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DOJ Issues Grant Condition Related to Information Sharing on Immigrants

The heated debate over sanctuary cities continues, and now it is finding its way into grant terms and conditions. The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently posted notices of funding opportunities under four public safety grant programs for federal fiscal year…

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Sneak Preview: OIG Recommends DOJ Components Take Actions To Improve Closeout

(The following has been excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Citing “multiple deficiencies” in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) award closeout processes and practices, a recent DOJ Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit contained 61…

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Sneak Preview: Better Oversight Urged for Victims Fund Programs

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) recently issued guidance to state agencies receiving awards under Crime Victims Fund (CVF) grant programs that…

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How Will Grant Administrators Respond to DOJ Threats to Withhold Funding?

You may have seen reports in the news lately about efforts by the Trump administration to crack down on so-called “sanctuary cities,” which are jurisdictions that have essentially declined to assist federal attempts to identify and potentially deport people living…

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DOJ Issues Report to Congress on Violence Against Women Act

Earlier this month, the Justice Department (DOJ) submitted its biennial Report to Congress on the Effectiveness of Grant Programs Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Under the act, which was last reauthorized in 2013, DOJ’s Office of Violence Against…

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Sneak Preview: DOJ Office Sets Policy for Tribal Facility Awards

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) would follow standard operating procedures to require grant recipients to demonstrate that they have sufficient…

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University of Florida To Pay Around $19.9M in False Claims Settlement

This came across our desks recently and serves as a perfect example of what NOT to do as a grant recipient. According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the University of Florida has agreed to pay almost $19.9 million to…

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Sneak Preview: GAO Seeks Clear DOJ Supplanting Documentation

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is amending its grants oversight manual for the COPS Hiring Program (CHP) to strengthen agency analysis…

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Congress Should Be Pointing the Finger Back at Itself

As we continue to wait (ergo, another snail) for the Office of Management and Budget to issue the final 2012 Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement (surely it’ll be posted online any minute now, surely it will), I thought I’d give some…

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Sneak Preview: DOJ To Boost Oversight of Body Armor Programs

(The following was excerpted from the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Department of Justice intends to reclaim unused funds and increase monitoring activities this year for grant programs that provide body armor to state and local law enforcement agencies, according…

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