Montana Board of Crime Control

Funding Opportunity Descriptions

Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Forces

Staff

  • Program: Mark Thatcher - (406) 444-3605
  • Fiscal: Adam Stoll - (406) 444-0340

Intent

  • 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.

Eligible Applicants

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

Criteria

  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.

Match

Minimum 30% hard cash match required for task forces.

Restrictions

  • 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.

National Criminal History Improvement Program Grant

Staff

  • Program: Kathy Wilkins - (406) 444-4298
  • Fiscal: Chris Botteron - (406) 444-2076

Intent

  • 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

Eligible Applicants

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.

Criteria

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.

Match

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

Restrictions

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.

Juvenile Justice Title II Formula Grants

Staff

  • Program: Rachel Gemar - (406) 444-2056
  • Fiscal: Adam Stoll - (406) 444-0340

Intent

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.

Eligible Applicants

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

Criteria

35 program areas with priority given to:

  1. Alternatives to Detention
  2. Delinquency Prevention
  3. Diversion Programs
  4. Juvenile Justice System Improvement
  5. Disproportionate Minority Contact
  6. Native American Programs

Match

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

Restrictions

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

Juvenile Detention Region General Fund Reimbursement Allocations

Staff

  • Program: Mark Thatcher - (406) 444-3605
  • Fiscal: Chris Botteron - (406) 444-2076

Intent

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

Eligible Applicants

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.

Criteria

  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.

Match

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

Restrictions

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.

Misdemeanor Probation - Domestic Violence

Staff

  • Program: Criselda DeLaCruz - (406) 444-1998
  • Fiscal: Maureen Leo - (406) 444-2077

Intent

  • 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.

Eligible Applicants

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.

Criteria

  • 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

Match

No match required.

Restrictions

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

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT)

Staff

  • Program: Carrie Lutkehus - (406) 444-2632
  • Fiscal: Chris Botteron - (406) 444-2076

Intent

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

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.

Criteria

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).

Match

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.

Restrictions

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.

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Funds

Staff

  • Program: Casey Peck - (406) 444-7010
  • Program: Criselda DeLaCruz - (406) 444-1998
  • Fiscal: Pamela Chriske - (406) 444-6678
  • Fiscal: Adam Stoll - (406) 444-0340

Intent

  • 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

Eligible Applicants

Public or nonprofit organizations and Federally Recognized Tribes.

Criteria

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

Match

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

Restrictions

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

Stop Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Funds

Staff

  • Program: Meaghan Kolar - (406) 444-4763
  • Fiscal: Maureen Leo - (406) 444-2077

Intent

  • 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

Eligible Applicants

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

Criteria

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.

Match

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

Restrictions

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.

Sexual Assault Service Program (SASP)

Staff

  • Program: Meaghan Kolar - (406) 444-4763
  • Fiscal: Maureen Leo - (406) 444-2077

Intent

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.

Eligible Applicants

Nonprofit organizations providing direct assistance to victims of sexual assault.

Criteria

  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

Match

No match required.

Restrictions

Only nonprofit organizations serving sexual assault victims may apply.

Paul Coverdell National Forensic Sciences Improvement Act

Staff

  • Program: Carrie Lutkehus - (406) 444-2632
  • Fiscal: Chris Botteron - (406) 444-2076

Intent

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

Eligible applicants include the Montana State Crime Laboratory.

Criteria

  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.

Match

No match is required.

Restrictions

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

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