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Funding


Links to Grants:

How to apply through Grants.gov

OJP Grants Management System (GMS)

Quick-start guide to GMS

GMS On-line Training Tool

Current solicitations:

There are no solicitations at this time.

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Applications and forms

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) requires that applications for funding be submitted through the OJP Grants Management System (GMS).

Applicants for financial assistance from BJS should also review:

 2010 OJP Program Plan2010 OJP Program Plan describes the grants OJP intends to support, pending the Congressional appropriation of funds.

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BJS funding programs

Criminal justice statistics programs | Assistance to State, local and Tribal governments

Criminal justice statistics programs

Data collection and processing

BJS maintains nearly three dozen major statistical series designed to cover each stage of the criminal justice system. A description of the various BJS data series can be found under the topical references on the BJS home page. The U.S. Census Bureau carries out the majority of BJS�s data collection activities. However, BJS conducts several statistical programs for which other non-profit organizations serve as BJS data collection agents. BJS periodically announces solicitations for these programs in the Federal Register and current solicitations are listed at the top of this page.

Statistical and methodological research

BJS conducts, supports, and implements methodological research and initiatives designed to improve the quality of justice statistics, records, and information systems.

BJS, in partnership with the American Statistical Association, sponsors research projects designed to foster improvements in the methods used to obtain, analyze, and report national-level data on crime and criminal justice. Each year new topics for methodological research are identified by BJS and ASA. Solicitations for new research projects are announced each year in February and October.

The BJS Visiting Fellows Program promotes criminal justice statistical research among the academic and professional justice community. Visiting Fellows participate in a specifically designed research project of particular operational relevance to the national or international justice system. The program offers criminal justice researchers an opportunity to have a significant impact on specific BJS projects as well as a chance to examine innovative approaches to the analysis and dissemination of BJS data.

Assistance to State, local and tribal governments

National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) provides financial and technical support to States in improving the accuracy, utility, and interstate accessibility of criminal history records and enhancing records of protective orders involving domestic violence and stalking, sex offender records, automated identification systems and other State systems supporting national records systems and their use for background checks.

State Justice Statistics (SJS) Program for Statistical Analysis Centers offers technical and financial support to States to establish and maintain a State-level capacity to collect, analyze and report statistics on crime and justice in order to contribute to effective State policies and programs and to participate in national data series. Through the creation of Statistical Analysis Centers, or SAC�s, BJS encourages analyses of evolving criminal justice topics of interest within the State using data gathered from State and local agencies and promotes statistical inquiries into improved measures of crime incidence and prevalence.


Previous solicitations and grant awards
  • FY 2009 Recovery Act Solicitations
  • FY 2009 Grant Awards (Spreadsheet

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