The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications for funding for the FY 2021 Local Jail Reporting Program Pilot Test. This pilot test will collect individual-level administrative record data from 10 large jails. The information collected will include jail admissions and releases, demographic characteristics of inmates, charges and dispositions, and sentences.
Deadlines: Grants.gov Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 14, 2021; JustGrants Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 28, 2021
Eligibility: Eligible applicants include: County governments; For profit organizations other than small businesses; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments); Nonprofits with and without 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; and State governments.
Contact Information: For assistance with any requirements of this solicitation, contact Zhen Zeng, BJS Statistician, by telephone at 202-307-0765, or by email at [email protected] Include "LJRP21" in the subject line.
A redacted version of the 2020 LJRP Feasibility Study report is available for review. In addition to summarizing methods of data collection and findings, the report includes the OMB clearance application and the interview instrument as appendices. Individual jail names and potentially identifying information have been redacted from the report.
The due dates of the deliverables are linked to when jails provide their data to the pilot data collection. As stated on page 8 of the solicitation, deliverables #9 and #10, the analytical jail files and data assessment reports are due 2 months after each jail submits data. BJS expects the period of performance not to exceed 36 months.
For the Pilot Test, BJS expects to collect jail records for the most recent calendar year but does not require any particular 12-month period.
As part of the Pilot Test, BJS is interested in finding out how to provide assistance to jails making data extracts for BJS, including providing limited funds or technical assistance for data extracts. For the Pilot Test, however, there are no additional funds for reimbursement, and we are limited to the $500,000 project fund.
Applicants should include dollar amounts for each funded task in the application. This information may be summarized in the Proposal Narrative or presented in the Budget Worksheet and Budget Narrative.