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Justice and Prevention Grants

You can find current grants offered through the Office of Grants and Research's Justice and Prevention Division below.

NOTE: Please DO NOT HAND DELIVER applications. We are accepting mailed applications that are postmarked by the due date.

FY 2020 Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative Grant Program

Important: Currently, there is no extension for the application due date. We will post an update if there is an extension.  If applicants are having trouble getting original signatures, all signatures may be submitted via scanned documents at this time. We will not need the originals until the contracts are signed.

 

If applicants are not able to mail hard copies of the application requirements at this time, we will accept the following to be submitted via email attachment to elizabeth.m.flynn@mass.gov by 4:00 p.m. this Friday, March 27, 2020:

  • The complete application - All required attachments/additional materials with (scanned) signatures, including a scanned copy/photo of the MOU showing both parties' signatures.

If signatures are unavailable:

  • At a minimum, the completed Attachment A - Application Template must be submitted via email attachment from the email account of the applicant organization's Authorized Signatory (Executive Director or Chair of nonprofit). This will confirm that the authorized signatory approves of the application that his/her organization is submitting for the designated grant opportunity. 
  • If the MOU has not been signed by the partner agency (MA DOC or the Sheriff's Department), then an email from the DOC/Sheriff's email account, attesting the nonprofit will be allowed to work within their facility to provide reentry services, may be submitted at this time.
  • All other attachments (Attachment B, Attachment C, and other materials) may be submitted by the grant POC from the applicant organization, if the authorized signatory is not available. 

When applicants are able to submit a hard copy, only one original and one copy will be necessary.  

Introduction

With the goal of reducing recidivism and increasing public safety, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research (OGR) will administer up to $1.8 million in state funds for reentry programming for pre- and post-release offenders currently within and/or outside the prison walls.  This initiative is being supported by state funds authorized by Chapter 41 of the Massachusetts Acts of 2019, An Act Making Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2020.

Funding will be provided to nonprofit organizations with proven experience providing reentry services shown to reduce recidivism amongst the 18-25 years of age population and demonstrated history of working collaboratively with the MA Department of Correction (DOC) and/or Sheriff’s Office serving that population

Applicant Eligibility

OGR intends to fund up to six (6) nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations up to $300,000 each. An applicant must provide a memorandum of understanding (MOU) from either a Sheriff’s Office or the MA DOC validating applicant’s previous collaborative relationship and attesting to such future collaboration as it relates to the submitted application. A nonprofit who does not submit a MOU will not be considered for funding.

 

Key Dates

AGF Posted: March 10, 2020

**UPDATE** Mandatory Conference Call: March 20, 2020, 1:00pm

(Please confirm your participation in the conference call by e-mailing elizabeth.m.flynn@mass.gov no later than close of business on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Please include the agency, participant(s) name and title in the text of the email and indicate “Reentry Conference Call RSVP” in the subject line.)

Emerging Adults Reentry Webinar:
Fri, Mar 20, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
https://www.gotomeet.me/EOPSSWebinar/emerging-adults-reentry-ta-webinar
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211
Access Code: 937-751-573

Application Due: Friday, March 27, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

Award Notification: Early April 2020

Performance Period: April 2020-December 31, 2020

 

Application Requirements

FY 2020 Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative AGF

Attachment A - FFY 2020 Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative Application (Revised 3.26.20)

Attachment B - FY 2020 Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative Budget Worksheet

Attachment C - FY 2020 Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative Authorized Signatory Listing Form

Attachment D: Memorandum of Understanding

Attachment E: Additional Material

Emerging Adult Reentry Grant - Webinar Presentation (March 20, 2020)

Emerging Adult Reentry Grant - Questions & Answers (as of March 23, 2020)

 

If you have any questions regarding this application, please email: Elizabeth.m.flynn@mass.gov

 

FY 2020 Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative - Technical Assistance Provider Grant Program

Introduction

With the goal of reducing recidivism and increasing public safety, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research (OGR) is responsible for administering state funds for reentry programming for pre- and post-release offenders currently within and/or outside the prison walls.  This initiative is being supported by state funds authorized by Chapter 41 of the Massachusetts Acts of 2019, An Act Making Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2020.

The Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative provides funds to nonprofit organizations with proven experience providing reentry services shown to reduce recidivism amongst the 18-25 years of age population and demonstrated history of working collaboratively with the MA Department of Correction (DOC) and/or Sheriff’s Office serving that population. Funds will be awarded to up to six (6) community reentry program sites to provide pre- and post-release services to the target individuals and to work closely with a correctional partner to identify, serve, and monitor program participants. A Technical Assistance Provider will be selected through this competitive process to assist funded community reentry sites by providing strategic, analytic, technical and research support.

Applicant Eligibility

Public and quasi-public entities or non-profit entities established to fulfill a primary public purpose are eligible to apply for funding. The applicant must have some level of practical or operational experience of community based reentry services; providing technical assistance and evaluation services, implementing reentry programs with a research-based or evidence-based program design, and be able to provide such services for all types of reentry programs.


Key Dates

AGF Posted: March 10, 2020

Application Due: Friday, March 27, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

Award Notification: Early April 2020

Performance Period: April 2020-December 31, 2020


Application Requirements

FY 2020 Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative - Technical Assistance AGF

Attachment A - FY 2020 Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative - Technical Assistance Application

Attachment B - FY 2020 Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative - Technical Assistance Budget Worksheet

Attachment C - FY 2020 Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative - Technical Assistance Authorized Signatory Form

Attachment D: Memorandum of Understanding

Attachment E: Additional Material

 

If you have any questions regarding this application, please email: Elizabeth.m.flynn@mass.gov

 

Safer Schools and Communities Initiative Local Equipment and Technology Grant Opportunity

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Office of Grants and Research (OGR) will make available $1,940,000 in funding for school districts and charter schools to competitively solicit one-time grant funding to assist public schools and local municipalities with enhancing school security and the safety of students and staff.  Priority will be given to school districts and charter schools demonstrating the greatest need AND proposing cost-effective solutions to addressing high-priority gaps or weaknesses.  Consideration will also be given to schools that are taking meaningful steps to establish a more safe and supportive school climate in order to reduce instances of violence.

Applicant Eligibility

A school district or charter school, in collaboration with its local municipality (host city/town where the public school(s) are located) that certifies that it has a Multi-Hazard School Emergency Threat Assessment and Response Plan already in place, is eligible to apply.  Only one (1) application per school district and one (1) application per charter school is permitted for consideration of funding.  

Preference will be given to applicants who did not receive Safer School funding in SFY19, however this does not prohibit prior grantees from applying for this award.

 

Key Dates

Solicitation Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Applications Due:  Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by 4:00 pm

Anticipated Award Announcements: March 2020

Anticipated Grant Period:  April 1, 2020-June 30, 2020

 

Application Requirements (Files provided in Download section below)

Attachment A - Application template 

Attachment B - Budget Worksheet 

Attachment C - Contractor Authorized Signatory 

Attachment D - Interoperable Communications Investment Proposal (ICIP) 

Attachment E - Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) - There is no required template, please use own format and include required components

 

If you have any questions regarding this application, please email: Emily.fontaine@mass.gov

 

Additional Resources for

Governor’s Task Force on Hate Crimes Educational Resource Guide Grant Opportunity

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Office of Grants & Research (OGR) is pleased to announce this Availability of Grant Funds (AGF) for the development of an educational resource guide to address hate crimes and incidents of bias for school personnel.  Approximately $100,000 in state funding is being made available to award a reputable Massachusetts-based research institution (such as a College/University) with demonstrated expertise in understanding and addressing hate crime and bias incidents, as well as proven experience in the development of educational tools such as a curriculum or resource guide for use within an education-type setting. One award will be made.

Applicant Eligibility:

An applicant must be a public or private College or University located within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that demonstrates:

  • A strong understanding of evidence-based educational programming and techniques (best practices) for use by educators, trainers and the like;
  • Subject matter expertise on addressing hate crimes and bias incidents; and
  • Previous experience for developing educational tools such as resource guides for use within an educational setting (preferably within K-12).

Key Dates:

Solicitation posted:   February 20, 2020

Applications due:   March 6, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.

Anticipated award announcement:   March 13, 2020

Anticipated grant period:   April 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020


If you have any questions regarding this application, please email: elizabeth.m.flynn@mass.gov

Additional Resources for

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) "Strengthening Protective Factors through Promising Evidence-Based Prevention and/or Intervention Programming and Activities"

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Office of Grants Research (OGR) will make available approximately $194,000 from the District of Massachusetts’ Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program to strengthen protective factors for those most in need of services and/or support in Chelsea and East Boston, where violent transnational gangs are recruiting. Each of the applicants will receive $97,000 to develop and implement promising or evidence-based prevention and/or intervention programming and activities for youth before, during, or after school.

Applicant Eligibility

One applicant per city, as designated by the Police Department, is eligible to apply. An eligible applicant is one that the Police Department (PD) deems most capable and suitable to develop and implement applicable programs, services and/or support and submits a letter of support from the PD and, if necessary, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the PD. Only Schools and non-profit organizations in Chelsea and East Boston are authorized applicants for this solicitation.


Key Dates

Application Posted: January 6, 2020
Applications Due: February 14, 2020 by 4pm EST
Extended Application Period Due: February 29, 2020 by 4pm EST
Anticipated Award Announcements:    March 2020
Anticipated Grant Period: April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021

If you have any questions regarding this application, please email: EOPSS.OGR@mass.gov


Application Documents

 

 

 

2020 Massachusetts Municipal Public Safety Staffing Police and Fire Availability of Grant Funds (AGF)

The intent of this grant program is to assist eligible municipalities to maintain public safety and emergency response services by helping to address police and/or fire department staffing shortfalls. Eligible applicants are limited to communities that have populations of at least 60,000 and demonstrate that their police departments had an operating budget per capita of less than $200 in 2010.
 

Key Dates

Application Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Questions Submitted to OGR: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Application Deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2019 by 4:00pm EST
Anticipated Award Announcements:    December 2019
Anticipated Grant Period: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020


Please submit questions via email to: eopssmunistaffing@mass.gov

 

Application Documents

 

2020 Senator Charles E. Shannon, Jr. Community Safety Initiative (CSI) Statewide Research Partner Availability of Grant Funds (AGF)

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Office of Grants & Research (OGR) is responsible for administering the Senator Charles E. Shannon Jr., Community Safety Initiative (Shannon CSI) Grant Program. The Shannon CSI Grant Program is authorized by Chapter 46 of the Massachusetts Acts of 2019, An Act Making Appropriations for the Fiscal Year 2020.

Key Dates

AGF Posted: September 30, 2019
Questions Submitted to OGR:    October 11, 2019
Letter of Intent Due: October 15, 2019
Proposals Due: October 25, 2019, no later than 4:00pm
Award Announcements: December 2019
Grant Period: On or about January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020

Please submit questions via email to: eopsshannon@mass.gov

Application Documents

2020 Senator Charles E. Shannon, Jr. Community Safety Initiative (CSI) Local Action Research Partners (LARP) Availability of Grant Funds (AGF)

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Office of Grants & Research (OGR) is responsible for administering the Senator Charles E. Shannon Jr., Community Safety Initiative (Shannon CSI) Grant Program.  The Shannon CSI Grant Program is authorized by Chapter 47 of the Massachusetts Acts of 2019, an act making appropriations for the Fiscal Year 2020.

Key Dates

AGF Posted: September 30, 2019
Questions Submitted to OGR:    October 11, 2019
Letter of Intent due: October 15, 2019
Proposals due: October 25, 2019, no later than 4:00pm
Award Announcements: December 2019
Grant Period: On or about January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020

Please submit questions via email to: eopsshannon@mass.gov

Application Documents

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