Community-based Approaches to Prevent and Address Hate Crimes

Funding Agency:
Department of Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks applications for funding to support comprehensive community-based approaches to addressing hate crimes that promote community awareness and preparedness, increase victim reporting, and improve responses to hate crimes. This program furthers DOJ’s mission by increasing access to justice and protecting civil rights by supporting communitybased organizations and civil rights organizations to establish community-centered approaches for public awareness, education, and prevention of hate crimes. The program is also designed to develop community-informed models for responding to hate speech and incidents, as well as facilitating reconciliation and community healing. 

Deadline: May 17, 2023

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Solicitation Categories:

  • Category 1: Community-based Organizations
  • Category 2: National Civil Rights Organizations

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and state controlled institutions of higher education
  • Other
    • This includes community-based organizations and civil rights organizations that are tribal, nonprofit, and academic

An applicant entity may submit more than one application, if each application proposes a different project in response to the solicitation. Also, an entity may be proposed as a subrecipient (subgrantee) in more than one application. 

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Social Sciences

External Deadline

May 17, 2023