Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,306,219)
The State Administrating Agency for the Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (Byrne SCIP) is the New Hampshire Department of Justice (NH DOJ). The proposal narrative represents anticipated programs and subawards, as the actual programs will be developed and selected by the newly created Crisis Intervention Advisory Board.
The Crisis Intervention Advisory Board will consist of members from law enforcement, the community, courts, prosecution, behavioral health providers, victim services, and legal counsel.
The State of New Hampshire will pass through the required forty percent to local governments, which can include a prosecutor’s office, a public defender’s office, a law enforcement agency, a public health agency or a court system.
Additionally, the State will allocate funding to proposed units of local government that were not eligible to receive a direct Byrne Justice Assistance Grant due to their small size as a condition of this award, also known as “Less than $10,000 jurisdictions”, with decisions made by the Crisis Intervention Advisory Board to determine the best organizations.
Any subwards or allocations approved by the Crisis Intervention Advisory Board will go through a Programmatic Costs Grant Award Modification Process for approval of all subawards to the Bureau of Justice Assistance prior to any funding allocation.
In conclusion, the program application strives to develop informed strategies to identify funding program opportunities in relation to the state crisis intervention court proceedings, and related gun violence reduction programs and initiatives. This strategy for the administration of this award funding will be developed through an informed and active Crisis Intervention Advisory Board.