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 State Police

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research intends to award $20,000 in federal Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds to the Massachusetts State Police for the purchase of the much needed lifesaving medication Narcan.  This allocation falls within the priority areas of JAG and is part of the Secretary’s discretionary set aside allotment of priority funding.

The duration of this award will be less than 2 months with an anticipated start and end date of August 9, 2019 and September 30, 2019.

NOTICE OF INTENT to award funds to the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) to conduct training courses for the Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) program for law enforcement personnel across the Commonwealth

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research intends to award up to $600,000 in federal funds, made available to Massachusetts by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) to conduct training courses for the Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) program and to retain a part-time Statewide Drug Recognition Expert Coordinator to administer this program. Based on the availability of federal funds, the contract period to which these funds will be applied is from October 1, 2019 to September 15, 2020.

The MPTC is responsible for the development, delivery, and enforcement of training standards for municipal, University of Massachusetts, and Environmental Police officers of the Commonwealth.  The MPTC receives no specifically designated appropriations for the DEC program. Therefore, given the MPTC’s existing capacity and infrastructure, this a best value that will enable the Commonwealth to secure continued federal funds for this program. 

Please submit any comments regarding this Notice of Intent to Highway Safety Division Program Coordinator Christina Hernandez, at christina.hernandez@mass.gov. All comments must be submitted within 10 business days of this posting.

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 $61,227.50 in federal Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds to the Department of Correction (DOC) for technology.  This allocation falls within the priority areas of JAG and is part of the Secretary’s discretionary set aside allotment of priority funding.

As the Commonwealth’s Public Safety Headquarters continues to expand and house agencies critical to law enforcement and public safety statewide, it is imperative the facility improve its capacity to meet necessary security and related standards.  The Public Safety Headquarters in Milford, MA is a facility potentially facing a terrorism threat or similar type of attack affecting all law enforcement agencies fighting terrorism statewide. In case of an Active Shooter Incident at the facility the safety and security of all personnel in the building will provide the necessary support for a multi-agency response to neutralize the incident. In effect, the project proposed creates a statewide impact providing the necessary components of a security system at a critical infrastructure facility as well as further supports the mission to meet Federal guidelines for a Security Level II/III facility.  

Funds will be utilized for The Department of Correction (DOC) to procure, according to state law, purchase, and train staff in the new NIJ Level III Vector Ballistic De-escalation Shields. The Vector Law Enforcement Shield was developed by a U.S. Army Special Forces 18D (Green Beret medic). This humanitarian combined his skills as a medic with his knowledge of tactics and weaponry to create a defensive system that protects law enforcement and in doing so, also protects the general public. The battlefield Law Enforcement faces every day is constantly evolving. Criminals have better technology, training and tactics. Law Enforcement tactics, equipment and training need to evolve to succeed in combatting crime and ensuring the safety of officers and the public.

The duration of this award will be less than 3 months with an anticipated start and end date of July 22, 2019 and September 30, 2019.

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

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