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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.

State Fiscal Year 2021 Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative Availability of Grant Funds

Overview

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 2021 General Appropriation Act, Chapter 227 of the Acts of 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(s) serving that population.

Applicant Eligibility

OGR intends to fund up to six (6) nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations up to $650,000 each. An applicant must be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and provide a memorandum of understanding (MOU) from the Sheriff’s Office(s) and/or the MA DOC validating an applicant’s collaborative relationship (include any 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. Each award will support programs that serve participants from one or more MA DOC and/or Sheriff’s facilities.

Key Dates:

AGF Posted: January 25, 2021
Application Due: Friday, February 19, 2021, 4:00 p.m.
Award Notification: End of February 2021
Performance Period: March 1, 2021-December 31, 2021


Application Requirements:

SFY21 Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative Availability of Grant Funds (AGF)

Attachment A - Application Template

  • Entire Attachment A in PDF (not as a scan) and
  • Scanned copy of p. 3 of Attachment A (Signature Page)

Attachment B - Budget Excel Workbook (must be in Excel format, not PDF)

Attachment C - Contractor Authorized Signatory Listing (must be signed and scanned)

Attachment D:  Memoranda of Understanding (must be signed and scanned)

Attachment E: Additional Material

 

If you have any questions regarding this application, please email: Elizabeth.m.flynn@mass.gov prior to February 3, 2021.

State Fiscal Year 2021 Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative Technical Assistance Provider Availability of Grant Funds

Overview

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 227 of the Massachusetts Acts of 2020, An Act Making Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2021.

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

OGR expects to award up to $100,000 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative Grant Funds to one (1) Technical Assistance Provider. 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: January 25, 2021

Application Due: Friday, February 19, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

Award Notification: End of February 2021

Performance Period: March 1, 2021-December 31, 2021


Application Requirements:

SFY21 Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative - Technical Assistance Provider AGF

Attachment A - Application Template

  • Entire Attachment A in PDF (not as a scan) and
  • Scanned copy of p. 3 of Attachment A (Signature Page)

Attachment B - Budget Excel Workbook (must be in Excel format, not PDF)

Attachment C - Contractor Authorized Signatory Listing (must be signed and scanned)

Attachment D: Additional Material

 

If you have any questions regarding this application, please email: Elizabeth.m.flynn@mass.gov prior to February 3, 2021.

Byrne Justice Assistance Grant: Specialized Equipment Opportunity Grant for the Municipal Police Training Committee and County Sheriff’s Departments

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Office of Grants and Research (OGR) will make available approximately $820,000 from the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program for the Municipal Police Training Committee and County Sheriff’s Departments to competitively solicit one-time federal funding ($60,000 maximum) to implement or expand operational equipment/program needs; specifically, a body-worn cameras program and/or purchase tasers and taser accessories (i.e., refill cartridges, replacement batteries).


Key Dates

Solicitation Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020

Applications Due:  Monday, October 26, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.

Anticipated Award AnnouncementsTentatively, Friday, November 13, 2020

Grant Award Period: December 1, 2020-November 30, 2021


Application Materials

Specialized Equipment Opportunity Grant AGF 

Attachment A - Application Template

Attachment B - Budget Worksheet

 

Byrne Justice Assistance Grant: FY21 Local Law Enforcement Opportunity Grant

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Office of Grants and Research (OGR) will make available approximately $3,000,000 from the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program for local units of government’s Police Departments to competitively solicit one-time federal funding to address local law enforcement equipment, enforcement and programming needs.

Key Dates

Solicitation Posted: Thursday, September 3, 2020
Applications Due: Monday, September 28, 2020 by 4:00pm
Anticipated Award Announcements: (Tentative) Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Equipment ONLY Grant Award Period: November 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021
Grant Award Period: November 1, 2020 - October 31, 2021


Application Materials

FY21 Local Law Enforcement Opportunity Grant AGF

Attachment A - Application Template

Attachment B - Budget Worksheet (Updated 09.11.20)

Attachment C - Authorized Signatory Form

Attachment D - ICIP Form

 

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