Grant Descriptions 
 

(G) Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Forces

Program Specialist - Mark Thatcher 444-3605                    Accountant - Connie Young 444-7361

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. The purpose of these funds is to enhance interagency coordination, intelligence and 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.

(H) National Criminal History Improvement Program Grant

Program Specialist - Kathy Wilkins 444-4298                   Accountant - Chris Botteron 444-2076

Intent

Eligible Applicants

Criteria

Match

Restrictions

This program provides funding to enhance the crime fighting and criminal justice capabilities of state governments by improving the accuracy, utility, and interstate accessibility of criminal history records and enhancing records of protective orders involving domestic violence and stalking, sex offender records, automated identification systems and other state systems supporting national re-cords 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:
ojp.usdof.gov/
funding/other_
requirements.htm
.

(J) Juvenile Justice Title II Formula Grants

Program Specialist - Shawn Clark 444-2056                    Accountant - Chris Botteron 444-1076

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.

Thirty-five (35) program areas with priority given to Alternatives to Detention, Delinquency Prevention, Diversion Programs, Juvenile Justice System Improvement, Disproportionate Minority Contact, and Native American Programs.

No match required.

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 Specialist - Mark Thatcher 444-3605                    Accountant - Connie Young 444-7361

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 Specialist - Tina Chamberlain 444-4763                    Accountant - Maureen Leo 444-2077

Intent

Eligible Applicants

Criteria

Match

Restrictions

To provide financial assistance to up to three communities annually for development of misdemeanor probation for offenders convicted of 1st or 2nd offense partner/family member assault against an intimate partner. The goal is to help communities institutionalize this program into their justice system, thereby increasing offender accountability and victim safety.

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.

Applicants may request funding for probation personnel, GPS tracking and other electronic devices, operating costs, equipment and necessary contracted services. Programs are expected to track recidivism and other meaningful outcomes as well as demonstrate a coordinated community response to the issue of domestic violence. Programs that incorporate danger assessment and contact with victims and victim advocates will be given priority.

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 Specialist - Carrie Lutkehus 444-2632                    Accountant  - Connie Young 444-7361

Intent

Eligible Applicants

Criteria

Match

Restrictions

The intent of the RSAT program is to break the cycle of alcohol, drugs and violence by assisting state, local, and tribal efforts in reducing the demand for, use, and trafficking of illegal drugs; and reducing the number of repeat DUI offenders through the provision of alternative, community-based treatment, thereby increasing both offender productivity and public safety.

Eligible applicants include state agencies, units of local governments and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Private nonprofit agencies are not eligible to apply for RSAT funds.

Priority Projects of RSAT funding are:
Jail-based Program
1. Treatment for incarcerated participants will last a minimum of three months.

2. Programs will focus on the substance abuse problems of the participant.


3. Programs will develop the participant’s cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational, and other skills to solve the substance abuse and related problems.

4. Programs that involve treatment from a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC).

5. Programs will include mandatory alcohol and substance abuse testing.

Aftercare Programs
1. Programs must involve coordination among the correctional treatment program, treatment court, and other social service and rehabilitation programs, such as education and job training, probation supervision, halfway houses, self-help, and peer group programs.

2. 10% of the award can be used for aftercare services.

3. Aftercare services can include, but are not limited to: alcohol/drug testing, housing/vocational assistance and substance abuse treatment.

A 25% hard cash or in-kind match is required.

RSAT funds shall not be used for land acquisition or construction projects.

(V) Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Funds

Program Specialist - Kelly McIntosh 444-1998                    Accountant - Tama Collins 444-6678

Intent

Eligible Applicants

Criteria

Match

Restrictions

Support the provision of service to victims of crime including responding to their emotional and physical needs, helping to stabilize their lives after a victimization, and assisting victims in understanding and participating in the criminal justice system.

Public or nonprofit organizations and Indian tribes.

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

20% hard cash or in kind

(Indian tribes 5% hard cash or in kind)

No perpetrator rehabilitation efforts, no medical costs, subgrantees must provide services to victims at no charge.

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

Program Specialist - Tina Chamberlain 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 and to develop and strengthen victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women.

Offices and agencies of state government, units of local government, Indian tribal governments, and nonprofit, nongovernmental victim service programs.

Twenty broad purpose areas with an emphasis on training for law enforcement, prosecution and judiciary; victims 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.
 

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 Specialist - Tina Chamberlain 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.

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 - Connie Young 444-7361

Intent

Eligible Applicants

Criteria

Match

Restrictions

The intent of the Coverdell program is 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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5 S LAST CHANCE GULCH
PO BOX 201408
HELENA, MT 59620-1408

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