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Funding Available: Research and Evaluation of Promising Reentry Initiatives

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding for rigorous examination of innovative reentry initiatives. With this solicitation, NIJ requests proposals for rigorous research to examine reentry initiatives that incorporate promising practices, strategies, or programs. NIJ is interested in supporting evaluations of innovative reentry initiatives that focus on offenders with a moderate-to-high-risk of reoffending.

Eligibility (Who may apply)

In general, NIJ is authorized to make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with eligible entities as listed below:

  • 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); and 2 NIJ-2020-17295

  • Institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education).

This program furthers the Department’s mission by advancing the body of knowledge on promising practices in the field of offender reentry, to inform the development of more effective reentry-specific initiatives, at the federal, local, tribal, and community levels.

To learn more and apply, click here.

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