No. Weekly Update Report Data (Sheet 1 of 2) Version 1.1
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Agency Name: Department of Justice
Week End Date: 3/13/2009
Submitter Name: Melinda Morgan
Submitter Contact: 202-616-5809
Program Source/Treasury Account Symbol: Agency Code Program Source/Treasury Account Symbol: Account Code Program Source/Treasury Account Symbol; Sub-Account Code (OPTIONAL) Program Description (Account Title) Total Appropriation Total Obligations Total Disbursements
1 15 0402 OJP - Office of Justice Programs $2,755,000,000 $0 $0
2 15 0411 OVW - Office of Violence Against Women $225,563,910 $0 $0
3 15 0412 COPS - Community Oriented Policing Services $1,002,506,265 $0 $0
4 15 0421 OJPM&A - Office of Justice Programs Management and Administration $6,929,825 $0 $0
5 15 0326 OIG - Office of the Inspector General $2,000,000 $0 $0
6 15 0699 ATF - Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives $10,000,000 $0 $0


No. Weekly Update Report Data (Sheet 2 of 2) Version 1.1
Short bulleted list of the major actions taken to date Short bulleted list of the major planned actions
1 Office of Justice Programs (OJP) 15_0402: 1) Solicitations announced on March 9, 2009: The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Recovery Act VOCA Compensation and VOCA Assistance formula grant programs and the Office for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Recovery Act formula grant program for Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces.2) The Recovery Act ICAC formula allocations were posted on the OJJDP Recovery Act web page. 3) On March 9, the synopses of the Recovery Act competitive grant opportunities were posted on www.Grants.gov. 4) On March 12, OVC announced the Recovery Act - National Field-Generated Training, Technical Assistance, and Demonstration Projects competitive solicitation. 5) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) mailed a congratulatory flyer to the 3,422 local law enforcement jurisdictions that are eligible for Byrne/JAG Recovery Act funding and to the 2,000 jurisdictions to the JAG disparate jurisdictions. The flyer provided information on the allocations, application instructions, FAQs and BJA contact information. 6) On March 13, 2009, OJP staff participated in a webinar with the State Administrating Agencies to provide information on Recovery Act Byrne/JAG program. OJP 15_0402: 1) On March 19, OJP will announce the following FY 2009 Recovery Act competitive solicitations: Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program; Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity Stemming from the Southern Border of the U.S.; Assistance to Rural Law Enforcement to Combat Crime and Drugs; and the Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Program.
2 Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) 15_0411: 1) Posted OVW Recovery Act Transitional Housing Assistance Grants solicitation for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, or Sexual Assault. OVW 15_0411: 1) Recovery Act Tribal Governments and Tribal Coalitions Solicitations posted on OVW Recovery Act homepage. 2) Pre-application conference calls for the Recovery Act Transitional Housing Program scheduled for March 17th from 2:00-4:00 and March 19th from 10:00-2:00 and 2:00-4:00. 3) Conference calls with experts from the field will be conducted to develop a Recovery Act Technical Assistance plan for grantees.
3 Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) 15_0412: 1) Attorney General Eric Holder spoke yesterday with COPS Office Staff in advance of the CHRP solicitation opening on Monday. 2) The E-find notice for CHRP was posted on grants.gov. 3) The COP Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) Fact Sheet was completed in advance of the White House briefing for state officials. 4) COPS Staff briefed the House and Senate CJS Appropriations subcommittee on the COPS Recovery Act spend plan. COPS 15_0412: 1) The COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) grant solicitation will open on March 16th. 2) The COPS Office, along with the Department of Justice and possibly the White House, will publicly announce the opening of the CHRP Program. 3) Acting Director Timothy Quinn will participate in a webcast hosted by the U.S. Conference of Mayors on the opening of the CHRP application.
4 Office of Justice Programs Management and Administration (OJPM&A) 15_0421: 1) Transferred $564 thousand to OVW 15_0411.  
5 Office of the Inspector General (OIG) 15_0326: 1) The OIG publicly distributed a document entitled “Improving the Grant Mangement Process” which offers recommendations to the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the award and oversight of the $4 billion dollars in grant funds that DOJ will be awarding from Recovery Act funding. The OIG distributed this document beyond the DOJ because many of these recommendations have relevance to grant practices across many federal agencies. 2) The OIG posted a page on the DOJ OIG website where it will report on its efforts to help ensure accountability and oversight of the DOJ grant funds. 3) The OIG held a joint session with senior management from its Investigations Field Offices and Regional Audit Offices to discuss the coordination of efforts between the two Divisions in providing oversight of Recovery Act funds awarded by DOJ.
6 Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) 15_0699: 1) ATF prepared solicitation for contract for vehicle purchases. 2) ATF established a Southwest Border Working Group to coordinate ATF’s efforts to combat firearms trafficking to Mexico, to include implementing the Project Gunrunner teams. ATF 15_0699: 1) ATF to award contract for vehicle purchases by March 27, 2009. 2) ATF and GSA to identify potential sites and rent costs for gunrunner teams.