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Public Safety Partnership National Training and Technical Assistance Program

Contracts for Services to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, and IHEs to Assist
and Train Law Enforcement Agencies to Better Combat Violent Crime

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

Deadline Date:

05/07/19 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:

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Contracts for services to USA nonprofits, for-profits, and IHEs to develop and enhance the capacity of local law enforcement agencies in addressing violent crime. Funding is also intended for national symposiums to educate and train law enforcement on evidence-based programs.

The National Public Safety Partnership (PSP or the “Partnership”), administered by BJA, is designed to enhance the capacity of state, tribal, and local law enforcement and prosecutors in jurisdictions experiencing a precipitous increase in violent crime to enhance public safety by introducing a new framework of federal/local collaboration. For participating sites, it is a three-year engagement that provides expedited delivery of DOJ resources and coordinated training and technical assistance (TTA) in seven core areas: illegal gun violence, federal partnerships, crime analysis, technology, criminal justice collaboration, investigations, and community engagement.

For FY 2019, BJA is seeking two TTA providers who will work collaboratively to develop PSP TTA services and support their delivery to participating cities, which will leverage the TTA to implement solutions to their chronic violent crime problems. One of the providers will work with PSP sites to conduct strategic assessments and to identify TTA needs and respond to TTA requests. The other provider will support PSP infrastructure through the coordination of weekly PSP meetings, maintenance of PSP dashboards, website and online clearinghouse, as well as coordination of PSP symposiums and peer-to-peer exchanges.

Selected providers are expected to provide combined TTA services that include, but are not limited to, coordination of federal resources, training sessions and educational sessions developed and conducted by subject matter experts, onsite or remote guidance on violent crime reduction strategies, peer-to-peer visits, partnerships, strategic planning, crime analysis and research implementation, outreach, accountability and data-driven efforts, and other innovative approaches that empower PSP sites’ capacity.

The two TTA categories described above designate two distinct sets of activities intended to result in the provision of targeted customized TTA to existing and prospective cities selected to participate in PSP in the implementation of data- and analysis-driven law enforcement, crime prevention, and applied research strategies. Applicants must clearly designate under which category they are applying. Applicants may submit applications for one or both of the categories listed below; however, if an applicant chooses to apply for funding in both categories, two unique applications must be submitted. Applicants must clearly indicate on the front page of the Program Abstract and Program Narrative the category or categories for which they are applying.

Objectives and Deliverables:
https://www.bja.gov/funding/PSPTTA19.pdf#page=6

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185620

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$5,000,000

Number of Grants:

Two total, one in each category.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $3,000,000

Term of Contract:

Grants are for a 36-month project period, beginning on October 1, 2019.

Eligibility:

  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are limited to any national nonprofit organization, for-profit (commercial) organization (including tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations), or institution of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education) that have expertise and experience in managing training and technical assistance for evidence-based law enforcement programs national in scope. In addition, applicants must show the capacity to provide technical expertise in implementing viable research to select law enforcement sites. Applicants must also articulate a plan for empowering sustainability for PSP sites. All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

BJA welcomes applications that involve two or more entities that will carry out the funded federal award activities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees). The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for administering the funding and managing the PSP Training and Technical Assistance Program. Only one application per lead applicant will be considered; however, a subrecipient may be part of multiple proposals.

BJA may elect to make awards for applications submitted under this FY 2019 solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on, among other considerations, the merit of the applications and on the availability of appropriations.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 PM eastern time on May 7, 2019.

Every applicant entity must comply with all applicable SAM and unique entity identifier (currently, a DUNS number) requirements.

Registering with Grants.gov is a one-time process; however, processing delays may occur, and it can take several weeks for first-time registrants to receive confirmation of registration and a user password. OJP encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline. In addition, OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date, in order to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

Grants.gov Application Information:
https://ojp.gov/funding/Apply/Grants-govInfo.htm

View this Opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314014

Grants.gov registration information:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/support.html

For further information on the National Public Safety Partnership:
https://www.nationalpublicsafetypartnership.org/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center
Toll-free: 800–851–3420
TTY: 301–240–6310
Email: grants@ncjrs.gov
Fax: 301–240–5830
Web chat: https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp

Bureau of Justice Assistance
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531

CFDA Number:

16.738

Funding or Pin Number:

BJA-2019-16069, BJA-2019-16070, BJA-2019-16349

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming