Recovery Act - State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program: Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity Stemming from the Southern Border of the United States Competitive Grant Program
The Recovery Act - State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program: Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity Stemming from the Southern Border provides resources, assistance, and equipment to local law enforcement along the Southern border and in High-Intensity Drug Trafficking areas in order to combat criminal narcotics activity stemming from the Southern border of the United States.
In addition to fulfilling the program-specific purposes, projects funded under the Recovery Act should be designed to further one or more of the general purposes of the Recovery Act, which are to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession; to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, or other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and to stabilize State and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive State and local tax increases. For additional information on Office of Justice Programs’ Recovery Act Grant Programs, please visit the OJP website at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/recovery/.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5 (the “Recovery Act”).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
The applicant must submit a completed Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424), including signed assurances that it will comply with statutory and administrative requirements.
By certifying on-line, the authorizing signing official is also assuring that all federal certifications and assurances are being met. The certification and assurance forms (Assurances, OJP Form 4000/3 and Certifications Regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; and Drug-Free Workplace Requirements, OJP Form 4061/6) are provided on-line to allow applicants to review and accept them electronically. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Applications must be submitted through the online, Internet-based Grants Management System (GMS) at: https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov/. Faxed or mailed applications or supplemental materials will not be accepted.
All applications will be peer reviewed. The BJA Director will then make award recommendations to OJP’s Assistant Attorney General, who will make a final determination. Successful applicants are notified via GMS. Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, letters and an award package are sent to the grantee. One copy of the grant award must be signed by duly authorized representative and returned to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. Applications will generally be approved or denied within 60 days of receipt of a complete application.
How are proposals selected?
See solicitation for selection criteria and required elements.
How may assistance be used?
The State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program: Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity Stemming from the Southern Border helps to improve the capacity of local law enforcement to address the growing issue of illicit narcotics activity stemming from the southern border region. Competitively selected projects under this solicitation will focus on programs in the following areas: 1) Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity along the Southern border; 2) Enhancing Southern Border Jails, Community Corrections and Detention Operations; 3) Facilitating Justice Information Sharing, Collaboration and Problem Solving; and 4) Training & Technical Assistance.
In addition, a percentage of this funding may be available to fund projects that conduct evaluation or research related to the overall objectives of the program. To the extent (if any) that this Recovery Act program permits recipients to use funds for construction, renovation, or related projects, the recipient should be aware that special restrictions may be applicable under particular sections of the Recovery Act. For example, see section 1605 of the Recovery Act (Buy American), section 1606 (wage rate requirements), section 1602 (preference for quick-start activities), and section 1554 (special contracting rules). Recipients should also be aware of the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act.
Under the Recovery Act, funds may not be used by any State or local government, or any private entity, for any casino or other gambling establishment, aquarium, zoo, golf course, or swimming pool.
Additional government-wide guidance that applies to Recovery Act programs may become available that could affect proposal narratives, time lines, budget requests, certifications and other matters, including appropriate uses of funds and restrictions on uses of funds. Interested applicants are encouraged to regularly check the OJP website for further information and updates. All recipients of any funding under the Recovery Act will be required to follow any and all applicable provisions of government-wide guidance that may be issued pursuant to the Recovery Act, even if that guidance is not reflected in this CFDA posting.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Additionally, pursuant to the Recovery Act, certain financial and programmatic progress reports (including complete performance measure data) are required to be submitted by each recipient of funds to OJP within 10 calendar days of the end of each calendar quarter, throughout the life of the grant. Reports should be submitted beginning July 10, 2009. No cash reports are required. No progress reports are required. Additionally, pursuant to the Recovery Act, certain financial and programmatic progress reports (including complete performance measure data) are required to be submitted by each recipient of funds to OJP within 10 calendar days of the end of each calendar quarter, throughout the life of the grant. Reports should be submitted beginning July 10, 2009. Performance Measures: To fulfill the requirements of the Recovery Act and assist in fulfilling the Department’s responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, applicants who receive funding under this solicitation 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. Recipients who expend $500,000 or more of Federal funds during their fiscal year are required to submit an organization-wide financial and compliance audit report in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-133, as amended, and as stated in the on-line payment
Grantee must keep complete records on the disposition of funds. Although Recovery Act funds may be used in conjunction with other funding as necessary to complete projects, tracking and reporting of Recovery Act funds must be separate, to meet the reporting and other requirements of the Recovery Act and other applicable law. There can be no commingling of funds.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Contingent upon program goals and objectives, generally 24 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No information provided.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Bureau of Justice Assistance, Policy Office, 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: AskBJA@usdoj.gov
Phone: 202-616-6500 or 1-866- 859-2647.
15-0402-1-1-754 - Treasury Symbol: 1509100402.
(Project Grants) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Program Application Kit and Questions and Answers posted regularly on the OJP website at: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/ . OJP Financial Guide
Examples of Funded Projects