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October 22, 2018 - The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) intends to award up to $12,200 in federal funds from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to the Massachusetts Trial Court to allow Massachusetts judges to attend training on issues related to impaired driving, court-monitored pre-trial DUI release protocols, ignition interlock supervision, pre- and post-conviction sanction options, and sentencing options at the upcoming Drug Court Conference scheduled for November 28-29, 2019.

Based on the availability of federal funds, the contract period to which these funds will be applied will run through September 30, 2019.

The Massachusetts Trial Court represents the only entity that can reasonably provide these services through an Interdepartmental Service Agreement and therefore will be awarded these funds as a “Best Value” for the Commonwealth. The program was included in the approved FFY 2019 Highway Safety Plan.

Please submit any comments by Monday, October 31, 2018 to the Highway Safety Division of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security to Jeff Brownell via email at Jeffrey.brownell@mass.gov.   

NOTICE OF INTENT to award funds to the Massachusetts Department of State Police (MSP) to conduct sustained high-visibility year-long enforcement of motor vehicle laws to reduce motor vehicle fatalities, serious injuries and economic losses on the roadways

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Highway Safety Division (HSD) intends to award $720,000 in federal funds, made available to Massachusetts by the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to the MSP to conduct sustained high-visibility year-long traffic enforcement targeting selected locations where crash and driving violations most frequently occur as well as purchase related program related equipment. 

Based on the availability of federal funds, the contract period to which these funds will be applied is during federal fiscal year (FFY) 2019 through September 30, 2019.

With the MSP’s existing capacity and infrastructure, this a best value that will enable the Commonwealth to secure continued federal funds for these services.  The MSP is the only entity that has statewide jurisdiction for enforcement on state highways. The MSP receives no specifically-designated appropriations for these services.

Please submit any comments regarding this Notice by noon on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 to the Office of Grants and Research in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security to Deborah Firlit via email at Deborah.firlit@mass.gov.

NOTICE OF INTENT to award funds to the American Automobile Association (AAA) Northeast

October 15, 2018 - The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Office of Grants and Research (OGR) Highway Safety Division (HSD) proposes to award $2,873.94 in federal funds, made available to Massachusetts by the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to the American Automobile Association (AAA) Northeast.

AAA Northeast is planning a one-day summit November 6, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Boston-Dedham, 55 Ariadne Road, Dedham, MA. The summit will host expert speakers on impairment from across the U.S., including the Honorable T.Bella Dinh-Zarr, Board Member of the National Transportation Safety Board, who will present a keynote address detailing the NTSB’s proposed .05 legal limit for alcohol. The event will feature two panels, including one focusing on the policy landscape of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, as explained by a member of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. A second panel will explore the role of Drug Recognition Experts and roadside testing and assessment for drugged driving. Lastly, there will be two additional keynote speakers, the morning speaker discussing the landscape of impaired driving throughout the U.S., as well as an afternoon speaker discussing poly-pharmacy issues and prescription drug abuse.

The primary goal of the summit is to reduce impaired driving crashes, fatalities and injuries in Massachusetts. AAA believes that continued education, awareness and outreach efforts from the traffic safety community, can have a major impact in reducing impaired driving crashes in Massachusetts.

An additional goal involves preparing Massachusetts law enforcement and traffic safety professionals for recreational marijuana by highlighting the issues and implications. Now that recreational cannabis is legal in the Bay State, we need to have concrete discussions about what this means for motorists and roadway safety. With this goal in mind, the summit will feature experts discussing the impact of recreational marijuana in other states and as well as varying techniques for conducting road side testing, including research into the role of oral fluid testing and Drug Recognition Experts. The expected outcome is to expand DRE training for Massachusetts and to encourage further research for road side oral fluid testing.

AAA has previously demonstrated that it possesses unique expertise, experience, and capacity in conducting this type of event and therefore represents a best value for the Commonwealth.

Please submit any comments regarding this Notice by October 25, 2018 to jeffrey.brownell@state.ma.us.   

NOTICE OF INTENT to award funds to the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) to conduct the Sale of Alcohol to Intoxicated Persons (SIP) program

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Office of Grants and Research-Highway Safety Division intends to award up to $175,000 in federal funds, made available to Massachusetts by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) to conduct undercover enforcement operations at licensed establishments most often identified as the place of last drink for convicted drunk drivers. Establishments that are charged as a result of ABCC investigations are subject to license suspension, modification, or revocation, and are mandated to train staff on the prevention of overserving.  Investigative operations ensure overserved individuals don’t drive and provide a long term deterrent to the targeted bars resulting in fewer individuals driving while impaired.

Funds for the Sale of Alcohol to Intoxicated Persons program will be used to support overtime enforcement by ABCC investigators. Based on the availability of federal funds, these funds will be made available to the ABCC through September 30, 2019.

The ABCC is the only entity with the capacity and expertise to reasonably provide these services.  Therefore, they represent the 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 Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) to conduct traffic crash investigation training courses for law enforcement personnel across the Commonwealth

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Office of Grants and Research-Highway Safety Division intends to award up to $238,750 in federal funds, made available to Massachusetts by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) to conduct traffic crash investigation training courses for law enforcement personnel across the Commonwealth.  Based on the availability of federal funds, the contract period to which these funds will be applied is from October 1, 2018 to 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 traffic crash investigation training 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 Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) to conduct the Compliance Checks program to prevent the sale of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals by licensed establishments in communities across

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Office of Grants and Research-Highway Safety Division intends to award up to $175,000 in federal funds, made available to Massachusetts by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) to conduct the Compliance Checks program to prevent the sale of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals, educate licensed establishments, and increase their vigilance in the checking of identification.  Funds will be used to support overtime enforcement by ABCC investigators. Based on the availability of federal funds, these funds will be made available to the ABCC through September 30, 2019.

The ABCC is the only entity with the capacity and expertise to reasonably provide these services.  Therefore, they represent the 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 Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) to conduct Standardized Field Sobriety Testing training courses for law enforcement personnel across the Commonwealth

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Office of Grants and Research-Highway Safety Division intends to award up to $140,000 in federal funds, made available to Massachusetts by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) to conduct Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) training courses for law enforcement personnel across the Commonwealth. Funds will also be used to support a part-time SFST Coordinator position. Based on the availability of federal funds, the contract period to which these funds will be applied is from October 1, 2018 to 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 SFST training 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 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, Office of Grants and Research-Highway Safety Division intends to award up to $500,000 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, 2018 to 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 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.

September 24, 2018 - The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Highway Safety Division (HSD) intends to award $1,400,000 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 conduct sobriety checkpoints and related saturation patrols utilizing the two mobile Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT) vehicles aimed at removing impaired drivers from the roadways in the Commonwealth

Based on the availability of federal funds, the contract period to which these funds will be applied is during federal fiscal year (FFY) 2019 from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.

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 is the only entity that has statewide jurisdiction for enforcement on state highways.  The MSP receives no specifically-designated appropriations for these services.

Please submit any comments regarding this Notice by October 1, 2018 to the Office of Grants and Research in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security to Deborah Firlit via email at deborah.firlit@mass.gov.

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