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Research and Evaluation on the Police Response to Homelessness

Grant to a USA Agency, Nonprofit, For-Profit, or IHE
for Research to Improve Police Responses to Homelessness

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Conf. Date:

04/12/21

Deadline Date:

04/19/21 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grant to a USA or Territories agency, Tribe, nonprofit, for-profit, or IHE for research about police responses to homeless individuals. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations well in advance of the deadline. Funding is intended for research that will inform and improve police responses to homelessness.

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects to conduct exploratory research and secondary/open data analysis to assess the range of practices, strategies, and tactics used by police to respond to homelessness. Applicants must propose case studies, among other research activities, to establish the complexity and breadth of public and private agencies, organizations, and institutions connected to the police response to homelessness. This solicitation supports the U.S. Department of Justice’s strategic goals associated with combat violent crime, promote safe communities, uphold the rights of victims of crime, and uphold the rule of law and integrity in the proper administration of justice.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 194236

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,500,000

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

$1,500,000

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance Start Date: 1/1/22 12:00 AM
Period of Performance Duration (Months): 24

Successful applicants will be expected to complete the work proposed within a 24-month period of performance.

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have 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
  • Public housing authorities
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
City or township governments, County governments, For profit organizations other than small businesses, Independent school districts, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Nonprofits that do not have 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, Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Small businesses, Special district governments, State governments

For purposes of this solicitation, the term “State” means any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virginia Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

NIJ is interested in supporting researchers who are early in their careers and new to NIJ’s research grant portfolios, specifically non-tenured assistant professors, or equivalent full-time staff scientist positions in a research institution. Applications that include a principal investigator (PI) who meets the criteria may, in appropriate circumstances, be given special consideration in award decisions.

Federal agencies are eligible to apply. Any award made to a federal agency will be made as an inter-agency reimbursable agreement.

NIJ will consider applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees).

Foreign governments, foreign organizations, and foreign colleges and universities are not eligible to apply.

What will not be funded:
- Applications primarily to purchase equipment, materials, or supplies. (A budget may include these items if they are necessary to conduct research, development, demonstration, evaluation, or analysis.)
- Applications that are not responsive to the purposes of this specific solicitation.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Application Mechanics Webinar will provide applicants with information on how to submit an application for DOJ funding. Registration is required to join.

Date and time: Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
To register and for more information: https://ojp.webex.com/ojp/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2d5eb2392efea3109bf1febdca07b759

Date and time: Monday, March 29, 2021 3:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Duration: 1 hour and 30 min
To register and for more information: https://ojp.webex.com/ojp/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5c58ade67af154e60c10887abbb08261

Date and time: Thursday, April 1, 2021 1:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Change time zone
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
To register and for more information: https://ojp.webex.com/ojp/onstage/g.php?MTID=e943a3ef4dafd0c2ae9e2bcf9a66bb2cf

Date and time: Thursday, April 8, 2021 1:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Change time zone
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
To register and for more information: https://ojp.webex.com/ojp/onstage/g.php?MTID=e56682cba176decb82074da36fb0999f8

Date and time: Monday, April 12, 2021 3:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Change time zone
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
To register and for more information: https://ojp.webex.com/ojp/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed4ded2dedcbffc28f2361223863c8769

Pre-Application Information:

The SF-424 and the SF-LLL will be submitted in Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on April 19, 2021. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

The full application will be submitted in JustGrants by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 3, 2021.

In FY 2021, applications will be submitted to DOJ in a new two-step process:
- Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov. To register in Grants.gov, applicants will need to obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal.
- Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants.

To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330694

For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov link above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424 and SF- LLL in Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, at Grants.gov customer support webpage, or email at support@grants.gov. The Grants.gov Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in DOJ’s Justice Grants System (JustGrants), contact the JustGrants Service Desk at JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov or at 833-872-5175. The JustGrants Service Desk operates 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays.

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the Response Center by telephone at 800–851–3420 or TTY: 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only) or by email at grants@ncjrs.gov. Response Center hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET on the solicitation close date.

CFDA Number:

16.560

Funding or Pin Number:

O-NIJ-2021-55001

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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