The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding for projects designed to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement facilities, and to achieve and maintain compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Grants Program standards.
The goals of this program are to assist confinement facilities and the agencies that oversee them in preventing, identifying, and responding to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in these facilities and support compliance with the PREA standards.
The objectives of the PREA Grant Program are to:
Reduce sexual abuse in confinement facilities.
Increase staff capacity for preventing sexual abuse in confinement facilities.
Promote the integration of the PREA standards into the day-to-day operations and cultures of confinement facilities.
Identify and document innovative and promising practices to inform similar efforts across the nation.
Create cultures of “zero tolerance” of sexual abuse in confinement facilities.
Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/22
Period of Performance Duration (Months): 24
Anticipated Total Amount to be Awarded Under Solicitation: $3,000,000.00
City or township governments, County governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), State governments.
For purposes of this solicitation, “state” means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
To advance Executive Order 13929 Safe Policing for Safe Communities, the Attorney General determined that all state, local, and university or college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process to be eligible for FY 2022 DOJ discretionary grant funding.
To become certified, the law enforcement agency must meet two mandatory conditions:
the agency’s use-of-force policies adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, and
the agency’s use-of-force policies prohibit chokeholds except in situations where the use of deadly force is allowed by law.
The certification requirement also applies to law enforcement agencies receiving DOJ discretionary grant funding through a sub-award.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=338736