Grant: $25,044,649 - Department of Justice - Apr. 29, 2009
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Award Description: Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award. Eligible purposes include: state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, information systems for criminal justice, and criminal justice-related research and evaluation activities that will improve or enhance: -Law enforcement programs. -Prosecution and court programs. -Prevention and education programs. -Corrections and community corrections programs. -Drug treatment and enforcement programs. -Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs. -Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
Project Description: The majority of funding was awarded to two vendors at the Department of Correction to address a budget deficit created last spring by the dramatic drop in revenue for the last quarter of state fiscal year 2009. These vendors provide doctors, nurses, and other clinical staff to provide inmate medical and mental health services throughout the 18 DOC facilities (Bridgewater State Hospital having the largest concentration of medical personnel). Interagency Service Agreement executed with Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development to allocate $3.1 million for the purpose of distributing funds to local entities to provide employment to youth as a youth development/youth violence prevention strategy. Application for Grant Funding issued on July 14 2009, after consultation with municipal police stakeholders, to address staffing reductions. Applications due August 21, 2009 from 125 communities. Applications currently being reviewed. Anticipated award date is November 1st.
Jobs Summary: The payment to Mental Health Management Services helped retain 262.69 FTEs, primarily doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, clinicians, and other support staff to continue working for the remainder of the fiscal year. The payment to UMASS Medical allowed 407 FTEs to be retained. The type of jobs include doctors, nurses, clinicians, and support staff. The remaining jobs created or retained include subsidized youth jobs created in 32 cities and towns in Massachusetts and jobs that administer the program. (Total jobs reported: 544)
Project Status: More than 50% Completed
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|Mhm Correctional Services Inc||$3,280,385||VIENNA||VA|
|UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS||$9,308,531||WORCESTER||MA|