The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking an agent to support the FY 2021 2020-2021 Annual Survey of Jails COVID-19 Addendum Project.
The purpose of this project to collect data on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local jails in the United States in 202 0. The data will be collected
as part of the 2020 and 2021 Annual Survey of Jails (ASJ) to save time and cost.
The data will describe COVID-19 testing in local jails and monthly jail population change during the first year of the pandemic.
Under section 302 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, BJS is authorized to "make grants to or enter into cooperative agreements or contracts with public agencies, institutions of higher education, private organizations, or private individuals" for purposes of collecting and analyzing criminal justice statistics (34 U.S.C.