NOTICE OF INTENT to award funds to the Massachusetts Department of State Police (MSP) to conduct sobriety checkpoints and related saturation patrols throughout the Commonwealth with support from the two mobile Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT) vehicles
The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Highway Safety Division (HSD) intends to award $1,400,000 in federal funds, made available to Massachusetts by the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to the Massachusetts Department of State Police (MSP) to conduct sobriety checkpoints and related saturation patrols utilizing the two mobile Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT) vehicles aimed at removing impaired drivers from the roadways in the Commonwealth.
Based on the availability of federal funds, the contract period to which these funds will be applied is during federal fiscal year (FFY) 2017 from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.
With the Department of State Police’s existing capacity and infrastructure, this a best value that will enable the Commonwealth to secure continued federal funds for these services. The MSP is the only entity that has statewide jurisdiction for enforcement on state highways. The MSP receives no specifically-designated appropriations for these services.
Please submit any comments regarding this Notice by August 29, 2016 to the Office of Grants and Research in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security to Deborah Firlit via email at Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org.