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Office of Justice Programs (OJP): Funding Resource Center
The OJP Funding Resource Center site contains information about open solicitations, access to a Grant Application Resource Guide, resources for applicants and grantees, grant procedures and requirements, links to State Administering Agencies, and additional grant-related resources.

Funding Notices

Sign up to receive the weekly Funding News email capturing information about solicitation releases and funding-related webinars from the OJP program offices.

Publications and Grant Evaluation Reports

Second Chance Act: Innovations in Reentry Initiative
Bureau of Justice Assistance, April 2021

Second Chance Act: Innovations in Supervision Initiative
Bureau of Justice Assistance, April 2021

Second Chance Act: Statewide Recidivism Reduction Initiative
Bureau of Justice Assistance, April 2021

Reentry Matters: Strategies and Successes of Second Chance Act Grantees Across the United States
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, November 2018

Cross-Site Evaluation of the Bureau of Justice Assistance FY 2011 Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Projects: Final Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2018

The Second Chance Act
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, April 2018

Evaluation of Seven Second Chance Act Adult Demonstration Programs: Impact Findings at 30 Months
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2018

The National Institute of Justice's Evaluation of Second Chance Act Adult Reentry Courts: Lessons Learned about Reentry Court Program Implementation and Sustainability
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, January 2018

Reentry Court Research: Overview of Findings from the National Institute of Justice's Evaluation of Second Chance Act Adult Reentry Courts
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2017

The Second Chance Act: Juvenile Reentry
Bureau of Justice Assistance- and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, July 2016

Related Resources

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
BJA supports law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, victim services, technology, and prevention initiatives that strengthen the nation's justice system. BJA provides funding through a number of programs, including the:

  • Innovations in Reentry Initiative, which seeks to improve the capacity and effectiveness of state, local and tribal jurisdictions to identify innovative ways to increase the success rates of individuals returning to their communities and reduce the number of crimes committed by those recently returning.
  • Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including community corrections and reentry.
  • Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program, which supports innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders who come into contact with the justice system.

Justice Grants System (JustGrants)
JustGrants is a streamlined, end-to-end grants management system that provides applicants and grantees a straightforward user experience to help apply for and manage funding awards from OJP.

On the Grants.gov website, you can find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all federal grant-making agencies. You can also sign up to receive announcements of new federal grants and modifications of existing grant announcements from Grants.gov.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ funds research, development, and evaluation about criminal justice through competitive solicitations. See the NIJ site for Current Funding Opportunities as well as information about Forthcoming Solicitations.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP sponsors research, program, and training initiatives; develops priorities and goals and sets policies to guide federal juvenile justice issues; disseminates information about juvenile justice issues; and awards funds to states to support local programming. OJJDP provides funding through a number of programs.