The PREA Targeted Implementation Planning and Support (PREA TIPS) Program is a new opportunity from Impact Justice, the non-profit that runs the PREA Resource Center, for locally operated small and medium jails, juvenile facilities, community confinement facilities, lockups, and tribal facilities to receive federal funds* in the amount of $20,000 - $200,000 to assist in PREA implementation.
WHO: Small and medium locally operated jails, juvenile facilities, community confinement facilities, lockups, and tribal facilities with fewer than 500 beds, with preference for facilities with fewer than 200 beds, are invited to apply for funding through the PREA TIPS Program. Multiple agencies or small to medium size facilities collaborating within a region are also eligible to receive funds as a group.
WHAT: Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), offered through Impact Justice will be available soon for local adult and juvenile corrections and law enforcement agencies to fund efforts to implement the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. This money is available for those beginning the road to PREA compliance or those who have already received a PREA audit. Funding will be given in amounts that range from $20,000 - $200,000, depending on the applicant’s proposal and needs.
The PREA TIPS Program will have a quick and easy application process and targeted project design and implementation support for smaller facilities and agencies. Agencies and facilities will receive strategic guidance from subject experts at Impact Justice and partners during a 6-month planning phase before entering into an 18-month period where they will spend the funds received to help implement the PREA standards. Each applicant will be assigned a PREA expert to work with throughout the program period.
WHEN: The application will be available in spring 2019. Precise dates will follow.
HOW: To apply, fill out an online application, which will be made available on this page in spring 2019. Impact Justice will send application information through adult and juvenile corrections and law enforcement professional associations and the PRC’s networks. Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have the support of their facility or agency head. Applicants do not need a highly developed plan on how to spend the money; they only need to be able to explain where they are in the process of implementing the PREA standards and have some ideas for how they might spend the money. Applicants may also apply with a more developed idea for spending the money.
WHAT’S NEXT: Impact Justice will deliver a webinar with detailed instructions on how to apply in spring 2019. This webinar will be published on the PRC website. Stay tuned for more information.
*Resources subject to availability