Through a cooperative agreement between BJA and Impact Justice

PREA Funds

This page lists current PREA-related federal funding opportunities available from the United States Department of Justice. For more information on a specific funding opportunity, please follow the relevant links.


PREA Targeted Implementation Planning and Support Program

Administered by: Impact Justice

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. Learn more below.


Application & Informational Webinar:

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. The application opens July 17, 2019 is due August 30, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

Impact Justice will host an informational webinar on July 30th at 2:00pm EST with detailed instructions on how to apply. Register for the webinar here. The webinar will be published on the PREA TIPS page.


Program Details:

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 opens July 17, 2019 is due August 30, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

HOW: 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 from awardees as a sign of the institution’s commitment to change.

WHAT’S NEXT: Impact Justice will host an informational webinar on July 30th at 2:00pm EST with detailed instructions on how to apply. Register for the webinar here. The webinar will be published on the PREA TIPS page.

*Resources subject to availability