Stimulus Funds in OK Law Enforcement

Emergency Management

Firefighter Assistance Grants
(National Appropriation: $210,000,000)Description: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers grants to fire stations through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFGs). The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act adds an additional $210 million in the form of AFGs for construction or modification of state and local fire authorities. FEMA can reserve $5 million for program administration. To ensure that FEMA distributes these grants to as many fire stations as possible, FEMA cannot award an AFG for over $15 million. The stimulus plan waives the cost-sharing requirements for all grants under the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act for Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010.
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SIGNIFICANT FUNDING FOR OKLAHOMA LAW ENFORCEMENT INCLUDED IN STIMULUS PACKAGE

The stimulus package provides $2.8 billion for state and local law enforcement assistance, including $2 billion for the highly successful Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (Byrne JAG), which awards grants to states for use by state and local governments for criminal justice programs, such as drug task forces, community crime prevention efforts, substance abuse treatment programs, and prosecutorial initiatives, with an emphasis on combating violent crimes.  The measure also provides $1 billion for the Community Oriented Policing Services Program (COPS) which provides grants to states to implement law enforcement and crime prevention strategies that involve community support and that will allow for the hiring of additional law enforcement officers.

Oklahoma County seeks funds from federal stimulus

http://newsok.com/oklahoma-county-seeks-funds-from-federal-stimulus/article/3370057

http://www.house.gov/list/press/ok02_boren/2009_02_17_stimulus_jag_byrne.html

Davis sheriff’s office uses stimulus funds for two new Harleys, as well as three K-9 units

http://www.standard.net/live/news/176416/
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants
(National Appropriation: $2,250,000,000)

Description: The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program allocates money to states and local law enforcement agencies to help prevent, fight and prosecute crime. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides additional funds to support state and local law enforcement under this program. About $225 million will be in competitive, peer-reviewed grants, available to units of state, local and tribal governments for law enforcement assistance to improve the administration of justice, provide services to victims of crime, support critical nurturing and mentoring of at-risk children and youth, and support other similar activities.
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Community Oriented Policing Services
(National Appropriation: $1,000,000,000)

Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides additional funds for the U.S. Department of Justice to distribute to states for hiring and rehiring additional career law enforcement officers, pursuant to the existing Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program. Funding under this grant program will remain available until Sept. 30, 2010. The stimulus plan waives the $75,000 per officer cap and 25 percent local match requirement for all funds for COPS for Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010.
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Preventing Violence Against Women
(National Appropriation: $225,000,000)

Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides additional funding for grants to state, local and tribal governments and courts (including juvenile courts) for use in combating violence against women. These funds are to be used to provide personnel, training, technical assistance, data collection and equipment for the apprehension, prosecution and adjudication of persons committing violent crimes against women. The federal share of qualifying projects cannot exceed 75 percent of the cost. Of the total amount, $50 million is allocated to transitional housing assistance grants for victims of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault.
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Tribal Law Enforcement Assistance
(National Appropriation: $225,000,000)

Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides additional funding for discretionary grants to American Indian and Alaska Native tribes upon application indicating a need for law enforcement assistance. Funds are to be distributed based upon the guidelines set forth by the Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands program.
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Rural Law Enforcement Assistance
(National Appropriation: $125,000,000)

Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides additional funds for assistance to law enforcement in rural states and rural areas to prevent and combat crime in rural America. Money can be used to hire police officers and for community drug prevention and treatment programs.
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Victim’s Compensation
(National Appropriation: $100,000,000)

Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides additional funds to be distributed by the Department of Justice by statutory formula to support state compensation and assistance programs for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, drunk driving, homicide and other federal and state crimes.
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Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
(National Appropriation: $50,000,000)

Description: The ARRA provides additional funds for the Department of Justice to distribute money under the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program to states and local law enforcement agencies to enhance investigative responses to offenders who use the Internet to sexually exploit children. In the past, qualifying public agencies, such as state agencies, units of local and tribal government, and public universities, were required to file applications demonstrating eligibility under the guidelines provided in a solicitation.
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Southwest Border Assistance
(National Appropriation: $40,000,000)

Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides additional funds for the Department of Justice to award as competitive grants to fund programs that provide assistance and equipment to local law enforcement along the Southern border or in High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas.
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Byrne/JAG Formula Grant
(National Appropriation: $2,000,000,000)
(Oklahoma Appropriation: $26,183,192)

Description: This provision will provide additional funds to assist and support local law enforcement. The Byrne/JAG Formula Grant funding will be distributed by the District Attorneys’ Council to counties and municipalities. Out of the $26,183,192, $16,394,796 will go directly to the District Attorneys’ Council for distribution and the remainder will be distributed by the federal government directly to specific counties and municipalities. These funds will be used to help prevent, fight, and prosecute crime.
Timeline & Criteria to Receive Funds: Funds must be obligated by 09/30/2010
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Victims Assistance Grant Funds
(National Appropriation: $100,000,000)
(Oklahoma Appropriation: $741,000)

Description: This provision will provide additional funds to assist and support citizens who have been victimized by crime.
The Victims Assistance Grant funding will be distributed by the District Attorneys’ Council to counties and municipalities. This funding will be used to help provide services and counseling for those people who have been victims of crime..
Timeline & Criteria to Receive Funds:  Funds must be obligated by 09/30/2010
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Stop Violence Against Women
(National Appropriation: $225,000,000)
(Oklahoma Appropriation: $1,773,156)

Description: This provision will provide additional funds to assist and support women who have been victims of domestic abuse crimes. The Stop Violence Against Women funding will be distributed by the District Attorneys’ Council to counties and municipalities. The money will be used for programs that assist victims of domestic abuse, stalking, or sexual assault.
Timeline & Criteria to Receive Funds:  Funds must be obligated by 09/30/2010
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Victims Compensation Grant Funds
(National Appropriation: $100,000,000)
(Oklahoma Appropriation: $360,499)

Description: This provision will provide additional funds to assist and support citizens who have been victimized by crime.
Timeline & Criteria to Receive Funds:  Funds must be obligated by 09/30/2010
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Stimulus Allots for More Law Enforcement Officers

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is reviving a controversial Clinton-era police hiring program, and the lack of restrictions on the money has critics warning of wasteful spending.

The stimulus package loosens the old rules for the program by dropping a provision that required police agencies to pay millions in local dollars to tap federal hiring grants. It gives police agencies nearly unfettered access to $1 billion over three years for hiring up to 6,000 officers as many departments face cuts.

That money is part of an overall effort, unveiled in Obama’s budget proposal Thursday, to fund 50,000 new police officers. The budget does not specify a time frame or cost, and Justice Department documents say rules for the broader program will be released later.

http://www.tactical-life.com/online/news/stimulus-allots-for-more-law-enforcement-officers/?right=related

$8.8B in “Stabilization Funds” available to police in economic stimulus package

WASHINGTON — As has been previously reported by PoliceOne, law enforcement agencies may apply for an estimated $3.8 billion to $4.1 billion in grant funding assigned to the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants (JAG), and various other programs included in the economic stimulus package signed into law by President Obama last month.

However, there may be as much as $8.8 billion in additional funds available to law enforcement agencies through the “State Fiscal Stabilization Fund” (SFSF), an appropriation of $53.6 billion under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

http://www.policeone.com/police-products/communications/secure/articles/1797358-8-8B-in-Stabilization-Funds-available-to-police-in-economic-stimulus-package/

Tulsa World Databases of Stimulus Spending

http://www.tulsaworld.com/webextra/content/2008/databases/

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