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NIJ FY24 Research and Evaluation on 911, Alternative Hotlines, and Alternative Responder Models
ID: 352400Type: Posted


National Institute of Justice (USDOJ-OJP-NIJ)

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$0 - $3M

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Science and Technology and other Research and Development

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    Posted Feb 14, 2024 12:00 AM
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    Due Apr 30, 2024 12:00 AM

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is offering a grant opportunity titled "Research and Evaluation on 911, Alternative Hotlines, and Alternative Responder Models". This grant aims to fund research and evaluation proposals on the effectiveness of 911 and alternative three-digit service numbers in assessing public service and safety needs and responding to them safely, efficiently, effectively, and equitably.

The grant seeks proposals to assess the use of new methods and technologies to support effective and equitable responses to public calls for service. This includes research on the training and operating procedures of call takers and dispatchers to ensure accurate and unbiased coding, priority assessment, and dispatch decisions. Additionally, the grant invites proposals to evaluate the public's knowledge and use of alternative three-digit service numbers and their ability to adequately address the types of calls they are intended to divert from 911.

Furthermore, the grant opportunity encourages proposals to evaluate the effectiveness of models that employ non-sworn first responders in partnership with or as an alternative to police response or enforcement. It also invites proposals to evaluate alternative traffic enforcement models, including changes in policies about what types of traffic violations sworn officers enforce and the use of non-sworn personnel for response or enforcement of traffic violations.

The grant has an award ceiling of $3,000,000 and expects to make 6 awards. There is no cost sharing or matching requirement. The eligible applicants for this grant are units of local government.

For more information and to apply for this grant opportunity, please visit the NIJ FY24 Research and Evaluation on 911, Alternative Hotlines, and Alternative Responder Models webpage.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, you can contact the OJP Response Center by phone at 800-851-3420 or 301-240-6310 (TTY for hearing-impaired callers only) or email The OJP Response Center operates from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) Monday-Friday and from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET on the solicitation closing date.

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