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Evaluation of Street Law Programs

Grant to a USA Nonprofit, For-Profit, Agency, or IHE to Evaluate
the Effectiveness of Law Education Training Programs

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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

Deadline Date:

08/19/19 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grant to a USA or territories local, tribal, or State government, nonprofit, for-profit, or IHE to evaluate the effectiveness of programs that train professionals and adults to provide law-related education to youth. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations before applying.

NIJ is seeking a single evaluator to evaluate both the Police & Teens program and the Legal Life Skills program in the expansion sites. Applicants are expected to develop evaluation proposals based on information available in this solicitation, on the Street Law website, and through other relevant publicly available sources. This evaluation is intended to be rigorous, objective, and independent (see the Research and Evaluation Independence and Integrity guidance on page 26). The primary focus of this evaluation should be on determining the effectiveness of the two programs. In doing this, the evaluation should provide useful information to practitioners and policy-makers on issues related to both program impact and program implementation.


Applicants are expected to propose evaluation designs that are tailored to both the Police & Teens program and the Legal Life Skills program expansion being funded by OJJDP. Applications should include initial program logic models, evaluation designs, key variables, data sources and data collection methods, analysis strategy, and statistical power analysis. The evaluation design should be developed to allow for a counterfactual analysis that identifies changes that are directly attributable to the programs. 


The proposal should also describe how evaluators would document program implementation, as it relates to topics that include, but are not limited to, site selection, training of instructors, classroom selection, lesson selection, classroom instruction, and dosage (e.g., number of students served, number of lessons, and length of lessons). Applicants should propose a project timeline that provides sufficient time for data collection, follow-up, analysis, and reporting. 


Program-Specific Information: https://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2019-16109.pdf#page=5


New Investigator/Early Career Opportunity


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 and Evaluation (ORE) and/or Office of Science and Technology (OST).  For more information, see: https://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2019-16109.pdf#page=7


Goals, Objectives, Deliverables, and Expected Scholarly Products: https://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2019-16109.pdf#page=8

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186418

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$750,000

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $750,000
Award Floor: $0

Term of Contract:

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

To allow time for (among other things) any necessary post-award review and financial clearance by OJP of the proposed budget and for any associated responses or other action(s) that may be required of the recipient, applicants should propose an award start date of January 1, 2020.

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • 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
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In general, NIJ is authorized to make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, 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 forprofit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). Foreign governments, foreign organizations, and foreign colleges and universities are not eligible to apply.

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

NIJ welcomes 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) . The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering funding, managing the entire evaluation, and monitoring and appropriately managing any subawards (“subgrants”).

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) will not be funded.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must register with Grants.gov at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on August 19, 2019.

To be considered timely, an application must be submitted by the application deadline using Grants.gov, and the applicant must have received a validation message from Grants.gov that indicates successful and timely submission. 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.

Every applicant entity must comply with all applicable SAM and unique entity identifier (currently, a DUNS) requirements. SAM is the repository for certain standard information about federal financial assistance applicants, recipients, and subrecipients. A DUNS number is a unique nine-digit identification number provided by the commercial company Dun and Bradstreet.

An application cannot be successfully submitted in Grants.gov until Grants.gov receives the SAM registration information. Once the SAM registration/renewal is complete, the information transfer from SAM to Grants.gov can take as long as 48 hours. OJP recommends that the applicant register or renew registration with SAM as early as possible.

Questions and answers for solicitations: https://nij.gov/funding/pages/solicitation-qa.aspx

Resource guide: https://ojp.gov/funding/Apply/Resources/Grant-App-Resource-Guide.htm

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316981

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

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

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

CFDA Number:

16.560

Funding or Pin Number:

NIJ-2019-16109

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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