July 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT)
RSAT funding (CFDA 16.593) provides funding support for cognitive based drug treatment programs lasting 6 months to one year for incarcerated offenders. Department of Corrections applied for FFY2013 RSAT funding and was awarded $182,133 for state fiscal year 2014, an increase from $148,826.04 for state fiscal year 2013. Seven treatment programs including BJCC Reintegration and Relapse Prevention, WSKCC Key to Life, MACC Catch Program, EWCC RTP, ECCWC RSAT, LCCC RSAT, and MBCC RSAT will continue with support from 2013 RSAT funding, 2013 JAG funding and dedicated DOC revolving funds. Funding should be sufficient to continue these successful programs through June 30, 2014.
Bulletproof Vest Partnership Act (BVPA)
BVPA funding (CFDA16.607) is to protect the lives of law enforcement officers by helping State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies provide officers with armored vests. Funding provides partial reimbursement of up to 50% for qualifying vests. Oklahoma Department of Corrections was a part of the State of Oklahoma‘s FFY2012 application submitted on June 13, 2012. That application was only funded at 8% of the total request. Only limited partial (up to 50%) reimbursement of qualifying vest purchases remained available through September 30, 2013. Oklahoma Department of Corrections received $40,600.54 in partial reimbursements in FY2013. The state application for FFY 2013 was not funded because of the statutory preference for funding jurisdictions with populations served under $100,000. No partial reimbursements will be available for purchases during FY2014.
State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP)
SCAAP (CFDA 16.606) provides partial reimbursements for costs associated with incarcerating illegal aliens. Oklahoma Department of Corrections applied for 2012 SCAAP partial reimbursement on May 31, 2012.
In November 2012 Oklahoma Department of Corrections received partial reimbursement of $711,696.
Oklahoma Department of Corrections applied for 2013 SCAAP partial reimbursement on April 15, 2013.
In November 2013 Oklahoma Department of Corrections received partial reimbursement of $696,462.
Byrne JAG Regular and Recovery (ARRA)
On March 1, 2012 Oklahoma Department of Corrections submitted continuation applications for all three programs funded in FY2012. The Department of Corrections was awarded new recovery act funding for
- DOC RSAT Programs $233,263
- Female Intervention and Diversion $315,000
Funding for the two FY2012 programs at a 10% reduction from last year approved for awards during May 2012 allowed continuation of those two existing programs through June 30, 2013. Although ARRA funding is exhausted, Oklahoma Department of Corrections applied for continuation funding for both programs under regular Byrne JAG funding on March 5, 2013. DOC application 2012-JAG-DOC-005 (DOC RSAT Programs) was awarded $165,495.62 for state FY 14. DOC application 2012-JAG-DOC-006 (Female Intervention and Diversion) was not funded. This funding in conjunction with RSAT funding will insure continuation of seven successful residential substance abuse treatment programs through June 30, 2014.
Second Chance Act-Oklahoma County
On April 18, 2009 Oklahoma Department of Correction applied for SCA Demonstration Grant (CFDA 16.812) and in September was awarded $750,000 which will support a transitional reentry facility in Oklahoma County.
On January 24, 2011 the Oklahoma Department of Corrections was notified that it had been selected to receive technical assistance under the Strategic Planning for Offender ReEntry Program. The first of several site visits by the consultants was held March 21-24, 2011.
The program is fully operational in conjunction with community partners. The program has also been selected for inclusion in the national study of 2009 SCA Demonstration grantees.
During June 2011 Oklahoma Department of Corrections was one of seven 2009 SCA grantees invited to apply for continuation funding. Application was made June 22, 2011.
On September 15, 2011 Oklahoma Department of Corrections was awarded $1,000,000 in supplemental funding.
On July 5, 2012, Oklahoma Department of Corrections responded to an additional invitation to apply for supplemental funding for the program and was subsequently awarded a $1,500,000 supplement with the award period extended until September 30, 2014.
Program continues to be active.
Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program
Justice and Mental Health Collaboration program (CFDA 16.745) supports criminal justice mental health joint efforts in effectively addressing the mental health issues of those who become involved in the criminal justice system. In March 2013 Oklahoma Department of Corrections applied for a grant to continue and expand the Female Offender Intervention & Diversion program which had been initiated with JAG ARRA funding which was no longer available.
In September 2013, Oklahoma Department of Corrections was notified of the award 2013-MO-BX-0013 for $200,000. This is a 24 month award which in combination with already dedicated revolving funds should be sufficient to support the expanded Female Intervention and Diversion program through September 30, 2015.
Byrne JAG SORNA Penalty
During August 2012, Oklahoma Department of Corrections was awarded $196,581 which represented reallocation of the funding reduction in Oklahoma’s JAG award due to states non compliance with AWA. The funds are being used for Phase 2 which will provide further updates to the Sex Offender Registry to meet the remaining technical requirements for SORNA compliance. Contract for services was finalized during the last quarter and Phase 2 work initiated. Phase 2 work continued during the quarter. Funding is available through December 31, 2013.Department of Corrections submitted information to District Attorney’s Council which resulted in supplemental award from 2013 JAG SORNA penalty relocation funds. The supplemental award increased the award to $374,907. With the supplemental award funding is now available through December 31, 2014.
Title 1 (CFDA 84.010) provides grants to states to help local education agencies (LEAs) and schools improve the teaching and learning of children failing, or most at-risk of failing, to meet challenging State academic standards.
Our FY 2012 award from the State Department of Education under this program was $218,814.96. This award funds educational programs funding support including partial funding of teachers at JHCC, JDCC, and JBCC. All three teachers are in place and the program continues to be successful. In August 2013 Oklahoma Department of Corrections was awarded an initial award of $218,487.31 under this program. The final FY 2014 award allocation of $263,513.19 received in November should be sufficient to support the program through June 30, 2014.
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
ABE (CFDA 84.002) provides funding support for local education agencies (LEA’s) through State Department of Education to fund local programs of adult education and literacy services, including workplace literacy services, family literacy services, and English literacy and civics education programs. Participation in these programs is limited to adults and out-of-school youths aged 16 and older.
During September 2013 Oklahoma Department of Corrections received notice of revised allocation including carryover of $445,626.31.
The revised award allocation should be sufficient to continue the program through June 30, 2014.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
IDEA (CFDA 84.027) provides grants to States to assist them in providing a free appropriate public education to all children with disabilities.
In August 2012 Lakeside School district was notified of our initial FY 2013 award of $16,496.48. In November 2012, Lakeside School district was notified of a revised allocation with carryover of $41,588.41.
The revised 2014 award allocation with carryover for FY2014 of $37,645.79 has received in December. It should be sufficient to continue the program through June 30, 2014.
Library Services Technology Act (LSTA)
LSTA (CFDA 45.310) provides funding through the Department of Libraries in support of institutional library services at correctional facilities. During May 2011 several DOC facility libraries applied for new competitive funding. During July 2011 competitive awards were received totaling $6,000 (JDCC-$3000, and LCC-$3000). No competitive funding opportunity was provided in FY2012 or FY2013. During the year additional library materials for several facility libraries continued being purchased by Oklahoma Department of Libraries from their LSTA funding.
Oklahoma Department of Libraries has indicated a limited competitive funding opportunity is expected soon.
The Grants Semi-Annual report is replacing the Grants Quarterly Report. Only the most recent grants semi-annual report will be posted on the grants administration webpage. Historical grants quarterly reports can be obtained by contacting us as indicated below.
As we continue to strive for improvement of the report your suggestions are welcomed. Suggestions by telephone call, fax, mail or email should be sent to:
Grants Transition Team
Lisa Burlingame, Grants Administrator
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
440 S. Houston, Suite 213
Tulsa, OK 74127
Phone: (918) 581-2465
Fax: (918) 581-2935
Bill McCollum, Volunteer Grants Transition Assistant
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
440 S. Houston, Suite 402
Tulsa, OK 74127
Phone: (918) 581-2002
Fax (918) 581-2935