Justice Reinvestment Initiative: State-level Training and Technical Assistance Program

Cooperative agreements with USA nonprofit and tribal organizations, for-profits, and IHEs for technical assistance to states to implement a specific evidence-based public safety program. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations well in advance of the deadline.
Through this solicitation, BJA seeks training and technical assistance (TTA) providers and subject experts to help states apply the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) approach — data-driven problem analysis and evidence-based solutions — to improve public safety.JRI is an intensive, data-driven approach that helps justice stakeholders analyze, understand, and address key challenges in their justice systems, including crime, opioid addiction and mental illness, high correctional costs, and high recidivism rates. The initiative supports a multistaged process by which a jurisdiction increases the cost effectiveness of its criminal justice system and reinvests savings into high performing strategies to increase public safety.BJA is seeking applications under two categories of assistance to support JRI: (1) training and technical assistance and (2) policy assessment.Category 1: Training and Technical Assistance (TTA): Up to two awards will be made to entities to provide TTA to four states to use the JRI process.Category 2: Policy Assessment: One award will be made to an entity to assess the outcomes of the policy and practice changes that states will make through their JRI engagements.The objectives of the JRI State-level Training and Technical Assistance Program are to:Identify drivers of criminal justice resource consumption.Improve states’ capacity to prevent and respond to crime, including reducing the risk for recidivism (as measured by arrests for new crimes, convictions for new crimes, incarcerations for new crimes, and revocations based on technical violations). Specifically, identify individuals’ risks for recidivism and related substance use and mental health needs, and mitigate their risk for engaging in criminal behavior or being the victims of crime in order to promote their successful reintegration into their communities after incarceration.Improve public safety through a reallocation of resources in high performing crime- and recidivism-reduction efforts.Goals and Deliverables:

Sub Title
Cooperative Agreements with USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, and IHEs for Technical Assistance to Implement Public Safety Programs
Funding Source

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

07/06/21 11:59 PM ET - deadline
Eligibility Criteria

For profit organizations other than small businesses
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
Small businesses

Term of Contract

Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/21 12:00 AM
Period of Performance Duration (Months): 36

Estimated Total Program Funding
Number of Grants
Two Training and Technical Assistance awards and one Policy Assessment award.
Estimated Size of Grant
Training and Technical Assitance: up to $8,800,000 (of which $2,000,000 will pass through to the states in the amount of $500,000 per state) Policy Assessment: up to $600,000