Grants and Planning Branch

The Grants & Planning Branch maintains information on federal and state resources that may be available to assist in improving the criminal and juvenile justice systems, and seeks, applies for, and administers federal crime and crime prevention funding, such as the following:

  • Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Formula Grant (JAG)
  • Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), Victim Assistance Program
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Formula Grant
  • Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners

The Grants & Planning Branch works closely with the U.S. Department of Justice, in particular with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Office for Victims of Crime, the Office of Justice Programs, and the Office on Violence Against Women.


APRIL 5, 2016 — ADDENDUM 2 TO RFP NO. AG-CPJAD-newVOCA-2015-VA

Addendum 2 to RFP No. AG-CPJAD-VOCA-2015-VA

REVISED RFP Number AG-CPJAD-VOCA-2015-VA  04_05_2016

MARCH 31, 2016 — ADDENDUM 1 TO RFP NO. AG-CPJAD-VOCA-2015-VA

Addendum 1 to RFP No. AG-CPJAD-VOCA-2015-VA

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

VICTIMS OF CRIME ACT VICTIM ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM

RFP Number AG-CPJAD-VOCA-2015-VA

 

Release Date:  March 4, 2016

Due Date:  April 8, 2016 (extended to April 20, 2016)

Honolulu, Hawaii — The Department of the Attorney General (the “Department”), as the State Administering Agency for the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Grant Program, is requesting proposals from qualified applicants to (1) create, improve, or enhance core victim services; and/or (2) develop, maintain, or expand innovative services to assist victims of crime.

The Federal Program Guidelines for the VOCA Victim Assistance Grant Program defines “services” as those efforts that (1) respond to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims; (2) assist primary and secondary victims of crime to stabilize their lives after a victimization; (3) assist victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system; and (4) provide victims of crime with a measure of safety and security, such as boarding-up broken windows and replacing/repairing locks.

The contract term will begin on or around July 1, 2016 and may extend through June 30, 2018. Multiple contracts will be awarded under this request for proposals. Non-profit organizations and state and local government agencies are encouraged to apply.

Proposals shall be mailed, postmarked by the United States Postal Service, on or before April 20, 2016, and received no later than ten (10) days from the submittal deadline. Hand delivered proposals shall be delivered no later than 4:30 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST), on April 20, 2016, at the drop-off site designated on the Proposal Mail-In and Delivery Information Sheet. Proposals postmarked or hand-delivered after the submittal deadline shall be rejected as late. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

All prospective applicants are encouraged to attend the RFP orientation to be conducted by the Department on March 18, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. HST, at Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building, 235 South Beretania Street, 15th Floor Conference Room, Honolulu, Hawaii.   If you are unable to attend the RFP orientation in person, the RFP orientation will also be available via GoToMeeting. Prospective applicants may register for the RFP orientation via GoToMeeting by emailing the RFP contact person no later than 1:00 p.m. HST on March 15, 2016.

The deadline for submission of written questions is 1:00 p.m. HST on March 24, 2016. All written questions will receive a written response from the Department on or about March 31, 2016.

Any inquiries and requests regarding this RFP should be directed to Ms. Jayna Reynon, Criminal Justice Planning Specialist, Department of the Attorney General, at Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building, 235 South Beretania Street, Suite 401, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, telephone: (808) 586-1154, fax (808) 586-1097, email: jayna.a.reynon@hawaii.gov.

Download the Request for Proposal document and forms below:


Grants and Planning Forms


John R. Justice (JRJ) Grant Program
The John R. Justice (JRJ) Grant Program provides funding for student loan repayment for local, state, and federal public defenders and local and state prosecutors.  The Department of the Attorney General has been designated by the Governor to administer the JRJ Program for Hawaii.  The Department of the Attorney General has submitted the Hawaii FY 2015 JRJ Program Application. 

Public Comment:  Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Multi-Year Statewide Strategy, FY 2010-2014

Effective with the FY 2010 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award, state administering agencies are required to develop a multi-year statewide strategy to ensure coordination and a more effective functioning of the criminal justice system.  JAG funds are intended to supplement, not supplant, non-Federal funds that would otherwise be available for activities under the JAG program.  This strategy covers the Federal Fiscal Years 2010 to 2014.

We are presently accepting written comments that may be used to refine the strategic plan.  Comments can be mailed to: Department of the Attorney General, Crime Prevention & Justice Assistance Division, 235 S. Beretania Street, Suite 401, Honolulu, Hawaii  96813, ATTN:  Shaleigh Tice or e-mailed to shaleigh.k.tice@hawaii.gov


Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Strategies

These documents are Hawaii’s strategy for funding under the FY 2004 Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Formula Grant Program, Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended, and Hawaii’s application for FY 2005, FY 2006, FY 2007, FY 2008, and FY 2009 funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.


Annual Reports on the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Formula Grant Program Activities

These annual reports reflect the cumulative results of Hawaii’s state and county projects funded with the Edward Byrne Memorial Formula Grant and Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.


State of Hawaii Strategic Plan for the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant

The Department of the Attorney General receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of Justice to address violent crimes against adult female victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The Strategic Plan describes the scope of these problems in Hawaii and the state strategy to address them.

Also Available


FY 2009 Recovery Act Applications

The Department of the Attorney General is the State Administering Agency (SAA), designated by the Governor, to apply for and administer FY 2009 Recovery Act Funds for the following grants:

  • Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) FY 2009 Recovery Act STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program
  • Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) FY 2009 Recovery Act Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program State Solicitation
  • Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) FY 2009 Recovery Act Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Assistance Formula Grant Program

Applications were submitted to the appropriate federal agencies and are included below.


Navigating a Course for Peace, Domestic Violence Strategic Plan 2007-2012
(December 2006)

The 2005 Hawaii Legislature directed the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) to work with domestic violence service providers to develop a five-year strategic plan to reduce the incidence of domestic violence and to increase support to victims. The Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a statewide coalition of domestic violence service providers, was selected to develop the strategic plan, in collaboration with the DOH, Maternal and Child Health Branch. The plan is integrated in the 2007 DOH Annual Report for the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Special Fund.


Hawaii Statewide Strategic Plan for Victim Services (October 2005)

This report was prepared through a collaborative statewide effort of both government and non-governmental organizations to highlight the special needs of underserved victims of crime in Hawaii, including tourist/visitors, immigrants or persons with limited English proficiency, persons with disabilities, and the elderly.


Shaping Tomorrow: The Future of Sexual Violence Programs in Hawaii  (January 2005)

Under a Federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Grant, the Department of the Attorney General convened a multi-disciplinary Sexual Violence Strategic Planning Group of state and local criminal justice personnel, sexual violence service providers, and government stakeholders to review and make recommendations on the current status of sexual violence programs and funding. The Sex Abuse Treatment Center of the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children served as the lead agency for this project.

The Sexual Violence Strategic Planning Group presents this document as a vision for the coordination and sustainability of sexual violence services throughout the State of Hawaii. The impact of sexual violence in our community is immeasurable. The planning committee considers this document a starting point for constructive dialogue.