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Solicitation Overview: FY 2023 Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Program

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Date Published
March 2023
2 pages

This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant to support outreach and education efforts, victim reporting tools enhancement, and the prosecution of hate crimes; 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 the conducting of outreach, education of practitioners and the public, enhancement of victim reporting tools, and investigation and prosecution of hate crimes. The document lists eligible applicants as being state, local, and tribal enforcement and prosecutions agencies. It 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 five tips for submitting a successful grant application, with details about how and when to apply; it notes that the System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal may take up to 10 business days.