Special Data Collections and Statistical Studies

To produce official national statistics on crime and the administration of justice to be used to guide Federal, State, and local policy-making and improve the quality of and access to information used for decision making.


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Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories




Program Accomplishments

None.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are to be used for a variety of activities in support of BJS's statistical programs including: to conduct data collection and processing activities; carry out statistical and methodological research; provide technical assistance to State, local, and tribal governments to develop their capabilities to produce justice statistics; and provide dissemination and clearinghouse services to data users.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The Bureau of Justice Statistics is authorized to award grants and cooperative agreements to State and local governments, private nonprofit organizations, public nonprofit organizations, profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and qualified individuals.

Applicants from the Territories of the United States and federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments are also eligible to participate in this program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Eligible beneficiaries are State and local governments, private nonprofit organizations, public nonprofit organizations, profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and qualified individuals.

Credentials/Documentation

The applicant must furnish, along with the application for an award, details of the program budget composition, goals, impact, methods, evaluation plan, and resources of the project. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments and OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Not applicable.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP)now requires that funding applications be submitted electronically through the OJP Grants Management System (GMS), which will be accessed at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/fundopps.htm. requires that funding applications be submitted electronically through the OJP Grants Management System (GMS), which will be accessed at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/fundopps.htm.

Award Procedures

Awards are made by OJP and must be accepted by the applicant agency or institution according to the special conditions of the grant or cooperative agreement. the applicant agency or institution according to the special conditions of the grant or cooperative agreement.

Deadlines

Not applicable.

Authorization

Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended; 42 U.S.C. 3731-3735.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 2 to 3 months.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

Most awards are for periods of 12 months. Under some circumstances, a subsequent award may be made to continue the project.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

There are no statutory requirements for matching funds. requirements for matching funds.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project duration period is generally 12 months. Assistance is released by "direct disbursement" at the request of the grantee. generally 12 months. Assistance is released by "direct disbursement" at the request of the grantee.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Reporting requirements include: Financial Status Reports containing the actual expenditures for the reporting period and cumulative for the award to be submitted quarterly online through GMS; and Progress Reports presenting information relevant to the performance of the project to be submitted online through GMS for the reporting periods June 30 and December 31.

containing the actual expenditures for the reporting period and cumulative for the award to be submitted quarterly online through GMS; and Progress Reports presenting information relevant to the performance of the project to be submitted online through GMS for the reporting periods June 30 and December 31.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133, (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for the year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. 133, (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for the year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

In accordance with the requirements set forth in 28 CFR Parts 66 and 70, all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award shall be retained by each organization for at least 3 years following the closure of the most recent audit report. Parts 66 and 70, all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award shall be retained by each organization for at least 3 years following the closure of the most recent audit report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0401-0-1-754.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) Not separately identified.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$50,000 to $600,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Office of Justice Programs Financial Guide. Programs Financial Guide.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Lisa Price-Grear, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20531. Telephone: (202) 616-3561. Email: price@ojp.usjoj.gov. Use the same number for FTS. Statistics, Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20531. Telephone: (202) 616-3561. Email: price@ojp.usjoj.gov. Use the same number for FTS.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria will be outlined in the program announcements or solicitations. program announcements or solicitations.



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