EOPSS OGR Funding Opportunities - Representative Joe McGonagle

EOPSS OGR Funding Opportunities

The EOPSS Office of Grants and Research (OGR) is pleased to make available several funding opportunities for local municipalities/police departments and nonprofits to competitively solicit funding to address security protection, prevention, intervention, and suppression programming needs.


Listed and detailed below are current funding opportunities available with the appropriate deadlines and links for more information.


  1. Shannon Community Safety Initiative (SCI)
    1. This Initiative is a multi-pronged approach to address a community’s gang and youth violence problem using five strategy areas:
  1. Social intervention
  2. Suppression

                                                           iii.      Opportunity Provision

  1. Organizational Change
  2. Community Mobilization
    1. AGF Posted: August 15, 2023
    2. Proposals Due: October 17, 2023, no later than 4:00 p.m.
    3. Anticipated Award Announcements: November/December 2023
    4. Anticipated Grant Period: On or about January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024
    5. More information can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/shannon-community-safety-initiative-csi


  1. Commonwealth Nonprofit Security Grant Program
    1. This program provides onetime grant funding to assist nonprofit organizations (such as faith-based institutions, medical and health care facilities, and other human service entities) with enhancing building safety and security for its members/participants and staff. Priority is given to applicants demonstrating the greatest need (experienced threats and/or incidents of terrorism or hate crimes known or believed to be related to their nonprofit organization’s purpose, mission, or services), propose cost-effective solutions to addressing high-priority security gaps or weaknesses and have NOT previously received CNSGP or similar funding from OGR.
    2. Eligibility: Only a 501(c)3 nonprofit that can demonstrate a high risk of a terror attack or hate crime is eligible to apply.
    3. AGF Posted: September 13, 2023
    4. Applicant Information Session UPDATED DATE: September 26, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5993208518896881755. After registering, an interested party will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
    5. Application Deadline: 4:00 p.m. on October 13, 2023
    6. Award Notification (anticipated): November 2023
    7. Performance Period: December 2023-June 30, 2024
    8. More information can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/commonwealth-nonprofit-security-grant-program


  1. Commonwealth Nonprofit Security Personnel Grant Program
    1. This program represents one-time grant funds available through a competitive process to eligible 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, such as faith-based, educational, medical/health care service providers, human services, and other organizations that have demonstrated that they are at high risk for terrorist attacks or hate crimes. Recipients of this funding must contribute matching funds to the project equal to $1 for every $1 contributed by the Commonwealth. Priority will be given to applicants demonstrating the greatest need and proposing cost-effective solutions to hiring security personnel, and to those who have not previously received funding from OGR.
    2. AGF Posted: September 13, 2023
    3. Application Assistance Webinar: September 20, 2023, 11:00 a.m. Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8079519737974076503. After registering, an interested party will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
    4. Application Due Date: 4:00 p.m. on October 13, 2023
    5. Award Notification (anticipated): November 2023
    6. Performance Period (anticipated): December 2023 – June 30, 2024
    7. More information can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/commonwealth-nonprofit-security-personnel-grant-program


  1. Commonwealth Restorative Justice Community Grant Program
    1. This program delivers funding to community-based nonprofit organizations that provide restorative justice programming in low-income communities in Massachusetts.
    2. AGF Posted: September 15, 2023
    3. Deadline for Questions: September 29, 2023
    4. Application Due: October 13, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
    5. Award Notification: November 2023
    6. Performance Period: December 2023--June 30, 2024
    7. More information can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/commonwealth-restorative-justice-community-grant-program


  1. Bulletproof Vest Program
    1. This program provides reimbursement to eligible police departments that have already applied and have been approved for reimbursement from the federal government under the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Patrick Leahy Federal Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998. As funding is limited, reimbursement is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    2. Application Instructions: Local police departments and other eligible law enforcement agencies must first apply for reimbursement through the Patrick Leahy Federal Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program. Each state reimbursement request will require proof of the federal approval or proof of payment of the federal reimbursement. Please be advised, the current Commonwealth of Massachusetts Standard Contract form for the BVP expired on February 28, 2022.
    3. Police Departments can follow the steps on the following link to determine if they need to submit a new contract with their reimbursement request and to find additional instructions/information: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/bulletproof-vest-program-bvp



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  • Narlie Monteiro
    published this page in Events & Updates 2023-09-20 09:17:18 -0400