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FY 2023 Solicitation Overview: John R. Justice Formula Grant Program

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Date Published
June 2023
2 pages
Publication Series

This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant aimed at offering an incentive to attract and retain qualified public defenders and prosecutors who will remain employed in that capacity for a minimum of 36 months; it provides an overview of who may apply and why, maximum award funds, where to find more information, tips for successful grant applications, and how and when to apply.


This solicitation overview provides grant information and resources for entities that may be interested in funding assistance from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to support student loan repayment assistance to state, local, and federal public defenders, and local and state prosecutors who commit to extended service of at least 36 months in those roles. The overview notes eligible applicants as being: state governments; and state and U.S. territory government agencies designated by their governor to administer the John R. Justice (JRJ) Formula Grant Program. The fact sheet provides details on the maximum amount of funding per award and lists examples of strategies or activities that can be funded, as well as where to get more information about the grant opportunity. The document also lists tips for submitting a successful grant application, with details about how and when to apply.

Date Published: June 1, 2023