Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration - Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP)
07/31/20 4:30 PM CST
Grants to Tennessee government entities in eligible locations to address needs related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to provide support to incarceration facilities to address the needs of inmates and staff during the pandemic. Funds awarded under the CESF Program must be utilized to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. Eligible subrecipients are limited to Local County Government entities who were not eligible for a direct CESF contract.
Allowable projects and purchases include, but are not limited to, overtime, equipment (including but not limited to technology for remote hearings/appearances and personal protective equipment), hiring, supplies (such as gloves, masks, sanitizer), training, travel expenses (particularly related to the distribution of resources to the most impacted areas), and addressing the medical needs of inmates in state, and local jails or other detention centers.
If funds will be used to upgrade a Jail Management System it is recommended that the system allow for remote access and “booking” by personnel who are offsite due to COVID.
GrantWatch ID#: 191146
Contracts will be one (1) year in length. Contracts will begin on July 1, 2020 and end on June 30, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online Intent to Apply Form: https://stateoftennessee.formstack.com/forms/intent_to_apply_solicitation
All questions must be sent to Criminaljustice.Program@tn.gov.
Eligible jurisdictions: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/finance/ocjp/Eligible%20Counties_CESF.pdf
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