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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funding is for site-based awards and training and technical assistance (TTA).
Funds maybe used to test data-driven strategies-innovative, best practice, or evidenced-based-as they are implemented by prosecutors.
Smart Prosecution applicants will identify a problem to be addressed and enlist a local research partner to help assess the effectiveness of their Smart Prosecution Effort.
Site-based-- Eligible applicants are limited to state, local, and tribal prosecutor agencies or a government agency acting as fiscal agent for the applicant.
TTA-- Eligible applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher learning that support national initiatives to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.
For-profit organizations must agree to waive any profit or fees for services.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.
12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applicants must submit completed applications via the Office of Justice Programs, Grants Management System or through grants.gov following established criteria. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office of Justice Programs policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications. Specific application instructions for solicitations are available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).
Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014
Pub. L. No. 113-76, 128 Stat. 5, 61, Public Law 113-76, 128 Stat. 5, 61.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 90 to 120 days.
From 90 to 120 days. Determined by the Assistant Attorney General, OJP.
A grant may be supplemented.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is drawn down according to a timeline submitted by grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Competitive award and money are released when grantee draws down funds based on an approve timeline.
Post Assistance Requirements
No program reports are required.
No cash reports are required.
Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports.
Recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial Reports.
To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111-352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the Government Accountability Office, Department of Justice s Office of the Inspector General, state or local government auditors, and auditors from independent public accounting firms. Jurisdictions must follow their local policies and procedures, including maintenance of reliable and accurate accounting systems, record keeping, and systems of internal control.
Recipients of federal funds are expected to retain documentation supporting all program transactions for at least 3 years after the closure of audit reports related to such funding. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all related issues, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 13 $0; FY 14 est $2,500,000; and FY 15 est $5,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
View solicitation at OJP Funding Opportunities http://ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm;
OJP Financial Guide 2013 www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/index.htm;
Post award Instructions www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf; and, applicable OMB Circulars, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.R.).
Regional or Local Office
Kim Ball U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Assistance
810 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: 202-616-6500
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Criteria are described in the OJP Program Announcement available at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm.