February 12, 2021

Grants for Correctional Facilities - due April 22

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

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Grants to USA state, county, municipal, and tribal governments for programs to improve security in correctional settings. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for programs to protect against contraband cellphone use in correctional facilities.

These site-based awards are for state and local governments, including federally recognized Indian tribes that have detention capacity, to operationalize effective and secure managed access systems in correctional settings to prevent, detect, seize, and stop the presence and use of contraband cellphones by detainees and inmates. Jurisdictions will be expected to test, implement, and document changes to policy, practice, and tactics as they relate to preventing, detecting, seizing, and stopping the presence and use of contraband cellphones by detainees and inmates.

Applicants may propose to:  Operationalize effective and secure managed access systems.Ensure state, local, and tribal governments are in compliance with the Federal Communications Commission and laws governing the interception of electronic communications, including the rules that criminalize actions aimed at disabling aircraft.Provide technological solutions to detect and disrupt drones.