Notice of Intent Announcements

View recent Notice of Intent (NOI) to fund by the Office of Grants and Research.

Notice of Intent to Award Funds to the Massachusetts Department of Correction

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research intends to award $1,600 in federal Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds to the Department of Correction (DOC) for training.  This allocation falls within the priority areas of JAG and is part of the Secretary’s discretionary set aside allotment of priority funding.

Funds will be utilized for one employee to attend the Fundamentals of Explosives training being held at the University of Rhode Island on April 30-May 2. The primary purpose of the Home Made Explosives (HME) and Post-Blast Training class is to provide participants with the knowledge and recognition of energetic materials utilized in the manufacturing of homemade explosives and explosive devices. The course by design helps to reduce the human-caused threats by instructing the first responders on the identification and of precursor chemicals utilized to manufacture homemade explosives (HME). This course of instruction allows first responders to identify and interrupt the manufacture of HME needed to conduct potential terrorist attacks. First responders attending this HME recognition course are able to identify the threats and hazards that might occur in their geographical area by recognizing suspect behavior and common activities related to the manufacturing of HME by potential bombing suspects. This course enhances the ability to provide a safe, secure environment for law enforcement and related security and protection operations for people and communities located within the affected areas and also for response personnel engaged in life saving and life sustaining operations. This program enhances the first responder knowledge to search for secondary devices and the post-blast training allows the regional explosive detection canines the training to locate secondary devices in the post-blast area.

The duration of this award will be less than 3 months with an anticipated start and end date of April 12, 2019 and June 30, 2019.

For questions regarding this Notice of Intent, please email Kevin Stanton, Executive Director at:  kevin.stanton@mass.gov

NOTICE OF INTENT to award Emergency Response and Preparedness State Funds to Six Outer Cape Cod Communities

April 2, 2019

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Office of Grants and Research intends to award up to $383,000.00 in state funds to the towns of Truro, Eastham, Wellfleet, Chatham, Orleans, and Provincetown to improve emergency response and preparedness for shark attacks on the Outer Cape. 

Funding will address critical infrastructure equipment needs as it relates to beach safety for all residents and visitors.  Specifically, eligible entities will have the opportunity to purchase vital equipment items such as satellite phones to ensure first responders can be contacted in emergency situations and utility terrain vehicles to assist first responders with reducing their transport response time from the beach to the ambulance.

Other types of allowable equipment include emergency call boxes and specialized medical equipment.  All goods must be purchased and received on or before 6/30/19. 

If you have any comments regarding this Notice of Intent, please respond by April 10, 2019 to Michael Bishop, Director at: michael.p.bishop@mass.gov

NOTICE OF INTENT to award funds to the Massachusetts Department of State Police (MSP) to enforce motor vehicle laws throughout the Commonwealth during the high-visibility Distracted Driving campaign

March 21, 2019 - 

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Highway Safety Division (HSD) intends to award $175,000 in federal funds, made available to Massachusetts by the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to the Massachusetts Department of State Police (MSP) to conduct high-visibility traffic enforcement during the April 2019 Distracted Driving Mobilization to reduce motor vehicle fatalities, injuries and economic losses on the roadways in the Commonwealth. 

Based on the availability of federal funds, the contract period to which these funds will be applied is during federal fiscal year (FFY) 2019 through September 30, 2019.

With the MSP’s existing capacity and infrastructure, this a best value that will enable the Commonwealth to secure continued federal funds for these services.  The MSP is the only entity that has statewide jurisdiction for enforcement on state highways. The MSP receives no specifically designated appropriations for these services.

Please submit any comments regarding this Notice by March 28, 2019 to the Office of Grants and Research in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security to Deborah Firlit via email at Deborah.firlit@mass.gov.

NOTICE OF INTENT to award funds to MassDOT/Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) for Motorcycle Safety Program

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security/Office of Grants and Research/Highway Safety Division (EOPSS/OGR/HSD) plans to award an interdepartmental service agreement (ISA) for $34,000 in federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funds to the RMV to improve the delivery of motorcycle training throughout Massachusetts.

The RMV is the state authority that oversees motorcycle training and other motorcycle safety issues for the Commonwealth. The RMV administers the Massachusetts Rider Education Program (MREP).

With the RMV’s existing capacity and infrastructure, this is a best value award that will enable the Commonwealth to properly expend federal funds dedicated for these services. 

The FFY 2019 period to which these funds will be applied is on or about March 22 through September 15, 2019, though an extension may be grant beyond this time period.

Please submit any comments regarding this matter to Brook Chipman of the EOPSS/OGR/HSD at brook.chipman@mass.gov by March 29, 2019.

NOTICE OF INTENT to award funds to the Massachusetts Department of State Police (MSP) to enforce motor vehicle laws throughout the Commonwealth during the high-visibility Speed and Aggressive Driving traffic enforcement mobilization

March 21, 2019 - 

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Highway Safety Division (HSD) intends to award $150,000 in federal funds, made available to Massachusetts by the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to the Massachusetts Department of State Police (MSP) to conduct high-visibility traffic enforcement during the Spring, 2019 Speed and Aggressive Driving Mobilization to reduce motor vehicle fatalities, injuries and economic losses on the roadways in the Commonwealth. 

Based on the availability of federal funds, the contract period to which these funds will be applied is during federal fiscal year (FFY) 2019 through September 30, 2019.

With the MSP’s existing capacity and infrastructure, this a best value that will enable the Commonwealth to secure continued federal funds for these services.  The MSP is the only entity that has statewide jurisdiction for enforcement on state highways. The MSP receives no specifically designated appropriations for these services.

Please submit any comments regarding this Notice by March 28, 2019 to the Office of Grants and Research in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security to Deborah Firlit via email at Deborah.firlit@mass.gov.

NOTICE OF INTENT to award funds to the Massachusetts Department of State Police (MSP) to enforce motor vehicle laws throughout the Commonwealth during the high-visibility Click It or Ticket (CIOT) traffic enforcement campaign

March 21, 2019 - 

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Highway Safety Division (HSD) intends to award $225,000 in federal funds, made available to Massachusetts by the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to the Massachusetts Department of State Police (MSP) to conduct high-visibility traffic enforcement during the May, 2019 CIOT Mobilization to reduce motor vehicle fatalities, injuries and economic losses on the roadways in the Commonwealth.

Based on the availability of federal funds, the contract period to which these funds will be applied is during federal fiscal year (FFY) 2019 through September 30, 2019.

With the MSP’s existing capacity and infrastructure, this a best value that will enable the Commonwealth to secure continued federal funds for these services.  The MSP is the only entity that has statewide jurisdiction for enforcement on state highways. The MSP receives no specifically designated appropriations for these services.

Please submit any comments regarding this Notice by March 28, 2019 to the Office of Grants and Research in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security to Deborah Firlit via email at Deborah.firlit@mass.gov.

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