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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 ATI programs 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 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.

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

Program Funding: SFY 2018-19 $7,625,559

Type of Award: Competitive

Funding Source: State appropriations (General fund)

Current contract terms: 1/1/18 - 12/31/18 with four optional 1-year renewals.

Next anticipated application/solicitation: Spring 2022 for ATI, 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 2018-19 $5,217,000

Type of Award: County allocations by formula

Funding Source: State appropriations (General Fund)

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

Next anticipated application: Spring 2018

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

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 2018-19 $5,863,025

Type of Award: Competitive

Funding Source: State appropriations (General fund)

Current contract term: 1/1/18 - 12/31/18 with three 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

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 to CRTF participants.

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

Type of Award: Competitive RFA

Funding Source: State appropriations (General fund)

Current contract term: 10/1/17 - 9/30/18 with one optional renewal

Next anticipated application/solicitation: 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)

Program Name: Probation Violation Residential Centers (PVRC)

Program Description: PVRCs provide residential interventions for supervised probationers at risk of violation and 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 2018-19 $945,000

Type of Award: Competitive

Funding Source: State appropriations (General fund)

Current contract term: 1/1/18 - 12/31/18 with four 1-year optional renewals.

Next anticipated application/solicitation: Spring 2022

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

Contact: ATI.Re-entry@dcjs.ny.gov

Law Enforcement

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 htye 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; No funding in 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

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

Contact: LELSUnit@dcjs.ny.gov

Crime Analysis Centers (CACs)

Program Name: Crime Analysis Centers (CACs)

Program Description: Regional crime analysis centers (CACs) provide centrally localted 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, Hamilton, 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 2017-18 awards total $2,923,689

Type of Award: Competitive

Funding Source: State and Federal funds

Current contract term: 10/1/17 - 9/30/18

Next anticipated application/solicitation: for local jurisdiction applicants: Spring 2019

Related links/publications: N/A

Contact: LELSUnit@dcjs.ny.gov

Crimes Against Revenue Program (CARP)

Program Name: Crimes Against Revenue Program (CARP)

Program Description: Projects funded under CARP are operated through county district attorneys' offices and involve the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes that wrongfully deprive the state of revenue or involve fraudulent benefit claims. CARP cases include tax cases as well as cases of fraud involving Medicaid, welfare, prevailing wages, unemployment insurance, and workers' compensation. Successful investigations and prosecutions allow the state to recoup funds through restitution, fines and penalties - monetary sanctions obtained in addition to, or in lieu of, a sentence of incarceration. In addition, the programaims to deter future financial crime and increase compliance with tax laws through media publication of CARP convictions.

Program Funding: 2017-18 $13,521,000

Type of Award: Competitive

Funding Source: State appropriations (General fund)

Current contract term: 1/1/18 - 12/31/18

Next anticipated application/solicitation: May/June 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 FY2017, DCJS has applied for $8,879,161.

Type of Award: 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: To be determined.

Related links/publications: N/A

Contact: LELSUnit@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, Dutchess, Erie, Monroe, Nassau, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Orange, Rensselaer, Rockland, Schenectady, Suffolk, Ulster and Westchester.

Program Funding: $13,323,090

Type of Award: Competitive

Funding Source: State appropriations (General fund)

Current contract term: 7/1/18 - 6/30/19

Next anticipated application/solicitation: for county applicants: Spring 2019

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 seperate 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: Funding@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 and Orange, 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 Instutite.

Program Funding: 2018-19 $3,749,000

Type of Award: Competitive

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

Current contract term: 1/1/18 - 12/31/18, with two 1-year renewals

Next anticipated application/solicitation: for local applicants: July 2020

Related links/publications: N/A

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 Grants Recipients: Public forensic laboratories that are accredited by the NYS Commission on Forensic Science. There are currently 20 accredited laboratories throughout the state. (The New York State Police laboratories operates four sites, but is awarded a single grant.)

Program Funding: 2017-18 $1,080,364

Type of Award: Formula

Funding Source: Federal funds

Contract Term: 1/1/19 - 12/31/19

Next anticipated application/solicitation: N/A

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 eligible. All police agencies must first apply for available for available federal funds before they are eligible for state reimbursement.

Program Funding: $1,350,000 in FFY 2018

Type of Award: Non-competitive

Funding Source: State funds

Contract Term: 4/1/18 - 3/31/19

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

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: To be determined

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 $178,000 was set aside from the state's FY2017 Byrne/JAG award to support measures to achieve compliance with PREA standards. Funds will be used to conduct PREA pre-audits at NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) facilities. Investigatory training for DOCCS Sex Crimes Division and Internal Affairs Division staff investigative 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: 2017-18 $178,614

Type of Award: Non-competitive

Funding Source: Byrne/JAG PREA Reallocation Set-Aside

Current contract term: 10/1/17 - 9/30/18

Next anticipated application/solicitation: N/A

Related links/publications: N/A

Contact: DCJSVAWA@dcjs.ny.gov

Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Program

Program Name: 2017-18 Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Program / 2018-19 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, organizations designated to provide support and technical assistance to rape crisis programs, and other providers per the program RFP revised March 30, 2017.

Program Funding: SFY 2017-18 $6,485,300 / SFY 2018-19 $6,485,300

Type of Award: Competitive Formula

Funding Source: State appropriations (General fund)

Current contract term: SFY 2017-18 dates:10/1/17 - 9/30/18 / SFY 2018-19 dates:10/1/18 - 9/30/19

Next anticipated application/solicitation: July 2019

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: FFY 2016 $639,399

Type of Award: Formula

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

Current contract term: 6/1/17 - 5/31/18

Next anticipated application/solicitation: April 2018

Related links/publications: N/A

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 of 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: FFY17 $357,227

Type of Award: Non-competitive

Funding Source: Federal funds

Current contract term: 8/1/17 - 7/31/19

Next anticipated application/solicitation: DCJS was not invited to apply for 2018 SORNA.

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

Contact: DCJSVAWA@dcjs.ny.gov

STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program

Program Name: STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program

Program Description: The focus of the Services* Training* Officers* Prosecutors* (STOP) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program is the implementation of comprehensive strategies that address sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking that are sensitive to the immediate and long-term needs and safety of victims as well as holding offenders accountable for their crimes.

Eligible Grant Recipients: Law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, victim service providers, government entities, sexual assault examiner programs, hospitals/emergency medical facilities, Native American tribes and organizations on reservations.

Program Funding: varies annually

Type of Award: Competitive

Funding Source: Federal funds / Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

Current contract term: 1/1/15 - 12/31/18

Next anticipated application/solicitation: Spring 2019

Related links/publications: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/grant-programs@svaw

Contact: DCJSVAWA@dcjs.ny.gov

Youth Justice

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: $1,648,893 in 2017.

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 2017 award period is 10/1/17 - 9/30/20

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 terms: 10/1/16 - 9/30/18

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 Economic 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 not-for-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 terms: Varies

Next anticipated application/solicitation: late 2018/early 2019 (for local applicants).

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

Contact: Admin.OPDF@dcjs.ny.gov

SNUG

Program Name: SNUG

Program Description: NYS SNUG Outreach (SNUG) is an evidence based violence reduction initiative that was branded in NYS in 2009. The program seeks to engage high-risk individuals who are causing violence in localities, address the issues that are causing high-risk individuals to engage in gun violence, and share with the community how violence is spread. SNUG seeks to modify an existing norm of community acceptance of violent behavior from its citizens.

SNUG utilized community residents, businesses, and community based organizations to implement coordinated strategies to reduce and prevent shootings and killings in communities with high rates of violent crime. The program relies on Street Outreach Workers to promote this initiative. These workers are individuals who live in the communities in which they serve so that they can be viewed as credible messengers by persons at high risk offense.

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 2018-19 enacted budget included $4,815,000 to continue support for existing sites administered by DCJS.

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

Funding Source: State appropriations (General fund)

Current contract terms: 1/1/18 - 12/31/18

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

Related links/publications: N/A

Contact: Admin.OPDF@dcjs.ny.gov

Miscellaneous

Aid to Crime Laboratories

Program Name: Aid to Crime Laboratories

Program Description: This program awards funding to eligible accredited public 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 20 NYS Public Forensic Laboratories accredited by the NYS Commission on Forensic Science. However, only 18 laboratories are eligible to apply for this funding - NYSP and NYS DCJS are not eligible to apply.

Program Funding: 2017-18 $6,273,000

Type of Award: Formula

Funding Source: Formula

Current contract term: State appropriations (General fund)

Next anticipated application/solicitation: Local applications due May 21, 2018.

Related links/publications: N/A

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 the 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: $644,912 in FFY 2017.

Type of Award: Competitive

Funding Source: Federal funds

Current contract term: 18 months: 10/1/17 - 3/31/19

Next anticipated application/solicitation: Federal 2018 application due to Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) on 5/14/18.

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 Recipients: 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: $71,476 in FFY 2017.

Type of Award: Non-competitive award to HESC.

Funding Source: Federal funds

Current contract term: 10/1/17 - 9/30/18

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 Recipients: 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: 1/1/16 - 9/30/18

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 government agencies.

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

Program Funding: $1,655,375 for federal fiscal year 2017.

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 vurrent lapse date of 9/30/18.

Next anticipated application/solicitation: Federal 2018 application's due to BJA on 5/14/18.

Related links/publications: N/A

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: $419,386 in FFY 2017.

Type of Award: Competitive for federal award.

Funding Source: Federal funds

Current contract term: Varying end dates with latest end date of 9/30/2020.

Next anticipated application/solicitation: Summer 2018

Related links/publications: N/A

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