Grant Descriptions 
 

(G) Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Forces

Program Staff - Mark Thatcher 444-3605                    Fiscal Staff - Adam Stoll 444-0340

Intent

Eligible Applicants

Criteria

Match

Restrictions

  • To provide funding to units of local government in support of multi-jurisdictional drug task forces that integrate federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ efforts.
  • To enhance inter-agency coordination and intelligence.
  • To facilitate multi-jurisdictional investigation.

Local law enforcement agencies that meet defined criteria for a multi-jurisdictional drug task force.

  1. Must be a multi-jurisdictional task force.
  2. Must have a written inter-local agreement identifying participants.
  3. All participating agencies must meet criteria established in the MBCC Crime Data Reporting Policy.
  4. Must provide letters of support from local officials in areas where your task force operates.

Minimum 30% hard cash match required for task forces.

  • The task force must be comprised of law enforcement representatives from five or more counties.; A reservation will count as a county. A county or reservation may belong to more than one jurisdiction. Must report Performance Measures into online reporting system.
  • A reservation will count as a county.
  • A county or reservation may belong to more than one jurisdiction.
  • Must report Performance Measures into online reporting system.

(H) National Criminal History Improvement Program Grant

Program Staff - Kathy Wilkins 444-4298                  Fiscal Staff - Chris Botteron 444-2076

Intent

Eligible Applicants

Criteria

Match

Restrictions

  • To enhance the crime fighting and criminal justice capabilities of state governments by improving accuracy, utility and interstate accessibility of criminal history records.
  • To enhance records of protective orders involving domestic violence and stalking, sex offender records, automated identification systems and other state systems supporting national records systems and their use for criminal history background checks

 

Applicants are limited to the agency designated by the Governor in each state to administer the NCHIP program. States may choose to submit applications as part of a multi-state consortium or other entity.

Priority areas for grant funding:
  1. Updating and automating case outcomes from courts and prosecutors in state records and the FBI’s Criminal History File.
  2. Automating access to information concerning persons prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm and transmitting relevant records to III, NCIC, and the NICS Index, including persons who have been adjudicated as a mental defective or have been committed to a mental institution, are unlawful users of, or addicted to, any controlled substance; are the subject of protection or restraining orders; or have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
  3. Full participation in the Interstate Identification Index (III) and the National Fingerprint File (NFF), including adoption and implementation of the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact.

20% of total project (cash or in-kind)

All applications must describe tasks and indicate the level of funds that will be made directly available to the courts. Where no funds are provided for court-directed disposition reporting activities, a certification by the appropriate state court official declining participation must be included with this section. Additional Federal Government requirements can be found at: https://www.ojp.gov/funding.

(J) Juvenile Justice Title II Formula Grants

Program Staff -  Rachel Gemar 444-2056                  Fiscal Staff - Adam Stoll 444-0340

Intent

Eligible Applicants

Criteria

Match

Restrictions

Provide support for the development and implementation of effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs to improve the juvenile justice system so that it:

  • protects public safety;
  • holds offenders accountable; and
  • provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families.

 

Units of local government, law enforcement agencies, nonprofits which have been denied funding at the local level, and tribes.

35 program areas with priority given to: •Alternatives to Detention

  • Delinquency Prevention
  • Diversion Programs
  • Juvenile Justice System Improvement
  • Disproportionate Minority Contact
  • Native American Programs

 

50% match on all associated admin funds. No match required on pass through funds.

  • No construction, equipment purchases must be integral to the program proposal.
  • No indirect costs allowed.
  • Must report Performance Measures into online reporting system.

 

(L) Juvenile Detention Region General Fund Reimbursement Allocations

Program Staff - Mark Thatcher 444-3605                    Fiscal Staff - Chris Botteron 444-2076

Intent

Eligible Applicants

Criteria

Match

Restrictions

Provide State General Fund allocation to help counties sustain regional core juvenile detention capacity and provide incentive to use alternatives to detention.

Open only to the local agency designated as the financial agent for one of the five Juvenile Detention Region Boards currently receiving funds under Part 19 of the Youth Court Act.

  1. Reimbursement to counties within the applicant region for actual youth secure detention or alternatives to youth detention costs as provided in the application budget.
  2. Application budget cannot exceed the amount of allocation provided by the legislature. Current allocation will be set forth in the RFP.

 

Up to 50% of budgeted secure juvenile detention costs and 75% of alternatives to secure juvenile detention cost.

May not be used to reimburse costs for secure detention of youth placed in detention as a disposition for a consent adjustment or consent decree.

(M) Misdemeanor Probation - Domestic Violence

Program Staff - Meaghan Kolar 444-4763                    Fiscal Staff - Maureen Leo 444-2077

Intent

Eligible Applicants

Criteria

Match

Restrictions

Misdemeanor Probation: To provide monitoring and enforcement of sentence compliance for offenders who have been convicted of a first or second misdemeanor offense of Partner or Family Member Assault (PFMA) or of violation of an order of protection.

Domestic Violence Intervention Program: To assist courts in implementing an Offender Intervention Program that meets the standards adopted by the Montana Board of Crime Control.

Units of local government, tribal governments and private nonprofit agencies.  Private nonprofit agencies are highly encouraged to submit a Memorandum of Understanding with a local government.

Supervision/Probation for offenders convicted of 1st or 2nd offence
  • Electronic monitoring devices
  • Victim safety measures (lethality assessment)
  • Utilize evidence-informed Offender Intervention Programs meeting MBCC standards

No match required.

Programs are discouraged from activities that may compromise victim safety such as pre-trial diversion or requiring victims to testify against their abuser.

(R) Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT)

Program Staff - Carrie Lutkehus 444-2632                    Fiscal Staff  - Chris Botteron 444-2076

Intent

Eligible Applicants

Criteria

Match

Restrictions

RSAT’s objectives are to:
  • Enhance the capabilities of states and units of local and tribal governments to provide residential substance abuse treatment for incarcerated inmates.
  • Prepare individuals for reintegration into communities.
  • Assist individuals and communities through the reentry process by delivering community-based treatment and other broad-based aftercare services.

Eligible applicants include state agencies and units of local government, including federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions. Private and non-private, nonprofit agencies are not eligible to apply. All applicants (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

Funds may be used to implement three types of programs:

  1. Residential
  2. Jail-based
  3. Aftercare
For residential programs (engages inmates for 6-12 months) and jail-based program (engages inmates for at least 3 months) are to:
  • require urinalysis and/or other forms of drug and alcohol testing for program participants
  • provide residential treatment in a facility separate from the general correctional population to be used exclusively by RSAT participants;
  • ensure program participants will be provided with aftercare services upon leaving incarceration;
  • ensure aftercare services coordinate between correctional facility treatment program and other social service and rehabilitation programs (i.e. educational and job training, parole supervision, halfway house, and self-help and per group programs); and
  • coordinate with federal assistance for substance abuse treatment and aftercare services currently provided by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

 

Matching contributions of 25% (cash or in-kind) of the total cost of the RSAT for State Prisoners project (federal funds plus local match) are required and must be derived from non-federal sources. All funds designated as match are restricted to the same uses as the federal funds and must be expended within the grant period.

Per 34 U.S.C. 10422(c), to be eligible for funding, a state shall ensure:

  • program participants will be provided with aftercare services;
  • coordination between correctional facility treatment program and social service and rehabilitation programs; and
  • coordination between the aforementioned activities and SAMHSA-funded state and/or local programs that address the needs of the target population.
A state may use funds received from community reintegration if the CEO of the state certifies that the state is providing, and will continue to provide, an adequate level of residential treatment services.

 

(V) Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Funds

Program Staff - Kelly McIntosh 444-1998 & Casey Peck 444-7010                    Fiscal Staff - Lana Mullaney 444-6678

Intent

Eligible Applicants

Criteria

Match

Restrictions

  • To assist states in the development of effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women
  • To develop and strengthen victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women

 

Public or nonprofit organizations and Federally Recognized Tribes.

Eligible organizations must utilize volunteers and provide victims with assistance with victim compensation.

20% match required. Eligible organizations provide direct services to crime victims free of charge. No match requirement for Federally Recognized Tribes.

  • No primary prevention activities
  • No offender related rehabilitation or treatment
  • No research projects

(W) STOP Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Funds

Program Specialist - Meaghan Kolar 444-4763                    Accountant - Maureen Leo 444-2077

Intent

Eligible Applicants

Criteria

Match

Restrictions

  • To assist states in the development of effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women
  • To develop and strengthen victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women

Local government, tribal governments, state agencies, and private nonprofit agencies

20 broad purpose areas with an emphasis on:

  • training for law enforcement;
  • prosecution and judiciary;
  • victim services; and
  • criminal justice advocacy.
All services and training must be for the purpose of combating violent crimes against women.

 

  • 25% hard cash or in kind.
  • Non-profits, tribal, and nongovernmental victim services organizations are not required to meet match.

Programs must focus on efforts to improve the response to violent crimes against women rather than the development of general crime victim assistance services or training.

(WS) Sexual Assault Service Program (SASP)

Program Staff - Meaghan Kolar 444-4763                    Fiscal Staff - Maureen Leo 444-2077

Intent

Eligible Applicants

Criteria

Match

Restrictions

Provides funding to assist nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations that provide core services, direct intervention, and related assistance to victims of sexual assault. SASP funds are designed to supplement other funding sources directed at addressing sexual assault on the state and territorial level.

Nonprofit organizations providing direct assistance to victims of sexual assault.

  1. 24-hour hotline service
  2. Accompaniment and advocacy
  3. Crisis intervention
  4. Information and referral for victim families
  5. Outreach to underserved communities
  6. Development and distribution of materials on services

No match required

Only nonprofit organizations serving sexual assault victims may apply.

(Y) Paul Coverdell National Forensic Sciences Improvement Act

Program Staff - Carrie Lutkehus 444-2632                    Fiscal Staff - Chris Botteron 444-2076

Intent

Eligible Applicants

Criteria

Match

Restrictions

To help improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science and medical examiner services. Among other things, funds may be used to eliminate a backlog in the analysis of forensic evidence and to train and employ forensic laboratory personnel, as needed, to eliminate such a backlog.

Eligible applicants include the Montana State Crime Laboratory.

  1. To carry out all or a substantial part of a program intended to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science or medical examiner services in the State, including those services provided by laboratories operated by the State and those operated by units of local government within the State.
  2. To eliminate a backlog in the analysis of forensic science evidence,including: a backlog with respect to firearms examination, latent prints, toxicology, controlled substances, forensic pathology, questioned documents, and trace evidence.
  3. To train, assist, and employ forensic laboratory personnel as needed to eliminate such a backlog.

No match is required.

Visit the National Institute of Justice's home page at nij.gov for specific restrictions regarding the Coverdell Program.



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