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Grants to Maryland Agencies to Ensure Transparency
and Accountability Among Law Enforcement Departments

Police Accountability, Community, and Transparency (PACT) Grant Program

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Maryland Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services (GOCCP)

Conf. Date:

06/10/22

Deadline Date:

06/29/22 3:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Maryland state and local government agencies and law enforcement agencies for programs to promote public safety by ensuring transparency and accountability among law enforcement departments. Applicants must register in the online application system prior to applying. The primary purpose of PACT funding is to assist law enforcement agencies with the development of effective accountability procedures to achieve their goals of lawfulness and legitimacy while enhancing community relations and transparency.

Police Accountability, Community, and Transparency Grant supports law enforcement agencies across the State of Maryland with the development of effective accountability procedures to achieve their goals of lawfulness and legitimacy while enhancing community relations and transparency. Funds are intended to increase safety and training for law enforcement, and promote safe communities and encourage community engagement between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

This program supports the Office’s goals of increasing safety and training for law enforcement, and promoting safe communities and community engagement. The program also seeks to enhance the relationship between law enforcement and the community by:

  • Developing criminal justice reform measures at the local and State level.
  • Implementing training that fosters relationships between law enforcement, communities, and businesses.
  • Providing technology that builds trust coupled with transparency between law enforcement and the citizens it serves.
  • Maximizing best practices in law enforcement to make a safer Maryland.

The purpose of the PACT grant program is to assist law enforcement departments throughout Maryland with the development of effective accountability procedures to achieve their goals of lawfulness and legitimacy while enhancing community relations and transparency. The Office will support projects that meet at least one of the below initiatives:

  • Law Enforcement Accountability
  • Law Enforcement Training
  • Law Enforcement Public Outreach
  • Law Enforcement Equipment

For more information about these initiatives, see http://goccp.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/FY2023-PACT-NOFA.pdf#page=5

The goals of this program is to improve policing, build public trust, and perception of law enforcement while making communities safer. For more information about Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables, see http://goccp.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/FY2023-PACT-NOFA.pdf#page=6

For allowable costs, see http://goccp.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/FY2023-PACT-NOFA.pdf#page=11.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 203945

Estimated Total Program Funding:

Number of Grants:

The Office plans to make up to 50 sub-awards to local and State law enforcement agencies.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards range from $25,000 to $500,000.

Term of Contract:

Anticipated Period of Performance: July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023
These funds cannot be extended beyond June 30, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible to apply
- County government agencies
- Local Law Enforcement
- State government agencies
- State Law Enforcement

The following services, activities, and costs cannot be supported with the PACT funding:
- Telephone/Fax
- Food/Beverages
- Trinkets (items such as hats, mugs, portfolios, t-shirts, coins, and gift bags)
- Construction Projects
- Lobbying costs
The list above is not exhaustive. The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services reserves the right to make additional budget reductions/restrictions and adjustments at its discretion.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Office will conduct a technical assistance conference call to provide further application assistance and to answer questions. The PACT NOFA technical assistance call will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Applicants are encouraged to use the Google Meeting link below:
Meeting Link: meet.google.com/mzn-bymw-xae
Call-in Number: +1 650-667-3899
PIN: 687 872 940#

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates:
- Application Technical Assistance Call Friday, June 10, 2022
- Deadline to Request a User ID Friday, June 24, 2022
- Deadline to Submit an Online Application Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at 3pm
- Letters of Intent Emailed/Denial Letters Emailed July 2022
- Award Documents August 2022
- Sub-award Start Date July 1, 2022
- Sub-award End Date June 30, 2023

In order to use the Office’s web-based application, you must have a User ID. If you have not previously applied through the web, go to the following URL to obtain instructions and the information required to obtain a User ID and password: http://goccp.maryland.gov/grants/requesting-access/. The last day to request a User ID is Wednesday, June 24, 2022. If you have previously applied through the web, use your existing User ID and password.

There is no match required for this funding source.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Grant Management System (GMS) https://grants.goccp.maryland.gov

If you have previously applied to the Office, but do not have your User ID, or are having technical issues with the system, contact the help desk via email at support@goccp.freshdesk.com for assistance. If you need assistance completing the program-specific information required in the online application, please contact Quentin Jones at Quentin.Jones@maryland.gov.

If you need application or technical assistance, please contact:
Quentin Jones
Program Manager
Quentin.Jones@maryland.gov

Mary Abraham
Deputy Director of Grants
Mary.Abraham@maryland.gov

Will vanWisse
Fiscal Grants Manager
Will.vanwisse@maryland.gov

If you need assistance with program criteria or program design, please contact:
Richard Alban
Director of Public Safety Strategies
Richard.Alban2@maryland.gov

Martin Hammond
Deputy Director of Criminal Justice Programs
Martin.Hammond@maryland.gov

Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032-2022
(410) 697-9338

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