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Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Forces (MJDTF)

Grants to Montana Law Enforcement Agencies for
Interagency Coordination to Address Drug-Related Crime

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Montana Board of Crime Control (MBCC)

Deadline Date:

04/12/19 12:00 PM Noon Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Montana law enforcement agencies to support interagency cooperation to combat drug-related crime. New applicants must register with the application system immediately. Funding may be used to improve interagency coordination and intelligence and to facilitate multi-jurisdictional investigations. Applicants that demonstrate a collaborative approach in program development and execution will be given priority for funding.

Generally Allowable Costs: Travel costs. Mileage, per diem, and lodging cannot exceed state rates.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180362

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$812,477

Term of Contract:

The project period is July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Funds may not be expended or obligated prior to July 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are limited to state, local and tribal government agencies that are able to qualify as a multi-jurisdictional drug task force (MJDTF), defined below:

MJDTF must be comprised of law enforcement representatives from five or more counties. A reservation will count as a county. A county or reservation may belong to more than one jurisdiction

If MBCC wishes to fund a project that will be administered by the state but benefits local governments, this project may be considered part of the pass-through amount if each local jurisdiction benefiting voluntarily signs a waiver. This waiver must be signed by a budget authority such as a county commissioner or mayor and should certify that the local jurisdiction understands that the funds in question are set aside for local government use, believes that this program is for local benefit, and understands funding at the state level is a convenience to local government. MBCC has already taken the lead in collecting required local jurisdiction waivers described above but may request your assistance if necessary

JAG funds may not be used (directly or indirectly) for security enhancements or equipment for any nongovernmental entity that is not engaged in criminal justice or public safety. Additionally, JAG funds may not be used (directly or indirectly) to pay for any of the following items:
- Purchase of vehicles (excluding police vehicles);
- Vessels (excluding police boats);
- Aircraft (excluding police helicopters);
- Luxury items;
- Real Estate
- Construction projects (other than penal or correctional institutions);
- Any similar items

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted online, on or before April 12, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. noon. Applications will be submitted in the OSAS under the registered applicant. To mitigate any potential submission difficulties, MBCC strongly urges application submission 72 hours prior to the deadline.

A new applicant must register with the Online Subgrantee Application System (OSAS), immediately to ensure meeting the application deadline.

Applicants having questions or requiring clarification or interpretation of any section within this RFP must address these issues via the MBCC website on or before April 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Questions shall be submitted using the online MBCC RFP Question and Answer Request.

For applicants without internet access, who cannot apply electronically through the OSAS, contact MBCC (listing “RFP # 19-08, Submission Assistance” as the email subject) for approval and submission instructions.

Applicants are required to have a Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) number and to maintain a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM).

A 30% hard cash local match of the total cost of each MJDTF project (JAG grant funds plus local match) is required for each JAG-funded project. Applicants may not declare a match of more than 30%. Match must be derived from non-federal sources. All funds designated as match are restricted to the same uses as the federal funds and must be expended within the grant period.

The sub-grantee agrees to complete Civil Rights Training provided by MBCC at the beginning of every new grant cycle.

The sub-grantee agrees that within 120 days of award acceptance, any law enforcement task force funded with these funds, the task force commander, agency executive, task force officers, and other task force members of equivalent rank, will complete required online (internet-based) task force training to be provided free of charge through BJA's Center for Task Force Integrity and Leadership. Additionally, all future task force members are required to complete this training once during the life of this award, or once every four years if multiple awards include this requirement.

Timeline:
-RFP Issue Date: March 1, 2019
-Deadline for Receipt of Written Questions: April 5, 2019 (Responses to questions will be posted on the MBCC website within 7 calendar days of receipt,through the last Friday before the RFP is closed.)
-Application Submission Deadline: April 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM noon
-Staff and Committee Review: April 12 – early May, 2019
-Application Review Committee (ARC): May 2019 (date TBD)
-Board of Crime Control Approval: June 14, 2019
-Project Start Date: July 1, 2019
-Project End Date: June 30, 2020

Contact Information:

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

New applicants must register online at: http://apps.mbcc.mt.gov/osas/Default.aspx

MBCC RFP Question and Answer Request form: http://mbcc.mt.gov/Funding/Grant-Offerings/2019-JAG

For assistance in accessing MOR or for technical assistance regarding crime statistics, agencies should request the information at mbcc@mt.gov at least five working days before the RFP deadline.

MBCC JAG Program Manager
mthatcher@mt.gov

Montana Board of Crime Control
5 South Last Chance Gulch
PO Box 201408
Helena, MT 59620-1408

P: (406) 444-3604
F: (406) 444-4722
TTY: (406) 444-7099

Funding or Pin Number:

RFP #19-08 (G)

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Montana