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A. Eligibility Requirements

For a detailed description of Grant Specific eligibility requirements please proceed to the specific fund source section.

All nonprofit agencies new to OCJP funding are required to complete the Pre Award Risk Assessment and submit it, along with documents requested via the assessment, prior to going to contract.  The Pre Award Risk Assessment is used to determine the agency’s ability to provide adequate internal controls, sound accounting practices, and sufficient written procedures in order to prevent fraud, waste, abuse and misuse of funds in addition to determining whether or not the agency is fiscally solvent.

Law Enforcement Agencies: In order for law enforcement agencies to qualify for grant funds, the agency must comply with the following:

  1. Fingerprints/UCR Reporting Requirement.  The agency shall ensure that they will comply with Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 38-3-122, and will submit all fingerprints taken to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).
  2. TIBRS Reporting Requirement.  The Agency shall ensure that they comply with the rules and regulations of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations (TBI) as empowered by Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 38-10-101 et seq. with regard to the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). The agency will at all times maintain TBI certification of their compliance with those rules and regulations 

Domestic Violence Shelters:  All Family Violence Shelter Programs must comply with the Family Violence Shelter State Standards.

Overdue Audit/Unresolved Audit Findings
OCJP will not make an award to any applicant who has an overdue audit or an open audit report where the subrecipient has not attempted to respond or has taken no action to resolve findings.  Every applicant for funding is on notice that, unless they are in compliance with the audit requirements, their application may be rejected.OCJP shall obtain credit reports on any applicant where there is reason to believe that performance is substandard or there is evidence of financial irregularities.