Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
Goal: The design of the program is to select a training and technical assistance (TTA) provider who will then develop a program that will directly assist local law enforcement with projects to gather, analyze, and disseminate pertinent information critical to investigating, reporting, and responding to crimes and suspicious activity in communities. Objective: Enhance information and intelligence sharing between local law enforcement, fusion centers, to include federal and state agencies; and assist local law enforcement deploy or sustain projects within their jurisdiction, as well as, working in conjunction with adjacent agencies.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, Public Law 116-6, Statute 133 Stat 13,119
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
This solicitation will be a training and technical assistance (TTA) initiative and the eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit or for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations) and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). Applicants must possess experience in providing TTA on a national level to state, regional, county, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies and other criminal justice entities. This TTA should include information and intelligence sharing, law enforcement technology, interaction with fusion centers, responding to crimes and suspicious activities in local communities, and providing requested training both in-person and online. The applicant must have the capacity to deliver these TTA services remote locations in the Gulf States of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
State, regional, county, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies and other criminal justice entities. The TTA will be delivered to remote locations in the Gulf States of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Awards are made through a competitive process where applications are peer reviewed and scored.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application, but for discretionary awards, please see section 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 18.
In some cases, award periods may be extended if specific criteria are met. For details, please review the discussion of no-cost extensions in the Criteria for Award Extension section of the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide available at http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.2d.htm.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Provide training and technical assistance on information and intelligence sharing, law enforcement technology, interaction with fusion centers,and responding to crimes and suspicious activities in local communities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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. Reports are required to be submitted in the Grants Management System or through the National Training and Technical Assistance Center Reporting Portal.
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. For additional guidance, please visit https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.16a.htm.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The project period is for a term of 3 years from the start of the fiscal year October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2022. For specifics, please see the current fiscal year’s 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. Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General (for science offices, would be the Director of the applicable Office), 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 within 45 days of award date. For further information, please see the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide at https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PreawardRequirements/chapter2.2a.htm and https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.2a.htm.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
David P. Lewis
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Assistance
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531 US
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $3,000,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
This is a new program for FY19 in the amount of $3,000,000.
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.).
Examples of Funded Projects