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Domestic Violence Intervention Program

Grants to Montana Agencies and Nonprofits for Programs
to Reduce Domestic Violence Offender Recidivism

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Montana Board of Crime Control (MBCC)

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01/17/19 12:00 PM Noon


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Grants to Montana local government agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations to implement programs that reduce domestic violence offender recidivism. Eligible programs include those that monitor and enforce sentence compliance or provide counseling and other services to convicted offenders. Applicants that demonstrate a collaborative approach in program development and execution will be given priority for funding.

The Montana Board of Crime Control is soliciting proposals to implement the Misdemeanor Probation and Domestic Violence Intervention Program in Montana. The purpose of funding for Misdemeanor Probation is to provide monitoring and enforcement of sentence compliance for offenders who have been convicted of first or second offense Partner or Family Member Assault (PFMA) under MCA 45-5-206 or of a violation of an order of protection under MCA 45-5-626.

These methods include but are not limited to: probation personnel, electronic or GPS monitoring, and case management systems that track recidivism and revocation. Recidivism and risk of serious injury or death to victims can be reduced when offenders are held accountable by the criminal justice system and are required to comply with court ordered sanctions such as payment of fines and restitution, batterer counseling/treatment, Orders of Protection, and drug and alcohol screening.

Communities should demonstrate a collaborative approach in program development between courts, law enforcement, prosecution, and victim assistance programs. Involvement by participating agencies should be documented and include specific contributions to be made.

Misdemeanor Probation Authorized Purpose Areas:

Communities are strongly encouraged to develop a comprehensive plan for achieving goals including assessment of need, demonstration of collaboration through community coordinated response teams, methodologies to be employed, meaningful sanctions for non-compliant offenders, plans for sustainability of the program, and details regarding how the program will be evaluated.

Grants may be used for the following purposes (a program containing most of these elements would qualify as a comprehensive program):
- Supervision/Probation for offenders convicted of first or second offense misdemeanor partner or family member assault or of a violation of an order of protection;
- Tracking of sentence requirements and compliance with each;
- Electronic or GPS monitoring of some offenders after risk assessment;
- Victim safety measures such as lethality assessment;
- Tracking of outcomes (i.e. recidivism, revocations of probation etc.);
- Establishment of a supervision fee structure or other means of program sustainability; and
- Utilizing evidence-informed batterer intervention programs that are designed to reduce the risk of future violent behavior.

Domestic Violence Intervention Program Authorized Purpose Areas:

The purpose of funding for the Domestic Violence Intervention Program is to assist courts in implementing an offender invention program that provides evidence-based counseling and other services to reduce the risk of future violent behavior of those convicted of partner or family member assault.

Grants may be used for the following purposes:
- Development of a court-based program that provides counseling and other intervention services to those convicted of partner or family member assault;
- Development of new offender intervention practices that are evidence-based;
- Tracking of outcomes.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182655

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Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include units of local government, tribal governments, and private nonprofit agencies. Private nonprofit agencies are highly encouraged to submit a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a local government law enforcement agency.

New: As a result of SB 67, the Domestic Violence Intervention Program funds may be granted to a court to implement an offender intervention program that meets the standards adopted by the Montana Board of Crime Control.

Communities are discouraged from activities that may compromise victim safety such as:
- Mediation or counseling for couples as a systematic response to domestic violence;
- Requiring victims to report domestic violence crimes to law enforcement or forcing victims to participate in criminal proceedings;
- Placement of batterers in anger management programs; and
- Procedures that would force victims of domestic violence to testify against their abusers or impose other sanctions on them. Rather, procedures that provide victims the opportunity to make an informed choice about whether to testify are encouraged.

Pre-Application Information:

- RFP Issue Date: December 6, 2018
- Deadline for receipt of written questions: January 11, 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: January 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM noon
- Staff and Committee Review: January to April, 2019
- Application Review Committee (ARC): May 2018
- Board of Crime Control Approval: June 14, 2019 (tentative)
- Project Start Date: July 1, 2019
- Project End Date: June 30, 2020

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

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

Applications must be submitted online, on or before January 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM 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.

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 January 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

Contact Information:

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

Questions and Answers Form:

Applicants must register online at:

For assistance in accessing MOR or for technical assistance regarding crime statistics, agencies should request the information at:
(406) 444-3604

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

Funding or Pin Number:

Request for Proposals (RFP) #19-04 (M)

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Montana