The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) directs the Department of Justice to provide grants to jurisdictions and agencies nationwide to “protect inmates (particularly from prison rape) and to safeguard the communities to which inmates return.” 34 USC § 30305(a).
Through this program, BJA is seeking applications for funding of projects designed to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement facilities, and to achieve and maintain compliance with the PREA standards.
Goals and Objectives
The purpose of the PREA Grant Program is to assist confinement facilities and the agencies that oversee them in preventing, identifying, and responding to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in these facilities, and to support compliance with the PREA standards.
BJA anticipates making up to 18 awards of up to $250,000 each.
There will be an informational webinar on March 19, 2020, at 2:00 PM EST for those with questions about the funding opportunity and/or the application process. Interested parties can register for the webinar at the link below.
For more information and to download the full solicitation, please vist the BJA website: here
DEADLINE: The FY 2020 solicitation is, and will remain open through April 14, 2020.