Monday, March 9, 2009

Public Safety Funding in Stimulus Act found on Recovery.Arkansas.Gov

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STOP Violence Against Women Grant Program
Description:Provides funding to promote a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to improving the criminal justice system's response to violent crimes against women. Federal grant funds are awarded to the State of Arkansas to support projects statewide that develop and strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies and victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women. Federal legislation requires the state to apply funds within the following five categories: (1) Prosecution; (2) Law Enforcement; (3) Courts; (4) Non-Profit Victim Services, and (5) Discretionary. Allowable cost include: personnel, equipment, supplies, training, developing, installing, or expanding data collection and communication systems. The purchases of vehicles are prohibited.
Funding:The US Department of Justice provides funding to the States using an allocation formula. The state distributes funding through a competitive grant process.
State Agency:DFA IGS Victim Justice Assistance Program
Contact Name:Sandra Cook
Contact Phone:501-683-1685
Contact E-Mail:sandra.cook@dfa.arkansas.gov
Who can apply or
who is eligible?
Nonprofit organizations and judicial, law enforcement, prosecutorial and governmental entities.
Who do I apply to?State
Website:http://www.arkansas.gov/dfa/igs/igs_vja.html
Federal Agency:U.S Department of Justice, Violence Against Women Office
Contact Name:Omar Mohammed
Contact Phone:202-307-6026
Start Date:To be announced
End Date:To be announced
Get Updates:Notify Me Of Changes To This Program

Victim of Crimes Act (VOCA) Crime Victim Assistance
Description:Federal grant funds are awarded to the State of Arkansas to support crime victim assistance projects statewide that expand and enhance direct services to victims of crime and provide training and technical assistance to service providers.
Funding:Public and nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to crime victims. Examples of eligible participants include, but are not limited to, local victim services organizations, including domestic violence shelters, child abuse programs, rape crisis centers, and law enforcement, prosecutorial and court-based victim assistance programs.
State Agency:DFA IGS Victim Justice & Assistance
Contact Name:Sandra Cook
Contact Phone:501-683-1685
Contact E-Mail:sandra.cook@dfa.arkansas.gov
Who can apply or
who is eligible?
Public and nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to crime victims. Examples of eligible participants include, but are not limited to, local victim services organizations, including domestic violence shelters, child abuse programs, and rape crisis centers.
Who do I apply to?State
Website:http://www.arkansas.gov/dfa/igs/igs_vja.html
Federal Agency:US Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime
Contact Name:Shadine Stultz
Contact Phone:202-305-7807
Start Date:To be announced
End Date:To be announced
Get Updates:Notify Me Of Changes To This Program

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
Description:The State or unit of local government may use this funding to provide additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice for the following purpose areas: Law enforcement programs; Prosecution and court programs; Prevention and education programs; Corrections and community corrections programs; Drug treatment and enforcement programs; Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs and Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation). 
A competitive grant process is required to award funding to sub-recipients.
Funding:The federal government allocates funds to the States based on population. Of the State award, 51% of the federal award may be used for state projects and 49% of the funding is required to be utilized by local jurisdictions.
State Agency:DFA IGS Criminal Justice Programs
Contact Name:Doris Smith, Assistant Administrator
Contact Phone:501-682-1074
Contact E-Mail:doris.smith@dfa.arkansas.gov
Who can apply or
who is eligible?
state agencies, local government, nonprofit organizations
Who do I apply to? DFA IGS Criminal Justice Programs
Website:To be announced
Federal Agency:US DOJ Bureau of Justice Assistance
Contact Name:Gerardo Velazquez
Contact Phone:202-353-8654
Start Date: to be announced
End Date:to be announced
Get Updates:Notify Me Of Changes To This Program

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