National Center for Campus Public Safety

To be a resource for campus police chiefs, directors of public safety, emergency managers, and key campus safety stakeholders.

The National Center will be a catalyst that brings together all forms of campus public safety, professional associations, advocacy organizations, community leaders, and
others to improve and expand services to those who are charged with providing a safe environment on the campuses of the nation"s colleges and universities.



The National Center is envisioned as a think tank and clearinghouse for the identification and dissemination of information, research, training, and promising best practices and emerging issues in campus public safety.

The National Center will identify and examine emerging risks to campus safety and security and develop resources to combat those risks and facilitate the transfer of research to practice.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Website Address

http://www.bja.gov/



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The National Center will work closely with the Department of Justice to identify and prioritize the needs of the field and to reach out to key stakeholders and identify their role in the National Center; serve as the "one-stop shop" for campus public safety; connect existing federal and non-federal resources with the needs of constituents; connect major campus public safety entities with one another, and with federal agencies, as well as highlight and promote best and innovative practices specific to campus public safety efforts and integrate key issues in public safety in order to develop comprehensive responses that meet the complexity of needs on campus; and, deliver essential training and technical assistance specific to campus public safety.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

A demonstrated knowledge of campus public safety needs and demonstrated experience and infrastructure for successfully carrying out a multi-faceted initiative with multiple campus stakeholder groups is required.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State and local governments, public and private organizations.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. The standard application forms, as furnished by the federal agency and required by the Common Rule, must be used for this program. All applications must be submitted electronically via Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) or the Office of Justice Programs" Grants Management System (GMS) at https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov. Applications or supplemental materials received by facsimile or postal mail will not be accepted.

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, Public Law 113-6.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies for competitive programs, from 30 to 180 days.

Appeals

See 28 CFR Part 18.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The term of the program budget period is 24 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Office of Justice Programs Financial Guide 2011 (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/index.htm) and Post Award Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf).

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Yes, unless otherwise specified in the award"s special conditions, progress reports are due semi-annually.

Yes, unless otherwise specified in the award"s special conditions, financial reports are due quarterly.

Yes, to assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111-352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the Government Accountability Office, Department of Justice"s Office of the Inspector General, state or local government auditors, and auditors from independent public accounting firms. Jurisdictions must follow their local policies and procedures, including maintenance of reliable and accurate accounting systems, record keeping, and systems of internal control.

Records

Recipients of federal funds are expected to retain documentation supporting all program transactions for at least 3 years after the closure of audit reports related to such funding. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all related issues, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0404-0-1-754.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $2,557,000; and FY 14 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

One award not to exceed $2,296,850.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm.

For additional guidance reference the Office of Justice Programs Financial Guide 2011 (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/index.htm) and Post award Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf). Applicable OMB Circulars and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.R.).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

BJA, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Department of Justice, 810 Seventh Street, NW., Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: AskBJA@usdoj.gov Phone: 202-616-6500 or 1-866- 859-2647.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are described in the OJP Program Announcement available at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm.



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