Recovery Act - Assistance to Rural Law Enforcement to Combat Crime and Drugs Competitive Grant Program

The Assistance to Rural Law Enforcement to Combat Crime and Drugs Competitive Grant Program helps rural states and rural areas to prevent and combat crime, especially drug-related crime and provides for national support efforts, including training and technical assistance programs, strategically targeted

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to address rural needs.

In addition to fulfilling the program-specific purposes, projects funded under the Recovery Act should be designed to further one or more of the general purposes of the Recovery Act, which are to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession; to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, or other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and to stabilize State and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive State and local tax increases.

For additional information on Office of Justice Programs Recovery Act Grant Programs, please visit the OJP website at

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.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Nooksack Indian Tribe $ 220,000   2010-10-012012-09-30
State Police, Idaho $ 200,508   2010-10-012012-09-30
Madison, County Of $ 176,390   2010-10-012012-09-30
County Of Okanogan $ 225,000   2010-10-012012-09-30
Ravalli, County Of $ 225,000   2010-10-012012-09-30
Bee, County Of $ 225,000   2010-10-012012-09-30
Espanola, City Of $ 198,361   2010-10-012012-09-30
Navajo, County Of $ 140,681   2010-10-012012-09-30
Quinault Indian Nation $ 206,073   2010-10-012012-09-30
Twisp, Town Of $ 147,479   2010-10-012012-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Assistance to Rural Law Enforcement to Combat Crime and Drugs Competitive Grant Program helps to improve the capacity of rural local, tribal, and state law enforcement to prevent and combat crime, especially drug related crime.

The Rural Law Enforcement Assistance funding will focus on comprehensive programs in the following areas: 1) combating rural crime; 2) improving rural law enforcement investigations; 3) enhancing rural corrections, detention, and jail operations; 4) facilitating rural justice information sharing; and 5) training and technical assistance.

Hiring personnel to accomplish program goals for each category is an acceptable use of funds.

In addition, a percentage of this funding may be available to fund projects that conduct evaluation or research related to the overall objectives of the program.

To the extent (if any) that this Recovery Act program permits recipients to use funds for construction, renovation, or related projects, the recipient should be aware that special restrictions may be applicable under particular sections of the Recovery Act.

For example, see section 1605 of the Recovery Act (Buy American), section 1606 (wage rate requirements), section 1602 (preference for quick-start activities), and section 1554 (special contracting rules).

Recipients should also be aware of the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act.

Under the Recovery Act, funds may not be used by any State or local government, or any private entity, for any casino or other gambling establishment, aquarium, zoo, golf course, or swimming pool.

Additional government-wide guidance that applies to Recovery Act programs may become available that could affect proposal narratives, time lines, budget requests, certifications and other matters, including appropriate uses of funds and restrictions on uses of funds.

Interested applicants are encouraged to regularly check the OJP website for further information and updates.

All recipients of any funding under the Recovery Act will be required to follow any and all applicable provisions of government-wide guidance that may be issued pursuant to the Recovery Act, even if that guidance is not reflected in this CFDA posting.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Civil Defense/Disaster Prevention and Relief/Emergency Preparedness.

Local (includes State-designated lndian Tribes, excludes institutions of higher education and hospitals: Civil Defense/Disaster Prevention and Relief/Emergency Preparedness.

Public nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Civil Defense/Disaster Prevention and Relief/Emergency Preparedness.

Profit organization: Civil Defense/Disaster Prevention and Relief/Emergency Preparedness

Beneficiary Eligibility

State; Local; Public nonprofit institution/organization; Other public institution/organization; Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments; Profit organization; Private nonprofit institution/organization; Other private institution/organization


The applicant must submit a completed Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424), including signed assurances that it will comply with statutory and administrative requirements.

By certifying on-line, the authorizing signing official is also assuring that all federal certifications and assurances are being met. The certification and assurance forms (Assurances, OJP Form 4000/3 and Certifications Regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; and Drug-Free Workplace Requirements, OJP Form 4061/6) are provided on-line to allow applicants to review and accept them electronically. 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.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applications must be submitted through the online, Internet-based Grants Management System (GMS) at: Faxed or mailed applications or supplemental materials will not be accepted.

Award Procedures

All applications will be peer reviewed. The BJA Director will then make award recommendations to OJP s Assistant Attorney General, who will make a final determination. Successful applicants are notified via GMS. Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, letters and an award package are sent to the grantee. One copy of the grant award must be signed by duly authorized representative and returned to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer.


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


American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Pub. LPublic Law. 111-5 (the

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. Applications will generally be approved or denied within 60 days of receipt of a complete application.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards are made within 90 days of application end date. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No information provided.

Post Assistance Requirements


Pursuant to the Recovery Act, certain financial and programmatic progress reports are required (including performance measure data) to be submitte