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Grant Applications

The Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP) announces grant opportunities on this webpage. 

 How to Write an Application: Project Narrative Overview *NOTE: This Power Point  was used during a live WebEx training. Some slides may lack specific context without the addition of the webinar live recording. OCJP is working to publish the training in its entirety as soon as possible. Once published that training will be available under the Grants Management Resources section of our website.

 

With PSN, each USA is responsible for establishing a collaborative PSN team of federal, state, local, and tribal (where applicable) law enforcement and other community members to implement a strategic plan for investigating, prosecuting, and preventing violent crime. Through the PSN team (referred to as the "PSN task force"), each district will implement the five design features of PSN-leadership, partnership, targeted and prioritized enforcement, prevention, and accountability-to address violent crime in their respective districts.

Eligible subrecipients are limited to local law enforcement agencies whose primary jurisdiction covers the entirety of Shelby County.

Applicants should provide information related to the number of target areas their enforcement area includes.

Preference will be given to agencies whose territories encompass multiple target areas.

Strong preference will be given to applicant projects that satisfy the needs expressed in the program purpose.

Intent to Apply: 5/17/2019

Applications Due: 5/31/2019

With PSN, each USA is responsible for establishing a collaborative PSN team of federal, state, local, and tribal (where applicable) law enforcement and other community members to implement a strategic plan for investigating, prosecuting, and preventing violent crime. Through the PSN team (referred to as the "PSN task force"), each district will implement the five design features of PSN-leadership, partnership, targeted and prioritized enforcement, prevention, and accountability-to address violent crime in their respective districts.

Eligible subrecipients are limited to local law enforcement agencies whose primary jurisdiction falls within the United States District Court for the Middle District ot Tennessee. Applications shall be limited to only those agencies whose enforcement area within the middle district include territory within zip-codes that have been identified by the Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) committee as target areas due to the high statistical prevalence of violent gun-related crimes.

The zip-codes identified as project target areas are: 37207, 37218, 37208, 37076, 37115, 37206, 37216, 37211, 37217, and 37210.

Applicants should provide information related to the number of target areas their enforcement area includes.

Preference will be given to agencies whose territories encompass multiple target areas.

Strong preference will be given to applicant projects that satisfy the needs expressed in the program purpose.

Intent to Apply: 5/17/2019

Applications Due: 5/31/2019

OCJP is opening up this funding opportunity to increase the number of civilian Victim Coordinators working in local law enforcement agencies. A Victim Coordinator provides information to victims so they better understand their rights in the criminal justice process. The Victim Coordinator will provide assistance to victims during Law Enforcement interviews, as appropriate, through accompaniment and advocacy.

This position is for civilian personnel only. Sworn officers are not eligible. Preference will be given to projects that employee full time victim coordinators.

This will be a 3-year contract totaling $200,000.00 to hire additional staff.

All interested applicants must submit a letter of Intent to Apply by June 14, 2019.

Applications are due July 5, 2019

 

Eligible agencies include all agencies in Tennessee that can describe and demonstrate a history of working with victims of human trafficking. Eligible agencies must provide proof of sustainable, evidence based substance abuse treatment and/or mental health treatment, either onsite or through a contracted partnership with community resources. Eligible applicants may request funds primarily for building residential capacity. Requests may include staff positions needed to support the additional residential clients.  All requested residential units and support positions must represent an increase to the agency’s total number of available beds and staff positions. Positions will be demonstrated by an agency organization chart detailing the positions. The grant application must include a supervision plan for the newly funded residential units and staff.

Intent to Apply due:  4/1/2019

Applications due:  4/30/2019

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

OCJP is announcing the opportunity for funding for Family Justice Centers (FJC).  This opportunity is open to any applicant whose community currently does not have a Family Justice Center or existing Family Justice Centers wishing to open satellite offices in other counties.

The FJC is a community-wide collaboration of public and private agencies in a centralized location that serves domestic violence victims and their families. The core concept is to provide one place where families can go to receive services to promote their safety and well-being. It is often called a “one-stop shop” for domestic violence and other victims of crime seeking assistance.                                                        

These will be 3-year contracts with Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) funding totaling $240,000.00. No match is required.

Please note that this application is highly collaborative and will involve a multi layered process. Applicants will be required to submit letters of support from the local Chief of Police, Sheriff, Domestic Violence Program, City/County Mayor, District Attorney, Civil Legal authorized official and local Child Advocacy Center.

Intent to Apply is due February 15, 2019

Application is due March 15, 2019

Continue to check back for further information on the above solicitations.  Additional information will be posted in the coming months. 

OCJP is announcing the opportunity for funding to implement Pre-Trial Risk Assessment Projects.  The Pretrial Risk Assessment project focuses on enhancing local pretrial practices through the implementation of an empirically validated risk assessment process.  The process emphasizes the screening of all booked defendants for risk of flight and pretrial recidivism using a validated risk assessment tool. 

Key elements include the early review of charges by a prosecutor, the immediate or early release of all eligible arrestees after positive identification and risk assessment, the presence of a defense counsel prepared to provide effective representation at the earliest hearing that could result in pretrial detention, release or detention decisions being informed by the outcomes of the risk assessment and adversarial hearing, the use of court reminder protocols and risk based supervision and/or diversion for released defendants, and if convicted, the transfer of information about the defendants pretrial supervision outcomes to the sentencing court, prosecutor, defense counsel, as well as any subsequent supervising authority.

Please note that this application is highly collaborative and will involve a multi layered process.  This process may include data submittal, community meetings, readiness assessments, phone interviews, etc. to ensure that selected communities are viable, the project has the support for success and sustainability.  This program is not intended to supplant, replace or otherwise duplicate any existing diversion programs or current positions. It is not meant to provide positions that would otherwise be needed to ensure the court’s required infrastructure within the local judicial district.

These will be 3-year contracts with Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) funding totaling $360,000.00. No match is required.

Jurisdictions that are interested in applying to become a pilot site should follow the steps below prior to January 10, 2019.

1)      Convene local stake holders to discuss your jurisdiction’s interest in this project and then fill out an FY19 PreTrial Letter of Interest.

2)      Fill out the online letter of interest form located at: http://surveys.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3FdhTJAaz54kScR

Continue to check back for further information on the above solicitations.  Additional information will be posted in the coming months. 

This Page Last Updated: May 21, 2019 at 2:12 PM