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FUNDING STREAMS

Description
collapse Fund : Research, Evaluation and Policy Development Funds ‎(1)
collapse Title : Child Advocacy Center Funds ‎(1)
This state appropriation supports the on-going operation and development of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC’s) and Multi-Disciplinary Investigative Teams (MDIT’s) throughout the Commonwealth.  CAC’s are child-focused, facility-based programs for child victims of sexual and physical abuse.
 
Subgrantee Monitoring and Reporting Standards:
    • Participate in introductory telephone call with PCCD program staff within 60 days of award date.
    • Submission of quarterly progress reports that include performance data using the Egrants system.
    • Submission of fiscal reports that include line item expenditure data using the Egrants system.
    • Provision of source documentation for program and fiscal report data as requested by PCCD staff.
    • Completion of a final report which includes the provision of data related to sustainability and the completion of project objectives. This report summarizes the entire grant period.
    • PCCD will select a predetermined percentage of subgrantees for desk reviews and on-site monitoring visits.
Description
collapse Fund : Victim Services Funds ‎(4)
collapse Title : The STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant ‎(1)
This federal grant program provides support to improve the criminal justice system's response to violence against women and enhance the services available to women who have been victims of violent crime. STOP funding is distributed on a competitive basis to counties and the money is used to implement program plans that incorporate a law enforcement, prosecutorial and victim services component to address violence against women at the local level. By federal requirement, 25% of funds must be used for prosecution; 25% for law enforcement; 30% for victim services; 5% for judiciary and 15% discretionary. Of the 30% allocated to victim services, 10% must be used for the underserved populations. During 2012, federal STOP Violence Against Women funding was used to serve 16,056 victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and dating violence across Pennsylvania.
Please visit the federal Office on Violence Against Women website for more information on the STOP Program and other initiatives.

 
Subgrantee Monitoring and Reporting Standards:
    • Participate in introductory telephone call with PCCD program staff within 60 days of award date.
    • Submission of an annual progress report.
    • Submission of fiscal reports that include line item expenditure data using the Egrants system.
    • Completion of a final report which includes the provision of data related to sustainability and the completion of project objectives. This report summarizes the entire grant period.
    • Provision of source documentation for annual progress report and fiscal report data as requested by PCCD staff.
    • On-site monitoring—100% of grantees to be monitored on site during the 3-year grant period.
collapse Title : Victim/Witness Services Fund (RASA) ‎(1)
Provides state funding to support the full range of rights, services and responsibilities within the criminal justice system as outlined in the Crime Victims Act. Under the provisions of the Crime Victims Act, PCCD provides grants and technical assistance to District Attorney's Offices and community-based victim service programs to carry out mandated victims’ rights as established by the Crime Victims Act. Currently, all 67 of the Commonwealth's counties participate in this program. In 2012, funds from the Victim/Witness Services Program supported the provision of services to over 184,033 victims, witnesses and significant others of crime victims.

Subgrantee Monitoring and Reporting Standards:
    • Submission of progress reports every six months.
    • Submission of fiscal reports that include line item expenditure data using the Egrants system.
    • Provision of source documentation for program and fiscal report data as requested by PCCD staff.
    • Completion of a final report which includes the provision of data related to sustainability and the completion of project objectives. This report summarizes the entire grant period.
    • On-site monitoring—25% of grantees to be monitored on site each year (Every grantee is monitored on-site once every four years)
collapse Title : Victims of Crime Act Grant (VOCA) ‎(1)
This federal grant program provides funding for the provision of direct services to victims of crime as well as financial support, via Victims Compensation Assistance, to victims of crime. Victims of Crime Act funding is distributed primarily to community-based victim services agencies, although several system-based programs also receive this funding. Victims of Crime Act funding is distributed to all 67 counties in the Commonwealth. On average these funds make services available to 130,000 victims per year.
Please visit the federal Office for Victims of Crime website​ for more information on the VOCA Program and other initiatives. 
 
Subgrantee Monitoring and Reporting Standards:
    • Participate in introductory telephone call with PCCD program staff within 60 days of award date.
    • Submission of progress reports annually.
    • Submission of fiscal reports that include line item expenditure data using the Egrants system.
    • Provision of source documentation for annual report and fiscal report data as requested by PCCD staff.
    • Completion of a final report which includes the provision of data related to sustainability and the completion of project objectives. This report summarizes the entire grant period.
    • On-site monitoring— 25% of grantees to be monitored on site each year (Every grantee is monitored on-site once every four years).
    • Desk Review—5% of grantees will be monitored via desk review each year.
collapse Title : Victims of Juvenile Offenders (VOJO) ‎(1)
This state appropriation provides financial support, training and technical assistance as statutorily created by the Commonwealth's Crime Victims Act specifically for victims whose offenders are under the age of 18. PCCD provides grants and technical assistance to District Attorney's Offices, Juvenile Probation offices and community-based victim service programs to carry out mandated victims’ rights to victims of juvenile offenders. Currently, 65 of the 67 Commonwealth's counties participate in this program. In 2012, funds from the Victims of Juvenile Offenders Program supported the provision of services to 21,060 victims, witnesses and significant others of crime victims.
 
Subgrantee Monitoring and Reporting Standards:
    • Submission of a progress report every six months.
    • Submission of fiscal reports that include line item expenditure data using the Egrants system.
    • Provision of source documentation for progress report and fiscal report data as requested by PCCD staff.
    • Completion of a final report which includes the provision of data related to sustainability and the completion of project objectives. This report summarizes the entire grant period.
    • On-site monitoring— 25% of grantees to be monitored on site each year (Every grantee is monitored on-site once every four years).
Description
collapse Fund : Criminal Justice System Improvement Funds ‎(4)
collapse Title : Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) ‎(1)
The 108th Congress merged the Edward Byrne Memorial Grant Program (also known in Pennsylvania as the Drug Control and System Improvement (DCSI) Program) with the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program (LLEBG) to establish the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG).
 
The JAG federal grant program provides seed money to assist state and local government entities in implementing a wide range of drug enforcement, correctional treatment/supervision, victim services, juvenile justice and criminal justice system improvement projects throughout the Commonwealth. Funds are also used to provide technical assistance to state, county and local units of government; as well as coordinate regional and statewide training events. 

PCCD utilizes an advisory committee structure to identify problems and needs within the criminal justice system and to the extent possible uses JAG funds to address those issues. Please visit the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance​ website for more information on the JAG Program and other initiatives.

Subgrantee Monitoring and Reporting Standards: 
  • Participate in introductory telephone call with PCCD program staff within 60 days of award date. 
  • Submission of quarterly progress reports that include performance data using the Egrants system. 
  • Submission of fiscal reports that include line item expenditure data using the Egrants system. 
  • Provision of source documentation for program and fiscal report data as requested by PCCD staff. 
  • Completion of a final report which includes the provision of data related to sustainability and the completion of project objectives. This report summarizes the entire grant period. 
  • PCCD will select a predetermined percentage of subgrantees for desk reviews and on-site monitoring visits. 
  • Telephone Contact – All grantees will receive telephone contact in the off year of when the desk review and the on-site monitoring took place.
collapse Title : Intermediate Punishment Treatment Programs (CIP) ‎(1)
This state appropriation provides for various intermediate punishment program options for non-violent offenders. Eligible offenders are sentenced to intermediate punishment in lieu of incarceration. Counties must submit intermediate punishment plans to PCCD in order to receive funding and they must agree to comply with minimum program standards. The number of jail days averted through the utilization of intermediate punishment programs is a significant cost saving measure for both the counties and the Commonwealth. The goal of these programs are to reduce confinement costs by providing alternatives to incarceration and secure placement for offenders and by enhancing opportunities for offenders to successfully reintegrate into society. Ongoing research on the Drug and Alcohol Restrictive Intermediate Punishment participants has demonstrated a significant reduction in recidivism and that only 14% of participants recidivate within the first year of successfully completing the program.
 
Subgrantee Monitoring and Reporting Standards:
    • Participate in introductory telephone call with PCCD program staff within 60 days of award date.
    • Submission of quarterly progress reports that include performance data using the Egrants system.
    • Submission of fiscal reports that include line item expenditure data using the Egrants system.
    • Submission of IP participant information and outcomes in data collection system.
    • Provision of source documentation for program and fiscal report data as requested by PCCD staff.
    • Completion of a final report which includes the provision of data related to sustainability and the completion of project objectives. This report summarizes the entire grant period.
    • On-site monitoring – 100% of subgrantees will be monitored on site each year.
collapse Title : National Forensic Science Improvement Act ‎(1)
This federal program provides for projects designed to improve the quality, timeliness and credibility of forensic science services for criminal justice services.
 
Subgrantee Monitoring and Reporting Standards:
    • Participate in introductory telephone call with PCCD program staff within 60 days of award date.
    • Submission of quarterly progress reports that include performance data using the Egrants system.
    • Submission of fiscal reports that include line item expenditure data using the Egrants system.
    • Provision of source documentation for program and fiscal report data as requested by PCCD staff.
    • Completion of a final report which includes the provision of data related to sustainability and the completion of project objectives. This report summarizes the entire grant period.
    • On-site monitoring – 100% of subgrantees will be monitored on site each year.
collapse Title : Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction Fund (SAEDRF) ‎(1)
Established by Act 2002-198 and amended by Act 2006-36, the Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction Fund (SAEDRF) provides funding: to develop projects that provide research-based approaches to prevention, intervention, training, treatment and education services to reduce substance abuse; to create statewide programs to educate about the dangers of substance abuse and increase public awareness of the benefits of a drug-free Pennsylvania; to support development, enhancement, or maintenance of victim impact panels; and to devise statewide programs to educate employers, unions, and employees about the dangers of substance abuse in the workplace. The fund is generated from costs imposed on individuals who violate the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act or laws relating to driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. The SAEDRF is administered by PCCD and 50% of the costs collected under the Act are placed in this fund; the other 50% collected is retained by the counties for use in developing local programs and services.
 
Subgrantee Monitoring and Reporting Standards:
    • Participate in introductory telephone call with PCCD program staff within 60 days of award date.
    • Submission of quarterly progress reports that include performance data using the Egrants system.
    • Submission of fiscal reports that include line item expenditure data using the Egrants system.
    • Provision of source documentation for program and fiscal report data as requested by PCCD staff.
    • Completion of a final report which includes the provision of data related to sustainability and the completion of project objectives. This report summarizes the entire grant period.
    • PCCD will select a predetermined percentage of subgrantees for desk reviews and on-site monitoring visits.
Description
collapse Fund : Juvenile Funds ‎(2)
collapse Title : Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Formula Grant ‎(1)
These federal funds are made available to private non-profit community-based agencies/organizations and units of local/state government to support local and statewide juvenile justice and delinquency prevention projects/programs. Eligibility for federal JJDP Formula Grant Funds requires states to comply fully with federal requirements prohibiting the placement of status offenders and dependent, neglected or abused juveniles in secure detention facilities or correctional facilities; removing juvenile offenders from adult jails/lock-ups; and reducing the disproportionate number of minorities who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.  Please visit the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinqency Prevention​ website for more information on the JJDP Program and other initiatives. 

Subgrantee Monitoring and Reporting Standards:
    • Participate in introductory telephone call with PCCD program staff within 60 days of award date.
    • Submission of quarterly progress reports that include performance data using the Egrants system.
    • Submission of fiscal reports that include line item expenditure data using the Egrants system.
    • Provision of source documentation for program and fiscal report data as requested by PCCD staff.
    • Completion of a final report which includes the provision of data related to sustainability and the completion of project objectives. This report summarizes the entire grant period.
    • PCCD will select a predetermined percentage of subgrantees for desk reviews and on-site monitoring visits.
collapse Title : Violence Prevention Programs (VPP) ‎(1)
The overall purpose of this state appropriation is to support evidence-based delinquency prevention programs, violence prevention programs, and intervention programs. This is accomplished through the funding of high quality and effective juvenile justice and delinquency prevention programs that are cost-effective and produce positive outcomes for youth, families and communities. These funds also support community mobilization efforts through the Communities That Care (CTC) risk-focused prevention planning process, the Resource Center for Evidence-Based Prevention and Intervention Programs and Practices, and support for the application of evidence-based practices at every stage of the Juvenile Justice System. Funding is provided to private non-profit community-based agencies/organizations and units of local government. These programs on average yield a $5 dollar return for every dollar invested. Examples of the types of outcomes achieved through the utilization of these types of programs include improved academic performance, improved school attendance, decreased anti-social behaviors, improved social skills and improved family relations. 
 
Subgrantee Monitoring and Reporting Standards:
    • Participate in introductory telephone call with PCCD program staff within 60 days of award date.
    • Submission of quarterly progress reports that include performance data using the Egrants system.
    • Submission of fiscal reports that include line item expenditure data using the Egrants system.
    • Provision of source documentation for program and fiscal report data as requested by PCCD staff.
    • Completion of a final report which includes the provision of data related to sustainability and the completion of project objectives. This report summarizes the entire grant period.
    • PCCD will select a predetermined percentage of subgrantees for desk reviews and on-site monitoring visits.
    • Fidelity Verification Reports are due in year two of Delinquency Prevention program implementation or expansion grants.