The purpose of this award is to provide funding to administer the 2007 Census of Public Defender Offices. This census will obtain information about the operations, workload, staff size, policies, and procedures of the approximately 1,400 offices that serve as public defenders across the Nation. A draft data collection instrument will be provided by BJS. The grantee will be expected to assemble a complete roster of and survey all state and local public defender offices. BJS anticipates making one award for a 24- month period under this solicitation. BJS is authorized to issue this solicitation under the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Section 302, as amended (42 USC Section 3732).