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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.

State Fiscal Year 2022 Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Equipment Program Availability of Grant Funds

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research will make available $500,000 in state grant funding to award to municipalities for reimbursement of the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for Public Safety and First Responder Vehicles. All 351 Massachusetts municipalities are eligible to apply for up to $2,500 under the AED Equipment Program and adhere to program requirements.  Only one (1) application may be submitted per municipality.

Key Dates

  • Solicitation Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
  • Applications Due: Friday, January 14, 2022
  • Awards Announced: End of January 2022
  • Project Period: February 15, 2022 – May 31, 2022

Application Documents

If you have any questions related to this grant opportunity, please contact Elizabeth Flynn at Elizabeth.M.Flynn@mass.gov.

 

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FY22 Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative Availability of Grant Funds

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 $3.7 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 in the Fiscal Year 2022 General Appropriation Act, Chapter 24 of the Acts of 2021.

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(s) serving that population.

FY22 Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative AGF

FY22 Emerging Adults Reentry - Questions and Answers (posted 10.27.21)

FY22 Emerging Adults Reentry - Presentation


Key Dates:

Solicitation Posted: Friday, October 15, 2021 

Questions Submitted to OGR: Friday, October 22, 2021 

Application Deadline: Friday, November 12, 2021, 4:00 p.m. 

Anticipated Award Announcements: December 2021 

Anticipated Grant Period: January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022 


Application Documents

FY22 Emerging Adults Reentry - Attachment A (Application)

FY22 Emerging Adults Reentry - Attachment B (Budget Worksheet)

FY22 Emerging Adults Reentry - Attachment C (Risk Assessment Form)

Attachment D: Memoranda of Understanding

Attachment E: Additional Material


Please submit questions via email to Elizabeth.m.flynn@mass.gov

FY 2022 Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative Technical Assistance Provider

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 24 of the Massachusetts Acts of 2021, An Act Making Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2022.

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.

FY22 Emerging Adults Reentry - Technical Assistance Provider AGF


Key Dates:

Solicitation Posted: Friday, October 15, 2021 

Questions Submitted to OGR: Friday, October 22, 2021 

Application Deadline: Friday, November 12, 2021, 4:00 p.m. 

Anticipated Award Announcements: December 2021 

Anticipated Grant Period: January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022 


Application Documents

FY22 Emerging Adults Reentry - Technical Assistance Provider - Attachment A (Application)

FY22 Emerging Adults Reentry - Technical Assistance Provider - Attachment B (Budget Worksheet rev.)

FY22 Emerging Adults Reentry - Technical Assistance Provider - Attachment C (Risk Assessment Form)

Attachment D: Memoranda of Understanding

Attachment E: Additional Material


Please submit questions via email to Elizabeth.m.flynn@mass.gov

2022 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. Funds are authorized under a reserve to support municipal improvements under Chapter 24 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ General Appropriations Act of 2021. 

Applicants should apply for the same amounts that were awarded in state fiscal year 2021 (SFY21) as the Executive Office of Public Safety & Security (EOPSS), Office of Grants & Research (OGR) received level funding for this program state fiscal year 2022 (SFY2022). 

FY2022 Municipal Public Safety Staffing AGF

Key Dates

Solicitation Posted: Friday, October 8, 2021 

Questions Submitted to OGR: Friday, October 15, 2021 

Application Deadline: Wednesday October 27, 2021, 4:00 p.m. 

Anticipated Award Announcements: December 2021 

Anticipated Grant Period: January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022 


Application Documents

FY2022 Municipal Staffing - Attachment A (Police)

FY2022 Municipal Staffing - Attachment B (Fire)

FY2022 Municipal Staffing - Attachment C (Budget Summary and Detail revised 10.13.21)

FY2022 Municipal Staffing - Attachment D (Budget Narrative)

FY2022 Municipal Staffing - Attachment E (Risk Assessment Form)

Please submit questions via email to Emily.fontaine@mass.gov.

State Fiscal Year 2022 Senator Charles E. Shannon, Jr. Community Safety Initiative Availability of Grant Funds

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 under Chapter 24 of the General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2022.  

The Shannon CSI Grant Program incorporates the key elements of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Comprehensive Gang Model.   Grant funding, oversight, and technical assistance support regional and multi-disciplinary approaches to combat gang violence through coordinated prevention and intervention, law enforcement, prosecution, and reintegration type programs.

OGR expects to award up to $10.4 million as a result of this AGF.  Continuing applicants may apply for up to 8% more than the final SFY21 award amount (including additional Covid funding, if applicable).

SFY22 Shannon CSI Availability of Funds Competitive Opportunity

Key Dates

AGF Posted:

August 16, 2021

Letter of Intent Due:

September 15, 2021

Proposals Due:

October 15, 2021, no later than 4:00pm

Award Announcements Anticipated:

November/December 2021

Anticipated Grant Period:

On or about January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022

Attachments:

SFY22 Shannon CSI Attachment A - Applicant Cover Page

SFY22 Shannon CSI Attachment B - Program Narrative

SFY22 Shannon CSI Attachment C - Budget Worksheet

SFY22 Shannon CSI Attachment D - Budget Narrative

SFY22 Shannon CSI Attachment E - Certification of Compliance with Submission of Crime Reporting Data

SFY22 Shannon CSI Attachment F - OGR Subrecipient Risk Assessment Form

Attachment G - Letters of Collaboration 

SFY22 Shannon CSI Attachment H - Partner Selection Workbook

Attachment I - Additional Materials 

SFY22 Shannon CSI Letter of Intent

SFY22 Shannon CSI Questions and Answers

If you have any questions related to this grant opportunity, please contact Beth Flynn at elizabeth.m.flynn@mass.gov

 

 

 

State Fiscal Year 2022 Senator Charles E. Shannon, Jr. Community Safety Initiative Local Action Research Partners Availability of Grant Funds

The Shannon CSI Grant Program incorporates the key elements of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Comprehensive Gang Model.   Grant funding, oversight, and technical assistance supports regional and multi-disciplinary approaches to combat gang violence through coordinated prevention and intervention, law enforcement, prosecution, and reintegration type programs. Local Action Research Partners (LARPs) assist funded sites by providing strategic, analytic, technical, and research support. OGR expects to award up to $807,000 as a result of this AGF.  Continuing applicants may apply for up to 8% more than the final SFY21 award amount.

SFY22 Shannon CSI LARP Availability of Grant Funds Competitive Opportunity

Key Dates

AGF Posted:

August 16, 2021

Letter of Intent Due:

September 15, 2021

Proposals Due:

October 15, 2021, no later than 4:00pm

Award Announcements Anticipated:

November/December 2021

Anticipated Grant Period:

On or about January 1, 2022 through December 31,2022

Attachments:

SFY22 Shannon CSI LARP Attachment A - Applicant Cover Page

SFY22 Shannon CSI LARP Attachment B - Program Narrative

SFY22 Shannon CSI LARP Attachment C - Budget Worksheet

SFY22 Shannon CSI LARP Attachment D - Budget Narrative

SFY22 Shannon CSI LARP Attachment E - OGR Subrecipient Risk Assessment Form

Attachment F - MOU (template not needed)

Attachment G - Additional Material 

Attachment H - Additional Costs 

SFY22 Shannon CSI LARP Letter of Intent

If you have any questions related to this grant opportunity, please contact Beth Flynn at elizabeth.m.flynn@mass.gov.

 

FY 2021 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment For State Prisoners Formula Grant Program

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research (OGR) will make available $230,000 from the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program for the Massachusetts Department of Correction and the Massachusetts sheriffs’ departments to competitively solicit one-time federal funding for the implementation of either residential or jail-based treatment programs.

2021 RSAT Availability of Grant Funds Competitive Opportunity


Key Dates:

Proposals Due: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Award Announcements: mid-September 2021

Anticipated Grant Period: October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022


Required Attachments:

Attachment A: RSAT Application Template

Attachment B: RSAT Budget Excel Worksheet Form

Attachment C: Letter(s) of Collaboration (if applicable)

Attachment D: RSAT Risk Assessment Form

For information regarding this grant opportunity, please contact Samantha Frongillo at samantha.frongillo@mass.gov

State Fiscal Year 2022 Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera Program Availability of Grant Funds (AGF)

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research will make available $4,000,000 in funding for law enforcement to establish and implement body-worn camera (BWC) programs. Grants funds may be used to create a BWC program or expand an existing BWC program.

UPDATE (July 7, 2021)OGR has received several questions concerning the time constraint in receiving collective bargaining approval by the BWC Program application deadline. Please note that on page 4 of the Availability of Grant Funds (AGF), it states that applicants have 6 months after award execution (~October 2021) to begin implementation. This time period allows departments adequate time to receive the proper approval and documentation. If a department is unable to develop a mandatory wear policy and receive collective bargaining approval by the application deadline, then the applicant department must mention, within their application, the ongoing negotiations and status of receiving collective bargaining approval (verbal approval at time of application submission is acceptable).  The project implementation timeline within the application must also indicate when the department anticipates receiving a formal, written commitment of approval (no later than 6 months after execution of the award contract).  This instruction is not clear in the original posted documents related to this solicitation, therefore, modified documents with clearer language are posted below.

Key Dates

AGF Posted:

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Questions Due:

Friday, August 13, 2021

Proposals Due:

Monday, August 30, 2021, no later than 4:00pm

Award Announcements Anticipated:

October 2021

Anticipated Grant Period:

November 1, 2021 through October 31, 2022

 

Application Documents:

BWC Program AGF (UPDATED July 26, 2021)

Attachment A - BWC Application Template (UPDATED July 14, 2021)

Attachment B - BWC Budget Worksheet

BWC Program Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions related to this grant opportunity, please contact Alexander Marcus at Alexander.D.Marcus@mass.gov

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