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 Previously Funded Formula Grant Recipients

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research intends to award up to $160,000 in federal Title II Formula Grant funds to previously funded 2018 Formula Grant recipients.

This grant provides funding to support state and local efforts to plan, establish, operate, coordinate, and evaluate policies and projects (directly or through grants and contracts with public and private agencies) for the development of more effective juvenile justice related education, training, research, prevention, diversion, treatment, rehabilitation and system improvement efforts. The JJDP Act allows states to designate Formula Grant money to fund projects that offer a high probability of improving the functioning of the juvenile justice system, prevent at-risk youth from entering the juvenile justice system and intervene with system-involved youth to provide positive guidance and reduce the chances of further juvenile justice system involvement. OJJDP strongly encourages states to use a developmentally appropriate and trauma-informed framework to inform and connect youth justice work to the development of individual and multiagency comprehensive state plans that support the well-being of all youth.

This funding is posted for continuation applications only. No new applications are currently being accepted. Previous recipients can only apply for up to 50% of what they were awarded in 2018.

The duration of this award will be 6 months with an anticipated start and end date of January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020.

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

NOTICE OF INTENT to Award Funds to Previously Funded Massachusetts Sheriffs' Departments and Department of Correction

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research intends to award up to $232,000 in federal Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Formula Grant (RSAT) funds to eligible state agencies, that include Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Departments and the Massachusetts Department of Correction.

These funds will allow state and county correction facilities to re-examine the manner in which they provide substance abuse treatment to both males and females in their custody with the goal of breaking the cycle of drugs and violence by reducing the demand for, use, and trafficking of illegal drugs. RSAT enhances the capability of states and units of local government to provide residential substance abuse treatment for incarcerated inmates; prepares offenders for reintegration into the communities from which they came by incorporating reentry-planning activities into treatment programs; and assists offenders and their communities through the reentry process.

This funding is posted for continuation applications only. No new applications are currently being accepted. Applicants proposing residential treatment programs may apply for up to $24,500. Applicants proposing jail-based treatment programs may apply for up to $21,000. A match of at least 25% of the total cost of the program must be provided by each agency.

The duration of this award will be 9 months with an anticipated start and end date of January 15, 2020 and September 30, 2020.

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

NOTICE OF INTENT to award funds to the Massachusetts Department of State Police (MSP) to cover the cost of travel for professional development for the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL)

November 15, 2019 - 

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Office of Grants and Research, (EOPSS/OGR) intends to award $7,000 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 cover the cost of travel and related expenses for professional development for the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL).   Based on the availability of federal funds, the contract period to which these funds will be applied is through September 15, 2020.

With the Department of State Police’s existing capacity and infrastructure, this a best value that will enable the Commonwealth to secure continued federal funds for these services.  The MSP Field Services is the largest division within the State Police and is best positioned to use and implement traffic safety strategies passed along from the MSP LEL. The MSP receives no specifically-designated appropriations for these services.

Please submit any comments regarding this notice by November 21, 2019 to the Office of Grants and Research in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security to Deb Firlit via email at Deborah.Firlit@mass.gov.

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