The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is requesting proposals for grants supporting a comprehensive law enforcement response to drugs. Grants will be made with Federal Fiscal Year 2013-16 (FFY13-16) Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds. A total of $4.2 million in funding in three program categories is available through this solicitation for use over a period of 12 months. Minimum and maximum grant requests vary by the program category.
Application deadline: May 30, 2017
Applicants may request funding under one or more categories of funding.
Category 1: Law Enforcement Deflection and Diversion Programs
To be eligible for funding, diversion/deflection programs must:
Category 2: Multi-jurisdictional drug prosecution units
To be eligible for funding, drug prosecution programs must:
Category 3: Multi-Jurisdictional Large-Scale Drug Trafficking Enforcement
To be eligible for funding, drug trafficking enforcement programs must:
All members of a law enforcement task force supported with these funds who is a task force commander, agency executive, task force officer, or other task force member of equivalent rank, will complete required online internet-based task force training once during the life of the grant award. The training is provided free of charge online through the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance Center for Task Force Integrity and Leadership (www.ctfli.org).
This training addresses task force effectiveness as well as other key issues including privacy and civil liberties/rights, task force performance measurement, personnel selection, and task force oversight and accountability.
In addition, the Authority will require the submission of task force personnel rosters that include training course completion certificates. Go to www.ctfli.org for more information.
Agencies must be pre-qualified through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal, www.grants.illinois.gov, to become eligible to apply for an award. Applicants must have completed the GATA pre-qualification process and received approval of their Internal Control Questionnaire (ICQ) by the date of application to be considered for funding. Applications from agencies that have not received ICQ approval will not be reviewed.
Eligible applicants are limited to Illinois municipalities, counties and state agencies. Private and non-profit entities are not eligible to apply.
Agencies may apply for funding in more than one program category.
Click here for the JAG Comprehensive Law Enforcement Response to Drugs Grant Application
Completed application materials must be emailed to CJA.2017DrugNOFO@Illinois.gov by 11:59 p.m., May 30, 2017, to be considered for funding. Proposals will not be accepted by mail, fax, or in-person. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Late submissions will not be reviewed.
Grants available through this funding opportunity are a portion of a Federal Fiscal Year 2013-16 Justice Assistance Grant award from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. A minimum of $4.2 million dollars will be made available through this funding opportunity. Minimum and maximum allowable grant requests vary by program category.
Funding is available for the period of October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018. Based on program performance and fund availability, the Authority may recommend allocation of funding to support an additional 24 months.
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
300 West Adams, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60606
Administrative Guidelines – All Funding Categories
View a webinar describing the FFY13-16 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Comprehensive Law Enforcement Response to Drugs: Notice of Funding Opportunity:
Category 1 / Law Enforcement – Led Diversion and Deflections Models
View a webinar describing the FFY13-16 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Comprehensive Law Enforcement Response to Drugs: Category 1 / Law Enforcement – Led Diversion and Deflections Models:
Category 2 / Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Prosecution Units
View a webinar describing the FFY13-16 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Comprehensive Law Enforcement Response to Drugs: Category 2 / Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Prosecution Units
Category 3 / Multi-Jurisdictional Large-Scale Drug Trafficking Enforcement:
View a webinar describing the FFY13-16 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Comprehensive Law Enforcement Response to Drugs: Category 3 / Multi-Jurisdictional Large-Scale Drug Trafficking Enforcement:
Information provided during these webinar recording will be unofficial and not binding on the state.
Agencies interested in submitting an application are asked to submit an online Letter of Intent by 11:59 p.m., April 28, 2016.
Applicants are required to view the recorded ICJIA funding opportunity webinar regarding administrative guidelines and at least one program category webinar. Applicants must certify their compliance with this requirement by emailing the certification to CJA.2017DrugNOFO@Illinois.gov no later than:
11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
These webinars provide information specific to ICJIA and this funding opportunity.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Applicant webinar registration deadline
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Letters of Intent due
Friday, April 28, 2017
NOFO question submission deadline
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
11:59 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Notices of State Award released
Monday, July 24, 2017
Budget Committee review/approval of recommended designations
Target program start date
October 1, 2017
Recipients must submit quarterly financial reports, quarterly progress reports, final financial and progress reports, and, if applicable, an annual audit report in accordance with the CFR Part 200 Uniform Requirements. Future awards and fund drawdowns may be withheld if reports are delinquent.
In addition, funded programs will be required to report performance measures through the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance portal at https://bjapmt.ojp.gov.
The following documents must be emailed to CJA.2017DrugNOFO@Illinois.gov by the 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2017, deadline for application review. Click the links below to download copies.