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FY 2023 John R. Justice (JRJ) Formula Grant Program

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Grants.gov Deadline
August 15, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
August 22, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern

The John R. Justice (JRJ) Grant Program provides student loan repayment assistance for local, state, and federal public defenders and local and state prosecutors who commit to extended service in those roles.

With this solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks to make funding available to state agencies designated by the governor to improve the retention of local, state, and federal public defenders and local and state prosecutors ("beneficiaries"). States receiving funding administer statewide JRJ programs by soliciting applications from eligible beneficiaries at the state level. Beneficiaries selected must commit to an additional 3 years of qualifying service in exchange for partial loan repayment directly to the beneficiary's loan service provider.

Eligible Applicants:

  • State governments
  • Other
    • Applicants are limited to state and U.S. territory government agencies designated by their governor (or the mayor of the District of Columbia) to administer the JRJ Grant Program. The states, territories, and the District of Columbia will make loan payments directly to the institutions holding loans on behalf of eligible beneficiaries.

See the solicitation for additional opportunity and eligibility details, as well as directions on how to apply.


Number of Awards: 40
Total Amount Awarded: $4,458,436

Date Created: May 18, 2023