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Cooperative Agreements to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, and IHEs for Programs to Reduce Gun Violence


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01/04/23 8:59 PM ET - deadline; 01/09/2022 8:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline

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Extreme Risk Protective Order and Firearm Crisis Intervention Training and Technical Assistance Initiative

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

Agency: Federal

GrantWatch ID #206634

Grant Description

Cooperative agreements to USA nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education for programs to reduce gun violence. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. Successful applicants will provide technical assistance and training to Byrne SCIP grantees and their subrecipients.

The goals of this initiative are to develop and deliver training and technical assistance that will ensure the Byrne SCIP grantees and their subrecipients can successfully create, implement, or enhance ERPO programs, state crisis intervention court proceedings, and related gun violence reduction programs/initiatives; assist Byrne SCIP and JAG grantees with collecting data elements for the statutorily required report; and prepare for potential participation in the evaluation of the program. 

This initiative has the following objectives:

  • Provide outreach, and develop and deliver model training, to the community and those engaging with at risk individuals regarding ERPO and related initiatives that will reduce gun violence and address the threat/risk of gun violence.
  • Ensure Byrne SCIP grantees and subrecipients have measures in place to safeguard the constitutional rights of an individual subject to a crisis intervention program or initiative.
  • Support the creation of State Firearms Crisis Intervention Program Advisory Boards.
  • Provide assistance to state and local courts in screening and assessing court-involved individuals to identify those who might be in crisis and designing appropriate responses.
  • Develop best practices and model firearm crisis intervention programs based on DOJ guidelines, including leveraging the expertise of problem-solving courts and court capacity.
  • Provide ongoing assistance to Byrne SCIP and JAG grantees and associated research partners for evaluation suitability. 
  • Provide ongoing support to Byrne SCIP and JAG grantees on data collection required for the statutory required report. 

Funding Categories:

  • Category 1 – Developing and Supporting Extreme Risk Protection Order Programs
  • Category 2 – Supporting State, Local, and Tribal Courts Implementing Safer Communities
  • Category 3 – Implementing Safer Communities Training and Technical Assistance 

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- National nonprofit organizations
- For-profit (commercial) organizations (including tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations)
- Institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education) that have expertise and
experience in managing training and technical assistance (TTA) for evidence-based criminal justice

Pre-proposal Conference:

Solicitation Webinar:

On December 9, 2022, at 1 p.m. ET, Bureau of Justice Assistance personnel will host a webinar providing additional information and details about this opportunity and will be available to answer questions from webinar participants.


Pre-Application Information:

Solicitation Release Date: November 10, 2022 8:00 AM ET
The SF-424 and the SF-LLL must be submitted in by January 04, 2023 8:59 PM ET.
The full application must be submitted in JustGrants by January 09, 2023 8:59 PM ET.

Before submitting an application, all applicants must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). You must renew and validate your registration every 12 months. If you do not renew your SAM registration, it will expire. An expired registration can delay or prevent application submission in and JustGrants. 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 at 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 at by the JustGrants application deadline.

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Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
Award Floor: $0

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance Start Date: 1/1/23
Period of Performance Duration (Months): 48

Contact Information:

For technical assistance with submitting the Application for Federal Assistance standard form (SF)-424 and a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities form (SF-LLL) in, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, Customer Support, or The Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in DOJ’s Justice Grants System (JustGrants), contact the
JustGrants Service Desk at 833-872-5175 or The JustGrants Service Desk operates 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. eastern time Monday–Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays.

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the OJP Response Center by telephone at
800-851-3420 or TTY: 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only), or by email at The OJP Response
Center hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., eastern time Monday–Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the solicitation closing date.

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