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Cooperative Agreement to a USA Nonprofit, IHE, or For-Profit to Assist State Governments in Reducing Disparities in the Justice System

Center for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities (R/ED) in Juvenile Justice


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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
CFDA Number: 16.540
Funding or PIN Number: O-OJJDP-2023-171777
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Important Dates
Deadline: 07/11/23 11:59 PM ET - deadline; 07/25/23 8:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline Save

Grant Description
Cooperative agreement to a USA nonprofit organization, IHE, for-profit, or Tribal organization to assist state governments in reducing ethnic and racial disparities in the juvenile justice system. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

The Center for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice project will broaden the training and technical assistance that OJJDP provides regarding best practices in reducing racial and ethnic disparities, and how to implement those practices and strategies. Through this program, OJJDP will select an applicant to provide comprehensive training and technical assistance (TTA) tailored for state and territory recipients of OJJDP Title II Part B formula grant program funding to achieve and maintain compliance with the Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities core requirement. In addition, the successful applicant will expand the TTA to the broader juvenile justice field, to assist with other efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities among youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. 

This project will engage an agency or consortium of agencies to:

  • Work with states and territories that participate in the Title II Part B formula grant program to develop, strengthen, and implement their Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities plan, in response to this core requirement;
  • Help state, territorial, Tribal, and local governments develop and implement the evidence-based and research-informed practices that demonstrate meaningful progress in reducing racial and ethnic disparities at the various contact points in the juvenile justice system.

In addition, this technical assistance project will help state, local, and Tribal governments develop long-term strategic partnerships with other stakeholders to create environments that foster systemic change at every level of the juvenile justice system and in other child-serving agencies that touch the lives of minority youth. 

For details about goals, objectives, and deliverables, see:

Priority Areas: The Department of Justice is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights and racial equity, increases access to justice, supports crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, strengthens community safety and protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. 


  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • 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

Additional Eligibility Criteria
OJJDP will consider 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).

Nonprofit organizations that hold money in offshore accounts for the purposes of avoiding paying the tax described in 26 U.S.C. 511(a) are not eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information
Step 1: Application Deadline: July 11, 2023 11:59 PM ET
Step 2: Application JustGrants Deadline: July 25, 2023 8:59 PM ET

Submission Information

Registration: Before submitting an application, all applicants must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). You must renew and validate your registration every 12 months. If you do not renew your SAM registration, it will expire. An expired registration can delay or prevent application submission in and JustGrants. Registration and renewal can take up to 10 business days to complete.

Submission: Applications must be submitted to DOJ electronically through a two-step process via and JustGrants.

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Anticipated Maximum Dollar Amount of Awards: $2,000,000.00

Term of Contract
Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/23
Period of Performance Duration (Months): 36

Contact Information
For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact the OJP Response Center at 800-851-3420, 301-240-6310 (TTY for hearing-impaired callers only), or - contact the SAM Help Desk (Federal Service Desk), Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET at 866-606-8220. - contact the Customer Support Hotline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays, at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, or
JustGrants - contact the JustGrants Service Desk at or 833-872-5175, Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET and Saturday, Sunday, and Federal holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

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