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State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers (SJS-SAC) Technical Assistance Program

Contract for Services to a USA Nonprofit, Agency, For-Profit, or IHE to Assist
Agencies with Data Analysis Related to the Criminal Justice System

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

Deadline Date:

06/14/21 11:59 PM ET - Grants.gov deadline; JustGrants deadline is 6/28/21, at 11:59 PM ET.

Description:

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Contract for services to a USA nonprofit organization, local or state government, for-profit organization, IHE, or tribe to provide technical support and training in the use of statistical information related to the criminal justice system. Interested applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The recipient of funds will deliver technical assistance to improve research, organizational and statistical capabilities, knowledge and use of software and hardware, and preparation of proposals and reports at the state and local level.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is publishing this notice of the Technical Assistance Program to support activities under the State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers (SJS-SAC) in FY 2021. The SJS-SAC program is designed to maintain and enhance each state’s capacity to coordinate statistical activities in the state, conduct research on relevant criminal justice issues, and serve as a liaison to help BJS gather data from state agencies. The program supports the collection, analysis, and dissemination of statistical information on crime and criminal justice at the state and local level.

The BJS seeks a national technical assistance service provider who will deliver technical assistance and training to SACs to enhance their statistical, research, and organizational capabilities; provide technical expertise on types of software or hardware to use for various projects; and help SACs write proposals and reports. The award recipient may either provide the technical assistance or collaborate with an outside expert with relevant experience to perform portions of the work. 

The recipient of funds must have extensive knowledge of research methodology and statistical analysis techniques and must be familiar with the factors, issues, and processes involved in crime and the criminal justice system, particularly at the state and local levels. Specifically, the recipient of funds should have demonstrated knowledge and experience in the following areas: 

  • Assisting organizations with building statistical capacity and improving the quality of deliverables produced
  • Providing technical and editorial assistance to SACs
  • Developing and maintaining a Mutual Assistance Program for SACs
  • Maintaining a database of organizational activities, research projects, and publications
  • Organizing and operating Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)/protection of human subjects
  • Publishing materials and disseminating information
  • Designing and providing skill-building professional seminars/conferences providing orientation for new SAC directors

For a list of activities supported by the program, see https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/sjssacta21_sol.pdf#page=5.

For goals, objectives, and deliverables, see https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/sjssacta21_sol.pdf#page=6.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154579

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$600,000

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Award Ceiling: $600,000
- Award Floor: $300,000

Term of Contract:

- Period of Performance Start Date: October 1, 2021 12:00 AM
- Period of Performance Duration (Months): 12

The initial award may be supplemented with funding for 2 additional years for a maximum period of performance of 3 years.

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • 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
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include:
- City or Township, County, Special district, and State governments;
- For profit organizations other than small businesses;
- Federally recognized Native American tribal governments;
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments);
- Nonprofits with and without a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education;
- Private institutions; and
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education.

To date, all states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories with SACs, established by state legislation or executive order, have received funds under the SJS-SAC program.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines:
- Grants.gov Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 14, 2021.
- JustGrants Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 28, 2021.

OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date.

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 at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html.
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 at JustGrants.usdoj.gov.
To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

Registering with Grants.gov is a one-time process; DOJ encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline. Processing delays may occur, and it can take several weeks for first-time registrants to receive confirmation of registration and a user password.

For information on Grants.gov registration, and obtaining a DUNS Number and SAM registration/renewal, see the OJP Grant Application Resource Guide listed below.

BJS may elect to fund applications submitted under this FY 2021 solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on, among other considerations, the merit of the applications and on the availability of appropriations.

View this Opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333542
For related documents, press the Package tab (click Preview) on the page above.

Application information and resources: https://www.ojp.gov/funding/apply/ojp-grant-application-resource-guide

Contact Information:

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

For assistance, please contact:
Stephanie L. Burroughs, Program Manager
202-307-0765
AskBJS@usdoj.gov
(Include "SJSSACTA21" in the subject line.)

For technical assistance, please contact:

Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline:
800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035
support@grants.gov

JustGrants Service Desk
833-872-5175
JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov

CFDA Number:

16.550

Funding or Pin Number:

O-BJS-2021-17001

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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