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CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE

16.614:  State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training

Popular Name:  SLATT

Objectives:  To provide delivery of specialized, multiagency anti-terrorism preparedness training. This training, along with related research, law enforcement intelligence, operational issues development, and technical assistance support activities, is delivered to State and local law enforcement and prosecution authorities. While State and local law enforcement preparation and readiness issues addressed in this project are tailored to interventions in domestic terrorism, major portions of the program's preparedness and operational readiness outcomes are equally applicable to any terrorist threat or incident whether domestically or internationally inspired.

PROGRAM AND AWARD FINANCIAL AND INFORMATION CONTACTS
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS INFORMATION CONTACTS
RELATED PROGRAMS ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS


16.614 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:  State and local law enforcement and prosecution authorities.

Beneficiary Eligibility:  State and local criminal justice agencies are the primary beneficiaries of this program.

Credentials/Documentation:  The Institute for Intergovernmental Research is required to submit an application for assistance, as well as a detailed program and budget narrative.

16.614 APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination:  This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372 "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her respective State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance. The standard application forms (SF-424) as furnished by the Federal agency in accordance with 28 CFR, Part 66 (Common Rule), must be used for this program.

Application Procedure:  The applicant must follow the instructions pertinent completing the SF-424, and the financial conditions prescribed in the OJP Financial Guide, and submit a fully executed application to the Bureau of Justice Assistance, 810 7th Street, NW., Fourth Floor, Washington, DC 20531. The applicant should submit an original and two copies of the application, along with an electronic copy of the application on disk in WordPerfect or Word for Windows, to BJA for review. BJA must receive the application at least 90 days prior to the anticipated start date of a new or continuation award.

Award Procedure:  Applications received by BJA are reviewed for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with all program requirements. There are no appropriations for this program in Fiscal Year 2000.

Deadlines:  The applicant must submit the application at such time as to enable program continuation without interruption, allowing for a 90-day application processing period, and not later than 90 days prior to the end of the current fiscal year.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:  About 90 days prior to the expiration of the project's current active grant.

Appeals:  None.

Renewals:  A project must submit a written request justifying the need for the extension and how the extension would be consistent with the objectives of the grant within 60 days.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals:  Applications received by BJA are reviewed for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with all program requirements.

Examples of Funded Projects:  Anti-terrorist preparedness training, anti-terrorist research, operational issues development, and technical assistance support activities.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  Not available.

16.614 RELATED PROGRAMS:

  • 16.006 County and Municipal Agency Domestic Preparedness Equipment Support Program;
  • 16.007 State Domestic Preparedness Equipment Support Program;
  • 16.577 Emergency Federal Law Enforcement Assistance.

16.614 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

In fiscal year 1999, the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) coordinated curriculum development activities, secured appropriate facilities for training delivery, and delivered training through the Center for Task Force Training, SLATT Project. SLATT conducted a total of 50 workshops, training sessions, and focus groups with 7600 line officers and 586 law enforcement executive officers trained.

16.614 FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO:

Federal Agency:  BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE, OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Type of Assistance:  Training; Dissemination of Technical Information; Advisory Services and Counseling.

Obligations:  (Training and Other Assistance) FY 99 $2,000,000; FY 00 est $0; and FY 01 est $0. There are no appropriations for this program in Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001.

Budget Account Number:  15-0401-0-1-754.

Authorization:  Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, Section 822, Public Law 104-132; 42 U.S.C. 3760, 3751, (b)(26).

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature:  Financial Guide, Office of Justice Programs, Office of the Comptroller.

16.614 INFO CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:  None.

Headquarters Office:  Bureau of Justice Assistance, Fourth Floor, 810 Seventh Street, NW., Washington, DC 20531. Phone: (202) 514-6278.

(See Appendix IV for more contact info.)

16.614 ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:  The project is awarded at 100 percent of project costs; no match is required.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:  Awards are made for a period of 12 months.

Uses and Use Restrictions:  Grant program funds are intended to: 1) provide State and local law enforcement (including prosecution authorities) a general awareness and working knowledge of domestic terrorist and "political" extremist movements; 2) disseminate information relating to vital elements of law enforcement anti-terrorism preparedness and readiness; 3) provide a general planning orientation to State and local law enforcement pertaining to crisis and consequence management and incident command, including essential elements requisite to conducting criminal investigations and prosecutions of terrorist threats and incidents; and 4) maintain and enhance a domestic terrorism public source database. Standard restrictions as outlined in OJP's Financial Guide apply.

16.614 POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:  Reporting requirements for grants awarded under this program are articulated in the OJP Financial Guide.

Audits:  Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the General Accounting 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 must retain all project related documentation for 3 years from the date of the final financial status report unless an audit has been initiated or an unresolved audit finding remains. This is in accordance with Federal retention requirements to ensure the availability of complete information should an audit be conducted.

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