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NOTICE OF INTENT to Award Additional Funds

November 24, 2021

Although initial deliverables were completed by the subrecipient during the contract period that ended in December of 2020, project staff from Northesatern University and American University continued to make revisions to the Hate Crime Resource Gude including those suggested by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and by Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  EOPSS intends to honor the additional work performed and enter into a Settlement and Release Agreement to remedy.   The listing below describes the activities that have continued after the contract period for this project including the most recent presentation to the Govenor’s Hate Crime Task Force:

  • January 2021
    • Second set of comments from EOPSS received
    • Changes made and sent back to EOPSS
  • February 2021 –
    • Meeting with EOPSS regarding changes to Resource Guide
  • March 2021
    • Third set of comments from EOPSS received
    • Changes made and sent back to EOPSS
  • April 2021
    • First set of comments from DESE received
    • Changes made and sent back
    • 2020 Hate Crime data received from EOPSS
    • Meeting with EOPSS and DESE
    • Case studies included back into the report to send to DESE following discussion at meeting with DESE and EOPSS
  • May 2021
    • Meeting scheduled with DESE regarding second set of comments
    • Email from EOPSS regarding issues with hate crime data from Boston
    • Meeting with EOPSS regarding 2nd comments received from DESE
  • June 2021
    • Meeting scheduled with EOPSS regarding changes made following comments from DESE
    • DESE suggested that beginning the Report with Primary Prevention activities would be better received by teachers and school administrators. This involved reformatting the Resource Guide entirely and adding some new primary prevention resources including a number produced by DESE and others currently in use in other school districts including material from Facing History and Ourselves
  • July 2021
    • Resource guide revised following changes suggested by Spencer Lord and Anne Gilligan regarding legislation and inclusive language
  • August 2021
    • Meeting with DESE regarding updates from Anne Gilligan and additional resources used by DESE to include in the guide as resources for students, teachers, parents, and school staff
  • September 2021
    • Resource guide revised following edits from Jenna Borkoski, Jennifer Roedel, Blair Brown, and Spencer Lord
    • Presentation to the Massachsuetts Hate Crime Task Force

 

Dr Jack McDevitt      30 days @ $650/day                         $19,500

Dr. Janice Iwama      30 days @ $650/day                        $19,500

Total costs …………………………………………………….$39,000

 

Any questions or concerns about this Notice of Intent can be directed to Kevin Stanton, Executive Director at:  kevin.stanton@state.ma.us

NOTICE OF INTENT to award funds to the Lawrence Police Department

November 16, 2021

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a Department of Justice nationwide violent-crime reduction initiative coordinated by the U.S. Attorneys Offices (USAOs). PSN brings together federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement officials, prosecutors and community leaders to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in a community and develop comprehensive solutions to address those issues.

In collaboration with the PSN Selection Committee and the USAO, and with approval from the Department of Justice, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security's (EOPSS) Office of Grants and Research (OGR) intends to award the Lawrence Police Department $49,731 in federal FY19 PSN grant funds to purchase fixed and quick deploy cameras to expand and enhance their existing city-wide camera system.

The anticipated FY19 project start date will be December 1, 2021.

Please submit any comments regarding this Notice to Jim Houghton, Senior Program Manager, via email at James.Houghton@mass.gov

Notice of Intent to Award Funds to the Massachusetts State Agencies

October 6, 2021 - The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Office of Grants and Research (OGR) intends to award the following Massachusetts State Agencies:

Federal Department of Homeland Security Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021

  • $  5,952,510.40    dollars in State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) funds
  • $15,544,777.54    dollars in Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) funds

Combined, these funds will support the following:

Agency/Project

Award

Department of Corrections – Bullet Proof Vests

$224,670.54

Department of Fire Services – Automated Biodetection Tool; Maritime Multi-Threat Detectors; Short Range Chemical ID Tools; Bomb Squad Threat Assessment Training; Quadruped Robot; Tracked Robot; Digital Xray System

$597,000

MA Emergency Management Agency – SEOC Expansion Enhancement; SEOC Surge AV; Radio Tower Project

$598,000

MA Port Authority (Fire Rescue) – Active Shooter Training

$61,000

MA State Police – Airborne Equipment Replacement

$414,107

MA State Police – Commonwealth Fusion Center; Critical Infrastructure Program

$950,000

 

The expected SHSP and UASI grant period will span the dates November 1, 2021 thru June, 2024.

Notice of Intent to Award Funds to the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region

October 6, 2021 - The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Office of Grants and Research intends to award the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region

 

Federal Department of Homeland Security Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021

  • $13,520,000 in Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) funds.

 

The Office of Emergency Management, City of Boston, manages this region.  These funds will support the coordinated efforts of multidisciplinary projects proposed by several agencies. Such emergency management initiatives include:

  • Planning
  • Organization
  • Training
  • Equipment purchases
  • Exercises

The expected UASI grant period will span the dates November 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024.

 

Massachusetts submitted the FFY 2021 Homeland Security Grant Program application, submitted to DHS. The application contained this proposal.

 

Please submit any comments regarding this Notice to Kevin Stanton at kevin.stanton@mass.gov

Notice of Intent to Award Funds to the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (on behalf of the Homeland Security Councils)

October 6, 2021 - The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Office of Grants and Research intends to award the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC):

Federal Department of Homeland Security Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021

  • $5,142,510.40 in State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) funds.

Combined, these funds will support the following entities: 

Agency / Regional Council

Award

Northeast Regional Homeland Security Advisory Council

$  1,469,035.23

Southeast Regional Homeland Security Advisory Council

$  1,230,139.91

Central Regional Homeland Security Advisory Council

$     995,641.44

Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council

$  1,190,568.30

 

With this award, MAPC will administer funds for the Regional Homeland Security Councils. Regional Homeland Security Council awards will promote regional homeland security projects and initiatives. MAPC will receive a total of $257,125.52 to perform “Fiscal Agent” services for the regions. Regional projects supported with these funds take a multi-disciplinary approach. Many of these projects encompass the needs of several jurisdictions. These emergency management initiatives include:

  • Planning
  • Organization
  • Training
  • Equipment purchases
  • Exercises

The expected SHSP grant period will span the dates November 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024.

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