U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and governmental, public safety, and healthcare agencies for programs that mitigate deaths and injuries of persons with mental illness. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support the implementation of programs to prevent wandering, as well as locative technologies to track missing individuals with dementia and developmental disabilities.
The Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities Program:
The U.S, Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance awards funding to reduce the number deaths and injuries of individuals with forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, or developmental disabilities, such as autism, who due to their condition wander from safe environments. The program provides funding to law enforcement and public safety agencies to implement locative technologies to track missing individuals; and to such agencies and partnering nonprofit organizations to develop or operate programs to prevent wandering, increase individuals’ safety, and facilitate rescues.
Grants are awarded to health care agencies, law enforcement, and other public safety agencies, and, additionally for 2 categories of grants:
Category 1 - Proactive Programs: The objective is to design, establish, or operate holistic, locally based, proactive programs to locate or prevent the wandering of individuals Supports health care agencies, law enforcement, other public safety agencies, and nonprofit organizations to develop holistic approaches designed to prevent and respond effectively to the wandering of individuals with forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease or children with developmental disabilities such as autism.
Category 2 - Tracking Technology: The objective is to purchase, develop, or implement locally based tracking technology for such wandering individuals as were described above. Supports health care agencies, law enforcement, and other public safety agencies in the purchase of tracking technology designed to locate and recover individuals with forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease or children with developmental disabilities such as autism in the event they wander from safe environments.
For further information about objectives and deliverables, see https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/bja-2020-17210.pdf#page=5.
GrantWatch ID#: 186761
Maximum number of awards BJA expects to make:12
Estimated maximum dollar amount for each award: $150,000 each
- Period of performance start date: October 1, 2020
- Period of performance duration: 36 months
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