Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Program

Federal Funding Agency:

Bureau of Justice Assistance

Applicant Eligibility:

State, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies. Tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies must be from federally recognized American Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).

Due Date: Deadline May 27, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline June 1, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern

Funding Amount:

Up to $400,000

Agency Solicitation:

The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Program supports efforts by state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies and their partners in conducting outreach, educating practitioners and the public, enhancing victim reporting tools, and investigating and prosecuting hate crimes committed on the basis of a victim’s perceived or actual race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability.


Additional Notes:

Applicants can partner with other agencies and nonprofit organizations with expertise to support outreach, education, investigation, and prosecution of hate crimes.