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The Office of Program Development and Funding (OPDF) administers federal and state grants to local units of government, law enforcement agencies, and not-for-profits. OPDF is responsible for the administration of more than 30 local grant programs with annual funding of more than $180 million. Grant units are organized by policy areas as follows:

Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI)/ Re-entry

Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI): General

Program Name: Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI): General

Program Description: DCJS is now in the process of realigining its portfolio of ATI programs, consolidating past funding streams (including ATI, 200% of Poverty, Probation Violation, Residential Centers, Defendant Screening, and Substance Abuse Treatment for Specialized Offenders (SATSO)), to more efficiently reduce recidivism, promote public safety, facilitate the participants' successful transition into law abiding behavior, and enhance the accountability of those involved in the criminal justice system through effective community services and supervision. DCJS ATI programs will continue to provide evidence-based services to adults involved in the criminal justice system who pose a risk of continued criminal conduct. Program funding will target individuals who would otherwise be at elevated risk of being detained or sentenced to incarceration. Going forward, funding will be distributed through two major requests for proposals (RFPs): one to fund employment training, job placement and cognitive behavioral interventions; and a second to fund other ATI services including behavioral health/case management, residential and jail-based programs.

Eligible Grant Recipients: Units of local government and not-for-profit organizations.

Program Funding: SFY 2017-18 $15,710,000

Type of Award: Although some current contracts were not competitively awarded, all future awards will be competitively awarded.

Funding Source: State appropriations (General fund)

Current contract terms: Current ATI Program contracts have terms expiring 12/31/17 with four optional one-year renewals. Behavioral health/case management contracts will have a term of 1/1/18 - 12/31/18 with four optional one-year renewals.

Next anticipated application/solicitation: Spring 2017 for local behavioral health/case management, residential and jail focused ATIs.

Related links/publications: http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/opca/ati_directory.htm

Contact: ATI.Re-entry@dcjs.ny.gov

Article 13-A Classification

Program Name: Alternatives to Incarceration: Article 13-A Classification

Program Description: In 1984, NYS Executive Law Article 13-A Section 261 established Classification Funding for Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) programs based on county service plans. Classification funding provides counties throughout NYS, including NYC, with authorization to operate alternative to incarceration programs in the following categories: Pretrial Release Services, Community Service Programs, Defender-Based Advocacy Programs, Specialized Services, and Drug and Alcohol Programs.

Eligible Grant Recipients: Units of county government.

Program Funding: SFY 2017-18 $5,217,000

Type of Award: County allocations by formula

Funding Source: State appropriations (General Fund)

Current contract term: 7/1/16 - 6/30/17

Next anticipated application: Spring 2017

Related links/publications: http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/opca/ati_directory.htm

Contact: ATI.Re-entry@dcjs.ny.gov

200 Percent of Poverty

Program Name: Alternatives to Incarceration: 200 Percent of Poverty

Program Description: This funding supports alternatives to incarceration (ATI) for criminal justice system-involved parents and families whose income does not exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The 200% of Poverty projects facilitate the reintegration of individuals involved in the criminal justice or family court system into their families and communities through job readiness training, employment and cognitive behavioral training to motivate law-abiding behavior, and also assist clients to assume responsibility for delinquent child support. This program is being merged into other ATI programs providing employment, behavioral health and case management services following the expiration of current contracts.

Eligible Grant Recipients: Not-for-profit organizations and units of local government

Program Funding: Current contracts total $1,404,530. This funding stream has been consolidated into the ATI: General appropriation.

Type of Award: Competitive

Funding Source: State appropriations (General fund)

Current contract term: 1/1/17 - 12/31/17 (final year of current contracts).

Next anticipated application/solicitation: An RFP for employment-focused services was released in Spring 2016, and in Spring 2017 a behavioral health/case management RFP will be released for which current 200% of Poverty grantees will be eligible to apply, depending on program focus.

Related links/publications: N/A

Contact: ATI.Re-entry@dcjs.ny.gov

Employment Focused Services

Program Name: Alternatives to Incarceration: Employment Focused Services

Program Description: DCJS is committed to implementing evidence-based practices in programs and services that reduce recidivism, promote public safety, ensure offender accountability and provide restitution to victims. DCJS Employment Focused Services ATI programs offer interventions that are supported by research including: cognitive behavioral interventions, job readiness and transitional and subsidized employment leading to long term employment with wages that promote self-sufficiency. These programs target individuals at moderate to high risk for recidivism, address the dynamic influences that predict the likelihood of criminality, and provide interventions specific to the needs of individual offenders. Intensity and dosage of the interventions provided are based on the participant's level of risk for reoffending and needs related to obtaining and maintaining employment.

Eligible Grant Recipients: Units of local government and not-for-profit organizations.

Program Funding: SFY 2017-18 $6,420,293. Employment focused services grants are one component of ATI programs supported from $13.8 million ATI: General appropriation (see above).

Type of Award: Competitive

Funding Source: State appropriations (General fund)

Current contract term: 1/1/17 - 12/31/17 with possible renewals

Next anticipated application/solicitation: Spring 2021

Related links/publications: http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/opca/ati_directory.htm

Contact: ATI.Re-entry@dcjs.ny.gov

Supervision and Treatment of Specialized Offenders (SATSO)

Program Name: Alternatives to Incarceration: Supervision and Treatment of Specialized Offenders (SATSO)

Program Description: SATSO Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) programs provide structured supervision and evidence-based interventions to improve offender compliance with terms of community supervision while enhancing public safety and reducing recidivism. SATSO programs also provide for prison diversion of felony offenders from any of the following three groups: the temporarily homeless, primarily individuals with serious mental illness or those with co-occurring disorders. This program is being merged into other ATI programs providing behavioral health and case management services following the expiration of current contracts.

Program Funding: Current programs are funded at $669,500 for the 2016-17.

Type of Award: Competitive

Funding Source: State appropriations (General fund).

Current contract term: 7/1/16 - 12/31/17

Next anticipated application/solicitation: Behavioral health focused ATI RFP to be released summer 2017 for units of local government and not-for-profit organizations.

Related links/publications: http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/opca/ati_directory.htm

Contact: ATI.Re-entry@dcjs.ny.gov

County Re-entry Task Forces

Program Name: County Re-entry Task Forces

Program Description: The goals of the New York State (NYS) County Re-entry Task Force (CRTF) Program are:

- To reduce offender recidivism and increase public safety.

- To maintain a county-based service delivery system that addresses criminogenic and stabilization needs of moderate to high-risk persons and special populations released from prison.

- To provide cognitive behavioral intervention (CBI) and/or employment readiness services for up to 30 percent of the CRTF intakes statewide.

Program Funding: SFY 2017-18 $3,842,000

Type of Award: Competitive RFA

Funding Source: State appropriations (General Fund)

Current Contract term: 10/1/16 - 9/30/17 with two optional renewals

Next anticipated application/soliciation: Spring 2019

Related links/publications: http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/crimnet/ojsa/initiatives/offender_reentry.htm

Contact: ATI.Re-entry@dcjs.ny.gov

Probation Violation Residential Centers (PVRC) and Residential Stabilization Centers (RSCs)

Program Name: Probation Violation Residential Centers (PVRC) and Residential Stabilization Centers (RSCs)

Program Description: PVRCs (and RSCs) provide residential interventions for supervised probationers at risk of violation and potential incarceration. Currently funded RSCs may also serve at-risk felony offenders within other community corrections programs facing program violation(s), termination of program services, or potential incarceration. Services provided by these programs address criminogenic and treatment needs related to the likelihood of re-offending and non-compliance, thereby enhancing public safety.

Program Funding: SFY 2017-18 $945,000

Type of Award: Competitive

Funding Source: State appropriations (General fund)

Current contract term: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

Next anticipated application/solicitation: Spring 2017

Related links/publications: http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/opca/ati_directory.htm

Contact: ATI.Re-entry@dcjs.ny.gov

Law Enforcement

Crime Analysis Centers (CACs)

Program Name: Crime Analysis Centers (CACs)

Program Description: Regional crime analysis centers (CACs) provide centrally located multi-jurisdictional units equipped to conduct in-depth analyses of crime and to share crime data and intelligence with local law enforcement agencies.DCJS directly supports the county CACs in Erie, Monroe, Onondaga and Albany counties, whose focus is to combat violent and firearm-related crime, by providing intelligence and leads on a regional level, facilitating investigations of shared incidents and offenders. DCJS also supports a fifth CAC in Franklin County, which focuses on addressing international border security issues in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.

Eligible Grant Recipients: Not-for-profit organizations qualified to serve CACs in Erie, Monroe, Onondaga, Albany and Franklin Counties.

Program Funding: Five 2016-17 awards total $2,942,101

Type of Award: Competitive

Funding Source: State and Federal funds

Contract term: 10/1/2016 - 9/30/2017

Next anticipated application/solicitation: for local jurisdiction applicants: June 2017

Related links/publications: N/A

Contacts: LELSUnit@dcjs.ny.gov

Crimes Against Revenue Program (CARP)

Program Name: Crimes Against Revenue Program (CARP)

Program Description: Projects funded under the CARP Program are operated through county distrit attorneys' offices and involve the investigation and prosecution of individuals who violate New York State tax laws and other crimes that either deprive the state of revenue or involve fraudulent benefit claims. These may include not just tax and tax evasion cases, but cases of fraud involving Medicaid, workers' compensation, welfare, unemployment insurance, prevailing wages and other financial crimes. Funds may be recouped by the State from successful investigations and prosecutions that result in restitution, fines and penalties - monetary sanctions obtained in addition to, or in lieu of, a sentence of incarceration. The program publicizes CARP convictions through the media to deter future financial crime and increase compliance with tax laws.

Program Funding: 2016-17: $13,521,000

Type of Award: Competitive

Funding Source: State appropriations (General Fund)

Current contract term: 1/1/17 - 12/31/17, with one annual optional renewal.

Next anticipated application/solicitation: Summer 2018

Related links/publications: N/A

Contact: LELSUnit@dcjs.ny.gov

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG)

Program Name: Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG)

Program Description: Byrne JAG awards support a wide range of programs in the areas of law enforcement, enhanced prosecution and defense services, drug and crime prevention, forensic science improvements, re-entry programs, alternatives to incarceration, victim services, crime analysis centers, and criminal records processing and improvements.

Eligible Grant Recipients: Not-for-profits, local governments, and state agencies.

Program Funding: DCJS applies for federal funding annually. For FY2016, the federal award is $9,262,954.

Type of Awards: Funds are generally awarded non-competitively through legislative awards or other direct awards.

Funding Source: U.S. Department of Justice

Current contract term: Varies

Next anticipated application/solicitation: N/A

Related links/publications: N/A

Contact: Funding@dcjs.ny.gov

Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE)

Program Name: Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE)

Program Description: The Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) program began in 2014 and is a cornerstone of New York's shooting and homicide reduction strategy for jurisdictions outside of New York City. GIVE supports coordinated crime reduction and prevention initiatives at the county level in order to reduce firearm-related offenses. GIVE projects involve the integrated efforts of key criminal justice agencies (e.g., police departments, sheriffs' offices, district attorneys, probation offices) and various vital support and service organizations in each funded jurisdiction. These collaborative projects are designed to achieve sustained, long term gun crime reductions through the application of proven, evidence based practices.

Eligible Grant Recipients: The 17 counties that account for 83% of the Part I violent crime outside of New York City are eligible to apply for funding. These counties were selected based on average three-year volume of reported Part I violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault). The eligible counties are: Albany, Broome, Chautauqua, Duthccess, Erie, Monroe, Nassau, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Orange, Rensselaer, Rockland, Schenectady, Suffolk, Ulster and Westchester.

Program Funding: $13,300,000

Type of Award: Competitive

Funding Source: State appropriations (General Fund)

Current contract term: 7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017

Next anticipated application/solicitation: for county applicants: Spring 2018

Related Links/Publications: N/A

Contact: LELSUnit@dcjs.ny.gov

Legislative Grant Awards

Program Name: Legislative Grant Awards

Program Description: Legislative "member item" grants are either appropriated in the state budget as a discrete "line item," or as a more general "lump sum" appropriation, for which a separate resolution is passed providing details on specific grantees. The DCJS Office of Program Development and Funding (OPDF) receives legislative initiative forms for each item from either the Senate Finance Committee or the Assembly Ways & Means Committee, after which OPDF sends a notice of award to the grantee with instructions for entering an application into the DCJS electronic grants management system.

Eligible Grant Recipients: Specified by NYS Assembly or Senate

Program Funding: Variable

Type of Award: Non-competitive

Funding Source: State appropriations (General Fund)

Current contract term: Variable

Next anticipated application/solicitation: N/A Awards are based on approved state budget in each new state fiscal year.

Related links/publications: https://www.budget.ny.gov/budgetFP/enacted1617.html#enactedBills

Contact: LELSUnit@dcjs.ny.gov

Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention (MVTIFP)

Program Name: Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention (MVTIFP)

Program Description: MVTIFP funds are used by police departments and district attorneys' offices to investigate and prosecute motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud cases.

Eligible Grant Recipients: Police departments and district attorneys' offices in the following counties: Kings, New York, Queens, Bronx, Nassau, Suffolk, Erie, Monroe, Westchester, Onondaga, Richmond, Albany, Niagara, Orange and Oneida, as well as the New York City Police Department, Fire Department of New York, New York Anti-Car Theft & Fraud Association, and the New York State Prosecutor's Training Institute.

Program Funding: 2017-18: $3,749,000

Type of Award: Competitive

Funding Source: State appropriations (Proceeds from a State auto insurance policy holders' surcharge)

Current contract term: January 1 2017 - December 31, 2017

Next anticipated application/solicitation: for local applicants: July 2017

Related links/publications: N/A

Contact: LELSUnit@dcjs.ny.gov

Ignition Interlock Device Monitoring Program

Program Name: Ignition Interlock Device Monitoring Program

Program Description: With the passage of Chapter 496 of the Laws of 2009, commonly referred to as Leandra's Law, New York State began implementing mandatory "first offender" ignition interlock laws. This legislation strengthened penalties for those who endanger children while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and also requires monitoring of all defendants required to install ignition interlock devices in their vehicles as a result of court dispositions involving a DWI misdemeanor or felony offense.

Program Funding: 2016-17: $1,070,593

Type of Award: Formula

Funding Source: Sub-allocated federal funds from the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

Current contract term: 10/1/2016 - 9/30/2017

Next anticipated application/solicitation: N/A

Related links/publications: http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/opca/ignition.htm

Contact: Funding@dcjs.ny.gov

Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant (Coverdell)

Program Name: Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant (Coverdell)

Program Description: These federal funds are used to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science and medical examiner services and/or to eliminate backlogs in the analysis of forensic evidence.

Eligible Grant Recipients: Public forensic laboratories that are accredited by the NYS Commission on Forensic Science. There are currently 19 accredited laboratories throughout the state. (The New York State Police laboratory operates four sites, but is awarded a single grant.)

Program Funding: 2016-17: $516,943

Type of Award: Formula

Funding Source: Federal funds

Current contract term: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017

Next anticipated application/solicitation: N/A

Related links/publications: N/A

Contact: Funding@dcjs.ny.gov

Video Recording of Statements

Program Name: Video Recording of Statements

Program Description: Funding is for county District Attorneys' offices and law enforcement agencies (county and local) to purchase and install video recording of statements equipment for use in recording statements pertaining to investigations. The goal is to improve law enforcement and prosecution outcomes by enhancing technological capabilities of District Attorneys' offices and law enforcement agencies to record and store interviews, statements, and interrogations.

Eligible Grants Recipients: District attorneys and law enforcement agencies outside of NYC

Program Funding: Approximately $500,000

Type of Award: Competitive

Funding Source: Federal, including Equitable Sharing Funds received from the District Attorney of New York County.

Contract Term: To be determined.

Next anticipated application/solicitation: Summer 2017

Related links/publications: N/A

Contact: Funding@dcjs.ny.gov

Violence Against Women / Sexual Assault

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA): Byrne JAG PREA Reallocation Set-Aside

Program Name: Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA): Byrne JAG PREA Reallocation Set-Aside

Program Description: As required by U.S. Department of Justice guidelines, approximately $200,000 was set aside from the state's FY2016 Byrne/JAG award to support measures to achieve compliance with PREA standards. Funds will be used to conduct PREA pre-audits and audits at NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) facilities. Investigatory training for DOCCS Sex Crimes Division and Internal Affairs Division staff investigating use of force by staff, and to purchase mirrors to be installed in facilities to eliminate blind spots and enhance the safety of inmates and staff.

Eligible Grant Recipients: NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYSDOCCS)

Program Funding: 2016-2017 $200,275

Type of Award: Non-competitive

Funding Source: Byrne/JAG PREA Reallocation Set-Aside

Current contract term: 10/1/2016 - 9/30/2017

Next anticipated application/solicitation: N/A

Contact: DCJSVAWA@dcjs.ny.gov

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA): Demonstration Project to Establish "Zero Tolerance" Cultures for Sexual Assault in Local Adult and Juvenile Correctional Facilities

Program Name: Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA): Demonstration Project to Establish "Zero Tolerance" Cultures for Sexual Assault in Local Adult and Juvenile Correctional Facilities

Program Description: As required by U.S. Department of Justice guidelines, this sub-award to the New York City Department of Corrections (NYCDOC) enhances system-wide efforts to support and sustain compliance with PREA standards and to prevent inmate sexual abuse within the NYCDOC jail system.

Eligible Grant Recipients: New York City Department of Corrections

Program Funding: FFY 2012 $600,000

Type of Award: Competitive on the federal level

Funding Source: Federal PREA funds

Current contract term: 10/1/2012 - 9/30/2017

Next anticipated application/solicitation: N/A

Contact: DCJSVAWA@dcjs.ny.gov

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA): Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

Program Name: Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA): Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

Program Description: As required by U.S. Department of Justice guidelines, approximately $41,000 was set aside from federal Title II Juvenile Justice Formula funds to be used by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (OCFS DJJOY) to achieve compliance with PREA standards in secure detention facilities maintained by OCFS or programs monitored by DJJOY. Funding supports the delivery of specialized PREA training to appropriate OCFS and NYS Justice Center staff and automation of a pre-audit PREA form.

Eligible Grant Recipients: NYS Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS)

Program Funding: 2016-17 $41,712

Type of Award: Non-competitive

Funding Source: Federal Title II Juvenile Justice Formula funds

Current contract term: 10/1/2014 - 3/31/2017

Next anticipated application/solicitation: N/A

Related links/publications:

http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/rehab/prea.asp

2013 PREA Annual Report

Contact: DCJSVAWA@dcjs.ny.gov

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA): STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant (STOP VAWA)

Program Name: Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA): STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant (STOP VAWA)

Program Description: As required by U.S. Department of Justice guidelines, approximately $368,000 in STOP VAWA Formula Funds are supporting efforts for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYSDOCCS) to achieve compliance with all PREA standards. Projects include the development of a PREA Case Management System, various PREA "Zero-Tolerance" educational items, training for rape-crisis providers, trianing for sexual assault investigators, training for DOCCS' Health Services staff on dealing with victims of sexual assault, and Gender Informed Practice Assessment (GIPA) at Taconic and Bedford Hills Correctional Facilities emphasizing sexual safety for female inmates.

NYSDOCCS will also work with the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA) in developing an initiative to improve coordination between corrections staff, rape crisis centers, local law enforcement, agencies Sexual Abuse Nurse Examiner programs (SANE), and medical personnel to facilitate a coordinated response to sexual violence in correctional facilities. This will include efforts to enhance access to crisis and counseling services for incarcerated victims/survivors of sexual assault.

Eligible Grant Recipients: NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYSDOCCS) & New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA)

Program Funding: 2016-17 $368,773

Type of Award: Non-competitive federal award to state

Funding Source: Federal STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant

Current contract term: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017

Next anticipated application/solicitation: N/A

Contact: DCJSVAWA@dcjs.ny.gov

Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Program

Program Name: 2016-17 Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Program

Program Description: NYS funding to support rape crisis centers and other non-profit, non-governmental organizations that provide core services, direct intervention, and related assistance to victims/survivors of sexual assault.

Eligible Grant Recipients: Rape crisis centers licensed by the NYS Department of Health, designated Centers of Excellence for Sexual Violence Prevention, and other providers per the program RFP revised March 30, 2017.

Program Funding: SFY 2016-17 $2,788,000

Type of Award: Competitive Formula

Funding Source: State appropriations (General Fund)

Current contract term: 10/1/16 - 9/30/17

Next anticipated application/solicitation: July 2017

Related links/publications: N/A

Contact: DCJSVAWA@dcjs.ny.gov

Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program (SASP)

Program Name: Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program (SASP)

Program Description: Administered at the federal level by the U.S. Department of Justice-Office of Violence Against Women (OVW), the Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program (SASP) is administered at the state level by the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA) which passes through grant funding to rape crisis centers and other non-profit, non-governmental organizations that provide core services, direct intervention, and related assistance to victims of sexual assault.

Eligible Grant Recipients: Rape crisis centers licensed by the NYS Department of Health

Program Funding: FFY16 $639,399

Type of Award: Formula

Funding Source: Federal funds, Office of Violence Against Women (OVW)

Current contract term: 6/1/16 - 5/31/17

Next anticipated application/solicitation: March 2017

Related links/publications: Pending

Contact: DCJSVAWA@dcjs.ny.gov

Sex Offender Registration / Notification Act (SORNA) Reallocation

Program Name: Sex Offender Registration/Notification Act (SORNA) Reallocation

Program Description: These are federal funds that are awarded to states to achieve compliance with the requirements of the federal Sex Offender Registration/Notification Act. In New York, these funds are used by the DCJS Office of Sex Offender Management to provide law enforcement and the public with access to photographs of sex offenders, and to create a real-time data exchange between the NYS DCJS Sex Offender Management System and the New York City Sex Offender Monitoring Unit systems.

Eligible Grant Recipients: States

Program Funding: FFY16 $400,550

Type of Award: Non-competitive

Funding Source: Federal funds

Current contract term: 8/1/2016 - 7/31/2017

Next anticipated application/solicitation: Spring/Summer 2017

Related links/publications: https://www.smart.gov/sorna.htm

Contact: DCJSVAWA@dcjs.ny.gov

Youth Justice

Juvenile Justice Accountability Block Grants (JABG)

Program Name: Juvenile Justice Accountability Block Grants (JABG)

Program Description: The federal Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants (JAIBG) program was created as a result of the Juvenile Crime Control Act of 1997. The name was changed to the Juvenile Justice Accountability Block Grants (JABG) program in 2002. The JABG program reduces juvenile offending through accountability based programs and graduated sanctions that target both the offender and the juvenile justice system. Additionally, the JABG program strengthens the juvenile justice system through training and technical assistance, develops and maintains the effectiveness of accountability programs through research and evaluation, and applies swift, consistent, and appropriate consequences to reduce the likelihood of future crime.

Eligible Grant Recipients: All states are invited to apply for funding; each must demonstrate adherance to programming that falls within the 17 purpose areas as defined by Congress. Local units of government are then able to apply to the state for funding.

Program Funding: $782,790 in FFY 2013; however $0 in FFY 2014, FFY 2015 and FFY 2016.

Type of Award: Block grant program/non-competitive

Funding Source: Federal funds

Current contract terms: 10/1/2012 - 10/27/2017

Next anticipated application/solicitation: To be determined.

Related links/publications: https://www.ojjdp.gov/

Contact: Admin.OPDF@dcjs.ny.gov

Juvenile Justice Mental Health Collaboration

Program Name: Juvenile Justice Mental Health Collaboration

Program Description: A one-time discretionary federal award to New York State from the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, with sub-awards made to Onondaga, Schenectady and Westchester counties. The awards support implementation of a validated mental health screening tool (MAYSI-2) at probation intake, as well as other initiatives to divert non-violent youth with mental health and co-occuring disorders from juvenile justice system court involvement.

Eligible Grant Recipients: States

Program Funding: $212,476

Type of Award: Competitive at the federal level

Funding Source: Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance

Final Contract Term: 10/1/2013 - 9/30/2017

Next anticipated application/solicitation: N/A

Related links/publications: https://www.bja.gov/

Contact: Admin.OPDF@dcjs.ny.gov

Juvenile Justice Title II Formula Funds

Program Name: Juvenile Justice Title II Formula Funds

Program Description: The federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002 reauthorized the Office of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to make funds available to all 50 states based on their proportionate population under the age of 18. In order to receive this funding, states must achieve and maintain compliance in the following four areas: deinstitutionalization of status offenders, sight and sound separation of adults and juveniles in secure custody, removal of juveniles from adult jails and lockups, and the reduction or elimination of the disproportionate contact of minority juveniles with the criminal justice system. This grant program promotes state and local programs that relate to delinquency prevention and reduction, research, evaluation, and statistical data analysis. Additionally, this program increases public safety and juvenile accountability, coordinates diversion and rehabilitation programs, and provides training and technical assistance to juveniles and their families.

Eligible Grant Recipients: Units of local government and not-for-profit organizations.

Program Funding: $2,053,142 in FFY 2016.

Type of Award: Formula-based award from the federal government to the state. Sub-awards to local agencies and not-for-profit organizations must be authorized by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG).

Funding Source: Federal funds

Current contract terms: FFY 2016 award period is 10/1/2016 - 9/30/2019.

Next anticipated application/solicitation: To be determined for local applicants.

Related links/publications: https://www.ojjdp.gov/

Contact: Admin.OPDF@dcjs.ny.gov

Second Chance Act - Community Supervision Implementation

Program Name: Second Chance Act - Community Supervision Implementation

Program Description: The United States Congress passed the Second Chance Act in April 2008 to provide federal funding to support strategies and services aimed at reducing recidivism among people returning from prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities. As many as 100,000 youth aged 18 years old and younger are released from juvenile correctional facilities each year. These youth often return to their communities with complex needs, such as physical and behavioral health issues, as well as barriers to education, housing, and employment. This grant program will provide FY15 grantees the opportunity to apply to receive awards to implement their strategic plans created during the planning phase.

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (NYS DCJS) made one (1) sub-award to Kids Oneida, Inc. to implement this program.

Eligible Grant Recipients: States and Units of Local Government

Program Funding: $650,000

Type of Award: Competitive

Funding Source: Federal Funds

Current contract term: 10/1/2016 - 9/30/2018

Next anticipated application/solicitation: N/A

Related links/publications: https://www.ojjdp.gov/

Contact: Admin.OPDF@dcjs.ny.gov

Regional Youth Justice Teams

Program Name: Regional Youth Justice Teams

Program Description: In 2013, DCJS and the New York State Juvenile Justice Advisory Group awarded grant funding to Regional Youth Justice Teams in nine designated regions of the State.

These funds support strategic planning, structural reforms, and sustainable capacity building efforts designed to address local juvenile justice service needs. The teams work to build cross systems commitment to planning, information sharing processes, and sustainability. The regions and their associated counties are approximately aligned with those established in Governor Cuomo's Regional Ecomonic Development Councils: Capital Region, Finger Lakes, Long Island, Mid-Hudson, Mohawk Valley, New York City, North Country, Central New York, and Western New York.

Eligible Grant Recipients: Units of local government and non-profit organizations

Program Funding: $800,000 (8 of the 9 teams received awards of $100,000 each in 2013)

Type of Award: Competitive

Funding Source: Federal Title II Formula and Juvenile Accountability Block Grant funds

Current contract term: Varies

Next anticipated application/solicitation: Early 2018 (for local applicants).

Related links/publications: http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/ofpa/jj/jj-index.htm

Contact: Admin.OPDF@dcjs.ny.gov

SNUG (a.k.a. Neighborhood Violence Prevention Program)

Program Name: SNUG (a.k.a. Neighborhood Violence Prevention Program)

Program Description: SNUG ("Guns" spelled backwards) is a neighborhood violence prevention program based on the Chicago Cure Violence model, adapting a public health approach to eradicating youth and gang violence by intervening with the parties involved immediately after a violent incident has occurred. The program focuses on the reduction of shootings and killings in targeted neighborhoods by curtailing acts of retailiaton and changing community norms through street outreach to the perpetrators and victims of gang violence. The program also reaches out to partner with hospitals, the faith based community, schools and local businesses.

Eligible Grant Recipients: DCJS administers SNUG sites in the following counties (and cities): Albany, Bronx, Erie (Buffalo), Monroe (Rochester), Nassau (Hempstead), Onondaga (Syracuse), Rensselaer (Troy), Suffolk (Wyandanch), Westchester (Yonkers and Mt. Vernon), and Dutchess (Poughkeepsie).

Program Funding: The 2017-18 enacted budget included $4,815,000 to continue support for existing sites administered by DCJS.

Please note: The New York City Department of Health and Mental Health also administers a city-funded network of 18 Cure Violence sites in the five boroughs of New York City. The state 2016-17 budget included $1,375,000 in funding to supplement city support for Cure Violence sites in Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond counties.

Type of Award: Non-competitive for existing sites, competitive for new sites.

Funding Source: State apprpriations (General Funds)

Current contract term: 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016

Next anticipated application/solicitation: N/A for existing sites.

Related links/publications: http://cureviolence.org/

Contact: Admin.OPDF@dcjs.ny.gov

Miscellaneous

Aid to Crime Labs

Program Name: Aid to Crime Labs

Program Description: This program awards funding to local crime and forensic toxicology laboratories to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic laboratory services, reduce case backlogs, and maintain laboratory accreditation.

Eligible Grant Recipients: County or municipal laboratories that are accredited by the NYS Commission on Forensic Science. There are currently 18 accredited local laboratories throughout the state.

Program Funding: 2017-18 $6,273,000

Type of Award: Formula

Funding Source: State appropriations (General Fund)

Current contract term: 7/1/17 - 6/30/18

Next anticipated application/solicitation: for local applications: April 2018

Related links/publications: N/A

Contact: Funding@dcjs.ny.gov

Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program

Program Name: Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program

Program Description: The Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) was created by the federal Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998, which provides funding for the purchase of critical resources for law enforcement. To help improve officer safety, any agency receiving BVP funds must certify that they have a "must wear" policy in effect. The purpose of the BVP Program is to reimburse states, counties, federally recognized tribes, cities, and local jurisdictions for up to 50% of the cost of body armor vests purchased for law enforcement officers. Any recognized unit of general government recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau that employs law enforcement officers is eligible to apply for funding. Federal program guidelines prioritize funding for jurisdictions with less than 100,000 residents is a priority. Remaining funds are distributed on a pro rata basis to jurisdictions with more than 100,000 residents.

Program Funding: $3,633.32 in FFY 2016; TBD - 2017

Type of Award: Formula

Funding Source: Federal funds

Current contract term: Application generally occurs in the Spring. Awardee has two years to spend funds.

Next anticipated application/solicitation: N/A

Realted links/publications: https://ojp.gov/bvpbasi/

Contact: Funding@dcjs.ny.gov

Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)

Program Name: Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)

Program Description: The goal of the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) is to improve the nation's safety and security by: 1) enhancing the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history records information and 2) furthering the nationwide implementation of criminal justice and non-criminal justice background check systems. The federal Bureau of Justice Statistics provides financial and technical assistance to the states to both improve criminal history and related records, and to build the infrastructure to connect to national record check systems in order to facilitate the requisite checks.

Eligible Grant Recipients: NYS DCJS applies for and receives the federal grant and partners with the NYS Unified Court System.

Program Funding: $1,475,270 in FFY 2016; 2017 requested amount is $1,467,193

Type of Award: Competitive

Funding Source: Federal funds

Current contract term: 18 months: 10/1/2016 - 3/31/2018

Next anticipated application/solicitation: Federal 2017 application submitted to Office of Justice Assistance (BJA) on 4/5/17.

Related links/publications: N/A

Contact: Funding@dcjs.ny.gov

John R. Justice Loan Forgiveness

Program Name: John R. Justice Loan Forgiveness

Program Description: The John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program (JRJ) provides loan repayment assistance for state and federal public defenders and state prosecutors who agree to remain employed as public defenders and prosecutors for at least three years. New York State uses John R. Justice funds to complement an existing state program designed to attract and retain qualified prosecutors and public defense attorneys by enhancing their compensation in the form of loan forgiveness. The JRJ program is administered by the agency responsible for the current state loan forgiveness initiative, the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), which has extensive experience in this area. Due to federal funding reductions, NYS has been unable to make awards to new applicants in recent years.

Eligible Grant Recipient: Individuals can apply for the program through HESC. No new awards were made to individuals in New York in 2014, 2015, or 2016.

Program Funding: $64,776

Type of Award: Non-competitive award to HESC

Funding Source: Federal funds

Current contract terms: 12 months

Next anticipated application/solicitation: N/A

Related links/publications: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/repay-your-loans/repayment-options-assistance/loan-forgiveness-cancellation-and-discharge/john-r-justice-student-loan-repayment-program.html

Contact: Funding@dcjs.ny.gov

National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Implementation Assistance Program - Phase 1

Program Name: National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Implementation Assistance Program - Phase 1

Program Description: This program enhances the capabilities of states to report incident-based crime data to the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). DCJS' goal is to make New York State Crime Reporting Program NIBRS compliant by having the capability to electronically accept and send incident based data from all reporting agencies in New York State to the FBI.

The two main facets of this project involve modifying the current state incident data submission process and developing a NIBRS compliant submission file from the NYSIBR database.

Eligible Grant Recipient: New York State - DCJS Information Technology Services (ITS)

Program Funding: $925,900

Type of Award: Competitive (at federal level)

Funding Source: Federal funds

Current contract term: 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2018

Next anticipated application/solicitation: N/A

Related links/publications: N/A

Contact: Funding@dcjs.ny.gov

NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP)

Program Name: NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP)

Program Description: Projects funded through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Record Improvement Program (NARIP) improve the process by which FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System records are transmitted to authorized state and local goverment agencies.

Eligible Grant Recipients: NYS DCJS which makes sub-awards to partner agencies.

Program Funding: $2,481,605 for federal fiscal year 2016. Requested in 2017: $3,870,636.

Type of Award: The federal application is competitive. Other state agencies that provide data to the NICS system are eligible sub-grantees and are identified as such in the state's federal grant application.

Funding Source: Federal funds

Current contract term: Varied with latest current lapse date of 9/30/2018

Next anticipated application/solicitation: Federal 2017 application submitted.

Related links/publications:

Contact: Funding@dcjs.ny.gov

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners (RSAT)

Program Name: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners (RSAT)

Program Description: In New York State, this funding currently supports the continued operation of a 180 bed RSAT program at Marcy Correctional facility and a 60-day Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CRT) based substance abuse treatment program within the New York City jails on Rikers Island. Previously this funding also supported NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) RSAT programs in Auburn, Clinton Annex, Greene, Marcy and Mid-State (Dual Disordered Treatment) Correctional Facilities.

Eligible Grant Recipients: New York State eligible for federal award - under federal guidelines, 90% of state's award goes to DOCCS and 10% goes to a local municipality (NYC)

Program Funding: $359,837 in FFY 2016.

Type of Award: Competitive for federal award

Funding Source: Federal funds

Current contract term: Varying end dates wiht latest end date of 9/30/2019.

Next anticipated application/solicitation: Summer 2017

Related links/publications: N/A

Contact: Funding@dcjs.ny.gov

Soft Body Armor Program of New York State

Program Name: Soft Body Armor Program of New York State

Program Description: The State Soft Body Armor Program was created pursuant to Executive Law, article 35, section 837-d in an effort to reimburse police agencies for the purchase of life-saving body armor throughout the fiscal year. Only new Police hires may be eligible for the life-saving body armor; replacement vests or newly hired peace officers are not elibile. All police agencies must first apply for available federal funds before they are eligible for state reimbursement.

Program Funding: $1,350,000 in FFY 2017

Type of Award: Non-competitive

Funding Source: State funds

Current contract term: 4/1/17 - 3/31/18

Related links/publications: http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/ofpa/sba.htm

Contact: Funding@dcjs.ny.gov

Each program may be subject to an audit by the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services' Internal Audit and Compliance unit. Therefore, grantees are required to maintain grant related documents for six years beyond the contract end date (minimum of seven years).

Being Prepared for an Audit