Promoting Evidence Integration in Sex Offender Management Discretionary Grant Program

 

To assist state, 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 generate evidence-based knowledge to enhance sex offender management practices, and thus protect the public from sex offenders in the community.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
16.203
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS; TRAINING
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994; Public Law 103-322, Section 40152, codified at 42 U.S.C. Section 13941, Training; Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWA), Public Law 103-322, 42 U.S.C 13941 and an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year, Public Law 103-322, 42 U.S.C 13941.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
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 Virgin Islands, America Samoa, Guam, 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. Applicants must coordinate their proposal with others in their jurisdiction to ensure a collaborative response to this solicitation as well as to ensure that agencies within a single jurisdiction are not competing against one another in the grant process.

For sex offender management fellowships, eligible applicants include individuals.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State, local and tribal agencies (e.g. parole, probation, pretrial services, etc.) responsible for sex offender management, accountability, registration and supervision to implement programs to enhance strategies for managing sex offender in the community. Non-profit or for-profit organizations, institutions of higher learning and tribal entities with demonstrated experience in sex offender management and accountability issues and delivery of training and technical assistance to implement national training and technical assistance program on sex offender management, accountability, registration and supervision.

For sex offender management fellowships: individuals with knowledge and experience in the field of sex offender management.
Credentials/Documentation
Applications must meet the requirements of the program solicitation, which sets forth application deadlines and documentation required. The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative. This information may be found in the solicitation section, “What an Application Should Include.” In addition to the standard requirements, an application may include timelines, resumes, letters of support, etc. 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
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. 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. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must submit completed applications via the Office of Justice Programs, Grants Management System or through 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 web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm
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
Contact the SMART Office or refer to the solicitation for application deadlines. Deadlines are included with the application instructions, which are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).
Appeals
See 28 CFR Part 18.
Renewals
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?
Reporting
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Semi-annual progress reports and final reports are required. Quarterly financial reports are required. 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. See 2 CFR 200 for audit requirements.
Records
See 2 CFR 200 for the government-wide requirements for maintenance of records by grant recipients.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements. Grants are discretionary and are awarded based on the merits of the application submitted to the SMART Office.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds for each fiscal year will be awarded for a period that includes the fiscal year of the appropriation plus one additional year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release:. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Office of Justice Programs’ Financial Guide (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/index.htm) and Post Award Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
SMART Office U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
SMART Office
810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: (202) 514-4689
Website Address
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/smart
Financial Information
Account Identification
15-0404-0-1-754.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 15 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$600k for implementation sites, $1.5M for TTA, and $250k per fellowship opportunities.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm); Office of Justice Programs’ Financial Guide (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/index.htm ) and Post award Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf),, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in 2 CFR 200.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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