BJA FY 14 Maximizing the Affordable Care Act: Improving Recidivism and Health Outcomes for the Justice-Involved Population

Quick Facts

Due DateMay 22, 2014 (Thursday)
Award AmountUp to $ 500,000
Category of Funding ActivityLaw, Justice and Legal Services
Eligible Applicants
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • For-profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Others - Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations, tribal organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and for-profit (commercial) organizations. For-profit organizations must agree to waive any profit or fees for services. BJA welcomes applications that involve two or more entities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the others must be proposed as sub recipients. The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for conducting and leading the project.

Program Description

Because of the Medicaid expansion to childless adults and the subsidies to make private health insurance more affordable under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a significant portion of the justice-involved population will gain eligibility, for the first time, for Medicaid and/or private health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Justice-involved individuals are seven times as likely as the general population to experience mental illness, substance abuse disorders, infectious disease, and chronic health conditions, making reentry from jails and prison an especially critical juncture. For individuals reentering communities after incarceration, disruptions in medical care and treatment contribute to increased rates of reincarceration, increased drug use, and poor and costly health outcomes, including a 12-fold increase in the risk of death in the first 2 weeks after release. State and local criminal justice systems can play an important role in ensuring justice-involved populations receive assistance and support in applying for health coverage, which can help divert individuals from the criminal justice system, reduce recidivism, and also provide a continuum of care for individuals preparing to reenter back into their communities. This solicitation seeks a national training and technical assistance provider to assist select state and local criminal justice systems in maximizing the opportunities for expanded health care coverage under the PPACA, as well as develop resources to assist the broader criminal justice field nationwide. As a result of improved coverage, state and local justice systems may experience considerable cost savings by utilizing expanded coverage options under Medicaid and the Marketplace.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberBJA-2014-3843
Funding Opportunity TitleBJA FY 14 Maximizing the Affordable Care Act: Improving Recidivism and Health Outcomes for the Justice-Involved Population
Opportunity CategoryLaw, Justice and Legal Services
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of AwardsNot Available
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateApril 3, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Due DateMay 22, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Archive DateJune 21, 2014 (Saturday)
Total Program Funding$ 0
Award AmountUp to $ 500,000
CFDA Number
  • 16.751 - Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program

Eligible Applicants

  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • For-profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Others - Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations, tribal organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and for-profit (commercial) organizations. For-profit organizations must agree to waive any profit or fees for services. BJA welcomes applications that involve two or more entities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the others must be proposed as sub recipients. The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for conducting and leading the project.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Justice
Program Information WebsiteFull Announcement
ContactOffice: Office of Justice Programs
Address: Bureau of Justice Assistance
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