This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant to support judges who preside over state capital cases, ensuring quality representation and fair and impartial proceedings; 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) for judges who preside over state capital cases to obtain training and technical assistance (TTA), to ensure quality representation and fair and impartial proceedings. The document lists eligible applicants as being: for-profit organizations other than small businesses; non-profit organizations regardless of 501(c)(3) status, other than institutes of higher education; private, public, and state-controlled institutions of higher education; and organizations and institutions that have expertise in overseeing capital cases and providing training on death penalty cases. 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.