PREA Implementation Funding Available

Attention small and medium jails, juvenile facilities, community confinement facilities, lockups, and tribal facilities:

Impact Justice is excited to announce that the PREA Targeted Implementation Planning and Support (PREA TIPS) program application is now open. The application period closes August 30, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST.

PREA TIPS is a new opportunity from Impact Justice, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, to provide federal funding* in the amount of $20,000 - $200,000 to assist in PREA implementation. This opportunity is open to small and medium locally operated jails, juvenile facilities, community confinement facilities, lockups, and tribal facilities with fewer than 500 beds, with a preference for facilities with fewer than 200 beds. Agencies and facilities are also welcome to submit joint applications.

Agencies and facilities will receive strategic guidance from subject matter experts at Impact Justice, the PREA Resource Center, Vera Institute of Justice, and the Center for Children’s Law and Policy during a planning phase before entering into an up to 18-month phase to implement their plan. Each successful applicant will be assigned a PREA expert to work with throughout the program period.

How to Apply:

All potential applicants should review the PREA TIPS Request for Proposals (RFP) prior to beginning their application. The RFP will explain in detail the application and program requirements.

The application is available online. The application platform requires users to create a username and password. Applicants should allow themselves enough time to ensure they can access the application. You do not need a highly developed plan on how you want to spend the money - just be able to describe where you are in the process of PREA implementation, create a simple budget, and have the support of your facility or agency leadership. This funding also requires match funding, either cash or in-kind, from awardees as a sign of the institution’s commitment to change.

Impact Justice will host an informational webinar on July 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST to assist with the application process. Register for the webinar here.

The online application, RFP, and webinar registration can be found on the PREA TIPS page. A recording of the informational webinar will also be published here after July 30th.