Violent Offender Incarceration - Truth In Sentencing (VOI-TIS) Grant Program
The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security/Office of Grants and Research (OGR) is responsible for administering the Federal Violent Offender Incarceration and Truth in Sentencing (VOI/TIS) Incentive Formula Grant Program. In an effort to ensure that states expend all of their remaining VOI/TIS funds, the federal government has made the determination that VOI/TIS funding can be used for additional purposes other than construction. The OGR is making available approximately $500,000 in unallocated, but previously appropriated, VOI/TIS funds to support prisoner reentry programs. State and local correctional agencies, including the Department of Correction, Department of Youth Services, the County Sheriffs' Departments, and the Massachusetts Parole Board, are eligible to apply for VOI/TIS funds. This VOI/TIS funding cycle will be a competitive process for one-time grants only. Funds must be expended no later than September 29, 2007.