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.


Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting Inmates, and Safeguarding Communities FY 2019 Competitive Grant

Administered by: The United States Department of Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the fiscal year 2019 site-based grant program, entitled Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting Inmates, and Safeguarding Communities. 

The purpose of this program is to assist confinement facilities and the agencies that oversee them in implementing prevention, identification, and response mechanisms that reduce the incidence of sexual abuse in these facilities, and to promote compliance with the PREA standards. 

Eligibility: Eligible applicants for this BJA solicitation are states, units of local government, and federally-recognized Indian tribal governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior.

Applications are due by May 22, 2019.

Learn more about the FY 2019 site-based grant program.

To view a recorded webinar about this funding opportunity, click here


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.

The purpose of this program is to assist locally operated small and medium jails, juvenile facilities, community confinement facilities, lockups, and tribal facilities receive federal funds* to support PREA implementation. 

Eligibility: 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, are invited to apply. Multiple agencies or small to medium size facilities collaborating within a region are also eligible to receive funds as a group.

The online application for this program will be made available in Spring 2019. 

Learn more about the PREA TIPS program.

*Resources subject to availability