The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) intends to award $25,000 in federal funds, made available to Massachusetts by the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to the ABCC to fund training of local and state police departments on enforcement of the Massachusetts Liquor Control Act and on false identification and fraudulent document detection.  This training enhances the prevention of underage drinking and drunk driving by developing local police department knowledge of and involvement in liquor law enforcement.  The services provided through this project will allow up to 900 police officers from 150 departments to receive training at numerous locations throughout the Commonwealth. 

Based on the availability of federal funds, the contract period to which these funds will be applied is October 2014 through September 30, 2015.

With the ABCC’s existing capacity and infrastructure, this is a best value that will enable the Commonwealth to secure federal funds for these services.  The ABCC is the only state entity that conducts statewide training of this type.  The ABCC receives no specifically-designated appropriations to provide this expanded and enhanced training.

Please submit any comments by noon on September 22, 2014 to the Office of Grants and Research in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security at Lindsey.Phelan@state.ma.us.