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Cooperative Agreement to a USA Nonprofit, For-Profit, or IHE for Trainings to Reduce Gender-Based Assaults in Prison Settings

Prison Rape Elimination Act Resource Center


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Funding Source
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
CFDA Number: 16.735
Funding or PIN Number: O-BJA-2023-171723
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Important Dates
Deadline: 06/05/23 8:59 PM ET - deadline; 06/12/23 8:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline. Save

Grant Description
Cooperative agreement to a USA nonprofit or for-profit organization or IHE for a resource center that will provide assistance and trainings to reduce gender-based assaults in prison settings. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

With this solicitation, BJA seeks to fund the continuation of the PREA Resource Center (PRC) to ensure continued progress toward meaningful implementation of the PREA standards in the nation’s confinement facilities and to strengthen the commitment of staff members in these facilities and the agencies that oversee them to eliminate sexual abuse and sexual harassment of persons who are confined. This solicitation prioritizes efforts to create and enhance cultures in confinement facilities and agencies that do not tolerate sexual victimization.

Under this new cooperative agreement, the PRC will continue to deliver targeted training and technical assistance (TA) and make practical, relevant PREA implementation resources available to state, local, and tribal corrections and law enforcement professionals, those who advocate on behalf of victims of sexual abuse and persons who are confined, and other stakeholders across the country working to eliminate sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement facilities, and achieve and maintain compliance with the PREA standards.

The following are key considerations related to investigations to be addressed by applicants:

  • Developing and enhancing the skills and knowledge of investigators, first responders, and others who are responsible for criminal and administrative investigations of sexual victimization of persons who are confined.
  • Ensuring investigations in which the credibility of all alleged victims, suspects, and witnesses is “assessed on an individual basis” and “is not determined by the person’s status of inmate or staff.” [(See PREA standard 115.71(e), 115.171(e), 115.271(e), 115.371(f).] (Emphasis added.)
  • Supporting and guiding efforts to change investigation policies, operations, and practices to align with the PREA standards.

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Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables:


  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Small businesses

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants:
For profit organizations other than small businesses, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Private institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Small businesses

Under this solicitation, BJA is requiring applications under which two or more entities will carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees).

Pre-Proposal Conference
BJA will hold a solicitation webinar that will provide a detailed overview of the solicitation and allow an opportunity for interested applicants to ask questions. Interested applicants will need to register for the webinar.

To use the time most efficiently, BJA encourages webinar attendees to review the solicitation prior to the webinar and be prepared to submit any questions in the webinar chat.

Date and Time: April 26, 2023, at 1 p.m. ET


Pre-Application Information
The SF-424 and the SF-LLL must be submitted in by June 05, 2023 8:59 PM ET.

The full application must be submitted in JustGrants by June 12, 2023 8:59 PM ET.

Before submitting an application, all applicants must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). Registration and renewal can take up to 10 business days to complete.

Applications must be submitted to DOJ electronically through a two-step process via and JustGrants.
- Step 1: The applicant must submit by the deadline the required Application for Federal Assistance standard form (SF-424) and a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) form when they register in Submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL as early as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the deadline. If an applicant fails to submit in, they will be unable to apply in JustGrants.
- Step 2: The applicant must submit the full application, including attachments, in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

OJP Grant Application Resource Guide:

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For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the link above.

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $4,580,222

Term of Contract
Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/23
Period of Performance Duration: 18 months

Contact Information
For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact the OJP Response Center at 800-851-3420, 301-240-6310 (TTY for hearing-impaired callers only), or

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424 and a SF-LLL in, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, Customer Support, or

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in JustGrants, contact the JustGrants Service Desk at 833-872-5175 or

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