Tuesday, December 15, 2020

New Solicitation: Research and Evaluation on Promising Reentry Initiatives, Fiscal Year 2021

 With this solicitation, NIJ requests proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects to examine reentry initiatives that incorporate promising practices, strategies, or programs. NIJ is interested in supporting multi-site, randomized controlled trial evaluations of innovative reentry initiatives that:

  • Are specifically designed to address violent, habitual recidivism.
  • Are initiated during an individual’s incarceration and continue in the community.
  • Address multiple criminogenic needs that can be assessed incrementally.

In FY 2021, applications will be submitted in a new two-step process, each with its own deadline:

  1. Submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov.
    Step 1, Grants.gov, Deadline: February 25, 2021, by 11:59 PM ET
  2. Submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants.
    Step 2, Application JustGrants, Deadline: March 11, 2021, by 11:59 PM ET


Applicants must register with Grants.gov and register with JustGrants prior to submitting an application.

This solicitation is competitive; therefore, NIJ staff cannot have individual conversations with prospective applicants. Any questions concerning the solicitation should be submitted to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service: 1-800-851-3420; TTY at 301-240-6310 (for hearing impaired only); email; fax 301-240-5830; or web chat. See also NIJ.gov's solicitation FAQ page.

The following application elements MUST be included in the application submission for an application to meet the basic minimum requirements to advance to peer review and receive consideration for funding: Program Narrative, Budget Worksheet and Budget Narrative, and resumes/curriculum vitae of key personnel. Make sure to also go over the application checklist provided in the solicitation before submitting.

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