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Office of Criminal Justice Programs
Bill Scollon, Director

Grant Applications

STOP FY2016 Competitive Campus Liaisons for Sexual Assault Intervention Solicitation

STOP Campus Administration/Student Liaisons for Sexual Assault Intervention
Projects to support campus liaisons to encourage a comprehensive coordinated community approach on campuses that enhance victim safety, provides services for victims and supports efforts to hold offenders accountable. Eligible applicants are four-year, higher education institution campus law enforcement agencies. Liaisons must be positioned at the campus law enforcement agency. Preference given to schools with a with a student population of over 7,000.

Note: This STOP application period has been extended.

Attachment A deadline April 10th

STOP FY2016 Competitive Solicitation

STOP Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 40-Hour Law Enforcement School
Projects to deliver a 40-hour specialized domestic violence and sexual assault schools in at least one or more of the following Judicial Districts: the 1st Judicial District, the 10th Judicial District, the 13th Judicial District, the 19th Judicial District, 22nd Judicial District, and/or the 26th Judicial District.  Preference given to state agencies, units of local government, and nonprofits with a primary responsibility of training law enforcement.
Q&A for Law Enforcement School Solicitation 

STOP Statewide Training and Technical Assistance Provider for Campus Sexual Assault Intervention
A project to deliver statewide specialized sexual assault training on campus and technical assistance to campus law enforcement agencies at higher education institutions. Preference given to agencies with a demonstrated history of providing training and technical assistance on relevant law enforcement policy to law enforcement Chiefs and Second in Command. The project must coordinate trainings for campus law enforcement on appropriate sexual assault response, create model policies and procedures that would be used by TN campuses, and provide technical assistance to the campuses funded as part of the Campus Administration/Student Liaisons for Sexual Assault Intervention projects.
Q&A for Campus Sexual Assault Intervention

Attachment A deadline March 20th

JAG FY2016 Competitive Solicitation

Innovations in Criminal Investigations: Law Enforcement Programs
Projects employing evidence-based practices such as the use of crime analysts, employing multi-pronged approaches to crime problems and enlisting the cooperation of multiple partners (demonstrated with MOUs or letters of support) to attack an identified problem have proven to be best practices in reducing crime. Only those projects which support law enforcement professionals in the area of crime analysis, multijurisdictional investigations and gang reduction strategies are sought.  Projects must address all three of the listed items. 

Correctional Programming: Corrections
Projects to address the overcrowding of local jails and the high recidivism rates that implement either community based day reporting centers or projects which begin delivering services to the offender in the local jail and continue services with the offender in the community. Projects must use evidence based practices and tools to assess for risk of recidivism and be able to track participants for up to five years after completion of the program. Preference will be given to projects that will provide services in county facilities working towards full compliance with the National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape (28 C.F.R. Part 115), also known as PREA.

Criminal Justice Professional Enhancement: Law Enforcement
Projects to provide training to mid to upper management law enforcement officers to prepare them for upper management and projects to assist law enforcement officers in the area of stress management as a result of critical incidents are sought.  Preference given to agencies with a primary responsibility of training law enforcement that have the approval of both the TACP and the TSA Boards of Directors.

Pre-Trial Technical Assistance and Evaluation Project: Planning, Evaluation and Technology
A project to provide technical assistance and evaluation to assist with the selection, implementation and evaluation of a risk assessment process in up to two pilot site jurisdictions in Tennessee. This is a two-pronged project; the first element being the provision of technical assistance for pilot sites and the second being a validation of the risk assessment tool selected and a corresponding evaluation of the outcomes of the pre-trial risk assessment process.

Attachment A deadline March 20th

VOCA FY2016 Competitive Solicitation

VOCA Clinical Therapeutic Services and Advocacy in Memphis/Shelby County
Projects to provide clinical therapeutic services and advocacy for adult and child victims of crime in Memphis/Shelby County.  Projects must utilize a minimum of 75% of the total award to provide meaningful clinical therapeutic services and no more than 25% of the total award can be utilized to fund advocacy services.  Specific focus must be placed on delivering culturally specific services to African-American victims of crime with an emphasis on survivors of homicide victims, robbery, and assault. 

Attachment A deadline March 27th

Interlock Assistance FY2016 Competitive Solicitation

Projects must currently operate a halfway house or halfway houses whose primary focus is to assist drug and alcohol offenders.  In order to qualify for a grant award under this solicitation and organization must provide the following:

  • No less than sixty (60) residential beds monthly with occupancy at no less than ninety-seven percent (97%) per month, or if a halfway house with nonresidential day reporting services, it shall serve no less than two hundred (200) adults monthly.
  • Safe and secure treatment facilities, and treatment to include moral reconation therapy, GED course work, anger management therapy, and domestic and family counseling; and
  • Transportation to and from work, mental health or medical appointments for each of its residents.

Grant applications are due no later than April 17, 2015

Attachment A deadline March 27th

SASP FY2016 Competitive Application

Sexual Assault Victim Support for Underserved Populations
Projects to increase support for underserved populations, particularly communities of color, in a culturally appropriate manner, with a special emphasis on addressing the African-American, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) communities, as well as individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals.

Establishment of New Sexual Assault Services Programs
Projects to support the establishment of a new sexual assault program or a new dual domestic violence/sexual violence program. Applicants must provide data to document efforts to provide sexual assault program services for at least six months prior to the application for funds.

Professional Therapeutic Sexual Assault Services and/or Advocacy Services
Projects to deliver specialized professional therapeutic services and/or advocacy services to victims of sexual assault and those impacted by the sexual assault (may include victims of human sex-trafficking).

Direct Intervention Services on Campus for Sexual Assault Victims
Projects to provide direct intervention services to victims of sexual assault on college and/or university campus.

Attachment A deadline March 27th