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for Research Related to Ethnic and Racial Inequities in the Justice System

W.E.B. Du Bois Program of Research on Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Justice System

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Conf. Date:

10/19/21

Deadline Date:

12/30/21 11:59 PM ET - Grants.gov deadline; 01/13/22 11:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, for-profits, government agencies, IHEs, and tribes for research projects that address ethnic and racial inequities within the justice system. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations prior to applying. Preference is given to researchers of color and women. Funding is intended to support research on how to reduce disparities through public policy interventions at any point during the administration of justice.

The W.E.B. Du Bois Program supports quantitative and quantitative research that furthers the Department’s mission by advancing knowledge regarding the intersections of race, crime, violence, and the administration of justice within the United States. NIJ seeks applications for funding from two categories of researchers:

  • W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars – Researchers who are advanced in their careers (awarded a terminal degree at least seven years prior to December 31, 2021) may apply for grants for research, evaluation, and mentoring less-experienced researchers.
  • W.E.B. Du Bois Fellows – Researchers who are early in their careers (awarded a terminal degree within seven years of December 31, 2021) may apply for grants for research and evaluation.

NIJ is interested in policy interventions that have the potential to reduce disparities at any point during the administration of justice for juveniles and/or adults. These interventions could include policing practices, access to defense resources, pretrial release practices, charging decisions, sanctions imposed, access to treatment services, post-release programming, or any other point at which disparity is evident. NIJ is particularly interested in identifying those interventions that have the greatest potential to positively intervene in an individual’s progress out of the justice system. 

For more information about the above categories, see https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/O-NIJ-2021-171008.pdf#page=6.

The primary goal of this solicitation is to promote the fair administration of justice. Findings from this research program will assist state, local, and tribal jurisdictions to promote fairer justice systems, and increase the legitimacy of those systems, thus enhancing racial and ethnic communities’ trust in public safety. Secondary goals include advancing research methods and growing the field of well-trained researchers.

For objectives and deliverables, see https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/O-NIJ-2021-171008.pdf#page=7.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 198684

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$3,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Nominally, a W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars grant project is expected to have a minimum value of $500,000.

Nominally, a W.E.B. Du Bois Fellows grant project is expected to have a minimum value of $250,000.

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance Start Date: July 1, 2022
Period of Performance Duration: 60 months

W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars:
Nominally, a W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars grant project is expected to take 36 months or more to complete. The actual period of performance proposed and funding request will be determined by the requirements of the research, up to the full 5-years allowed and the full funding amount anticipated to be available to support this solicitation.

W.E.B. Du Bois Fellows:
Nominally, a W.E.B. Du Bois Fellows grant project is expected to take 24 months or more to complete. The actual period of performance proposed and funding request will be determined by the requirements of the research, up to the full 5-years allowed and the full funding amount anticipated to be available to support this solicitation.

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally funded tribal governments)
  • 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
  • Public housing authorities
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Foreign governments, foreign organizations, and foreign colleges and universities are not eligible to apply. Federal agencies are eligible to apply. (Any award made to a federal agency will be made as an inter-agency reimbursable agreement.)

To advance Executive Order 13929 Safe Policing for Safe Communities, as of October 28, 2020, the Attorney General determined that all state, local, and university or college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process to be allocated FY 2021 DOJ discretionary grant funding, as either a recipient or a subrecipient. For detailed information on this new certification requirement, please visit https://cops.usdoj.gov/SafePolicingEO.

NIJ 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-proposal Conference:

Register for a webinar on October 19 to learn more:
https://ojp.webex.com/ojp/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6f7cfd2027ebd060a5431c2018f79b7d

Date and time: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

This webinar will provide guidance to potential applicants to the National Institute of Justice’s W.E.B. Du Bois Program of Research on Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Justice System solicitation.

The presenter will discuss the purpose and goals of this funding opportunity; review eligibility requirements; discuss the application process; and highlight useful resources to assist in applying. A Q&A session will conclude this webinar.

Pre-Application Information:

The SF-424 and the SF-LLL will be submitted in Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m., eastern time (ET) on December 30, 2021. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

The full application will be submitted in JustGrants by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on January 13, 2022.

In FY 2021, applications will be submitted to DOJ in a new two-step process.

- Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov. To register in Grants.gov, applicants will need to obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal.

- Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants. To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

Obtain a DUNS number/Confirmation number:
Obtain your Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number first; you cannot complete any of the steps below without it. It can take up to 2 business days to obtain the DUNS number. Call DUN and Bradstreet at 866-705-5711 to obtain a DUNS number or apply at http://www.dnb.com/.

Register with SAM database/Confirm SAM number:
Organizational Entities Only - System of Award Management (SAM) registration and renewal can take as long as 10 business days to complete. If you do not have an Employer Identification Number (EIN), the process can take up to 5 weeks. If you have an EIN, the process can take up to 2 weeks. SAM registration procedures can be accessed at http://www.sam.gov/.

For additional information, see the “How to Apply” section in the OJP Grant Application Resource Guide: https://www.ojp.gov/funding/apply/ojp-grant-application-resource-guide#apply

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335951

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Transcript from the webinar held on Oct. 19, 2021: https://nij.ojp.gov/webinar-transcript-web-du-bois-program-research-reducing-racial-and-ethnic-disparities-justice

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and apply on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html

Submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants: https://justicegrants.usdoj.gov/

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424 and SF-LLL in Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726, 606–545–5035, at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/support.html, or email at support@grants.gov.

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in DOJ’s Justice Grants System (JustGrants), contact the JustGrants Service Desk at JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov or at 833-872-5175.

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the Response Center by telephone at 800–851–3420 or TTY 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only), or by email at grants@ncjrs.gov.

CFDA Number:

16.560

Funding or Pin Number:

O-NIJ-2021-171008

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