BJA FY 11 Improving Criminal Courts Solicitation

The summary for the BJA FY 11 Improving Criminal Courts Solicitation grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
BJA FY 11 Improving Criminal Courts Solicitation: This FY 2011 grant announcement focuses on national, state, local, and tribal initiatives to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, in particular to provide training and technical assistance to problem-solving courts; support prosecutors seeking to implement innovative strategies to become high-performing organizations; assist criminal courts at the state and local levels to improve the capacity, efficiency, and quality of the judicial systems ability to respond to increases in volume and/or complexity of criminal caseloads; provide national support to states reforming indigent defense systems; and support state and local jurisdictions develop and implement a comprehensive evidence-based approach to pretrial justice. This program is funded under the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program), the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, and the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program. Authorized by Pub. L. No. 112-10, div. B, secs. 1101-1104 and (Pub. L. No. 111-117, 123 Stat. 3034, 3134, the Byrne Competitive Program helps communities improve the functioning and capacity of state and local criminal justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. Funds may not be used for the acquisition of land, construction projects, or security enhancements or equipment to non-governmental entities not engaged in law enforcement, law enforcement support, criminal or juvenile justice, or delinquency prevention. The JAG Program (42 U.S.C. 3751(a), et seq.) is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions, and JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system. The JAG Program also authorizes a 3 percent set-aside for training and technical assistance. The Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program (42 U.S.C. 3797u et seq.) is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop and implement drug courts that effectively integrate evidenced-based substance abuse treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in a judicially supervised court setting with jurisdiction over substance-abusing offenders.
Federal Grant Title: BJA FY 11 Improving Criminal Courts Solicitation
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Grant Categories: Law Justice and Legal Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2011-3063
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 16.585
CFDA Descriptions: Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program
Current Application Deadline: Jul 08, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Jul 08, 2011
Posted Date: Jun 09, 2011
Creation Date: Jun 09, 2011
Archive Date: Aug 07, 2011
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher learning that support national initiatives to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system. For-profit organizations must agree to waive any profit or fees for services. Applicants are strongly encouraged to partner with other organizations to submit joint applications for the required services and deliverables.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
For technical assistance with submitting the application, contact Customer Support Hotline at 18005184726 or via e-mail to

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