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Drunk Driving Trust Fund – Prevention, Education and Training (DDTF PET) Grant

Grants to Massachusetts Agencies, Nonprofits, and Community
Organizations for Programs Related to Driving Under the Influence

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA)

Conf. Date:

12/04/19

LOI Date:

12/09/19

Deadline Date:

12/23/19 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Massachusetts public agencies and nonprofit or community-based organizations for programs addressing driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended for training, education, and prevention programs.

PET programs (prevention, education, and training) will focus on providing information that will help to prevent OUI from occurring; educate various target audiences about the dangers and consequences of OUI; and train personnel who will be involved in assisting victims after and OUI. PET programs may apply for funding for first time offender programs (i.e. below legal drinking age) but not repeat or perpetual offenders.

As an example, MOVA is seeking to fund the following types of projects:

  • Public Awareness via cable, web, and other technology to educate about the dangers of OUI;
  • Youth Peer-to-Peer Programs to educate teenage drivers about the consequences of substance abuse impaired driving
  • Programs designed to diminish recidivism by exposing youth to the real-life consequences of bad driving decisions
  • Training for those who respond directly to victims and survivors of OUI crashes, such as police officers, victim support workers, and other emergency services personnel

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148611

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$250,000

Term of Contract:

FY21 DDTF PET awards will be awarded for an initial one-year contract, which will run from July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021. MOVA anticipates that the FY22 procurement will be a renewal, however, this is dependent on available funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Qualified vendors within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who are interested in applying for DDTF funds must operate as a nonprofit with 501(c)(3) status, community-based organization or a public agency with a history of providing services to crime victims, or efforts to prevent, educate, or train involved parties related to OUI crimes. The program must have the approval and support of the agency’s Board of Directors, or agency leadership (for public agencies) in applying for DDTF funding.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Bidders’ Conference (non-mandatory, webinar) will take place on December 4, 2019 from 1:30pm-3:00pm.

To register, click here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/152842414370079757

Pre-Application Information:

-December 4, 2019: Bidders’ Conference (non-mandatory, webinar)
-December 9, 2019: Intent to Apply Form due
-December 13, 2019: Deadline to submit written questions regarding RGA
-December 23, 2019: Grant Submission Deadline 5:00 p.m.
-March 18, 2020: Pending Victim & Witness Assistance Board Meeting: Vote on DDTF PET awards
-July 1, 2020: Start date for FY21 DDTF PET grant
-June 30, 2021: End date for FY21 DDTF PET grant

All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a letter of intent for each program by December 9, 2019. Failure to do so may impact the review process.

Questions should be submitted to Kristen Tavano at the email address provided below. Answers to all questions received will be posted on COMMBUYS and on the main URL.

DDTF grants are cost reimbursement.

Applicants must submit letters of support. For more information, click here: https://www.mass.gov/doc/pet-request-for-grant-application-rga/download#page=8

Although COMMBUYS registration is not required, any interested applicant considering applying for DDTF PET funds is encouraged to register on COMMBUYS as a “Seller”. Information regarding registration and training can be found at: http://www.COMMBUYS/training-and-registration.html.

Contact Information:

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

Application and LOI documents must be e-mailed to: MOVAGrants@state.ma.us

For further information, please contact the Procurement Team Leader at kristen.tavano@mass.gov.

Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance
One Ashburton Place, Room 1101
Boston, MA 02108

Email: mova@mass.gov

(617) 586-1340 (Tel)
(617) 586-1341 (Fax)

Funding or Pin Number:

2021DDTFPET

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts

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