Promoting Evidence Integration in Sex Offender Management Discretionary Grant Program
Goals: To support the Adam Walsh Act (AWA) by administering grant programs related to sex offender registration and notification as authorized under AWA or directed by the Attorney General and provide technical assistance to states, the District of Columbia, principal U.S. territories, units of local government, tribal governments and other public and private entities involved in activities related to sex offender registration or notification or to other measures for the protection of children or other members of the public from sexual abuse or exploitation. Objectives: To assist states, the District of Columbia, the principal U.S. territories, local and tribal jurisdictions in improving their adult and/or juvenile sex offender management policies and practices by supporting training, technical assistance, demonstration projects, and fellowships in the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART). These efforts will enhance sex offender management practices, and thus protect the public from sex offenders in the community.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; M - Training
Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994; Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWA); and an act appropriating funds for the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, in the current fiscal year., Section 40152, 34 U.S.C. 12311 and 20901, et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Non-profit organizations (including tribal organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), for-profit organizations, states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, America Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, local, and tribal communities who are interested in addressing the management of juvenile, adult or a mixed population of sex offenders are eligible to apply for this grant program. For sex offender management fellowships, eligible applicants include individuals.
State, local, and tribal agencies (e.g., parole, probation, pretrial services) responsible for sex offender management, accountability, registration, and supervision. Non-profit or for-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and tribal entities. For sex offender management fellowships, individuals with knowledge and experience in the field of sex offender management.
Applications must meet the requirements of the program solicitation, which sets forth application deadlines and documentation required. The application must include an Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424), Program Narrative, Budget Detail Worksheet and other critical elements identified. This information may be found in the solicitation section, "What an Application Should Include." In addition to the standard requirements, an application may be asked to include timelines, r'esum'es, letters of support, etc.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must submit completed applications via 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 Funding Resource Center.
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 location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to the solicitation at https://smart.gov/funding.htm or contact the SMART Office for application deadlines.
See 28 CFR Part 18.
Awards are for 24 to 36 months unless otherwise noted
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are described in the OJP Program Announcement available at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm.
How may assistance be used?
The Promoting Evidence Integration in Sex Offender Management grant funds may be used to:
1) provide training and technical assistance to jurisdictions with reference to sex offender management and accountability;
2) support local demonstration projects in the areas of case management, supervision and relapse prevention; and,
3) fund sex offender management fellowship opportunities in the SMART Office.
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.
Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the Government Accountability Office, the 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 three years following the close of the most recent audit. For additional guidance, visit the DOJ Grants Financial Guide, Retention and Access Requirements for Records at 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
Funds for each fiscal year will be awarded for a period of 24-36 months unless otherwise noted. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide and Postward Instructions. Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post Award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Washington, DC 20531 USA
(Project Grants) FY 18$3,608,677.00; FY 19 FY 20 est $1,000,000.00; FY 17$853,266.00; FY 16 - Projects under this CFDA are a small sub-set of awards under this appropriation.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Up to $500,000 for sex offender management enhancement programs, up to $1,000,000 for training and technical assistance, and up to $250,000 per fellowship opportunity. See the current fiscal year's solicitations on Grants.gov and on the SMART Office's Funding Opportunities page at https://smart.gov/funding.htm .
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm); Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (whttp://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm ) and Post award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf),, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in 2 CFR 200.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018
Strengthening sexual violence victim service programs.