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 Municipal Police Training Committee to conduct training courses for the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement program for law enforcement personnel across the Commonwealth

May 13, 2019 - 

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Office of Grants and Research-Highway Safety Division intends to award $20,000, made available via a grant from the Governors Highway Safety Association, to the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) to conduct training courses for the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) program.  The contract period to which these funds will be applied is projected to be from June 1- September 30, 2019.

The MPTC is responsible for the development, delivery, and enforcement of training standards of municipal, University of Massachusetts, and Environmental Police officers of the Commonwealth.  The MPTC receives no specifically designated appropriations for the ARIDE program.  Awarding this grant to MPTC is a best value for the Commonwealth given their capacity, expertise, and infrastructure.

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 $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

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