State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers

To provide financial and technical assistance to state governments for the establishment and operation of Statistical Analysis Centers (SACs) to collect, analyze, and disseminate justice statistics.



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.




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To improve the administration of justice by encouraging the development of State-level capabilities for collecting, analyzing, utilizing, and disseminating statistical information pertaining to crime, criminal justice, sex offenses, incident based reporting, and for providing statistical information to the Federal Government for national compilations.

To analyze particular criminal justice issues of current concern and significance to criminal justice practitioners, as identified by BJS in conjunction with other Office of Justice Programs components, the Justice Research and Statistics Association, and selected SAC Directors.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are state agencies whose responsibilities include statistical activities consistent with the goals of the specific programs and are designated as the state Statistical Analysis Center through an Executive Order or legislation.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Eligible beneficiaries are state agencies whose responsibilities include statistical activities consistent with the goals of the specific programs.

Credentials/Documentation

The applicant must furnish, along with the application for an award, all of the requirements of the program solicitation, including details of the program budget composition, goals, impact, methods, evaluation plan, and resources of the project. Regarding the question below relating to the applicability of 2 CFR 200, Subpart E ? Cost Principles: The cost principles are generally applicable, except with respect to for-profit entities or to organizations listed at Appendix VIII to 2 CFR Part 200. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

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

An award is granted by the Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics and must be accepted by the applicant agency or institution according to the special conditions of the grant or cooperative agreement. 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

Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended; 42 U.S.C. 3732.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

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

Hearings by the Director.

Renewals

Most awards are for periods of 12 months. Under some circumstances, subsequent awards may be made to continue a project.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants will be awarded for a 12 to 36 month project period . See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: 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). See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Please contact the program office for further information.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports.

Recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial Reports.

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 C.F.R . § 200.334 for the government-wide requirements for retention requirements for records.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0401-0-1-754.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Office of Justice Programs funding opportunities http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm 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), applicable OMB Circulars, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.R.).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Stephanie L. Burroughs U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: Stephanie.Burroughs@usdoj.gov Phone: (202) 307-0765

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are described in the program announcement available at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm.



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