National Center for Campus Public Safety

 

To be a resource for campus police chiefs, directors of public safety, emergency managers, and key campus safety stakeholders. The National Center will be a catalyst that brings together all forms of campus public safety, professional associations, advocacy organizations, community leaders, and others to improve and expand services to those who are charged with providing a safe environment on the campuses of the nation's colleges and universities.

The National Center is envisioned as a think tank and clearinghouse for the identification and dissemination of information, research, training, and promising best practices and emerging issues in campus public safety. The National Center will identify and examine emerging risks to campus safety and security and develop resources to combat those risks and facilitate the transfer of research to practice.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
16.822
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Established the National Center as the first comprehensive, centralized resource for issues related to campus safety, security and emergency management. Fiscal Year 2015: The first pilot offering of developing the Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigations and Adjudications (TISA) training program for campus officials was held at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond during November 2014. Thirty-nine people attended the VCU pilot representing 11 institutions of higher education from Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Connecticut. A second pilot was held at the University of California Berkley in January 2015 with 43 people attending, representing 8 institutions and the University of California Office of the President. A third pilot was held in April 2015 at Lincoln University (a HBCU) in Jefferson Missouri with 45 participants representing 10 institutions attended this pilot. A fourth pilot is scheduled with a revised curriculum for August 11-14, 2015 at University of Washington.

The National Center partnered with the International Association of Chiefs of Police and International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators to survey campuses regarding community policing initiatives. The findings were included in a report submitted to the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, along with written testimony regarding community collaboration, technology, and social media.

The National Center worked in partnership with IACP, IACLEA, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison to support a national summit entitled, Practitioners’ Discussion of Implementing Clery/Title IX. Over three dozen campus officials from across the country convened to consider how best to enhance compliance with Title IX, the Clery Act, and the Violence Against Women Act.

The National Center created a web-based resource center that currently has links to 143 government, professional, and nonprofit organizations that provide informational materials.

The National Center’s official website (www.nccpsafety.org) was launched. It replaced the temporary website located at the same URL and contains a growing library of resources, as well as upcoming training opportunities and conferences from affiliate organizations. The National Center has also developed a comprehensive communications plan, which incorporates three leading social media channels: LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

The National Center disseminated over a thousand resource materials to public safety executives including toolkits, guidebooks, news articles, conference listings, and professional development opportunities. Numerous officials from higher education institutions requested informational resources to help them address topics, such as campus security master planning, active threat training for employees and students, suicide prevention for online students, long-gun selection for campus public safety officers, and body-worn camera use. National Center staff members are responding to information requests by identifying, compiling, and disseminating available resources to individuals that seek assistance, thereby developing a growing pool of resources for future reference.

The National Center initiated several other important efforts that will extend the organization’s reach. Sub-grants were issued to the Clery Center to update their training curriculum and the VTV Family Outreach Foundation to assist with the development of a campus safety assessment tool. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Authorization
The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013; and, an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year. , Public Law 113-6.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
A demonstrated knowledge of campus public safety needs and demonstrated experience and infrastructure for successfully carrying out a multi-faceted initiative with multiple campus stakeholder groups is required.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies are the primary beneficiaries of this program.
Credentials/Documentation
The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Abstract; Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative. For further information, please see the current fiscal year’s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm and/or https://www.bja.gov/funding.aspx.

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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Contingent upon whether the stats has designated an entity to coordinate and review proposed federal financial assistance. See list of states that require this at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants_spoc. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards: Uniform administrative requirements apply to all OJP grants. 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.
Audit requirements are dependent upon the amount of the award and whether the grantee is a for-profit or non-profit entity.

Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm and/or www.bja.gov
Award Procedure
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.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Varies for competitive programs, from 30 to 180 days.
Appeals
For Formula awards, please see 28 CFR Part 18. 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.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are described in the OJP Program Announcement available at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm and/or www.bja.gov.
How may assistance be used?
The National Center will work closely with the Department of Justice to identify and prioritize the needs of the field and to reach out to key stakeholders and identify their role in the National Center; serve as the “one-stop shop” for campus public safety; connect existing federal and non-federal resources with the needs of constituents; connect major campus public safety entities with one another, and with federal agencies, as well as highlight and promote best and innovative practices specific to campus public safety efforts and integrate key issues in public safety in order to develop comprehensive responses that meet the complexity of needs on campus; and, deliver essential training and technical assistance specific to campus public safety.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Yes, unless otherwise specified in the award's special conditions, progress reports are due semi-annually. Yes, unless otherwise specified in the award's special conditions, financial reports are due quarterly. Yes, 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.
Auditing
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.
Records
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.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The term of the program budget period is 24 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Office of Justice Programs’ Financial Guide (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm) and Post Award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
BJA, U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Assistance
810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: AskBJA@usdoj.gov Phone: 202-616-6500 or 1-866- 859-2647.
Website Address
http://www.bja.gov/
Financial Information
Account Identification
15-0404-0-1-754.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 14 $2,000,000; FY 15 est $1,000,000; and FY 16 est $0 - (Training) FY 13 $1,566,464; FY 14 $2,000,000; and FY 15 $1,000,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
One cooperative agreement for up to $1 million will be awarded for a project period of 12 months.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm and/or www.bja.gov

For additional guidance reference the Office of Justice Programs’ Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/index.htm) and Post award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf). 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
Not Applicable.

 



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