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Grants to USA State, Local, and Tribal Governments for Projects to Improve Public Safety

Smart Prosecution – Innovative Prosecution Solutions

GrantWatch ID# 194253
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
CFDA Number: 16.825
Funding or PIN Number: O-BJA-2023-171539
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/28/23 8:59 PM ET - deadline; 04/04/23 8:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline. Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA and territories state, local, and Tribal governments and prosecutorial agencies for projects to improve public safety. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations well in advance of the deadline. Funding is intended for evidence-based and data-driven strategies and projects and to develop effective, economical, and innovative responses to crime within their jurisdictions.

The IPS Program supports prosecutors’ efforts to reduce caseloads, improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their policies, processes, and procedures, and provide modern technology to better manage and track cases. The IPS program also encourages prosecutors’ offices to pursue and implement innovative practices that better administer justice to the communities they serve.

The program’s goal is to test data-driven approaches that address one or more of the objectives listed below. Successful applicants will work closely with BJA staff and the training and technical assistance provider to assist prosecutorial agencies in incorporating innovative or evidence-based prosecution strategies as a fundamental component of their efforts to reduce crime and ensure public safety.


  • Test, establish, and/or expand programming that enhances prosecutors’ ability to effectively and sustainably prevent and respond to crime, especially violent crime, which could include the hiring of new prosecutors.
  • Foster innovative, effective, formalized, and consistent collaborations with external agencies, and the communities they serve, to increase public safety and trust in the criminal justice system.
  • Use technology, intelligence, and data in innovative ways that enable prosecutors’ offices to focus resources on the people and places associated with high concentrations of crime and to allow state and local prosecutors’ offices to improve their operations to more efficiently and effectively work with communities in reducing crime.
  • Enable prosecutors’ offices to reduce caseloads to manageable levels by modernizing offices, hiring analytical or support staff, and updating information technology.

Priority Areas:



  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants:
- State and local prosecutorial agencies
- Federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform prosecution functions
- Tribal consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes (including tribal consortia operated as nonprofit organizations) acting as a fiscal agent for one or more prosecutor agencies

For the purposes of this solicitation, “state” means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

BJA will consider applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees).

Pre-Application Information
The SF-424 and the SF-LLL must be submitted in by March 28, 2023 2:14 PM ET.

The full application must be submitted in JustGrants by April 04, 2023 2:14 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.

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $385,000

Term of Contract
Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/23
Period of Performance Duration (Months): 24

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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