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.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
VICTIMS OF CRIME ACT VICTIM ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM
RFP Number AG-CPJAD-VOCA-2016-VA
Release Date: March 8, 2017
Due Date: April 21, 2017
Honolulu, Hawaii —The Department of the Attorney General (the “Department”), as the State Administering Agency for the federal 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 Rules for the VOCA Victim Assistance Grant Program, 28 C.F.R. Part 94, defines “services” as those efforts that (1) respond to the emotional, psychological or physical needs of crime victims; (2) assist victims of crime to stabilize their lives after victimization; (3) assist victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system; or (4) restore a measure of security and safety for the victim.
The contract term will begin on or around July 1, 2017 and may extend through June 30, 2019. No extensions will be granted. Multiple contracts will be awarded under this request for proposals. Non-profit organizations and government agencies, or a combination of the two, are encouraged to apply.
Proposals shall be mailed, postmarked by the United States Postal Service, on or before April 21, 2017, and received no later than ten (10) days from the submittal deadline. Hand delivered proposals shall be delivered no later than 4:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (“HST”), on April 21, 2017, 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 Request for Proposal (“RFP”) orientation to be conducted by the Department on March 21, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. HST, at Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building, 235 South Beretania Street, Conference Room #302, 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 17, 2017.
The deadline for submission of written questions is 1:00 p.m. HST on March 24, 2017. All written questions will receive a written response from the Department on or about April 7, 2017.
Any inquiries and requests regarding this RFP should be directed to Ms. Calleen Ching, Branch Chief, Department of the Attorney General, at Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building, 235 South Beretania Street, Suite 401, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, telephone: (808) 586-1054, fax (808) 586-1097, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Written inquiries and requests are preferred.
Download the Request for Proposal document and forms below:
- FY 2016 VOCA Request for Proposals (RFP)
- FY 2016 VOCA Fillable Forms for RFP (3_2017)
- AG_CPJAD #03 Certification of Non-Supplanting (6_2002)
- AG_CPJAD #14 Acceptance of Conditions (VOCA) (7_2010)
- AG_CPJAD #26 Acceptance of FY 2016 VOCA Special Conditions Gov’t (3_2017)
- AG_CPJAD #26 Acceptance of FY 2016 VOCA Special Conditions (VOCA 103F) (3_2017)
- AG_CPJAD #15 Non Discrimination Certification (7_2015)
- AG_CPJAD #30 Certification of Non-Discrimination Complaint Procedures (06_2010)
- AG_CPJAD OJP Form on Debarment Fillable (2_1989)
- AG_CPJAD #22 Lobbying Certification (1_2017)
- AG_CPJAD EEOP Fillable 5_31_2014
- AG_CPJAD #36 Certification of Nonprofit Status VOCA (03_2016)
- AG_CPJAD #37 Certification of 10% De Minimis Indirect Cost Rate (03_2016)
Grants and Planning Forms
- AG CPJAD #07 RFF Formula and Instructions (1_2017) (Excel)
- AG CPJAD #8 Project Expenditures & Obligations Report (revised 8/2009) (Excel)
- AG CPJAD #13 Certification for Title to Property (rev 6/2002) (Word document)
- AG CPJAD #20 Progress Report (6/2002) (Word document)
- AG CPJAD #29 JAG Annual Narrative Report (rev 10/2009) (Word fillable form)
- AG CPJAD #31 Civil Rights Compliance Checklist (12_2015) (Word fillable form)
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Strategies
- JAG Multi-Year Statewide Strategy, FY 2010-2014
- Amendment No. 1 to the JAG Multi-Year Statewide Strategy, FY 2010-2014 (issued May 24, 2013)
These documents are Hawaii’s strategy and applications for funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program for FY 2004, FY 2005, FY 2006, FY 2007, FY 2008, and FY 2009.
- JAG Multi-Year Statewide Strategy, FY 2004-2008
- FY 2005 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application
- FY 2006 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application
- FY 2007 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application
- FY 2008 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application
- FY 2009 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application
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.
- FY 2010-2014 STOP Implementation Plan
- FY 2008-2011 STOP Strategic Plan
- FY 2005-2007 STOP Strategic Plan
Note: This file includes a corrected figure for Table 11 on Page 15.
- FY 2003 STOP Strategic Plan
- FY 2002 STOP Strategic Plan
- FY 2001 STOP Strategic Plan
- FY 2000 STOP Implementation Plan
- FY 1999 STOP Implementation Plan
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.
- FY 2009 VAWA Recovery Act Application
- State of Hawaii Recovery Act STOP Program Implementation Plan Violence Against Women Formula Grant, FY 2009-2011
- FY 2009 Byrne JAG Recovery Act Application
- FY 2009 VOCA Recovery Act Application
This report was partially supported by a Violence Against Women Act Subgrant Number 12-WF-07 awarded by the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General to the Hawaii State Judiciary.
The Honolulu Community Safety Assessment (CSA) Project is a problem-solving process for determining a more effective intervention in domestic violence cases with the goals of enhancing safety of families and communities, while ensuring accountability when intervening in cases involving intimate partner violence. The project uses the nationally recognized model developed by Praxis International, and is based on the premise that workers are institutionally organized to do their jobs in particular ways — they are guided by the forms, policies, philosophy, and routine work practices of their respective institution. The CSA is designed to allow an interagency assessment team to work with a multidisciplinary body of public and domestic violence advocacy organizations, to identify how problems are produced in the structure of case processing and management. The process focused on the critical Assessment Question: How does our Temporary Restraining Order/Protection Order application and issuance process allow us to keep victims safe, and thereby hold offenders accountable?
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.
- Navigating a Course for Peace, Domestic Violence Strategic Plan, 2007-2012
The Strategic Plan starts on page 9 of the DOH Annual Report.
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.
- Hawaii Statewide Strategic Plan for Victim Services
- Hawaii Statewide Strategic Plan for Victim Services Follow Up Report
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.
- Domestic Violence and the Criminal Justice System in Hawaii, December 1999
Findings and Recommendations for Action Made to the Legislature of the State of Hawaii in Response to 1999 House Concurrent Resolution No. 65, HD1