This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant aimed at supporting jurisdictions seeking to analyze their usage of fines and fees and to implement a plan to ensure they are being imposed in a constitutional and nondiscriminatory way; 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 jurisdictions in their efforts to analyze their usage of fines and to implement a plan to ensure that they are being imposed in a constitutional and nondiscriminatory way. The overview notes eligible applicants as being: for-profit organizations other than small businesses; nonprofit organizations, regardless of 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments, other than federally recognized tribal governments; and private, public, and state-controlled institutions of higher education. 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.