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Grants to USA Local, State, and Tribal Agencies
to Train Officers in Crisis Response

Collaborative Crisis Response and Intervention Training Program

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

Deadline Date:

06/01/22 8:59 PM ET - Grants.gov deadline; 06/07/22 8:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline.

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories local, state, and tribal governments to train officers in crisis response. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for the development and implementation of a training program that prepares officers for interaction with individuals who have behavioral health conditions or disabilities.

This program supports the development of model responses that incorporate BJA’s Crisis Response and Intervention Training Program Curriculum and additional best practices designed to increase understanding of behavioral health conditions and disabilities, develop empathy, navigate and refer to community resources, and increase de-escalation skills within the applicant organization and among staff, and include the community. Applicants are encouraged to use BJA’s curriculum as the foundation of their training efforts.

This program seeks applications from states, local governments, and Indian tribes to:

  1. Plan, develop, and deploy a best practice crisis response and intervention training program for officers that includes participation and input from their community, behavioral health, and other social service providers, as appropriate.
  2. Develop a strategy for deploying officers trained in delivering appropriate responses during interactions with individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis or interactions with individuals who have disabilities.
  3. Evaluate, improve, and sustain community engagement and a best practice program.

This program has two categories:

  • Category 1: Training Program for Law Enforcement Officers, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Sheriff’s Departments (Deputies)
  • Category 2: Training Program for Correctional Officers, Probation and Parole, and Sheriff’s Departments (Jails)

For further details on the categories, see https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/O-BJA-2022-171099.pdf#page=5.

OJP Priority Areas: https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/O-BJA-2022-171099.pdf#page=6

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 196383

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$7,750,000

Number of Grants:

Category 1: 20 awards; Category 2: 20 awards

Estimated Size of Grant:

Anticipated Maximum Dollar Amount of Awards: $250,000

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance start date: 10/1/22 12:00 AM
Period of Performance duration: 36 months

BJA may, in certain cases, provide additional funding in future years to awards made under this solicitation, through continuation awards.

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
City or township governments, County governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), State governments

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

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

Pre-Application Information:

The SF-424 and the SF-LLL must be submitted in Grants.gov by 8:59 pm ET on June 1, 2022.
The full application must be submitted in JustGrants by 8:59 pm ET on June 7, 2022.

OJP urges applicants to submit their Grants.gov and JustGrants submissions prior to the due dates to allow sufficient time to correct errors and resubmit by the submission deadlines if a rejection notification is received. To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

Applications will be submitted to DOJ in two steps:
- Step 1: The applicant must submit by the Grants.gov deadline the required Application for Federal Assistance standard form (SF)-424 and a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) form when they register in Grants.gov. To register in Grants.gov, the applicant will need to ensure that its System for Award Management (SAM) registration is current.
- Step 2: The applicant must then 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.

OJP Grant Application Resource Guide: https://www.ojp.gov/funding/apply/ojp-grant-application-resource-guide

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=339200

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.

For technical assistance with submitting the Application for Federal Assistance standard form (SF)-424 and a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities form (SF-LLL) in Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, Grants.gov Customer Support, or 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 833-872-5175 or JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov. The JustGrants Service Desk operates 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. eastern time 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 OJP Response Center by telephone at 800-851-3420 or TTY: 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only), or by email at grants@ncjrs.gov. The OJP Response Center hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., eastern time Monday–Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the solicitation closing date.

CFDA Number:

16.033

Funding or Pin Number:

O-BJA-2022-171099

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

Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

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