveraging program funds contributed by government, philanthropic foundations, or other funders.

Deadline: Rolling

Technical Assistance - Elder Maltreatment Survey: Data Collection

Summary: The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI) provides technical assistance to American Indian tribes, Alaskan villages, and Hawaiian homesteads in the collection of local data on elder abuse. (No funding is attached to program participation). NIEJI assistance includes: Native Elder Maltreatment Survey; assistance in sampling; remote training and consultation for interviewers; data entry and analysis; data storage; and production of tables and comparisons with national statistics. American Indian tribes, Alaskan villages, and Hawaiian homesteads are eligible to participate.

Deadline: Rolling

 

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Domestic, Dating and Partner Violence

 

Domestic Violence Systems and Survivor Experience

Summary: The, Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF) invigorate a system of domestic violence prevention and services that is culturally responsive, engages new stakeholders, improves survivor experience, and operates in a cross-sector manner. To achieve this, BSCF support work that: scales promising practices that engage diverse systems & providers to meet the needs of all survivors; advances critical policy changes that strengthen systems of support and services for survivors of domestic violence; tests and implements innovative survivor-centered approaches; advances culturally responsive and community-level strategies; engages new funding partners to facilitate integrated solutions to address and prevent domestic violence; and enables leaders in the domestic violence field to be collaborative, connected, and innovative. Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) nonprofits that primarily serve Californians.

Deadline: Rolling

Allstate Foundation - Purple Purse Moving Ahead Grant Program

Summary:The Allstate Foundation's Purple Purse Moving Ahead Grant Program awards funding to state domestic violence coalitions to provide innovative financial empowerment programs for survivors including matched savings programs, job readiness and job training, financial literacy, and micro-enterprise programs. State DV coalitions should respond to the RFP released in July/applications are due in August

Deadline: Rolling

Issues Affecting Women

Summary:The Oak Foundation supports organizations that work to end patterns of violence and exploitation that disrupt women’s lives by ensuring that rights-based laws and policies guarantee an environment free from violence, and by transforming harmful social norms. It also supports a range of comprehensive services that empower women to recover from the trauma of violence and rebuild their lives. Programs in the US are funded.

Deadline: Rolling

Grants for Services in NYC, Long Island and Westchester

Summary: New York Community Trust funds three areas of focus: thriving communities (e.g, affordable housing, etc.); promising futures (e.g., job training and placement, making the educational and justice systems work for everyone, alleviating homeless, improving family and welfare services, etc.); and health services. Grants are awarded to governments institutions and nonprofits.

Deadline: Rolling

 

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Elderly and Aging

 

Research on the Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Elderly Individuals, Fiscal Year 2020 [Posted February 26, 2020]

Summary: NIJ is seeking applications for funding for research and evaluation related to the abuse, neglect and exploitation of elderly individuals. As the elderly population grows, crimes against this population are expected to increase. NIJ has identified the following three priority areas:

  1. Research on perpetrators of elder abuse that directly involves the offender;

  2. Elder abuse reporting pathways, facilitators, barriers, and outcomes; and

  3. Forensic research involving the development of elder abuse radiographic evidence and bioinformatic approaches for use by physicians.

 

Deadline:  April 20, 2020

Technical Assistance - Elder Maltreatment Survey: Data Collection

Summary: The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI) provides technical assistance to American Indian tribes, Alaskan villages, and Hawaiian homesteads in the collection of local data on elder abuse. (No funding is attached to program participation). NIEJI assistance includes: Native Elder Maltreatment Survey; assistance in sampling; remote training and consultation for interviewers; data entry and analysis; data storage; and production of tables and comparisons with national statistics. American Indian tribes, Alaskan villages, and Hawaiian homesteads are eligible to participate.

Deadline: Rolling

Grants Supporting Services to Low-Income and Vulnerable Individuals and Families

Summary: The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation annual grants to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, primarily in the US and Israel. Grants are focused on meeting basic needs and enabling an individual to live as independently as possible. Within that focus, emphasis is placed on serving older adults and the Jewish community. Program focus includes: general community support, basic human needs and health, the elderly, and veterans. Types of grants awarded depend on location of applicant.

Deadline: Rolling

 

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Evidence and Forensics

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Gangs and Gang Violence

 

OJJDP FY19 Youth Gang Desistance/Diversion Grant Program (Posted 04/24/19)
Summary: This solicitation will focus on targeted efforts to reduce gang activity by focusing on strategies to disrupt recruitment and incentivize desistance by supporting programs that offer alternative support mechanisms for youth. Law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies will be critical partners for this proposed initiative. Funding to prosecutorial and law enforcement agencies would support diversion activities as well as targeted incentives such as tattoo removal and life skill training for youthful gang members seeking to desist from gang activity. OJJDP has a long history of supporting community efforts to combat gang crime. Through OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model, communities can implement a comprehensive approach to gang crime and youth violence reduction. Eligible applicants will be required to implement OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model by working with the National Gang Center, and may use grant funds to support gang desistance/diversion activities. Eligible applicants include special district governments, non profit organizations, city, state, county or township governments, public and private institutions of higher education, and Native American tribal governments. 

Deadline: June 24, 2019

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General Health and Social Services

 

Hearst Foundations Grants

Summary: The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address issues within four major areas of interest: education, health, culture, and social service. Health and social service funding priorities include: professional development for health professions; programs improving access to high-quality healthcare for low-income populations; programs developing and providing specialized care for the complex needs of elderly populations; programs scaling innovative healthcare delivery systems to provide efficient, coordinated care; research, particularly related to finding new cures and treatments for prevalent diseases such as cancer; affordable housing; job creation and job training; literacy; and youth development. Tax exempt organizations are eligible to apply. The Foundations do not generally provide funding for organizations with an operating budget under $1 million.

Deadline: Rolling

BNSF Railway Foundation Grants

Summary: The BNSF Railway Foundation offers grants to organizations that operate near a BNSF railway. Priority giving areas include: health and human service organizations (including chemical dependency treatment and prevention programs, domestic and child abuse programs, transitional shelters, and medical programs); youth organizations; civic services (including crime prevention programs); educational institutions; and cultural organizations. Applications are accepted from: 501(c)(3) organizations; divisions of local government; and schools or universities.

Deadline: Rolling

Children's Advocacy, Education, Medial Research and Arts Grants

Summary: The Charles Lafitte Foundation supports four primary causes: children’s advocacy, education, medical research and initiatives, and the arts. The foundation is flexible in its approach, sometimes giving a one-time grant to initiate a specific project while also making annual contributions. It looks for a solid track record of setting and meeting objectives, and an inventive approach to problem solving. Possible recipients must be a certified 501(c)(3) organization.

Deadline: Rolling

Capacity-Building Grants for Massachusetts Community-Based Health Care Organizations

Summary: The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation’s Catalyst Fund offers one-year, non-renewable grants of up to $5,000 for capacity-building expenses to community health centers, clinics, mobile health units, and community-based organizations. Eligibility is limited to Massachusetts-based organizations that serve the healthcare needs of uninsured and low-income MA residents.

Deadline: Rolling

Rural Community Facility Grants

Summary: The US Department of Agriculture Community Programs grants assist in the development of essential community facilities for health care, public safety, and community and public services in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population. Grants are available to public entities such as municipalities, counties, and special-purpose districts, as well as non-profit corporations and tribal governments.

Deadline: Rolling

Strategic Projects and Initiatives - Pacific Northwest

Summary: The Murdock Trust (MT) invests in projects to help individuals, families and communities flourish. MT welcomes the best ideas from all across the Pacific Northwest region. The Trust focuses its funding in two main areas: Strategic Projects, and Initiatives. Strategic Projects are the most common grants, with Trust support spanning capital, equipment & technology, and program & staff projects. Initiatives are highly focused projects in scientific research, education, and calling. For a better understanding of these specialized grants, browse the Initiatives section below, which is broken out by type of applicant. Grants are awarded to tax-exempt organizations.

Deadline: Rolling

Grants for Services in NYC, Long Island and Westchester

Summary: New York Community Trust funds three areas of focus: thriving communities (e.g, affordable housing, etc.); promising futures (e.g., job training and placement, making the educational and justice systems work for everyone, alleviating homeless, improving family and welfare services, etc.); and health services. Grants are awarded to governments institutions and nonprofits.

Deadline: Rolling

Meeting Evolving Community Needs in Flint, Michigan

Summary: The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation makes grants to: 1) support activities and organizations addressing the basic needs of area residents; 2) build the operational and leadership capacities of local nonprofits; 3) provide technical assistance to organizations delivering critical services in the community; and 4) promote the long-term strength and sustainability of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. For special circumstances, this grant-making provides us with the flexibility to help leverage opportunities and resources for the Flint community, test new ideas, incubate local projects and meet specific, unforeseen needs as they arise. Funding for unsolicited requests is very limited. Submit an LOI.

Deadline: Rolling

Health and Human Services in West Virginia

Summary: The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation awards funding to 501(c)(3) nonprofits for health and human services for West Virginians. Emphasis is placed on innovations in health care delivery systems, a strengthening of the public health infrastructure, and community-based health promotion; especially with regard to chronic disease prevention and management. Collaborative efforts involving communities, businesses, and public agencies are encouraged through technical assistance, program development, research, and public policy.

Deadline: Rolling

Mental Health and Social Services in Select States

Summary: The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund focuses on projects that promise sustainable self-sufficiency—stabilized lives anchored by living-wage jobs. Areas of support in this initiative include: stabilized housing; food security; education and/or job training and placement toward a living wage; and mental health (specific to homeless individuals). Grants are made to 501(c)(3) organizations serving select parts of CO, IL, KS, NV, NY and PA.

Deadline: Rolling

Grants for Community Programs

Summary: The RGK Foundation invites proposals in the areas of education, community, and health and medicine. "Community" includes a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. "Health and medicine" includes programs that promote the health and well-being of children and access to health services. Grants are awarded to 501(c)(3) or 170(c) nonprofit hospitals, educational institutions, and governmental institutions.

Deadline: Rolling

Grants to Benefit Rural Communities in OR and CA

Summary: The Ford Family Foundation makes grants to public charities that predominantly benefit small communities in rural OR and Siskiyou County, CA. The Foundation responds to grant requests initiated by a nonprofit organization through its online application.

Deadline: Rolling

Healthy Housing and Neighborhood Initiative

Summary: The Kresge Foundation welcomes proposals from organizations focused on: health reform to employ new models of shared resources and accountability for improving population health; systematically incentivize and reward primary prevention; share and use data from multiple sectors to inform strategies, measure progress and refine interventions; have the potential to inform practice and policy more broadly; and demonstrate community engagement and health equity.

Deadline: Rolling

Human and Social Services in the Western U.S. and Canada

Summary: The May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust grants support foster youth, the elderly, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Priority is given to programs and initiatives serving British Columbia, Canada and the Western United States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Letters of Inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis.

Deadline: Rolling

            

Summary: Santander Bank awards grants typically in the $10,000 to $100,000 range to charitable organizations in select neighborhoods that focus on affordable housing, including homelessness prevention; financial education; and economic development and neighborhood revitalization.

Deadline: Rolling

Social, Health and Welfare Services - Hawaii

Summary: The HMSA Foundation is dedicated to improving health in Hawaii through grant-making, strategic initiatives, publications, and community-wide programs. Funding priorities include: general social welfare, access to healthcare, health promotion and disease prevention, and healthcare quality and delivery system. The Foundation only funds tax-exempt public organizations.

Deadline: Rolling

Health and Human Services - Hawaii

Summary: The Atherton Family Foundation Grants provide funding for projects and programs in Hawaii in the following areas: arts, culture, and humanities; community development; education; environment; health; human services; spiritual development; and youth development. Applicants must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in Hawaii or apply through a fiscal sponsor with a 501(c)(3) status.

Deadline: Rolling

Human and Social Services Grants

Summary: The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and its Board are open to funding responsible and efficient human and social services agencies that demonstrate effective use of their resources. Funding possibilities include organizations working in the areas of hunger, shelter, emergency relief, domestic abuse, veteran and military families support and assistance with persistent medical challenges.

Deadline: Rolling

Strengthening New York Communities

Summary: Scherman Foundation funding supports communities in New York. Current and potential grantees work in a variety of issue areas, including: sustainable economic and community development, employment opportunity; access to public benefits and income support, unique challenges faced by immigrant communities, equitable financial services, and criminal justice reform. Particular emphasis has been placed on housing policy and the availability and preservation of affordable housing. The Foundation values groups that address multiple issues of neighborhood concern.

Deadline: Rolling

Health and Human Services in Select Southwestern States

Summary:The Daniels Fund provides grants to support highly effective nonprofit organizations in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Funding areas include: aging; alcoholism and substance abuse; disabilities; homelessness and disadvantage populations; and youth development.

Deadline: Rolling

Grants Supporting Services to Low-Income and Vulnerable Individuals and Families

Summary: The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation annual grants to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, primarily in the US and Israel. Grants are focused on meeting basic needs and enabling an individual to live as independently as possible. Within that focus, emphasis is placed on serving older adults and the Jewish community. Program focus includes: general community support, basic human needs and health, the elderly, and veterans. Types of grants awarded depend on location of applicant.

Deadline: Rolling

Health Programs and Policies

Summary: The Kresge Foundation welcome proposals from organizations focused on: health reform to employ new models of shared resources and accountability for improving population health; systematically incentivize and reward primary prevention; share and use data from multiple sectors to inform strategies, measure progress and refine interventions; have the potential to inform practice and policy more broadly; and demonstrate community engagement and health equity.

Deadline: Rolling

Advancing Innovative, Multi-Sectoral Policy Solutions in Human Services

Summary: The Kresge Foundation welcomes proposals from organizations that advocate for policies that foster greater collaboration among sectors and high impact approaches to human services; clearly articulate a community and audience engagement strategy; demonstrate application of research on outcomes based policy driven approaches; and implement a highly targeted evaluation that can expand integrated, high impact practices in the human services sector.

Deadline: Rolling

Community-Building Grants - Milwaukee Counties

Summary: The Catholic Community Foundation supports initiatives that strengthen families and parishes and help those suffering from poverty, discrimination and violence. Eligibility is limited to organizations listed in the Official Catholic Directory. However, other tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations whose missions are consistent with that of the church may also apply.

Deadline: Rolling

Human Services in NYC

 Summary: The Lily Auchincloss Foundation makes grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofits that promote the quality of life in New York City. The Foundation supports organizations working in the arts, human services, preservation, and education. Applications are accepted three times a year, but organizations may only submit one application per year.

Deadline: Rolling

Domestic and International Services

Summary: The Ware Foundation provides grants for an array of domestic and international projects, including those focused on health and well-being, education, and humanitarian projects. Grants are open to 501(c)(3) organizations.

Deadline: Rolling

Youth and Families (New York)

Summary: The Tiger Foundation is dedicated to comprehensive, long-term approaches to breaking the cycle of poverty. In this funding portfolio, the Foundation focuses on three critical areas: (1) helping young children develop the academic and social skills necessary to succeed in school; (2) preventive support for vulnerable youth to stay on track to independent adulthood; and (3) building Healthy Families Programs must operate in New York City.

Deadline: Rolling

Human Services Projects

Summary: The Lawrence Foundation makes grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofits to support environmental, education, human services and other causes. Grants are awarded twice a year.

Deadline: Rolling

Health Care for the Remaining Uninsured

Summary: The, Blue Shield of California Foundation seeks to promote the development, implementation, and expansion of county-based models that effectively address the healthcare needs of California’s uninsured by supporting work that: (1) moves existing county-level programs towards more comprehensive access and coverage options for uninsured residents; and (2) informs strategy and policy discussions on how to meet the healthcare needs of California’s immigrant and remaining uninsured populations. Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) nonprofits that primarily serve Californians.

Deadline: Rolling

Improving the Health Care Delivery in California

Summary: The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) is dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo. CHCF works ensure that people have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford. While unsolicited requests are accepted, most of CHCF's grants are solicited or awarded through a competitive request for proposals. Projects must have relevance to California health care delivery issues.

Deadline: Rolling

Supporting Communities in Greater Cleveland

Summary: The Cleveland Foundation awards grants to 501(c)(3) organizations in Greater Cleveland. Areas of impact include: education and youth development, neighborhoods, and health and human services. Priority is given to programs that reflect one or more of the following: 1) improve access to services and programs for vulnerable and underserved populations; 2) strengthen nonprofit organizations; 3) test new ideas and partnerships; and 3) support policy and advocacy.

Deadline: Rolling

Supporting Communities in Greater Boston

Summary: The Boston Foundation awards grants to projects supporting the Greater Boston community. Priority funding areas include health and wellness, and neighborhoods and housing. The Foundation also awards Open Door Grants for projects not directly aligned with funding priority areas, grants to facilitate nonprofit effectiveness, and other forms of support.

Deadline: Rolling

Community Initiatives, Health and Human Services - Colorado

Summary: A private general purpose foundation El Pomar accepts applications from 501(c)3 organizations serving the state of Colorado in the areas of arts and culture, civic and community initiatives, education, health, and human services. The Foundation also provides meeting space free of charge for nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations for strategic meetings, seminars and trainings.

Deadline: Rolling

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Community Action Grants in Select States

Summary: The Gannett Foundation awards grants to eligible organizations in the communities in which Gannett does business. The Foundation values projects that take a creative approach to fundamental issues such as education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment. Deadlines vary based on location of applicant.

Deadline: Rolling

Federal Surplus Real Property for Public Use

Summary: This grant is sponsored by the U.S. General Services Administration. Federal real estate properties that are no longer needed by the federal government may be made available for public uses to state and local governments, regional agencies, or non-profit organizations. Property may be transferred to public agencies and institutions at discounts up to 100 percent of fair market value for uses that include public health or education; homeless assistance; correctional institutions; self-help housing; and law enforcement and emergency management response. Eligible applicants are: state and public agencies; nonprofits; public airports; educational activities of interest to the armed services; and qualifying special categories.

Deadline: Rolling

 

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Homelessness

 

Stand Down Grants for Homeless Veterans

Summary: The Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service supports local Stand Down events that help homeless veterans attain meaningful civilian employment. A Stand Down is a local community event where homeless veterans are provided a wide variety of services and incentives to reintegrate into their community, such as housing opportunities, healthcare, and employment opportunities, Stand Down funding is provided in the form of noncompetitive grants that are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until available funding is exhausted. Applications for funds will be accepted from State and Local Workforce Investment Boards, Public agencies, non-profit organizations, including faith-based and community-based and neighborhood partnerships. Applicants must have a familiarity with the area and population to be served and the ability to administer an effective and timely program.

Deadline: Dec 31, 2020

Housing and Homelessness

Summary: The Oak Foundation focuses on preventing homelessness by funding sustainable solutions that improve the economic and social well-being of marginalized youth, adults and families. The Foundation has three priorities: promoting economic self-sufficiency; increasing the availability and supply of affordable housing; and preventing homelessness. This program currently focuses on Boston, NY and PA and international locations; and projects that have a national impact in the US.

Deadline: Rolling

Charitable Contributions Program

Summary: Santander Bank awards grants typically in the $10,000 to $100,000 range to charitable organizations in select neighborhoods that focus on affordable housing, including homelessness prevention; financial education; and economic development and neighborhood revitalization.

Deadline: Rolling

Grants for Services in NYC, Long Island and Westchester

Summary: New York Community Trust funds three areas of focus: thriving communities (e.g, affordable housing, etc.); promising futures (e.g., job training and placement, making the educational and justice systems work for everyone, alleviating homeless, improving family and welfare services, etc.); and health services. Grants are awarded to governments institutions and nonprofits.

Deadline: Rolling

Federal Surplus Real Property for Public Use

Summary: This grant is sponsored by the U.S. General Services Administration. Federal real estate properties that are no longer needed by the federal government may be made available for public uses to state and local governments, regional agencies, or non-profit organizations. Property may be transferred to public agencies and institutions at discounts up to 100 percent of fair market value for uses that include public health or education; homeless assistance; correctional institutions; self-help housing; and law enforcement and emergency management response. Eligible applicants are: state and public agencies; nonprofits; public airports; educational activities of interest to the armed services; and qualifying special categories.

Deadline: Rolling

 

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Human Trafficking

 

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Innovative Programs and Practices

 

Seed Grants for Social Entrepreneurs

Summary: The Pollination Project is accepting applications from individuals for projects in the areas of arts and culture, community health and wellness, the environment, and justice. Seed grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to social entrepreneurs for projects in the early stages of development, including those that promote compassion for all life (people, planet, animals), environmental sustainability, justice in all its forms, community health and wellness, and social change-oriented arts and culture. Only applications for seed funding, as opposed to ongoing operational or program costs, will be accepted. Eligible applicants must be a passionate, committed individual with a social change vision that fits within one or more of our categories above. Established nonprofit organizations with paid staff will not be considered.

Deadline: Rolling

President's Innovation and Partnership Fund

Summary: The Bush Foundation President’s Innovation and Partnership Fund gives the Foundation flexibility to address important community needs in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography. The Fund is used to: (1) partner with other local or national funders to increase community innovation and advance leadership in the region the Foundation serves; (2) participate in select, major statewide and regional efforts to address serious community challenges; and (3) leverage new resources to supplement major Foundation initiatives.

Deadline: Rolling
 

National Association of Counties Achievement Awards Program [Posted January 29, 2020]

Summary: The National Association of Counties Achievement Awards Program is a non-competitive awards program that seeks to recognize innovative county government programs, including those that focus on improving public safety systems, justice systems, community crime prevention, and crisis intervention. One outstanding program from each category will be selected as the “Best of Category.”

Deadline: March 30, 2020

 

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Juvenile Justice

 

OJJDP FY 2020 Delinquency Prevention Program [Posted February 26, 2020]

Summary: This program will provide grants to eligible states or federally recognized tribes to implement evidence-based strategies to address the unmet needs of at-risk or delinquent youth through a continuum of delinquency prevention programs for juveniles who have had or who are likely to have contact with the juvenile justice system. States awarded under this grant program are required to provide subgrants to units of local government to carry out the objectives of this program. 

Deadline:  April 21, 2020

 

RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice Training Institute [Posted January 29, 2020]

The Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice has launched a new training institute, featuring a portfolio of on-site training opportunities that address critical topics in juvenile justice. The RFK National Resource Center training programs bring experts and experienced facilitators into local jurisdictions, ensuring that all vital leaders, staff, and stakeholders have the opportunity to benefit from the experience. Each curriculum uses well-established frameworks for reform that have been applied in numerous jurisdictions throughout the nation, while also incorporating current research and emerging best practices. This training approach balances traditional presentations with dynamic discussions and facilitated activities aimed at applying the information to each individual jurisdiction.

Deadline: Rolling Basis

OJJDP FY19 Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program 
Summary: This program will support jurisdictions that want to implement a juvenile drug treatment court or jurisdictions that want to enhance their assessment processes and their treatment models. Category 1: JDTC Planning is designed to educate an interdisciplinary team on how to effectively plan and implement a juvenile drug treatment court. Jurisdictions will be required to identify a team of professionals that includes the judge, the drug court coordinator, prosecutor, defense counsel, treatment provider, community supervision representative, law enforcement officer, and a researcher or evaluator. Category 2: JDTC Enhancements support existing JDTCs to enhance their court by implementing evidence-based assessment tools, models, and processes; evidence-based treatment models; and evidence-based case management practices. Eligible applicants are limited to states, territories, State courts, local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) acting on behalf of a single jurisdiction drug court. Faith- and community-based, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations are ineligible as applicants, but OJJDP encourages them to partner with eligible applicants as a community provider of services, if applicable and appropriate.

Deadline: May 30, 2019 
 

OJJDP FY 20 Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program [Posted January 29, 2020]

Summary: The Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program builds the capacity of states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to implement new juvenile drug treatment courts and enhance existing juvenile drug treatment courts (JDTCs) for individuals with substance abuse problems or co-occurring mental health disorders, including histories of trauma.

Deadline: March 30, 2020

Pilot Studies to Detect and Prevent Suicide Behavior, Ideation and Self-Harm in Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System (R34 Clinical Trial Required)

Summary: This initiative supports research to test the effectiveness of combined strategies to both detect and intervene to reduce the risk of suicide behavior, suicide ideation, and non-suicidal self-harm (NSSI) by youth in contact with the juvenile justice system. This FOA invites intervention strategies that are designed to be delivered in typical service settings using typically available personnel and resources, to enhance the implementation of interventions that prove effective, enhance their future uptake in diverse settings, and thereby reduce risk of suicide and self-harm in this population. Eligible applicants are: state, local and tribal governments; tribal organizations; nonprofits; institutions of higher education; independent school districts; for-profits; and housing authorities.

Deadline: Sep 7, 2019

Juvenile Justice

Summary: The Public Welfare Foundation’s Juvenile Justice Program supports groups working to end the criminalization and reliance on incarceration of youth in the United States. Specifically, to: (1) advance state policies that dramatically restrict juvenile justice systems’ use of incarceration and out-of-home placements and prioritize the use of community-based programs for youth; (2) end the practice of trying, sentencing, and incarcerating youth in the adult criminal justice system; and (3) promote the fair and equitable treatment of youth of color who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.

 

Deadline: Rolling

Criminal Justice and Addiction in Maryland

Summary: The Abell Foundation seeks to: 1) increase access to substance abuse treatment and supportive services such as housing and job training for uninsured and drug-addicted individuals living in Baltimore; 2) support programs and initiatives that increase public safety and reduce rates of repeat criminal behavior (recidivism); and 3) support efforts to reform the criminal justice system, reduce violence, and achieve juvenile justice. Eligibility is limited to nonprofit organizations located and active in Maryland, with priority given to projects focused on Baltimore City.

Deadline: Rolling

Research Relevant to Policies and Practices Affecting Youth in the US

Summary: The William T. Grant Foundation (WGTF) supports high-quality research that is relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people ages 5 to 25 in the United States. WTGF funds research that increases understanding in (1) programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, or (2) strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. Applicant must be employed at a tax-exempt organization.

Deadline: Rolling

 

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Law Enforcement

 

FY 2020 John R. Justice (JRJ) Program [Posted February 26, 2020]

Summary:The John R. Justice (JRJ) Grant Program provides student loan repayment assistance for local, state and federal public defenders and local and state prosecutors who commit to extended service in those roles.

For each state and territory that is eligible to apply for funding under the JRJ Grant Program, BJA will make awards to agencies designated by the governor of those states or territories (or in the case of the District of Columbia, by the mayor) to administer the JRJ Grant Program within the state or territory. These designated agencies shall establish and maintain a statewide JRJ Grant Program consistent with the guidance contained in the solicitation and the John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act.

 

Deadline: April 20, 2020

BJA FY19 Strategies for Policing Innovation 
Summary: Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI) provides resources and opportunities to enable police agencies to identify and define their most pressing crime problems and institute lasting operational and organizational changes that foster reliance on and effective use of evidence-based practices, data, and technology. Eligible applicants are limited to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies, governmental non-law enforcement agencies acting as their fiscal agent, federally-recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions, or tribal consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes.

Deadline: June 11, 2019 

BJA FY19 Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction Program 
Summary: This program focuses on high crime communities with concentrated distress and hot spots of crime and directly supports the Department's priorities to reduce violent crime (sometimes associated with gang activity), assist communities struggling with drug abuse, and support law enforcement officers by integrating officers and enforcement strategies into community-based crime reduction efforts. Eligible applicants are limited to institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), units of local government, national nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations), and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. 

Deadline: June 25, 2019 

BJA FY19 Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative 
Summary: The Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration (CGIC) Initiative, administered by BJA in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), is a competitive grant program that provides funding to state and local government entities that are experiencing precipitous increases in gun crime to implement comprehensive and holistic models to reduce violent crime and illegal firearms within their jurisdictions by enabling them to integrate with their local ATF Crime Gun Intelligence Centers (CGICs). The purpose of this initiative is to encourage local jurisdictions to work with their ATF partners to utilize intelligence, technology, and community engagement to swiftly identify firearms used unlawfully and their sources, and effectively prosecute perpetrators engaged in violent crime. Eligible applicants include city or township governments, county or state governments, Native American tribal governments and special district governments. 

Deadline: June 11, 2019 

Cops Community Policing Development 2019 
Summary: CommunityPolicing Development (CPD) funds are used to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance, demonstration projects, the development of innovative community policing strategies, guidebooks, and promising practices that are national in scope and responsive to the solicitation topic requirements. The 2019 CPD program will fund projects that develop knowledge, increase awareness of effective community policing strategies, increase the skills and abilities of law enforcement and community partners, increase the number of law enforcement agencies and relevant stakeholders using proven community policing practices and institutionalize community policing practice in routine business.

 

The COPS Office, a federal provider of innovative, customer-focused resources that address the continuing and emerging needs of those engaged in enhancing public safety through community policing, has designed the CPD solicitation to address critical topics in the law enforcement field by building on the principles of community policing. The 2019 CPD program has been established to fund specific projects related to the following topic areas: (1) Increasing the Capacity forChange Through the Implementation of Innovative Recruitment Strategies; (2)Designing a Public and Officer Safety Dashboard; (3) Protecting Youth Through the Implementation of School Safety Recommendations; (4) Translating CrimeReduction Best and Emerging Practices for Small and Rural Agencies; (5)Building a Campaign to Improve the Reporting of Hate Crimes; (6) Improving LawEnforcement Coordination and Information Sharing in Response to EndangeredYouth; (7) Innovative Uses of Technology to Address Crime; (8) Emerging IssueForums; (9) Training for Law Enforcement: Developing New Skill Building Courses to Advance Public Safety; (10) Building Bridges between Law Enforcement andYouth; (11) Blue Alert Network Support; (12) Open Category; and (13)Invitational Applications. Detailed descriptions of each of these topics are available in the application guide. This solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, profit and nonprofit institutions, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations. 

Deadline: May 28, 2019 

K-9 Unit Grants for Law Enforcement Agencies in NH, ME and MA

Summary: The Working Dog Foundation was established to ensure that communities in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts would always be able to train and care for their K-9 teams. In addition to locating and placing qualified dogs, the Working Dog Foundation raises funds and provides facilities for training, testing, and certifying police K-9's and their handlers.

Deadline: Rolling

Police Dog Grant Program

Summary: Universal K9 operates several single purpose police pit bull grant programs, and include handler training. Grants are available for active law enforcement.

Deadline: Rolling

North Carolina Body Armor Grants

Summary: The NC League of Municipalities/Risk Management Services, through the workers compensation insurance pool, helps pay the cost of providing body armor for police officers. The policy is to reimburse members up to 50% of the cost of police body armor, subject to a maximum of $250.00 per garment. Members are entitled to reimbursement for a maximum of 10 garments per agency per fiscal year. Each participating municipality must have one member of its Police Department/Public Safety Department trained in the selection, use and maintenance of body armor.

Deadline: Rolling

Federal Surplus Real Property for Public Use

Summary: This grant is sponsored by the U.S. General Services Administration. Federal real estate properties that are no longer needed by the federal government may be made available for public uses to state and local governments, regional agencies, or non-profit organizations. Property may be transferred to public agencies and institutions at discounts up to 100 percent of fair market value for uses that include public health or education; homeless assistance; correctional institutions; self-help housing; and law enforcement and emergency management response. Eligible applicants are: state and public agencies; nonprofits; public airports; educational activities of interest to the armed services; and qualifying special categories.

Deadline: Rolling
 

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LGBQT Populations

 

Microgrants for Young Women

Summary: The Stonewall Community Foundation is accepting applications for its Bee's Fund Microgrants program. Grants ranging up to $650 will be awarded to help young women who have lost family support because of their sexual orientation or gender identity to become self-sufficient. Expenses that may be covered by a microgrant include but are not limited to GED tutoring or classes; uniforms needed for work; undergraduate college application fees; vocational training, licensing, and testing fees; domestic needs such as bedding or rental security deposits; and fees associated with securing a legal name change or gender-affirming ID. To be eligible, applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 25, reside in the United States, and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or gender nonconforming.

Deadline: Rolling

Small Grants for Organizations Supporting LGTBQ Communities in Rhode Island

Summary: Equity Action is committed to enacting social change by championing initiatives and organizations that encourage justice for, provide support to, and improve the quality of life of LGBTQ Rhode Islanders. Small Grants of up to $2,500 are awarded annually. All agencies and associations proposing to serve the needs of Rhode Island’s LGBTQ communities are encouraged to apply, whether or not the agency is LGBTQ-focused.

Deadline: Rolling

Issues Affecting Women

Summary: The Oak Foundation supports organizations that work to end patterns of violence and exploitation that disrupt women’s lives by ensuring that rights-based laws and policies guarantee an environment free from violence, and by transforming harmful social norms. It also supports a range of comprehensive services that empower women to recover from the trauma of violence and rebuild their lives. Programs in the US are funded.

Deadline: Rolling

 

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Organizational Capacity

 

Seed Grants for Social Entrepreneurs

Summary: The Pollination Project is accepting applications from individuals for projects in the areas of arts and culture, community health and wellness, the environment, and justice. Seed grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to social entrepreneurs for projects in the early stages of development, including those that promote compassion for all life (people, planet, animals), environmental sustainability, justice in all its forms, community health and wellness, and social change-oriented arts and culture. Only applications for seed funding, as opposed to ongoing operational or program costs, will be accepted. Eligible applicants must be a passionate, committed individual with a social change vision that fits within one or more of our categories above. Established nonprofit organizations with paid staff will not be considered.

Deadline: Rolling

Strengthening Organizations Grant - Alaska

Summary: The Alaska Community Foundation invites 501(c)3 nonprofit, or equivalent, organizations located in the state of Alaska to apply for grants to strengthen the capacity of their organizations. Grant awards will support professional staff and board of directors in their efforts to access tools, develop practical skills, and cultivate support systems needed to effectively achieve the organization’s mission in the areas of leadership development, organizational development, program development, collaboration and community engagement, and evaluation of effectiveness.

Deadline: Rolling

 

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Professional Development

 

BJA FY19 Justice For All: Effective Administration of Criminal Justice Training and Technical Assistance Program
Summary: This competitive grant will select up to two providers to deliver TTA services to state and local governments. The role of selected TTA providers is to assist BJA JAG grantees and other state and local jurisdictions in accomplishing the goals of the initiative. Additionally, the selected TTA providers are responsible for responding to grantee requests for assistance and for advancing the state of knowledge about their respective subject(s). Approaches to TTA will range from simple to complex, from short- to long-term, from agency-specific to system-wide, depending on the specific needs of the grantee or requestor. Mechanisms for providing TTA can include, but are not limited to: conference calls, on-site consultation, video conferencing, webinars, publications, peer-to-peer learning sessions, coaching, communities of practice, customized resource packets, facilitated sessions, trainings, guided planning processes (e.g., strategic planning, development and/or review of policy and procedures, and in-person trainings). Eligible applicants include public or private institutions of higher education, for profit organizations, nonprofit organizations, small businesses and federally recognized Native American tribal governments. 

Deadline: May 14, 2019 

Short Courses for Mental Health-Related Research Education

Summary: This NIH grant will support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical mental health-related research needs. NIH is specifically interested in creative educational activities with a primary focus on short skills development courses for graduate/medical students, medical residents, postdoctoral scholars, and/or early-career faculty. Eligible applicants are: governments; tribal organizations; nonprofits; higher education; independent school districts; for-profits; and housing authorities.

Deadline: May 24, 2019

Mentoring Networks for Mental Health Research Education

Summary: The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Mentoring Activities and in particular, mentoring networks limited to graduate/medical students, medical residents, postdoctoral scholars, and/or early-career faculty. Eligible applicants include: governments; tribal organizations; nonprofits; higher education; independent school districts; housing authorities; and for-profits.

Deadline: May 24, 2019

Research Education Programs for Psychiatry Residents

Summary: The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. This FOA will support research-oriented experiences and activities designed to develop, maintain, and expand the abilities of psychiatry residents in areas relevant to the mission of NIMH. Eligible applicants include higher education; Hispanic-serving institutions; nonprofits; and for-profits.

Deadline: May 24, 2019

Seed Grants for Social Entrepreneurs

Summary: The Pollination Project is accepting applications from individuals for projects in the areas of arts and culture, community health and wellness, the environment, and justice. Seed grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to social entrepreneurs for projects in the early stages of development, including those that promote compassion for all life (people, planet, animals), environmental sustainability, justice in all its forms, community health and wellness, and social change-oriented arts and culture. Only applications for seed funding, as opposed to ongoing operational or program costs, will be accepted. Eligible applicants must be a passionate, committed individual with a social change vision that fits within one or more of our categories above. Established nonprofit organizations with paid staff will not be considered.

Deadline: Rolling

Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Scholarship - Virginia

Summary: These scholarships fund nurse practitioners working in safety-net clinics to pursue a post master's certificate as a psych-mental health nurse practitioner. Applicants must agree to working full-time in a safety-net setting in Virginia upon completion of the certificate; have a master's degree in nursing; be Virginia-licensed; be accepted into an accredited Psych-Mental Health Post-Masters Certificate (PMC) Program; not be enrolled/planning to enroll in a doctoral nursing program; not have existing service obligations.

Deadline: Rolling

Native Behavioral Health Post-Baccalaureate Program

Summary: The University of North Dakota, Center for Rural Health's Native Behavioral Health Post-Baccalaureate Program is a 12-month stipend for Native American students with a completed bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field, who are not yet accepted into a graduate program in counseling or clinical psychology, and need to meet additional requirements for acceptance. Applicants must be: American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian ancestry; have completed bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field; and is not yet accepted into a graduate program in clinical or counseling psychology.

Deadline: Rolling

Scholarships for Graduate Social Work Students in Texas

Summary: The Ima Hogg scholarship program was created in 1956 to address the need for more trained social workers to provide quality mental health services in Texas. The foundation will award one-year scholarships of $5,000 each to fourteen talented and dedicated graduate social work students in Texas. Each accredited or awaiting accreditation graduate school of social work is invited to recommend one student to receive this scholarship.

Deadline: Rolling

Anti-Doping Grants and Fellowships

Summary: The Partnership for Clean Competition works to protect the integrity of sport and public health by engaging and supporting the world’s top scientists and innovators in high-quality anti-doping research and development. Combining the resources and expertise of America’s leading sports entities, the PCC supports non-partisan and independent scientific research by making targeted grants to various universities and other world-class research institutions.

Deadline: Rolling

 

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Racial Bias

 

Racial and Economic Justice

Summary: The Nathan Cummings Foundation requests LOIs for projects related to racial and economic justice. NCF focuses on people whose options have historically been limited, including low-income people, people of color, women, and those who are disproportionately affected by the criminal justice system. One focus area of this solicitation includes supporting critical interventions that reshape the criminal justice system and overturn policies that disproportionately target low-income people and communities of color. Applying organizations must be 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charities (not private foundations).

Deadline: Rolling

 

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Reentry and Recidivism

 

Research and Evaluation on Promising Reentry Initiatives, Fiscal Year 2020 [Posted February 12, 2020]

Summary: 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. 

The primary goal of this solicitation is to support the rigorous examination of innovative reentry initiatives, including those in rural communities. NIJ is particularly interested in proposals addressing reentry initiatives (either a program or plan) that begin in institutional settings and continue through release.  Preference in award decisions will be given to proposals for evaluations of an innovative reentry initiative across multiple sites using randomized controlled trials (RCTs).

Note: NIJ will host a webinar to discuss this solicitation on February 21, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET. Register for the webinar.

Deadline: May 5, 2020

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Research and Evaluation

 

Research and Evaluation of Technology-Facilitated Abuse for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 [Posted February 12, 2020]

Summary: With this solicitation, NIJ’s seeks proposals for research projects addressing the use of technologies such as texting, mobile applications, telecommunications networks, and social networking to bully, harass, stalk or intimidate another person, including adolescents. Examples of technology facilitated abuse include cyberstalking, sextortion, non-consensual pornography, doxing, or swatting. NIJ will support scientifically rigorous research projects that will advance understanding of these types of crime, and effective approaches for identifying, preventing, investigating, and prosecuting them. This solicitation supports the U.S. Department of Justice’s strategic goals associated with reducing crime,

supporting prosecutors, and reducing victimization.

Deadline: April 8, 2020

Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women, Fiscal Year 2020 [Posted February 12, 2020]

Summary: NIJ strives to support objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence against women (VAW) (including violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls), promote justice for victims of crime, and enhance criminal justice responses. For that reason, this solicitation seeks applications for grant funding to conduct research and evaluation projects examining a broad range of topics including the crimes of homicide, intimate partner and dating violence, rape and sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking, along with the associated criminal justice system response, procedures, and policies.

Deadline: April 13, 2020
 

Research and Evaluation on Policing, Fiscal Year 2020 [Posted February 12, 2020]

Summary: With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding for investigator-initiated, randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies of approaches to the challenges of policing in the United States that address the strategic priorities and objectives identified in NIJ’s Policing Strategic Research Plan, 2017-2022. Applicants are required to identify the strategic priority and relevant objective(s) that their proposal addresses on the title page of their application’s program narrative. Applications that do not address the priorities and objectives of NIJ’s Policing Strategic Research Plan 2017-2022 will not be considered for funding. Among other areas of interest, NIJ is interested in RCT studies examining the approaches that address the challenges of policing in rural communities.

Deadline: April 13, 2020

Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime, Fiscal Year 2020 [Posted February 12, 2020]

Summary: NIJ's Drugs and Crime Research Program supports rigorous applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, 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 focus of this research solicitation is narcotics-related criminal investigation, prosecution, intelligence, and community surveillance relevant to law enforcement and medicolegal death investigation activities. The FY2020 solicitation's drug priorities are methamphetamine and other stimulants, including diverted pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, and their analogues.

Deadline: April 20, 2020

Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons, Fiscal Year 2020 [Posted February 12, 2020]

Summary: With this solicitation, NIJ continues 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 projects that — first and foremost — have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States.

NIJ is interested in research projects addressing both sex and labor trafficking. NIJ is particularly interested in research responding to the following priority areas:

  1. Labor trafficking.

  2. Demand reduction research.

  3. Research to identify the health and wellness effects of trafficking victimization.

  4. Profiling recruitment tactics.

 

Deadline: April 20, 2020

Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in Criminal Justice System, Fiscal Year 2020 [Posted February 12, 2020]

 Summary: With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding of multidisciplinary research projects addressing any of these five topics:

  1. Resiliency and Recovery of Law Enforcement agencies from Singular, Extreme Traumatic Events.

  2. Impact of Organizational Stressors on Officer Health and Wellness.

  3. Effects of Pre-Career Interventions and Subsequent Reminders in Modulating Mental, Physical, and Social Responses to Stressors in Law Enforcement Officers.

  4. Community Hostility, Officer Health, and Effects on Policing.

  5. Understanding the Increased Rate of Assaults on Law Enforcement Officers

 

All five topics, in varying degrees, lend themselves to a mixed-method approach involving a combination of the measurement of behavioral, psychological, biological, and physiological responses. Additionally, all five topics lend themselves to multidisciplinary research from behavioral science, neuroscience, operations research, and the social science communities.

Deadline:April 29, 2020

 

Tribal-Researcher Capacity Building Grants Solicitation, Fiscal Year 2020 [Posted February 12, 2020]

Summary: NIJ actively supports research that involves federally recognized tribes (or tribally-based organizations) on issues of crime and justice in the United States. In doing so, NIJ is committed to ethical and engaged efforts in line with responsible research conduct and federal trust responsibilities. This solicitation seeks applications for funding for planning grants to develop new and innovative criminal and juvenile justice research or evaluation projects that address the challenges of fighting crime and strengthening justice in Indian country and Alaska Native villages. To ensure proposed projects result in tangible and mutually beneficial studies, they must include a new tribal-researcher partnership component.

Deadline: May 4, 2020

 

Research and Evaluation on Promising Reentry Initiatives, Fiscal Year 2020 [Posted February 12, 2020]

Summary: 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. 

The primary goal of this solicitation is to support the rigorous examination of innovative reentry initiatives, including those in rural communities. NIJ is particularly interested in proposals addressing reentry initiatives (either a program or plan) that begin in institutional settings and continue through release.  Preference in award decisions will be given to proposals for evaluations of an innovative reentry initiative across multiple sites using randomized controlled trials (RCTs).

Deadline: May 5, 2020


Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System 
Summary: With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding of multidisciplinary research projects addressing three topics: 1) The impact of fatigue and stress on officer performance. 2) Enhancing strategies for officer interaction with mentally ill individuals. 3) Advancing Resiliency for the Forensic Workforce- Understanding the Impact and Management of Stress, Burnout, and Vicarious Trauma. This solicitation supports the U.S. Department of Justices priority of protecting officers and other public safety personnel. This solicitation also supports the following five objectives of the NIJ Safety, Health, and Wellness Strategic Research Plan 2016-2021 (August 2016): 1) Objective I.2: Support development, and promote strategies, policies, practices, and technologies that enhance the safety of criminal justice personnel. 2) Objective I.4: Develop policies, strategies, and technologies to promote safety in criminal justice interactions with the public. 3) Objective II.1: Promote research to improve the physical and mental health of individuals working in the criminal justice system. 4) Objective II.2: Study both trauma and suicide among criminal justice employees. 5) Objective II.4: Promote science-based tools and strategies to monitor physical and mental health. Eligible Applicants include county governments, state governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), private institutions of higher education, city or township governments, special district governments, Individuals, for profit organizations other than small businesses, public institutions of higher education and non profits. 

Deadline: May 27, 2019 

Evaluations of Services for Victims of Crime, FY19 
Summary: In collaboration with OVC, NIJ seeks proposals for formative evaluations and assessments of victims of crime service programs. NIJ is interested in evaluations of different types of victim services including, but not limited to, programs embedded in hospitals/trauma centers; umbrella/network organizations; one-stop victim services programs; and/or programs embedded in criminal justice agencies. NIJ recognizes that many victim services programs may not be ready to support rigorous outcome evaluations, and as such, a phased approach is needed. Applicants should plan to conduct a formative evaluation, as well as, an evaluability assessment to determine whether an outcome evaluation of the program or model is possible. Applicants should consider the diverse array of victim service programs. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, for profit organization, federally recognized tribal governments, private and public institutions of higher education, state, county, city or township governments, individuals, and special district governments.

Deadline: May 6, 2019 

Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons, FY19 
Summary: With this solicitation, NIJ continues 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 projects that-first and foremost-have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. This year, NIJ is particularly interested in research responding to the following priority areas: 1) Labor trafficking 2) Phased evaluation, not to exceed a 24-month period of performance. 3) Outcome evaluation of trafficking focused victim service providers 4) Develop a better understanding of traffickers Strong applications that address human trafficking in the U.S. in a criminal justice context that fall outside these priority areas may also be considered. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, for profit organization, federally recognized tribal governments, private and public institutions of higher education, state, county, city or township governments, individuals, and special district governments. 

Deadline: May 8, 2019  

Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime 
Summary: NIJ supports rigorous applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, 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 research focus of this solicitation is criminal investigation, prosecution, drug intelligence, and community surveillance relevant to narcotics law enforcement, forensic science, and/or medicolegal death investigation. DOJ has identified the FY2019 solicitation drug priorities as: 1) fentanyl and its illicit analogues, 2) methamphetamine, and 3) illegal marijuana markets. Eligible applicants include; individuals, public and private institutions of higher education, county, city, township and state governments, for profit institutions, small businesses, Native American tribal governments, non profit organizations and special district governments. 

Deadline: May 6, 2019

Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R21) Clinical Trials Optional

Summary: The purpose of this National Institutes of Health FOA is to invite qualified researchers to submit grant applications aimed at improving and developing methodology in the behavioral and social sciences through innovations in research design, measurement, data collection and data analysis techniques. Eligible applicants are: state, local and tribal governments; tribal organizations; nonprofits; institutions of higher education; independent school districts; for-profits; and housing authorities.

Deadline: Sep 7, 2019

Cyber Grants

Summary: As Internet traffic continues its rapid growth and new technologies affect every aspect of our lives, the applicable laws, norms and policies — as well as the decision-makers that shape them — are struggling to keep up. High profile breaches in both the public and private sectors — at Sony Pictures, the Office of Personnel Management, and the Democratic National Committee, among many others — underscore the magnitude of the risks we face and the need for informed policy that identifies and balances necessary tradeoffs. The Hewlett Foundation makes grants to proactively define, research and manage the burgeoning intersections between people and digital technologies. The Cyber Initiative seeks to cultivate a field that develops thoughtful, multidisciplinary solutions to complex cyber challenges and catalyzes better policy outcomes for the benefit of society.

Deadline: Rolling

Randomized Controlled Trials to Evaluate Social Programs Whose Delivery Will Be Funded by Government or Other Entities

Summary: The Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s (LJAF) Evidence-Based Policy team invites grant applications to conduct randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of social programs in any area of domestic policy in which: (i) LJAF will fund the RCT, and government or another entity will fund the program’s delivery; and (ii) The RCT meets the additional selection criteria described in the info packet. Our goal in funding such RCTs is to build the body of programs rigorously shown to produce sizable, sustained benefits to participants or society, and to do so in a cost-efficient manner by leveraging program funds contributed by government, philanthropic foundations, or other funders.

Deadline: Rolling

Research Relevant to Policies and Practices Affecting Youth in the US

Summary: The William T. Grant Foundation (WGTF) supports high-quality research that is relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people ages 5 to 25 in the United States. WTGF funds research that increases understanding in (1) programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, or (2) strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. Applicant must be employed at a tax-exempt organization.

Deadline: Rolling

 

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Rural Communities

 

Grants to Benefit Rural Communities in OR and CA

Summary: The Ford Family Foundation makes grants to public charities that predominantly benefit small communities in rural OR and Siskiyou County, CA. The Foundation responds to grant requests initiated by a nonprofit organization through our online application.

Deadline: Rolling

Rural Community Facility Grants

Summary:The US Department of Agriculture Community Programs grants assist in the development of essential community facilities for health care, public safety, and community and public services in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population. Grants are available to public entities such as municipalities, counties, and special-purpose districts, as well as non-profit corporations and tribal governments.

Deadline: Rolling

Rural Community Grant Fund - North Dakota

Summary: AgriBank is pleased to partner with Farm Credit Services of Mandan and Farm Credit Services of North Dakota to provide the Rural Community Grant Fund. Disbursements through this fund are designated for projects and programs in rural communities in western North Dakota. Grants up to $50,000 will be available within the Rural Community Grant Fund to facilitate infrastructure improvement and/or development initiatives encompassing housing projects, health, safety and environmental programs, medical facilities, educational programs and more. Preference is given to 501(c)(3) organizations.

Deadline: Rolling

Small Grants for Projects Impacting Rural Michigan

Summary: The Michigan Rural Council is a partner of the Rural Partners of Michigan (RPM) and serves as the administrative entity for the program. RPM offers its Community Grant Award program each year. This program offers grants of up to $800 to organizations engaged in rural community development work. RPM, as part of the Michigan Rural Council, seeks to connect and educate community leaders, provide expertise and advocate for policy and projects that impact rural Michigan.

Deadline: Rolling

Supporting Rural Communities in New England

Summary: The Agnes M. Trust supports a number of health and welfare organizations for health projects, special needs; blind, deaf and learning disabled, elderly, children's homes, youth organizations, youth and family services. Grants are awarded to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations serving New England states.

Deadline: Rolling

 

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Schools and Campuses 

 

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Sex Offenders

 

OJJDP FY19 Supporting Effective Interventions for Adolescent Sex Offenders and Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems (Posted 04/24/19)
Summary: This program will fund project sites to develop a community-based, multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach to responding to youth with sexual behavior problems, their child victims, and their families as well as a training and technical assistance provider to support project sites in developing intervention models. The purpose of this program is to prevent sexual reoffending, promote healing, and provide services for victims and families. The program will focus on interfamilial and/or co-residential child victims and youth with problematic sexual behaviors. Examples of these types of sexual behaviors include, but are not limited to, sexual contact between children who do not know each other well (i.e., foster home or institutional setting); sexual contact between children of different ages, sizes, and developmental levels; aggressive or coerced sexual contact; sexual contact that causes harm to the child or others; and sexual contact that causes another child to be highly upset and/or fearful. Applicants should propose comprehensive, evidence-based intervention strategies for serving both the child victim(s) and the youth with sexual behavior problems and their parents/caregivers. Eligible applicants include for profit organizations, county, city, state and township governments, private or public institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, Native American tribal governments and special district governments. 

Deadline: June 25, 2019 


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Substance Use Disorders and Drug-Related Crime

OJJDP FY 2020 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative [Posted February 26, 2020]

Summary:This program will support the efforts of states, communities, tribal jurisdictions, nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations and institutions of higher education to implement programs and strategies that identify, respond to, treat, and support children, youth, and families impacted by the opioid epidemic.

Deadline: April 20, 2020

FY 2020 Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program (COSSAP) [Posted February 12, 2020]

Summary: The Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) was developed as part of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) legislation. COSSAP’s purpose is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by illicit opioids, stimulants, and other drugs of abuse.

COSSAP aims to reduce the impact of these substances on individuals and communities, including a reduction in the number of overdose fatalities, as well as mitigate the impacts on crime victims by supporting comprehensive, collaborative initiatives.

Deadline:  May 21, 2020

Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime, Fiscal Year 2020 [Posted February 12, 2020]

Summary: NIJ's Drugs and Crime Research Program supports rigorous applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, 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 focus of this research solicitation is narcotics-related criminal investigation, prosecution, intelligence, and community surveillance relevant to law enforcement and medicolegal death investigation activities. The FY2020 solicitation's drug priorities are methamphetamine and other stimulants, including diverted pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, and their analogues.

Deadline: April 20, 2020

Marijuana, Prescription Opioid, or Prescription Benzodiazepine Drug Use Among Older Adults (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Summary: This NIH FOA encourages research that examines the determinants of these types of drug use and/or characterizes the resulting neurobiological alterations, associated behaviors, and public health consequences. This initiative will focus on two distinct populations of older adults: individuals with earlier onset of drug use who are now entering this stage of adult development or individuals who initiate drug use after age 50. Eligible applicants are: state, local and tribal governments; tribal organizations; nonprofits; institutions of higher education; independent school districts; for-profits; and housing authorities.

Deadline: May 7, 2020

Public Policy Effects on Alcohol, Marijuana, and Other Substance-Related Behaviors and Outcomes (R01R21R03)

Summary: This NIH funding opportunity encourages applications to conduct research on the effects of public policies on health-related behaviors and outcomes associated with alcohol, marijuana, and other substances. This FOA is intended to support innovative research to examine policy effects that have the potential to lead to meaningful changes in public health. Eligible applicants include: governments; nonprofits; tribal organizations; nonprofits; for-profits; and institutions of higher education.

Deadline: May 7, 2020

Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Summary: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory developmental research to improve Native American (NA) health. Such research can include: conducting secondary analysis of existing data (such as databases that the Tribal Epidemiology Centers have collected); merge various sources of data to answer critical research questions; conduct pilot and feasibility studies; and/or assess and validate measures that are being developed and/or adapted for use in NA communities. Studies should: be culturally appropriate and result in promoting the adoption of healthy lifestyles; improve behaviors and social conditions and/or improve environmental conditions related to chronic disease; prevent or reduce the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; improve mental health outcomes; reduce risk of HIV infection; improve treatment adherence and/or health-care systems adopting standards of care to improve overall quality of life.

Deadline: May 14, 2020

Research to Improve Native American Health (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Summary: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory developmental research to improve Native American (NA) health. Such research can include: conducting secondary analysis of existing data (such as databases that the Tribal Epidemiology Centers have collected); merge various sources of data to answer critical research questions; conduct pilot and feasibility studies; and/or assess and validate measures that are being developed and/or adapted for use in NA communities. For the purposes of this FOA, the term 'Native Americans' includes the following populations: Alaska Native, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian. The term 'Native Hawaiian' means any individual whose ancestors were natives, prior to 1778, belonging to the area that now comprises the State of Hawaii. Studies should: be culturally appropriate and result in environmental conditions related to chronic disease; prevent or reduce the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; improve mental health outcomes; reduce risk of HIV infection; improve treatment adherence and/or health-care systems adopting standards of care to improve overall quality of life.

Deadline: May 14, 2020

NIDA Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Program Award in Substance Use and Substance Use Disorder Research (K12 Clinical Trial Optional)

Summary: This NIH FOA encourages applications for institutional research career development (K12) programs that propose to support intensive supervised research training and career development experiences for clinician scientists (Scholars) leading to research independence in the area of substance use disorder research. This FOA allows appointment of Scholars proposing to serve as the lead investigator of an independent clinical trial; or proposing a separate ancillary study to an existing trial; or proposing to gain research experience in a clinical trial led by another investigator, as part of their research and career development. Eligibility: state and local governments; tribal governments and organizations; nonprofits; for-profits; institutions of higher education; and housing authorities.

Deadline: Aug 28, 2020

Understanding Processes of Recovery in the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder (R01)

Summary: The purpose of this FOA is encourage applications that seek to examine processes of recovery and relapse in the treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders. Applications high in innovation and significance are highly encouraged that address the following potential topics: 1) Defining recovery; 2) Examining new and innovative methods to examine precipitants of relapse; 3) Understanding mechanisms of mutual help and recovery; 4) Evaluating recovery systems of care; and 5) Examining processes of extended treatment for AUD. Eligible applicants are: government; tribal organizations; nonprofits and for-profits; institutions of higher ed; and public housing authorities.

Deadline: Sep 7, 2020

Addressing the Challenges of the Opioid Epidemic in Minority Health and Health Disparities Research in the US (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Summary: This purpose of this FOA is to encourage developmental and exploratory research focused on determining the mechanisms for the variation in the prevalence of Opioid Use Disorder, and understanding and reducing disparities in opioid care in minority health and health disparity populations in the U.S. This initiative will also seek to identify multi-level intervention strategies at the institutional and systems level for addressing OUD in these populations. Eligibility: state and local governments; tribal governments and organizations; nonprofits; for profits; institutions of higher education; and public housing and Indian housing authorities.

Deadline: November 13, 2020

Understanding Processes of Recovery in the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)

Summary: The purpose of this FOA is encourage applications that seek to examine processes of recovery and relapse in the treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders. Applications high in innovation and significance are highly encouraged that address the following potential topics: 1) defining recovery; 2) Examining new and innovative methods to examine precipitants of relapse; 3) Understanding mechanisms of mutual help and recovery; 4) Evaluating recovery systems of care; and 5) Examining processes of extended treatment for AUD. Eligibility is limited to institutions of higher education; non-profits and for-profit organizations; state, local and tribal governments; independent school districts; public housing authorities; faith-based organizations; religious organizations; and non-domestic entities.

Deadline: May 7, 2021

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Grants in Select Counties of MA and NY

Summary: The Peter and Elizabeth Tower Foundation three opportunities per year to apply for funding for its Core Programs and Services grants. Areas of focus include mental health and substance use disorders in Barnstable, Dukes, Essex, and Nantucket Counties in Massachusetts; and Erie and Niagara Counties in New York. Eligible applicants are: 501(c)(3) diocesan and public school districts; charter schools; and nonprofit public benefit corporations.

Deadline: Rolling

Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorders in North Carolina

Summary: The Evergreen Foundation seeks to improve access to and public awareness of quality prevention, treatment, and support services by the provider community to individuals and families with intellectual/developmental disabilities, behavioral health, and/or substance abuse needs in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties.

Deadline: Rolling

Special Opportunities Fund - Drug Policy

Summary: The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) offers two grants programs. The Promoting Policy Change fund supports cutting edge drug policy reform organizations, mostly working on the local level. The Special Opportunities fund primarily supports time-sensitive drug policy reform opportunities that crop up in the United States. For both funds, the Drug Policy Alliance Advocacy Grants Program seeks to advance drug policy reform at the local, state, and national levels. Priority initiatives are described on the DPA website.

Deadline: Rolling

Criminal Justice and Addiction in Maryland

Summary: The Abell Foundation seeks to: 1) increase access to substance abuse treatment and supportive services such as housing and job training for uninsured and drug-addicted individuals living in Baltimore; 2) support programs and initiatives that increase public safety and reduce rates of repeat criminal behavior (recidivism); and 3) support efforts to reform the criminal justice system, reduce violence, and achieve juvenile justice. Eligibility is limited to nonprofit organizations located and active in Maryland, with priority given to projects focused on Baltimore City.

Deadline: Rolling

Anti-Doping Grants and Fellowships

Summary: The Partnership for Clean Competition works to protect the integrity of sport and public health by engaging and supporting the world’s top scientists and innovators in high-quality anti-doping research and development. Combining the resources and expertise of America’s leading sports entities, the PCC supports non-partisan and independent scientific research by making targeted grants to various universities and other world-class research institutions.

Deadline: Rolling

Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Substance Abuse and Addictive Behaviors

Summary: The Hanley Family Foundation’s mission is to advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism, chemical dependency and addictive behavior, including support for related research and education. The Foundation awards grants each year to tax exempt public charities in the US whose primary focus is to help individuals to recover from, or avoid, substance use disorder.

Deadline: Rolling

Pre-Proposals for Substance Abuse Programs

Summary: The Hanley Family Foundation will awards grants to organizations whose primary purpose is the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorder. The foundation accepts letters of inquiry (LOI) on an ongoing basis. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application. Grant amounts are determined on a project-by-project basis. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) tax-exempt or qualify as a public charity under 509(a)(1), (2), or (3). There is no deadline for submitting a LOI, but HFF has a fiscal year ending May 31, and it conducts two funding cycles each fiscal year. Grant applications received by March 31 will be decided on by May 31, and those received by Sep. 30 will be decided on by Nov. 30

Deadline: Rolling

Treating Drug Addiction in Baltimore

Summary: The Open Society Institute-Baltimore's Tackling Drug Addiction Treatment Initiative seeks to ensure universal access to treatment services for all in need regardless of income or insurance status. The initiative focuses on three priority areas: 1) using the opportunity of health care reform to help Baltimore City and Maryland as a whole reach nearly universal access to a comprehensive, high-quality public treatment system; 2) ensuring access to high quality public substance use disorder services for those that remain uninsured after the 2014 health care reform implementation; and 3) facilitating the creation of and help to sustain a strong, diverse addiction treatment advocacy community, inclusive of those most affected by substances use disorder services policies.

Deadline: Rolling

 

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Technology

 

Research and Evaluation of Technology-Facilitated Abuse for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2020 [Posted February 12, 2020]

Summary: With this solicitation, NIJ’s seeks proposals for research projects addressing the use of technologies such as texting, mobile applications, telecommunications networks, and social networking to bully, harass, stalk or intimidate another person, including adolescents. Examples of technology facilitated abuse include cyberstalking, sextortion, non-consensual pornography, doxing, or swatting. NIJ will support scientifically rigorous research projects that will advance understanding of these types of crime, and effective approaches for identifying, preventing, investigating, and prosecuting them. This solicitation supports the U.S. Department of Justice’s strategic goals associated with reducing crime, supporting prosecutors, and reducing victimization.

Deadline: April 8, 2020

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Tribes and Native Populations

Tribal-Researcher Capacity Building Grants Solicitation, Fiscal Year 2020 [Posted February 12, 2020]

Summary: NIJ actively supports research that involves federally recognized tribes (or tribally-based organizations) on issues of crime and justice in the United States. In doing so, NIJ is committed to ethical and engaged efforts in line with responsible research conduct and federal trust responsibilities. This solicitation seeks applications for funding for planning grants to develop new and innovative criminal and juvenile justice research or evaluation projects that address the challenges of fighting crime and strengthening justice in Indian country and Alaska Native villages. To ensure proposed projects result in tangible and mutually beneficial studies, they must include a new tribal-researcher partnership component.

Deadline: May 4, 2020

Wildhorse Foundation Rapid Response Grants (Oregon and Washington)

Summary: Wildhorse Foundation provides grants to tribes and national, regional, or local Native American organizations that serve individuals in the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla tribes of Oregon and Washington. The Foundation funds projects in the areas of: public health and safety; environmental protection; education; gambling addiction prevention, education and treatment; arts; cultural activities; historic preservation; and salmon restoration. A Rapid Response Grant is meant for small needs that surface throughout the year, and is not meant to be used for event sponsorships or an annual supplement to the organizational budget. Eligible applicants include: Morrow, Umatilla, Union, and Wallowa counties in Oregon; the Tribes Ceded Territory in Washington, which is most of Benton, Columbia, and Walla Walla Counties; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation; any Native American Tribal government agency or Native American charitable organization with its principal office and base of operations within the State of Oregon; and any national or regional Indian organization.

Deadline: Rolling

Technical Assistance - Elder Maltreatment Survey: Data Collection

Summary: The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI) provides technical assistance to American Indian tribes, Alaskan villages, and Hawaiian homesteads in the collection of local data on elder abuse. (No funding is attached to program participation). NIEJI assistance includes: Native Elder Maltreatment Survey; assistance in sampling; remote training and consultation for interviewers; data entry and analysis; data storage; and production of tables and comparisons with national statistics. American Indian tribes, Alaskan villages, and Hawaiian homesteads are eligible to participate.

Deadline: Rolling

Issues Affecting Women

Summary: The Oak Foundation supports organizations that work to end patterns of violence and exploitation that disrupt women’s lives by ensuring that rights-based laws and policies guarantee an environment free from violence, and by transforming harmful social norms. It also supports a range of comprehensive services that empower women to recover from the trauma of violence and rebuild their lives. Programs in the US are funded.

Deadline: Rolling

Native Behavioral Health Post-Baccalaureate Program

Summary: The University of North Dakota, Center for Rural Health's Native Behavioral Health Post-Baccalaureate Program is a 12-month stipend for Native American students with a completed bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field, who are not yet accepted into a graduate program in counseling or clinical psychology, and need to meet additional requirements for acceptance. Applicants must be: American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian ancestry; have completed bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field; and is not yet accepted into a graduate program in clinical or counseling psychology.

Deadline: Rolling

 

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Veterans and Military Families

 

Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program (Posted 05/03/19)
Summary: A number of America’s disabled low-income veterans are in need of adaptive housing to help them regain or maintain their independence. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development intends to address these challenges in accordance with the Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Pub. L. 113-291, enacted December 19, 2014) by awarding competitive grants to nonprofit organizations that provide nationwide or statewide programs that primarily serve veterans and/or low-income individuals. The grants may be used to modify or rehabilitate eligible veterans’ primary residences. See full posting for additional information on eligibility. 

Deadline: June 21, 2019 

Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program, Incarcerated Veterans' Transition Program, and the Homeless Female Veterans' and Veterans' with Families Program
Summary: The purpose of this program is to provide services to reintegrate homeless veterans into the labor force by placing them into meaningful employment and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans.  Meaningful employment is defined as open and competitive paid employment, in line with the homeless veteran’s aspirations, talents, and abilities.  Ideally, the employment should provide a family sustaining wage or, in other words, at least the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet his or her basic financial needs. Eligible applicants include state, city, county or township governments, special district governments, public and private institutions of higher education, Native American tribal organizations and federally recognized governments, non profit organizations and for profit organizations. 

Deadline: May 26, 2019 

Stand Down Grants for Homeless Veterans

Summary: The Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service supports local Stand Down events that help homeless veterans attain meaningful civilian employment. A Stand Down is a local community event where homeless veterans are provided a wide variety of services and incentives to reintegrate into their community, such as housing opportunities, healthcare, and employment opportunities, Stand Down funding is provided in the form of noncompetitive grants that are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until available funding is exhausted. Applications for funds will be accepted from State and Local Workforce Investment Boards, Public agencies, non-profit organizations, including faith-based and community-based and neighborhood partnerships. Applicants must have a familiarity with the area and population to be served and the ability to administer an effective and timely program.

Deadline: Dec 31, 2020

Stand Down Events for Veterans

Summary: The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) supports local Stand Down events that help homeless veterans attain meaningful civilian employment, offering a variety of services and incentives, including temporary shelter and meals; clothing; medical exams; legal advice; benefits information; and more. Eligibility is open to State and Local Workforce Investment Boards, Public agencies, non-profit organizations, including faith-based and community-based and neighborhood partnerships with familiarity with the area and population to be served and the ability to administer an effective and timely program.

Deadline: Rolling

Services to Low-Income and Vulnerable Individuals and Families

Summary: The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation annual grants to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, primarily in the US and Israel. Grants are focused on meeting basic needs and enabling an individual to live as independently as possible. Within that focus, emphasis is placed on serving older adults and the Jewish community. Program focus includes: general community support, basic human needs and health, the elderly, and veterans. Types of grants awarded depend on location of applicant.

Deadline: Rolling

Services for Veterans - Minnesota

Summary: Minnesota Veterans 4 Veterans’ (V4V) supports organizations that provide high quality services to veterans, including employment, health care, education, social and human services, recreation, and outreach. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) public charity or an organization to which contributions are tax deductible, which includes veterans organizations. The applicant also must provide services within Minnesota and/or to Minnesota residents being treated out-of-state by the following medical facilities: Fargo, ND; Sioux Falls, SD; or Tomah, WI VA medical Centers.

Deadline: Rolling

 

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Victims

 

FY 2020 State Victim Liaison Project [Posted February 26, 2020]

Summary:The State Victim Liaison Project will place one or more experienced crime victim liaison(s) within selected VOCA State Administrating Agencies to act as a bridge between the state and other state-based non-governmental organizations to identify gaps in victim services and improve and increase access to resources for crime victims in rural/tribal areas, older victims, and victims of violent crime. Liaisons should possess statewide networking connections for effective interaction with community leaders, allied professionals, and community stakeholders to achieve the objectives of this project. 

Deadline: April 9, 2020.

Crime Victim Compensation Program Assessment [Posted February 26, 2020]

Summary:This solicitation is seeking applications to assess state compensation programs, develop an implementation plan based on the assessment, and execute the implementation plan. This project will support selected states in assessing victims’ access to compensation programs and implementing recommendations with the goal of increasing the number of victims aware of this vital resource and interested in seeking victim compensation. 

Deadline: April 20, 2020

Research and Evaluation of Victims of Crime, Fiscal Year 2020 [Posted February 26, 2020]

Summary: NIJ is seeking applications in two main areas under this solicitation: 1) evaluations of programs that provide services for victims of crime, and 2) research on the financial costs of victimization. Applicants should submit proposals that address one of the two topics. All applications are not to exceed a 24-month period of performance.

Deadline: April 20, 2020

Research and Evaluation on Technology-Facilitated Abuse for Criminal Justice Purposes [Posted January 29, 2020]

Summary: With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for research and evaluation projects that will improve knowledge and practice related to identifying, preventing, investigating, prosecuting, and reducing technology-facilitated abuse, including sextortion, nonconsensual pornography (revenge porn), doxing, swatting, cyberstalking, and cyber-hate. NIJ will support scientifically rigorous projects designed to produce highly practical findings that will inform program, policy, practice and other efforts to address such crimes.

Deadline: April 08, 2020

Youth Bereavement Support Services

Summary: A Little HOPE supports organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one. Strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the use of community-trained volunteers. Grant award amounts are based on the scope and budget of the project. Applications are accepted year round. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application.

Deadline: Rolling

Allstate Foundation - Purple Purse Moving Ahead Grant Program

Summary: The Allstate Foundation's Purple Purse Moving Ahead Grant Program awards funding to state domestic violence coalitions to provide innovative financial empowerment programs for survivors including matched savings programs, job readiness and job training, financial literacy, and micro-enterprise programs. State DV coalitions should respond to the RFP released in July/applications are due in August.

Deadline: Rolling

Services for Rape and Sexual Assault Victims

Summary: The It Happened to Alexa Foundation (IHTA) is a small non-profit organization that seeks to eliminate the barriers that prevent victims of rape and sexual assault from seeking justice. IHTA provides financial, emotional and advocacy assistance to victims and their families during each stage of the criminal justice process, from pre-trial to closing arguments. IHTA also works to promote respect and attitudes against sexual violence through educational outreach targeting children enrolled in elementary, middle and high schools throughout Western New York.

Deadline: Rolling

Anti-terrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim Assistance

Summary: Through this program, OVC may award supplemental crime victim assistance to respond to an act of terrorism or mass criminal violence. The criminal act has to be of sufficient magnitude that it overwhelms the affected jurisdiction's or program's ability to respond to the event. There are four types of support available: crisis response grants, consequence management grants, criminal justice support grants, and technical assistance and training services. Eligible applicants are limited to state victim assistance programs; public agencies, including tribal governments; public institutions of higher education; and victim service and nongovernmental organizations.

Deadline: Rolling

Anti-terrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim Compensation

Summary: The OVC may award supplemental crime victim compensation grants in the aftermath of an act of terrorism or mass criminal violence that occurs within the United States. The criminal act must be of sufficient magnitude that it overwhelms the affected jurisdiction or program’s ability to respond to the event. Funding and other assistance may be provided for an extended period of time if sufficient justification is provided by the applicant. Eligible applicants are limited to state crime victim compensation administrative agencies.

Deadline: Rolling

Issues Affecting Women

Summary: The Oak Foundation supports organizations that work to end patterns of violence and exploitation that disrupt women’s lives by ensuring that rights-based laws and policies guarantee an environment free from violence, and by transforming harmful social norms. It also supports a range of comprehensive services that empower women to recover from the trauma of violence and rebuild their lives. Programs in the US are funded.

Deadline: Rolling

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Violence Prevention

 

Gun Violence Prevention - Great Lakes Region

Summary: The Joyce Foundation approaches gun violence reduction from a public health perspective, and addresses gun violence in all its forms (homicide, suicide, accidental shootings, nonfatal shootings, mass shootings, etc.) The Foundation supports three essential building blocks for comprehensive and effective firearms policies: 1) public education to achieve stronger state gun laws; 2) building coalitions of law enforcement; communities of color and others impacted by gun violence; and 3) research to inform evidence-based gun violence prevention policy. Projects must impact the Great Lakes region.

Deadline: Rolling

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