National Initiatives: Law Enforcement and Prosecution

Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, IHEs, individuals, and for-profits for training and technical assistance programs that enhance the criminal justice system’s capacity to prevent and respond to crime. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The purpose of the program is to support law enforcement, prosecution, and analysis within key criminal justice operations.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will award funding to create and implement training and technical assistance programs for law enforcement, prosecution, and analysis in criminal justice agencies. This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting and assisting state, local, territorial, and tribal jurisdictions in improving the criminal justice system and enhancing efforts to prevent, investigate, and respond to crime.This solicitation contains four categories. Each category is seeking applications for a separate national initiative:Category 1 seeks applications to develop and deliver the National Law Enforcement Learning Lab.Category 2 seeks applications to implement a prosecution research collaborative.Category 3 seeks applications to enhance case clearance rates.Category 4 seeks applications to grow crime and corrections analysis capacity.Goals:National Law Enforcement Knowledge Lab: Create a single entity called the National Law Enforcement Knowledge Lab where core competencies and standards for law enforcement operations are defined, training is developed, expert assessment and assistance is provided, and law enforcement entities can go to develop or learn model policy to advance constitutional policing.Prosecution Research Collaborative: Work in partnership with the nation’s prosecutors who are experiencing an increase in violent crime to identify current research and knowledge gaps regarding prosecutorial practices that improve public safety and build trust.National Case Closed Project: Enhance clearance rates, witness participation, victim services, community trust, and the delivery of fair and unbiased justice through improvement of investigative policies, protocols, and practices of response to violent crime.Crime and Corrections Analyst in Residence Program: Expand the use of data analysis and analytics in the management of law enforcement and institutional corrections operations and practices. This category covers both law enforcement and corrections analysts to allow sharing of information and resources, and leverage management and subject matter expertise.For Objectives and Deliverables, see

Sub Title
Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, and IHEs for Training and Technical Assistance Programs to Improve Crime Response
Funding Source

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

08/02/21 11:59 PM ET - deadline
Eligibility Criteria

For profit organizations other than small businesses
Nonprofits having 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

Pre-proposal Conference

Register to participate in a solicitation support webinar, taking place July 7, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET. During the webinar, presenters will provide an overview and answer questions about the FY 2021 National Initiatives: Law Enforcement and Prosecution Program:

Term of Contract

– Period of Performance Start Date: October 1, 2021 12:00 AM
– Period of Performance Duration: 36 months

BJA may, in certain cases, provide additional funding in future years to awards made under this solicitation, through continuation awards.

Estimated Total Program Funding
Number of Grants
4 (1 in each of the 4 categories)
Estimated Size of Grant
Category 1: $3,000,000 Category 2: $1,000,000 Category 3: $1,000,000 Category 4: $3,000,000 - Applicants should budget $2,000,00 toward crime analysis with law enforcement departments and $1,000,000 toward institutional management analysis with correctio