Notice of Intent Announcements

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

FFY2020 Byrne JAG Funding

April 1, 2022

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research intends to award up to $27,150 in Federal Fiscal Year 2020 Byrne JAG funds to the following agencies for the purchase of AED’s:

Commonwealth of Mass Military Division, JBCC Fire Department

$2,500.00

Barnstable Fire District

$2,500.00

Centerville- Osterville- Marstons Mills Fire District

$2,180.00

Devens Fire Department

$2,500.00

Easton Fire Department

$2,500.00

Hadley Police Department

$2,500.00

Hyannis Fire District

$2,206.60

Oak Bluffs EMS

$2,095.00

Phillipston Fire Department

$2,021.00

Sherborn Fire Department

$2,085.00

Shirley Fire Department

$2,500.00

Yarmouth Police Department

$1,563.00

 

Initial funding for this initiative is being supported by state legislation authorized by Chapter 24 of the Massachusetts Acts of 2021, An Act Making Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2022, which is managed by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research (OGR).

Because of the high demand from our municipalities for funding to purchase AED’s, and the Commonwealth’s priority for public safety, it was decided to use Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds to fund all municipalities that applied, including the twelve (12) applicants that applied after the funding had been depleted.

This is a one-time purchase expected to be completed by December 31, 2022.

NOTICE OF INTENT to award additional funds to the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) for the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Program

February 16, 2022 

The Office of Grants & Research (OGR) plans to award an additional $54,330 in federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) funds to the RMV to continue its FARS Program into the first six months of Calendar Year 2022. This new funding represents an extension of the 5th year of a five-year NHTSA cooperative agreement award to OGR for the FARS Program. This funding will help achieve the following major objectives, primarily through a FARS Analyst position at RMV:

· Provide for the collection and transmission of specific data on all reportable traffic fatalities from Massachusetts to NHTSA/FARS;

· Provide for the collection and transmission of specific data on all reportable crash data from Massachusetts identified under other collection activities to NHTSA/FARS;

· Encourage the use of the collected data by members of the traffic and motor vehicle safety community as important resources for decision-making, policy development, and evaluation.

The day-to-day work of the FARS Program in Massachusetts is the responsibility of the RMV’s FARS Unit. This unit works closely with other sections of the RMV as well as federal, state, and local governmental agencies involved with the traffic records systems for Massachusetts. The RMV does not receive sufficient state funding to cover all FARS services.

Based on the availability of federal funds, the period to which these funds will be applied is January 1th through June 30, 2022.

Please submit any comments by February 25, 2022 to Mr. Brook Chipman at brook.chipman@mass.gov.

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