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Tribal-Researcher Capacity Building Grant

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding for grants
to support research involving federally recognized tribes (or tribally based organizations) on issues of crime and justice in the United States. This
program furthers the Department’s mission by sponsoring research to provide objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the
challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the tribal level.

Tribal-Researcher Capacity Building Grants

 Applications Due: April 23, 2018


In general, NIJ is authorized to make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, States (including territories), units of local
government, federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior),
nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal
institutions of higher education), and certain qualified individuals. Foreign governments, foreign organizations, and foreign colleges and universities
are not eligible to apply.

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

NIJ welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others
must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees)1. The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award,
including administering funding, managing the entire project, and monitoring and appropriately managing any subawards (“subgrants”).

Under this solicitation, any particular applicant entity may submit more than one application, as long as each application proposes a different project
in response to the solicitation. Also, an entity may be proposed as a subrecipient (subgrantee) in more than one application.

NIJ may elect to fund applications submitted under this FY 2018 solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on, among other considerations, the merit
of the applications and on the availability of appropriations.


Applicants must register with at prior to submitting an application. All applications are due
by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on April 23, 2018.

To be considered timely, an application must be submitted by the application deadline using, and the applicant must have received a validation
message from that indicates successful and timely submission. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the
application due date, to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from, and to correct in
a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

Contact Information

For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, at,
or via email to The Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center: toll-free
at 1-800-851-3420; via TTY at 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only); email; fax to 301-240-5830; or web chat at
The NCJRS Response Center hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern time
on the solicitation close date. General information on applying for NIJ awards can be found at Answers
to frequently asked questions that may assist applicants are posted at number assigned to this solicitation: NIJ-2018-13840

Release date: February 1, 2018