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for Projects to Reduce Crime and Recidivism

Swift, Certain, and Fair (SCF) Supervision Program: Applying the Principles Behind Project HOPE

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

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05/20/22 8:59 PM ET - deadline; 05/25/22 8:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline.


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Grants to USA and territories local, state, and Tribal governments for projects to reduce crime and recidivism. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended to enhance probation, parole, and pretrial supervision agencies’ capacity to help reduce crimes committed by, and improve outcomes for, people under supervision by using the swift, certain, and fair principles of intervention.

The swift, certain, and fair (SCF) principles are:

  • Swiftness: Responding to behavior promptly so that people under supervision connect the response to their behavior.
  • Certainty: Ensuring that sanctions and rewards are applied with consistency and predictability.
  • Fairness: Making sanctions proportionate to negative behavior and rewards appropriate to positive behavior.

Goals: The goals of the SCF Supervision Program are to provide state, local, and tribal community supervision agencies with information, resources, and TTA to improve responses to client behavior in accordance with the principles of swiftness, certainty, and fairness; improve supervision outcomes; prevent recidivism; and reduce crime and incarceration in their jurisdictions.


  1. Develop and implement supervision strategies based on the SCF principles, including responses to both positive and negative client behaviors.
  2. Reduce recidivism among, and improve outcomes for, people under supervision.
  3. Identify a target population for the SCF project using a collaborative, data-driven process that is responsive to local circumstances
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of SCF strategies to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for individuals under community supervision through process and outcome evaluation, preferably involving a comparison or control group.

Deliverables: The required deliverables are:

  1. An action plan consisting of a problem analysis, summary of strategies and intended outcomes, a research basis or data supporting the proposed strategies, and an evaluation plan delivered within 6 months of the award.
  2. A final report that documents the process, intervention, outcomes, evaluation findings, and lessons learned

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 196016

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Number of Grants:

BJA will make up to five awards.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $700,000

Term of Contract:

- Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/22 12:00 AM
- Period of Performance Duration (Months): 48


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Other: State, city, township, county, or tribal government acting directly or through agreements with other public or private entities on behalf of a single drug court.

For purposes of this solicitation, "state" means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

To advance Executive Order 13929 Safe Policing for Safe Communities, the Attorney General determined that all state, local, and university or college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process, to be eligible for FY 2022 DOJ discretionary grant funding. To become certified, the law enforcement agency must meet two mandatory conditions: (1) the agency’s use-of-force policies adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and (2) the agency’s use-of-force policies prohibit chokeholds except in situations where use of deadly force is allowed by law. The certification requirement also applies to law enforcement agencies receiving DOJ discretionary grant funding through a subaward. For detailed information on this certification requirement, please visit to access the Standards for Certification on Safe Policing for Safe Communities, the Implementation Fact Sheet, and the List of Designated Independent Credentialing Bodies.

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

Pre-proposal Conference:

BJA will host a webinar on April 6, 2022, at 2 p.m. ET, to provide an overview of the solicitation and share helpful information with those interested in applying for funding through the opportunity.

Register to participate in the webinar:

Pre-Application Information:

- Deadline: May 20, 2022 8:59 PM
- Application JustGrants Deadline: May 25, 2022 8:59 PM

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: This solicitation does not require a match.

Submission Information
Applications will be submitted to DOJ in two steps:
- Step 1: Applicants must submit by the deadline the required Application for Federal Assistance standard form (SF)-424 and a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) form when they register in at

Beginning April 4, 2022, the federal government will cease using the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number to uniquely identify entities. At that point, entities doing business with the federal government will use a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) created in If your entity is currently registered in, your UEI has already been assigned and is viewable in This includes inactive registrations. If you are a new entity registering in, you will continue to register in using the DUNS number assigned by Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) until April 4, 2022. Upon completing your registration in, you will be assigned a UEI. For additional information, see the Unique Entity Identifier Update and the OJP Grant Application Resource Guide.

- Step 2: Applicants must then submit the full application, including attachments, in JustGrants at To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline. OJP encourages applicants to review the “How to Apply” section in the OJP Grant Application Resource Guide and the JustGrants website for more information, resources, and training.

What an Applicant Must Do:
Prior to registering in
- Confirm your Entity’s System Award Management (SAM) Registration Information
- Acquire a SAM Unique Entity Identifier (UEI): If applying before April 4, 2022, obtain or confirm your Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number at
- On April 4, 2022, the federal government will stop using DUNS and start using the new SAM UEI.

To register in
- Acquire an AOR and a username and password
- Acquire AOR confirmation from the E-Business Point of Contact (E-Biz POC)

OJP Grant Application Resource Guide:

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For technical assistance with submitting the Application for Federal Assistance standard form (SF)-424 and a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities form (SF-LLL) in, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, Customer Support, or The Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in DOJ’s Justice Grants System (JustGrants), contact the JustGrants Service Desk at 833-872-5175 or The JustGrants Service Desk operates 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. eastern time Monday–Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays.

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact Jessa Wilcox, Policy Advisor, by telephone at 202-598-9808 or by email at

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

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