BJA FY 11 Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Technical Assistance Program

The summary for the BJA FY 11 Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Technical Assistance Program 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 Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Technical Assistance Program: The Crime Control Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-647) continues the Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program (PIECP), which was originally authorized within the Justice System Improvement Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96-157). This legislation provides exemption from federal constraints on the marketability of prisoner-made goods by permitting the sale of these products in interstate commerce (18 U.S.C. 1761(c)), the Sumners-Ashurst Act, 1948) and contracting in excess of $10,000 with the Federal Government (41 U.S.C. 35(d), the Walsh-Healey Act, 1936). Fifty non-federal prison industry programs may be certified for this exemption when their operations have been determined by the Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance, to meet statutory and guideline requirements. Currently, there are 44 certifications that have been issued to support PIECP operations throughout the United States. In FY 2011, this program is funded through the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program. The program was created to encourage states and counties to establish employment opportunities for inmates that approximate those found in the private sector. States or counties participating in the program must have statutory authority to administer prison industry projects. Project officials shall consult with organized labor and local private industry prior to start-up; pay prevailing local wages; assure that the certified program will not displace free-world workers; employ inmates only on a voluntary basis; provide benefits including the compensation of injured workers; comply with all National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements; and involve the private sector. The Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Technical Assistance Program (PIECTAP) will provide assistance to entities that hold PIECP certificates and to entities interested in applying for PIECP certificates.
Federal Grant Title: BJA FY 11 Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Technical Assistance Program
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Grant Categories: Law Justice and Legal Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2011-3073
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 16.751
CFDA Descriptions: Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program
Current Application Deadline: Jul 07, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Jul 07, 2011
Posted Date: Jun 08, 2011
Creation Date: Jun 08, 2011
Archive Date: Aug 06, 2011
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $225,000
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 national-level for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, and consortia.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
For technical assistance with submitting the application, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 8005184726 or via e-mail to

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