U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
04/29/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories nonprofits, for-profits, government agencies, IHEs, and certain qualified individuals to research and evaluate efforts to address street gang violence and activity. Applicants are advised to create or verify the required registrations well in advance of the proposal deadline.
With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for the funding of research and program evaluation projects that inform efforts to prevent and reduce gang activity, violence, and victimization in the United States. NIJ will support scientifically rigorous research and evaluation projects designed to produce findings with high practical utility for youth and adult gang prevention, intervention, enforcement, or reentry strategies. (hereafter, anti-gang programs and strategies).
Prevention programs may include, but are not limited to, those that target siblings of gang members or early intervention to youths who reside in communities with substantial gang presence. Intervention may also include, but is not limited to, programs that provide services to those already involved in gangs. Targeted enforcement may include, but is not limited to, efforts of law enforcement including police, prosecutors, and probation to suppress the criminal activity of gangs. Projects should be designed to produce findings with relevance beyond the local level. Researcher-practitioner partnerships may be useful in designing and conducting projects with strong relevance.
While NIJ will consider all applications that address these more general purposes, NIJ is particularly interested in applications in the following two areas:
Local Impact and Responses to Transnational Gangs
NIJ is seeking research and evaluation projects that build knowledge about these gangs and the effectiveness of prevention, intervention, or enforcement responses to these gangs. Improved knowledge on the local impact of these gangs and how they differ from neighborhood based or national gangs on issues like recruitment/joining, desistance, number of individuals involved, involvement in various crime types, and their local impact will inform anti-gang programs and strategies for transnational gangs. In particular, NIJ is interested in understanding the impact, if any, of the resettlement of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) in an area and gang violence.
Rigorous Evaluations of Well-Developed Anti-Gang Programs and Strategies
Although many anti-gang programs and strategies have been implemented in communities across the nation, few of these have been carefully evaluated; and even fewer have demonstrated strong evidence of effectiveness. NIJ’s CrimeSolutions.gov website profiles gang programs that have been scientifically evaluated. There is a strong need for more rigorous program evaluations in this area.
For more details on these two priorities, see the RFP: https://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2019-15270.pdf#page=6
New Investigator/Early Career Opportunity - - For details, see the RFP: https://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2019-15270.pdf#page=8
Encouraging Program Investments in Economically-Distressed Communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones) - For details, see the RFP: https://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2019-15270.pdf#page=9
GrantWatch ID#: 141795
NIJ expects to make one or more awards.
Successful applicants will be expected to complete the work proposed within a five-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.
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 for-profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), and certain qualified individuals.
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 project, and monitoring and appropriately managing any subawards (“subgrants”).
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.
NIJ may elect to fund applications submitted under this FY 2019 solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on, among other considerations, the merit of the applications and on the availability of appropriations.
What will not be funded:
-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.)
-Applications that are not responsive to this specific solicitation.
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 April 29, 2019.
Applicants must acquire a unique entity identifier (currently, a DUNS number). A DUNS number is usually received within 1-2 business days.
Applicants must acquire or maintain registration with SAM. Each applicant must update or renew its SAM registration at least annually to maintain an active status. SAM registration and renewal can take as long as 10 business days to complete (2 more weeks to acquire an EIN).
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.
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.
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