Promoting Evidence Integration in Sex Offender Management Discretionary Grant Program

To assist States, the District of Columbia, the principal U.S.

territories, local and tribal jurisdictions in improving their adult and/or juvenile sex offender management policies and practices by supporting training, technical assistance, demonstration projects, and fellowships in the Office

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of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART).

These efforts will enhance sex offender management practices, and thus protect the public from sex offenders in the community.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Santo Domingo Tribe $ 238,780   2015-10-012018-09-30
Maricopa, County Of $ 180,713   2012-10-012017-09-30
New York, City Of $ 67,977   2012-10-012017-09-30
Multnomah, County Of $ 191,768   2013-10-012015-09-30
Corrections, Oregon Department Of $ 191,768   2012-10-012014-09-30
Durham, County Of $ 179,890   2012-10-012014-09-30
Commerce, Washington State Department Of $ 141,666   2010-10-012012-09-30
Turtle Mountain Band Of Chippewa Indians $ 244,376   2010-10-012012-09-30
Montgomery, County Of $ 134,010   2010-10-012012-09-30
Department Of Corrections, Rhode Island And Providence Plantations $ 129,632   2010-10-012012-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Promoting Evidence Integration in Sex Offender Management grant funds may be used to: 1) provide training and technical assistance to jurisdictions with reference to sex offender management and accountability; 2) support local demonstration projects in the areas of case management, supervision and relapse prevention; and 3) fund sex offender management fellowship opportunities in the SMART Office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Non-profit organizations (including tribal organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), for-profit organizations, States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, America Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, local, and tribal communities who are interested in addressing the management of juvenile, adult, or a mixed population of sex offenders are eligible to apply for this grant program.

Applicants must coordinate their proposal with others in their jurisdiction to ensure a collaborative response to this solicitation as well as to ensure that agencies within a single jurisdiction are not competing against one another in the grant process. For sex offender management fellowships, eligible applicants include individuals.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State, local and tribal agencies (e.g. parole, probation, pretrial services, etc.) responsible for sex offender management, accountability, registration and supervision to implement programs to enhance strategies for managing sex offender in the community. Non-profit or for-profit organizations, institutions of higher learning and tribal entities with demonstrated experience in sex offender management and accountability issues and delivery of training and technical assistance to implement national training and technical assistance program on sex offender management, accountability, registration and supervision. For sex offender management fellowships: individuals with knowledge and experience in the field of sex offender management.

Credentials/Documentation

Applications must meet the requirements of the program solicitation, which sets forth application deadlines and documentation required. The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative. This information may be found in the solicitation section, ?What an Application Should Include.? In addition to the standard requirements, an application may include timelines, resumes, letters of support, etc. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must submit completed applications via the Office of Justice Programs, Grants Management System or through grants.gov following established criteria. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office of Justice Programs policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications. Specific application instructions for solicitations are available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994; Public Law 103-322, Section 40152, codified at 42 U.S.C. Section 13941, Training; Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWA), Public Law 103-322, 42 U.S.C 13941 and an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year, Public Law 103-322, 42 U.S.C 13941.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Contact the SMART Office or refer to the solicitation for application deadlines. Deadlines are included with the application instructions, which are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).

Appeals

See 28 CFR Part 18.

Renewals

Awards are for 24 to 36 months unless otherwise noted.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. Grants are discretionary and are awarded based on the merits of the application submitted to the SMART Office. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funds for each fiscal year will be awarded for a period that includes the fiscal year of the appropriation plus one additional year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release:. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post Award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf).

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Semi-annual progress reports and final reports are required.

Quarterly financial reports are required.

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. See 2 CFR 200 for audit requirements.

Records

See 2 CFR 200 for the government-wide requirements for maintenance of records by grant recipients.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0404-0-1-754.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$600K for implementation sites, $1.5M for TTA, and $250Kk per fellowship opportunity.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm); Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (whttp://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm ) and Post award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf),, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in 2 CFR 200.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

SMART Office U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs SMART Office 810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: (202) 514-4689

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are described in the OJP Program Announcement available at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm.




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