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NIJ FY24 Research and Evaluation on Firearm Violence and Mass Shootings

Type: Posted • Opportunity: O-NIJ-2024-171966


The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding. OJP is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights and equity, increases access to justice, supports crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, strengthens community safety and protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding of research and program evaluation projects specific to the intervention and prevention of intentional, interpersonal firearm violence and mass shootings in the United States. This solicitation has two categories: 1) research on mass shootings, including insider threat and leakage and the role of the news media and social media platforms; and 2) research on the effectiveness of campaigns implemented in school systems and/or through school personnel to encourage the parents, guardians, and relatives of school-aged children to store firearms safely and securely. This program furthers DOJ's mission to uphold the rule of law, to keep our country safe, and to protect civil rights.


Category of Funding
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
On 2/5/24 the National Institute of Justice posted grant opportunity O-NIJ-2024-171966 for NIJ FY24 Research and Evaluation on Firearm Violence and Mass Shootings with funding of $5.0 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 16.560 National Institute of Justice Research, Evaluation, and Development Project Grants. It is expected that 8 total grants will be made.


Posted Date
Feb. 5, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
April 29, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 66 Days
Last Updated
Feb. 5, 2024, 4:09 p.m. EST


Eligible Applicants
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
City or township governments
County governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Special district governments
State governments
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Independent school districts
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Additional Info
Private elementary and secondary schools, and Units of local government.

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National Institute of Justice
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Contact Phone
(202) 616-5314
Additional Information
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