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Investigator-Initiated Research and Evaluation of Firearms Violence

Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies,
IHEs, and Tribes for Research on Gun Violence

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)

Deadline Date:

04/13/20 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, government agencies, IHEs, and tribal governments for research and evaluation projects that address the reduction of gun violence across the Nation. Applicants are advised to create or verify the required registrations well in advance of the deadline.

NIJ is seeking applications for the funding of research and program evaluation projects that inform efforts to prevent and reduce intentional, interpersonal, firearm violence, and mass shootings in the United States. NIJ will support scientifically rigorous research and evaluation projects designed to strengthen the scientific knowledge-base and produce findings with high practical utility to improve public safety.

This solicitation supports the U.S. Department of Justice’s priority to prevent and reduce gun crimes, gun violence-related victimization, and the wide range of criminal activities related to firearm violence. This solicitation supports DOJ Strategic Objective 3.1: Combat violent crime, promote safe communities and uphold the rights of victims of crime. 

Project-Specific Information: https://nij.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh171/files/media/document/NIJ-2020-17327.pdf#page=6.

Though applications may cover a range of topics related to firearm violence, NIJ is particularly interested in the priority topics listed below. 

  1. Evaluations of programs and practices to reduce firearm violence: https://nij.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh171/files/media/document/NIJ-2020-17327.pdf#page=7.
  2. Research to inform the prevention of mass shooting incidents: https://nij.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh171/files/media/document/NIJ-2020-17327.pdf#page=8.
  3. Research on the legal and illegal acquisition of firearms used in the commission of a crime: https://nij.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh171/files/media/document/NIJ-2020-17327.pdf#page=9.
  4. Examine the impact of plea bargaining firearm charges on firearm violence: https://nij.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh171/files/media/document/NIJ-2020-17327.pdf#page=9.

Goals, Objectives, Deliverables, and Expected Scholarly Products: https://nij.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh171/files/media/document/NIJ-2020-17327.pdf#page=10.

Priority Areas: https://nij.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh171/files/media/document/NIJ-2020-17327.pdf#page=13.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171260

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,000,000

Number of Grants:

NIJ expects to make multiple awards.

Estimated Size of Grant:

An award made by NIJ under this solicitation may account for up to 100 percent of the total cost of the project.

Term of Contract:

Period of performance start date: January 1, 2021.

Period of performance duration: To be determined by the period of performance of awarded applications.
Successful applicants will be expected to complete the work proposed within a five-year period of performance.

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
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Single entities
  • Small businesses
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In general, NIJ is authorized to make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with eligible entities as listed below:
- States (including territories);
- Units of local government;
- Federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior);
- Nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations); and
- Institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education).

Foreign governments, foreign organizations, and foreign colleges and universities are not eligible to apply. Federal agencies are eligible to apply. (Any award made to a federal agency will be made as an inter-agency reimbursable agreement.)

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, who propose research on topics relevant to NIJ’s Office of Research, Evaluation and Technology (ORET). To that end, NIJ may, in appropriate circumstances, give special consideration in award decisions to applications proposing such researchers as principal investigators. To qualify, the proposed PI must at the time of application submission:
- Hold a non-tenured assistant professor appointment at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or an equivalent full-time staff scientist position at a research institution; and
- Have completed a terminal degree or post-graduate clinical training within the ten (10) years prior to September 30, 2020, and
- Have never previously received NIJ funding as a PI on a research project with the exception of Graduate Research Fellows or Data Resources Program grantees.

Not Funded: https://nij.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh171/files/media/document/NIJ-2020-17327.pdf#page=15.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on April 13, 2020ץ

Under this solicitation, any particular applicant entity may submit more than one application, as long as each application proposes a different project in response to the solicitation. Also, an entity may be proposed as a subrecipient (“subgrantee”) in more than one application.

Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. 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.

Contact Information:

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

Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline:
Phone: 800-518-4726 / 606-545-5035
Web: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/support.html
Email: support@grants.gov

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center:
Toll-free: 1-800-851-3420
TTY: 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only)
Fax: 301-240-5830
Web Chat: https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp
Email: grants@ncjrs.gov

CFDA Number:

16.560

Funding or Pin Number:

NIJ-2020-17327

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