Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms-Training Assistance

To help the participant identify the laws relating to alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives, and provide training in specific investigative skills and techniques, and to help State, county, and local law enforcement officers improve their law enforcement capabilities in the organized crime area, including arson, undercover, firearms and explosives investigations.

Last Known Status
Deleted 07/08/2008 (Not specified.)
Program Number
Federal Agency
Types of Assistance
Uses and Use Restrictions
Training programs are conducted in the areas of: Identification of the Firearms Problem; Motives and Analysis of Applicable Federal, State and Local Laws; Laboratory Capability; Sources of Information; Interviewing; Investigative Techniques; and Case Management.
Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended, Title XVIII, Public Law 90-351; Gun Control Act of 1968, Title XVIII, Public Law 90-618, 18 U.S.C. 44; Organized Crime Control Act of 1970, Title XVIII, Public Law 91-452, 18 U.S.C. 40.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicant Eligibility
State, county, and local law enforcement agencies. Participation is limited to non-uniformed police personnel engaged in firearms and arson investigations or in the process of being assigned or promoted to such non-uniformed assignments.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State, county, and local law enforcement agencies.
Not applicable.
Application and Award Process
Preapplication Coordination
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
Submit requests to the Assistant Director (Training and Professional Development), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20226.
Award Procedure
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Not applicable.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable.
Post Assistance Requirements
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Program Accomplishments
Each year about 600 law enforcement officers participate in ATF arson/explosives investigative training, cigarette tax audit enforcement, undercover investigative training, and armed criminal training.
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Travel and Materials) FY 02 $1,004,794; FY 03 est $1,900,000; and FY 04 est $2,500,000. Agencies will bear the cost of training on a reimbursable basis.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Information Contacts
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Peter B. Mastin, Chief, ATF National Academy, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Building 67, FLETC, Glynco, GA 31524. Telephone: Commercial or FTS (912) 267-2251.
Website Address
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Not applicable.
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