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Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting Inmates, and Safeguarding Communities

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.

For more information and to download the full solicitation, please visit the BJA website: here

DEADLINE: The FY 2020 solicitation is, and will remain open through April 14, 2020.