State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training
SLATT?s goal is to support/address Goal I of DOJ?s Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2014-2018: Prevent Terrorism and Promote the Nation?s Security Consistent with the Rule of Law by assisting state, local, and tribal law enforcement in terrorism preparedness, prevention, and response. This is accomplished through training, technical assistance, and resources ? at the national level ? that build law enforcement?s knowledge and capacity to identify and respond to possible domestic terrorism. The goal of SLATT is accomplished through achieving the following programmatic objectives: ? Increase the knowledge and capacity of local, state, and tribal criminal justice practitioners to detect, investigate, and interdict violent domestic terrorist acts through training. ? Increase the ability and capacity of criminal justice practitioners to solve problems and improve policies/practices related to terrorism through short-term and comprehensive technical assistance. ? Increase the volume of information provided to BJA and the criminal justice community.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; K - Advisory Services and Counseling; L - Dissemination of Technical Information; M - Training
Fiscal Year 2016
Since implementation of the program, SLATT has trained over 148,000 law enforcement professionals. It has also trained 3,500 law enforcement instructors who have in turn trained approximately 270,000 law enforcement officers. The program has produced various webinars and resources that are housed on a secure website, www.slatt.org. Since 2015, more than 16,600 unique users have taken advantage of resources provided through SLATT.org, and more than 55,000 printed publications have been provided to requesting agencies.Fiscal Year 2018
Since implementation of the program, SLATT has trained over 148,000 law enforcement professionals. It has also trained more than 3,500 law enforcement instructors who have in turn trained more than 276,000 law enforcement officers. The program has produced various webinars and resources that are housed on a secure website, www.slatt.org. In July 2018, SLATT delivered a webinar on social media use by foreign-terrorist organizations with more than 170 attendees. Since 2015, more than 16,600 unique users have taken advantage of resources provided through SLATT.org, and more than 55,000 printed publications have been provided to requesting agencies. Within the last three fiscal years, the program has been competed once, in FY 2018, and received two applications. One application was funded. Activities to be accomplished under the current SLATT award include a significant updating and re-focus of the program towards the actual roles and responsibilities of state and local law enforcement in our country’s larger anti-terrorism effort. Training will be expanded from two course offerings to four, which will allow for more tailored trainings to individual audiences, e.g. line officers, managers, investigators/analysts, and trainers. The program will work closely with federal partners to ensure a consistent message, shared resources, and to eliminate possible duplication of activities.
34 U.S.C. 10157(a)(2)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
For-profit (commercial) organizations; nonprofit organizations; faith-based and community organizations; institutions of higher education; and consortiums with significant and demonstrated experience in terror prevention strategies and in delivering training and technical assistance to law enforcement and tribal communities are eligible to apply. For-profit organizations must agree to waive any profit or fees for services. Joint applications from a consortium must identify the primary applicant and co-applicant(s), and letters of support that outline the partners' responsibilities must be provided.
State, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies are the primary beneficiaries of this program.
All applicants are required to submit an application for assistance, as well as a detailed program and budget narrative.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. An applicant may find the names and addresses of State Single Points of Contact (SPOCs) at the following website: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Intergovernmental_-Review-_SPOC_01_2018_OFFM.pdf.
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). If you experience difficulties at any point during this process, please call the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at (1-800) 518-4726.
BJA reviews applications for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with all program requirements. 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
Applications will generally be approved or denied within 60 days of receipt of a completed application.
There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application. Please see 28 CFR Part 18.
Renewal is contingent upon: (1) Congressional funding; and (2) Justification. An awardee must submit a written request justifying the need for the extension and how an extension would be consistent with the objectives of the grant within 60 days of expiration.
How are proposals selected?
Applications received by BJA are reviewed for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with all program requirements.
How may assistance be used?
Grant program funds are intended to: (1) provide state and local law enforcement (including prosecution authorities) a general awareness and working knowledge of domestic terrorist and extremist movements; (2) disseminate information relating to vital elements of law enforcement anti-terrorism preparedness and readiness; (3) provide information on essential elements requisite to conducting criminal investigations and prosecutions of terrorist threats and incidents; and (4) maintain and enhance a domestic terrorism public source database.
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 General Accounting 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.
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 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
12 - 24 months Reimbursement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Department of Justice Grants 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
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Assistance
810 7th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20531 US
202-616-6500 or (1-866) 859-2647
(Project Grants) FY 18$2,000,000.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$0.00; FY 16$0.00; - SLATT was competitively funded in FY2018 for a 24-month project period. No supplemental funding is currently planned for FY2019 or FY2020.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
One cooperative agreement for up to $2 million was competitively awarded in FY 2018 for a project period of 24 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. For additional guidance reference the Department of Justice Grants 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