Swift, Certain, and Fair (SCF) Supervision Program: Including Project HOPE

The goals of this program are to develop and enhance SCF initiatives and implement a SCF model with fidelity, resulting in reduced recidivism and better outcomes for program participants.

The objectives of this SCF program are to:
? Demonstrate the use and efficacy of SCF practices

and principles to improve the delivery of supervision strategies and practices.
? Improve supervision strategies that will reduce recidivism.

? Increase the number of supervision decisions that are fair and consistently applied, and with consequences that are transparent.

? Promote and increase collaboration among agencies and officials who work in probation, parole, pretrial, law enforcement, treatment, reentry, and related community corrections fields.

? Develop and implement strategies for the identification, targeting, supervision, and treatment of ?high-risk/high-needs? offenders who are being supervised in the community.

? Increase the number of participants in the program who believe that the supervision decisions are fair, consistently applied, and consequences are transparent.

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.

Website Address


Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Monroe, County Of $ 700,000   2021-10-012025-09-30
Pardons And Paroles, Alabama Board Of $ 700,000   2021-10-012025-09-30
Van Buren, County Of $ 700,000   2021-10-012025-09-30
Dallas County Community Supervision And Corrections Department $ 740,895   2021-10-012025-09-30
Iowa Department Of Corrections $ 700,000   2021-10-012025-09-30
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2019: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Allowable uses for award funds can include the following activities to help state, local, and Tribal agencies develop or improve their SCF programs: * Support the Project Coordinator position.

* Support the a Research Partner.

* Overtime for: -Court staff to complete paperwork -Community corrections staff to expedite bench warrant service -Community corrections officers and/or law enforcement officers to apprehend absconders * The development, implementation, and maintenance of a color code hotline.

* The development of a robust, onsite, rapid drug-screening process.

* Costs for onsite urine analysis testing.

* Costs for offsite urine analysis or hair testing.

* Additional BJA-approved contracted jail space, if needed.

* Travel costs for SCF team members to attend BJA-approved SCF trainings, project meetings, and peer-to-peer meetings (provide an estimate based on a 4-person team, spending 2 days in Washington, DC).

* Travel costs to attend the BJA researcher-practitioner Smart Suite Academy.

* Other BJA-approved SCF project costs.

Unallowable Uses for Award Funds In addition to the unallowable costs identified in the Financial Guide, award funds may not be used for the following: ? Prizes/rewards/entertainment/trinkets (or any type of monetary incentive) ? Client stipends ? Gift cards ? Vehicles ? Food and beverage ? Costs that do not support approved project activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site at https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm.

Beneficiary Eligibility

See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site at (https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm.


The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Abstract; Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative. 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.


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 https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.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.


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


This program is funded under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016 (P.L. 114-113). And, an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.


There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application. Please see section 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 18.


Supplemental funding may be available in future years.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The award period is for 24 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: For specifics pertaining to this program, please see the current fiscal year?s program solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm). For additional information, see the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide section on ?Period of Availability of Funds' at https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.2a.htm.

Post Assistance Requirements


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.


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 Government Accountability Office, 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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 17 Not Available; FY 18 est $4,000,000; and FY 19 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Award amounts may be up to $400,000.

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.).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Heather Tubman-Carbone U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: heather.tubman-carbone@usdoj.gov Phone: 202-514-1158

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are described in the OJP Program Announcement available at https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm.

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