Notice of Funding Opportunity

FFY13-16 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Comprehensive Law Enforcement Response to Drugs

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is requesting proposals for grants supporting a comprehensive law enforcement response to drugs. Grants will be made with Federal Fiscal Year 2013-16 (FFY13-16) Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds. A total of $4.2 million in funding in three program categories is available through this solicitation for use over a period of 12 months. Minimum and maximum grant requests vary by the program category.

Application deadline: May 30, 2017

Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity    

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Program Requirements

Applicants may request funding under one or more categories of funding.

Category 1: Law Enforcement Deflection and Diversion Programs

To be eligible for funding, diversion/deflection programs must:

  • Be run by a local law enforcement agency, county sheriff’s department, or a multi-jurisdictional cooperative law enforcement unit for which an Implementing Agency has been identified.
    • An Implementing Agency in this context is a government agency which will, on behalf of the multi-jurisdictional unit, apply for the grant, enter into the inter-governmental grant agreement with the Authority, accept and account for grant funds, and meet all Authority reporting and compliance requirements.
  • Have developed a plan to make potential clients and referral sources aware of the services available.
  • Have a plan to coordinate program activities with community agencies in the service area, including substance abuse treatment, medical care and supportive service providers as well as relevant government agencies.

Category 2: Multi-jurisdictional drug prosecution units

To be eligible for funding, drug prosecution programs must:

  • Be run by a county state’s attorney’s office or a county office of the state’s attorney’s appellate prosecutor.
  • Have a written statement demonstrating collaborative involvement with one or more drug trafficking enforcement unit, as defined in Category 3.

Category 3: Multi-Jurisdictional Large-Scale Drug Trafficking Enforcement

To be eligible for funding, drug trafficking enforcement programs must:

  • Be run by a cooperative unit comprised of three or more law enforcement agencies for which an Implementing Agency has been identified.
    • An Implementing Agency in this context is a government agency which will, on behalf of the multi-jurisdictional unit, apply for the grant; enter into the inter-governmental grant agreement with the Authority; accept and account for grant funds; and meet all Authority reporting and compliance requirements.
  • Have a written interagency agreement between all participating agencies defining activities and responsibilities.
  • Have a prosecutor statement demonstrating collaborative involvement with the member agencies toward meeting the unit’s goals and objectives.
  • Have a plan of intelligence sharing via computerized networking.
  • Have a plan for forfeiture sharing, including how funds will be used.
  • Have a commitment for staffing by all participating agencies.

Additional Requirements: Law Enforcement Task Forces

All members of a law enforcement task force supported with these funds who is a task force commander, agency executive, task force officer, or other task force member of equivalent rank, will complete required online internet-based task force training once during the life of the grant award. The training is provided free of charge online through the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance Center for Task Force Integrity and Leadership (www.ctfli.org).

This training addresses task force effectiveness as well as other key issues including privacy and civil liberties/rights, task force performance measurement, personnel selection, and task force oversight and accountability.

In addition, the Authority will require the submission of task force personnel rosters that include training course completion certificates. Go to www.ctfli.org for more information.

Eligibility Information

Agencies must be pre-qualified through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal, www.grants.illinois.gov, to become eligible to apply for an award.  Applicants must have completed the GATA pre-qualification process and received approval of their Internal Control Questionnaire (ICQ) by the date of application to be considered for funding.   Applications from agencies that have not received ICQ approval will not be reviewed.

Eligible Applicants:

Eligible applicants are limited to Illinois municipalities, counties and state agencies. Private and non-profit entities are not eligible to apply.

Agencies may apply for funding in more than one program category.

Application Materials:

Click here for the JAG Comprehensive Law Enforcement Response to Drugs Grant Application

Deadline

Completed application materials must be emailed to CJA.2017DrugNOFO@Illinois.gov by 11:59 p.m., May 30, 2017, to be considered for funding. Proposals will not be accepted by mail, fax, or in-person. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Late submissions will not be reviewed.

Available Funds

Grants available through this funding opportunity are a portion of a Federal Fiscal Year 2013-16 Justice Assistance Grant award from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. A minimum of $4.2 million dollars will be made available through this funding opportunity. Minimum and maximum allowable grant requests vary by program category.

Period of Performance

Funding is available for the period of October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018. Based on program performance and fund availability, the Authority may recommend allocation of funding to support an additional 24 months.

Contact Information

Gregory Stevens
Program Administrator
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
300 West Adams, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60606
Gregory.Stevens@Illinois.gov
312-793-0890

Required Technical Assistance Session

Administrative Guidelines – All Funding Categories

View a webinar describing the FFY13-16 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Comprehensive Law Enforcement Response to Drugs: Notice of Funding Opportunity:

Download All Funding Categories PowerPoint Presentation 

Download Example Budget

Category 1 / Law Enforcement – Led Diversion and Deflections Models

View a webinar describing the FFY13-16 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Comprehensive Law Enforcement Response to Drugs: Category 1 / Law Enforcement – Led Diversion and Deflections Models:

Download Categories 1 PowerPoint Presentation  

Category 2 / Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Prosecution Units

View a webinar describing the FFY13-16 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Comprehensive Law Enforcement Response to Drugs: Category 2 / Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Prosecution Units

Download Category 2 PowerPoint Presentation  

Category 3 / Multi-Jurisdictional Large-Scale Drug Trafficking Enforcement:

View a webinar describing the FFY13-16 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Comprehensive Law Enforcement Response to Drugs: Category 3 / Multi-Jurisdictional Large-Scale Drug Trafficking Enforcement:

Download Category 3 PowerPoint Presentation  

Information provided during these webinar recording will be unofficial and not binding on the state.

Letter of Intent:

Agencies interested in submitting an application are asked to submit an online Letter of Intent by 11:59 p.m., April 28, 2016.

Mandatory webinars

Applicants are required to view the recorded ICJIA funding opportunity webinar regarding administrative guidelines and at least one program category webinar. Applicants must certify their compliance with this requirement by emailing the certification to CJA.2017DrugNOFO@Illinois.gov no later than:

11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

These webinars provide information specific to ICJIA and this funding opportunity.

Timeline:


Task

Date

NOFO posted

Friday, March 31, 2017

Applicant webinar registration deadline

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Applicant webinar

Monday, April 17, 2017

Letters of Intent due

Friday, April 28, 2017

NOFO question submission deadline

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Applications due

11:59 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Notices of State Award released

Monday, July 24, 2017

Budget Committee review/approval of recommended designations

September, 2017

Target program start date

 October 1, 2017

Reporting:

Recipients must submit quarterly financial reports, quarterly progress reports, final financial and progress reports, and, if applicable, an annual audit report in accordance with the CFR Part 200 Uniform Requirements. Future awards and fund drawdowns may be withheld if reports are delinquent.

In addition, funded programs will be required to report performance measures through the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance portal at https://bjapmt.ojp.gov.

Required Documents