No. Weekly Update Report Data (Sheet 1 of 2) Version 1.1 logo
Agency Name: Department of Justice
Week End Date: 3/27/2009
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 $2,761,929,825 $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 $327,745 $0
4 15 0421 OJPM&A - Office of Justice Programs Management and Administration $0 $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) In coordination with the offices of Senator Whitehouse and Representative Kennedy, Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Office of Communication (OCOM) held a Recovery Act conference call with the Rhode Island State Administrating Administrator and approximately 40 police chiefs, mayors and town managers. 2) The Office for Victims of Crime competitive Recovery Act solicitation – National Field Generated Training, Technical Assistance, and Demonstration Projects – closed on March 26, 2009 with 174 applications. 3) OJP issued a press release concerning the Recovery Act Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Formula Grant Program. 4) Acting AAG Robinson discussed Recovery Act funding as a panel member at the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) conference. 5) BJA posted FAQs on their Recovery Act webpage for four discretionary grant programs: a) State and Local Law Enforcement Program: Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity Stemming from the Southern Border of the United States; b) Assistance to Rural Law Enforcement to Combat Crime and Drugs; c) Edward Byrne OJP 15_0402: 1) OJP intends to make the VOCA compensation and assistance awards in the next two weeks.
  Office of Justice Programs (OJP) 15_0402 (continued): Memorial Competitive Grant Program; and d) Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands. 6) BJA hosted a meeting with its Tribal Training and Technical Assistance partners and provided information on Recovery Act funding opportunities. 7) BJA and OCOM hosted a teleconference with Senator Kerry and 35 Police Chiefs from Massachusetts on Recovery Act and FY 2009 Byrne/JAG grants. 8) BJA and OCOM had a conference call with New York Senator Gillibrand’s Office to provide information on Recovery Act formula and discretionary funding. 9) OCOM participated, with COPS, in a presentation on Recovery Act grants for the Merced County Association of Governments. 10) The OJP General Counsel provided training to senior leadership on the Presidential March 20, 2009 directive concerning ensuring transparency of registered lobbyist communications.  
2 Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) 15_0411: 1) OVW had its Entrance Meeting with OIG. OIG staff are expected to have office space within OVW by Monday, March 30. Meetings between OVW staff and OIG are underway. 2) OVW met with Associate Attorney General, Tom Perrelli to provide a briefing on Recovery Act activities. 3) Recovery Act Solicitations for the STOP Formula Grant and State Coalitions programs closed on March 24, 2009. OVW received applications from all of the Sates under STOP Formula (56) and State Coalitions (88). OVW anticipates that the intake and tracking of these applications will be completed today, March 27, 2007. 4) Redbook assignments for the processing of STOP Formula awards have been finalized. It is anticipated that assignments for State Coalitions awards will be finalized today, March 27. 5) OVW is drafting special conditions to address National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requirements for grant recipients proposing to use Recovery Act funds for minor renovations for the Tribal Governments and Transitional Housing grant programs. 6) OVW sponsored two pre-application conference calls for OVW 15_0411: 1) OVW will begin processing awards for the STOP Formula Grant and State Coalitions Grant Program. 2) OVW will discuss the Responsible Spending Executive Order with JMD's OGC, particularly the lobbying section of the order.
  Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) 15_0411 (continued): applicants interested in applying for funding under the Recovery Act Transitional Housing Program. OVW scheduled these additional calls due to the high demand (five calls had been conducted previously). Attendance for each call reached capacity (150 lines per call). There continues to be a demand for information regarding this program; therefore, OVW has drafted several e-blasts, including the script for the calls, to be disseminated. OVW is currently waiting approval. 7) Two members of the Tribal Unit participated in a Q&A for a an NCAI webcast.  
3 Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) 15_0412: 1) Acting Director, Tim Quinn, addressed the Police Executive Research Forum Session on the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP). 2) COPS received 500 applications, and over 3,000 agencies have begun working on their application. 3) Wednesday COPS hosted a conference call with the National Congress of the American Indians. 4) At the request of Senator Barbara Mikulski, COPS Staff briefed capital area law enforcement officials on the CHRP Program. 5) COPS Staff participated in a grants workshop in Monroe, NJ with Congressman Rush Holt. 6) COPS staff participated in a video teleconference with law enforcement agencies throughout New Hampshire. 7) COPS staff participated in a conference call hosted by Senator Menendez (NJ). 8) COPS staff participated in a conference call hosted by Senator Gillibrand (NY). 9) COPS staff met with officials from: Oro Valley, Arizona; Laredo, Texas; Woodbridge, New Jersey; Albuquerque, New Mexico; The City of Merced and Merced County, California; Spartanburg, South Carolina; Killeen, Texas. COPS 15_0412: 1) COPS Staff will continue to review application data to validate submissions and “clean” data (e.g., misspellings, etc.). 2) COPS will meet with representatives from the San Francisco Police Department. 3) On Wednesday, April 1st, COPS Staff will participate in an ARRA Workshop hosted by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. 4) On Monday, March 30, COPS Staff will participate in a video conference for Wisconsin law enforcement officials that will be hosted by the Milwaukee U.S. Attorney's office.
5 Office of the Inspector General (OIG) 15_0326: 1) The National Procurement Fraud Task Force’s Grant Fraud Committee, which is chaired by the DOJ Inspector General, is hosted a forum attended by over 100 people to discuss grant issues that OIGs and the GAO should consider as agencies distribute funds under the Recovery Act. 2) The DOJ OIG attended a coordination meeting with the four other OIGs to coordinate our efforts so that we would avoid overlap on tribal grant issues. 3) The DOJ OIG initiated a review of ATF’s Project Gunrunner, an anti-firearms trafficking operation to stem the flow of illegal firearms purchased in the United States into Mexico. The ATF received $10 million in the Recovery Act for Project Gunrunner. OIG 15_0326: 1) The DOJ OIG’s Audit Division continued its ongoing audits of OJP, OVW and COPs.
6 Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) 15_0699: 1) ATF modified the minimum specifications and a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for vehicles in support of Project Gunrunner. ATF 15_0699: 1) ATF to award contract for vehicle purchases by mid-April 2009. 2) ATF and GSA to identify potential sites and rent costs for gunrunner teams.