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Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities Program

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Programs to Prevent
Wandering and Track Lost Persons with Mental Illness

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

Deadline Date:

04/24/20 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and governmental, public safety, and healthcare agencies for programs that mitigate deaths and injuries of persons with mental illness. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support the implementation of programs to prevent wandering, as well as locative technologies to track missing individuals with dementia and developmental disabilities.

The Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities Program:

The U.S, Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance awards funding to reduce the number deaths and injuries of individuals with forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, or developmental disabilities, such as autism, who due to their condition wander from safe environments. The program provides funding to law enforcement and public safety agencies to implement locative technologies to track missing individuals; and to such agencies and partnering nonprofit organizations to develop or operate programs to prevent wandering, increase individuals’ safety, and facilitate rescues.

Grants are awarded to health care agencies, law enforcement, and other public safety agencies, and, additionally for  2 categories of grants:

Category 1 - Proactive Programs: The objective is to design, establish, or operate holistic, locally based, proactive programs to locate or prevent the wandering of individuals  Supports health care agencies, law enforcement, other public safety agencies, and nonprofit organizations to develop holistic approaches designed to prevent and respond effectively to the wandering of individuals with forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease or children with developmental disabilities such as autism.

Category 2 - Tracking Technology: The objective is to purchase, develop, or implement locally based tracking technology for such wandering individuals as were described above.  Supports health care agencies, law enforcement, and other public safety agencies in the purchase of tracking technology designed to locate and recover individuals with forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease or children with developmental disabilities such as autism in the event they wander from safe environments. 

For further information about objectives and deliverables, see https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/bja-2020-17210.pdf#page=5.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186761

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,800,000

Number of Grants:

Maximum number of awards BJA expects to make:12

Estimated Size of Grant:

Estimated maximum dollar amount for each award: $150,000 each

Term of Contract:

- Period of performance start date: October 1, 2020
- Period of performance duration: 36 months

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses
  • Special district governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities are eligible to apply for Category 1:

- Health care agencies
- State or local law enforcement and tribal law enforcement or other public safety agencies
- Nonprofit organizations1 (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations) with preference given to nonprofits that work with such entities in planning, designing, establishing, or operating locally based, proactive programs to locate and prevent the wandering of missing individuals with forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease or developmental disabilities such as autism who, due to their condition, wander from safe environments

The following entities are eligible to apply for Category 2:

- Health care agencies
- State or local law enforcement and tribal law enforcement or other public safety agencies
- Federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform public safety activities

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

Note that BJA will give preference to applicants that employ person-centered approaches that minimize restrictive interventions and provide a direct link to individuals, and families of individuals, with forms of dementia such as Alzheimer's disease or developmental disabilities such as autism.

Pre-Application Information:

All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on April 24, 2020.

Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. Prior to Registering in Grants.gov, applicants must acquire a DUNS Number and acquire or renew registration with SAM.

Registering with Grants.gov is a one-time process; however, processing delays may occur, and it can take several weeks for first-time registrants to receive confirmation of registration and a user password. OJP encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline. In addition, OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date, in order to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

An applicant that experiences unforeseen Grants.gov technical issues beyond its control that prevent it from submitting its application by the deadline must email the contact identified below within 24 hours after the application deadline to request approval to submit its application after the deadline.

This OJP solicitation as posted on Grants.gov contains multiple categories, denoted by the individual Competition ID. Be sure to select the appropriate Competition ID for the intended category of the application. Competition IDs are as follows:

- Category 1: Competition ID: BJA-2020-17211: Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities Program: Proactive Programs
- Category 2: Competition ID: BJA-2020-17212: Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities Program: Tracking Technology

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324786
For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Application Resource Guide: https://www.ojp.gov/microsite-subpage/ojp-grant-application-resource-guide

Contact Information:

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

For technical assistance, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726 or 606–545–5035 or at support@grants.gov, which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.

For assistance with any unforeseen Grants.gov technical issues beyond an applicant’s control that prevent it from submitting its application by the deadline, or any other requirement of this solicitation, contact the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center: toll-free at 800–851–3420; via TTY at 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only); email grants@ncjrs.gov; fax to 301–240–5830; or web chat at https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp

US Dept. of Justice
810 7th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20531

CFDA Number:

16.015

Funding or Pin Number:

BJA-2020-17210

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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