Reaching Rural Initiative


U.S. Department of Justice

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The one-year planning initiative is designed for rural justice and public safety practitioners; public health and behavioral health practitioners; city, county, and tribal leaders; and community groups.

The initial planning initiative is not a grant opportunity. Participants will be reimbursed for their travel expenses when attending sponsored activities, but no additional funding is provided due to being selected for the planning initiative.

The Reaching Rural Initiative is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the State Justice Institute (SJI). 

At the conclusion of the planning period (the end of calendar year 2024), Reaching Rural fellows will have the opportunity to apply for an implementation grant of up to $100,000 for up to 15 months to launch a project planned during the Reaching Rural fellowship. 

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