U.S. Department of Justice announces “Improving Community Preparedness to Assist Victims of Mass Violence or Domestic Terrorism: Training and Technical Assistance Project”
Deadline: 26 May 2020
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications for funding for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Imprcfoving Community Preparedness to Assist Victims of Mass Violence or Domestic Terrorism: Training and Technical Assistance Project.
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This project will provide training, technical assistance, and support to enable communities to augment their existing emergency response plans to ensure that they include effective protocols and strategies to address the immediate and long-term needs of victims, families, first responders, and communities after criminal mass violence or domestic terrorism incidents. The project will target training and technical assistance for law enforcement and other first responders; state, local, or tribal units of government; and victim service providers who are central in coordinating responses to criminal mass violence incidents.
Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables
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The overall goal of this program is to assist state, local, and tribal law enforcement; units of government; emergency managers; prosecutors; victim service providers; and other stakeholders in augmenting their community emergency management response plans to ensure that the needs of victims, families, and first responders are addressed after incidents of criminal mass violence or domestic terrorism.
In coordination with OVC, the selected provider will address the following objectives and project deliverables:
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Provide individualized training and technical assistance (TTA) to law enforcement and first responders; units of state, local, and tribal government; and other community stakeholders and victim service providers to assist in developing partnerships, policies, and procedures to address the needs of victims of crime after incidents of criminal mass violence and domestic terrorism. The provider will assist with a range of activities, including those outlined in OVC’s Helping Victims of Mass Violence & Terrorism: Planning, Response, Recovery, and Resources Toolkit. Partnerships and Planning Checklist.
Deliverables include complete performance measure data that accurately quantifies and describes TTA provided, brief reports to OVC summarizing the range of TTA requested, and status of TTA provided.
Expand the capacity of agencies and local governments by providing supplemental resources to those seeking to augment their existing emergency response plans. Strategies to expand capacity may include access to onsite consultants, small subawards, or other resources for jurisdictions that do not currently have adequate staff or funding to engage in the development of a comprehensive victim assistance plan.
Deliverables include a plan for assessing the level of need in each jurisdiction requesting support, recommended selection criteria for receiving TTA, and a plan for the provision of supplemental resources. The TTA provider will work in coordination with OVC regarding the selection of TTA sites, and prior approval from the grant manager is required for any subaward to an organization or entity that would receive TTA under this award.
Assemble a cadre of expert consultants to provide evidence-based TTA.
Deliverables include a list of recommended TTA consultants along with their qualifications.
Design and implement outreach and public awareness strategies targeting law enforcement, first responder, state, local, and tribal agencies involved in emergency planning/response efforts to raise awareness about available TTA.
Deliverables include the submission of a detailed outreach plan.
Deliver presentations and TTA workshops at national, regional, or state conferences attended by emergency managers to raise awareness of TTA resources and engage emergency response planners.
Deliverables include submission of a detailed plan for presentations to target groups and performance measurement data related to these efforts.
Conduct ongoing data collection and evaluation activities for the purpose of performance measurement and improvement of TTA delivery.
Deliverables include the development of a system for receiving, tracking, and responding to TTA requests and a process that assesses user satisfaction with TTA services.
Estimated maximum dollar amount for each award: $3 million
Total amount anticipated to be awarded under solicitation: $3 million
Period of Performance start date: October 1, 2020
Period of Performance duration: 36 months
Period of Performance end date (no extensions possible): September 30, 2023
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Eligible applicants are limited to:
public agencies (including state or local units of government);
private for-profit and nonprofit organizations (including tribal for-profit and nonprofit organizations); and
institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education).
Eligible applicants must have experience in delivering training and technical assistance at national and local levels to law enforcement, victim service providers, and emergency response organizations.
All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=326201