BJA FY 20 Second Chance Act Evaluation Participation Support - Federal Grants

Funding Opportunity Overview

Opportunity NumberBJA-2020-17680
Opportunity TitleBJA FY 20 Second Chance Act Evaluation Participation Support
Opportunity CategoryDiscretionary
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Post DateFebruary 27, 2020 (Thursday)
Last Updated DateMarch 19, 2020 (Thursday)
Close DateMay 28, 2020 (Thursday)
Award AmountUp to $800,000 (total funding : $4,000,000)

Funding Detail Description

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for funding to support jurisdictions’ participation in an evaluation of their Second Chance Act-funded programs. This solicitation is a companion to the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ’s) “Assessing the Effectiveness of the Second Chance Act Grant Program: A Phased Evaluation Approach” solicitation that seeks organizations to apply to serve as evaluators of the Second Chance Act programs. This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting NIJ in fulfilling the statutory mandate set forth in The Second Chance Act Reauthorization Act of 2018 to evaluate the Second Chance Act grant program in order to further enhance the knowledge base of what works in offender reentry programming.

Funding Additional Information

Agency NameBureau of Justice Assistance
Important Dates
Post DateFebruary 27, 2020 (Thursday)
Close DateMay 28, 2020 (Thursday)
Last Updated DateMarch 19, 2020 (Thursday)
Awards Detail
Award Ceiling$800,000
Estimated Total Program Funding$4,000,000
Expected Number Of Awards5
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Additional Information URLhttps://bja.ojp.gov/SCAEval20

CFDA Numbers

Next CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) numbers are associated to this grant.
  • 16.812 - Second Chance Act Prisoner Reentry Initiative

Categories of Funding Activities

Categories of Funding Activities

  • Education
  • Employment, Labor and Training
  • Humanities
  • Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Category Explanation

  • No Additional Explanation Reported

Funding Eligibility

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Others

Additional Information on Eligibility

  • Applicants must be current or former recipients of BJA Second Chance Act funds that are running reentry programs that are ready for a rigorous, randomized control trial evaluation. Applicants must have the capacity to enroll and randomly assign at least 300 participants (150 treatment, 150 control) during the project timeframe.

Grantor Contact Information

Grantor ContactFor technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726 or 606–545–5035, at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/support.html, or at support@grants.gov. The Grants.gov Suppo
(Technical Application Assistance)