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.
|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|Institute For Intergovernmental Research, In, The||$ 9,132,183||   ||2018-10-01||2020-09-30|
|Mid-states Organized Crime Information Center||$ 9,120,825||   ||2018-10-01||2020-09-30|
|Nw3c, Inc.||$ 18,969,784||   ||2018-10-01||2020-09-30|
|Rocky Mountain Information Network, Inc.||$ 9,892,899||   ||2018-09-01||2020-08-31|
|Middle Atlantic-great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network Inc||$ 10,090,177||   ||2018-08-01||2020-07-31|
|Western States Information Network, Inc.||$ 10,382,520||   ||2018-07-01||2020-06-30|
|Regional Organized Crime Information Center, Inc.||$ 10,218,903||   ||2018-07-01||2020-06-30|
|New England State Police Information Network Inc||$ 7,775,576||   ||2018-07-01||2020-06-30|
|Regional Organized Crime Information Center, Inc.||$ 13,992,678||   ||2015-07-01||2019-02-28|
|Rocky Mountain Information Network, Inc.||$ 13,547,769||   ||2015-09-01||2018-10-31|
Uses and Use Restrictions
Up to 100 percent of total project grant costs are funded through Federal assistance.
Cost-sharing is governed by Appropriation Act requirements.
However, projects are encouraged to obtain and utilize additional funds through voluntary contributions, membership fees or dues, fees for service, or other sources from member agencies or governmental units benefiting from project services.
Such funds will be considered program income and must be used to augment project operations or to reduce the Federal share of project costs.
Six RISS Centers are authorized as eligible to receive funding to provide services to law enforcement agencies throughout the nation.
The Centers are: The Middle Atlantic Great-Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Center (MAGLOCLEN), the Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center (MOCIC), the New England State Police Information Network (NESPIN), the Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC), the Rocky Mountain Information Network (RMIN), and the Western States Information Network (WSIN).
Additionally, a competitively selected entity will serve as the administrator of network and support system capabilities serving the aforementioned six RISS Centers.
Applications are limited to these six RISS Centers and the competitive process to select an awardee for the purpose of administration and on behalf of the RISS Technology Service Center (RTSC).
State and local criminal justice agencies; Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies and personnel benefit from this program.
The six RISS Centers are required to submit a Federal application for assistance, as well as a detailed program and budget narrative. A competitive process is conducted for the administration of the RISS Technology Service Center (RTSC). Summary information about each RISS Center is available on the central RISS Website. See http://www.riss.net. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
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.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
BJA receives and reviews all applications for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with all of BJA's program requirements, to include adherence to the fiscal guidelines and grant reporting.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Part M of Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Approximately 90 days prior to the expiration of the project's current active grant.
A project must submit a written request justifying the need for the extension and how the extension would be consistent with the objectives of the grant 60 days prior to the expiration of the current grant.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made for a period of 12 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Reimbursement. For additional guidance reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post award Instructions (https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/index.htm).
Post Assistance Requirements
Reporting requirements for grants/projects awarded under the RISS Program are articulated in the OJP Financial Guide.
Regular progress reports are required to be submitted to the BJA Grants Management System (GMS).
No cash reports are required.
No progress reports are required.
No expenditure 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.
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. Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the General Accounting Office, the Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General, State or local government auditors, and auditors from independent public accounting firms. Jurisdictions must follow their local policies and procedures, including maintenance of reliable and accurate accounting systems, record keeping, and systems of internal control.
In accordance with the requirement set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F, grantees must maintain all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award for at least 3 years following the close of the most recent audit.
(Project Grants) FY 16 $31,568,062; FY 17 est $35,000,000; and FY 18 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
See the current fiscal year?s solicitation guidelines posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm . For additional guidance reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post award Instructions (https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/index.htm). Applicable administrative requirements and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 C.F.R.).
Regional or Local Office
None. Summary information about each RISS Center is available on the central RISS Website. See http://www.riss.net.
David P. Lewis U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 202-616-6500
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
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