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Department of Justice Application Season is Here!

Prepare early – any time during the year – to ensure your registration and users are up to date in the systems involved in the application process. Review the DOJ Grant Application Submission Checklist to identify which actions you can take now and what to expect when you start an application.

Applications are submitted in a two-step process, each with its own deadline:

  1. Submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov.
  2. Submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants.

Please read the solicitation document carefully for further guidance.

We encourage you to visit the JustGrants Application Submission training page that includes training videos, job aids, and other information as a resource for your applicants.

Because most solicitations are competitive, BJS staff cannot engage in individual conversations concerning a specific solicitation with prospective applicants. Any questions concerning open solicitation should be submitted to the NCJRS Response Center by phone at 1-800-851-3420 (TTY at 301-240-6310 for hearing impaired only), or by email at [email protected].

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424 and SF-LLL in Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035, at the Grants.gov customer support webpage, or by email at [email protected]. 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 [email protected]. The JustGrants Service Desk operates 5 a.m. – 9 p.m. EST Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays.

BJS FY24 Census of Jails, 2025 and 2026

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) seeks a data collection agent for administering the 2025 and 2026 annual Census of Jails (COJ) to approximately 2,900 jails. The COJ stands as BJS’s most comprehensive collection of jail administrative data, providing national and state-level statistics on various aspects of jail populations. From 1970 to 2024, BJS conducted the COJ every 5 to 6 years to gather information on jail...

BJS FY24 State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline

BJS seeks to fund applications from state Statistical Analysis Centers under the fiscal year 2024 State Justice Statistics program. The program supports the collection, analysis, and dissemination of statistical information on crime and criminal justice at the state and local levels.

BJS FY24 Continuation of the Federal Justice Statistics Program

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline

BJS seeks to maximize the utility of the Federal Justice Statistics Program by providing the data and tools needed to support evidence-based analyses for the Department of Justice and other executive, legislative, and judicial branch agencies. This includes expanding the information available through the Federal Criminal Case Processing query tool and demonstrating new ways—especially through record-linkage tools—that federal data can be analyzed to develop evidence...

BJS FY24 NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP)

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline

BJS seeks to continue funding for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP) to identify program priorities and provide information on application requirements. In fiscal year 2024, BJS is prioritizing the use of funds for two purposes: (1) to enhance the completeness, automation, and transmittal of records to state and federal systems used by the NICS, and (2) to...

BJS FY24 Federal Law Enforcement Agency Deaths in Custody Reporting Program, 2024-2026

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline

BJS seeks to collect data on persons who died in the custody of federal law enforcement agencies in fiscal year (FY) 2024, FY25, and FY26, building on BJS’s existing efforts. The data collection will include a web-based interface to allow federal law enforcement agencies to identify all deaths that are arrest-related or that occur in detention or incarceration facilities.

FY 2024 National Survey of Victim Service Providers (NSVSP)

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline

BJS seeks a data collection agent to administer the 2024 National Survey of Victim Service Providers (NSVSP). The NSVSP is part of BJS’s Victim Services Statistical Research Program, an effort to develop a statistical infrastructure around victim services and address major gaps in our knowledge about the availability and use of services to support victims of crime or abuse. As a follow-up to the 2023...

BJS FY24 Statistical Support Program

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline

BJS seeks to administer the Bureau of Justice Statistics Statistical Support Program (BJS-SSP). The primary aim of the BJS-SSP is to provide statistical and methodological support for existing and new data collections. BJS collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on policing, prosecution, courts, institutional corrections, community supervision, and victimization. The BJS-SSP will support efforts to expand the agency’s capacity to collect, analyze, and report criminal...