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2022-2023 Oklahoma Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP) Formula Grant

Award Information

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Funding Category
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $3,557,418)

Proposed Project: The Oklahoma District Attorneys Council (DAC) proposes to form a Byrne SCIP advisory board (board) to determine funding priorities, which could include: specialized court-based programs, such as drug, mental health, and veterans treatment courts including those that specifically accept clients with firearms violations; behavioral health deflection for those at risk to themselves or others; and/or funding for law enforcement agencies to safely secure, store, track and return relinquished guns.  The main purpose of the proposed projects is to save lives by reducing the likelihood of gun violence.  Subgrantees will be selected on a competitive basis and final approval of all subawards will be made by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). 

Primary Activities:

Form a Byrne SCIP Advisory Board to meet the requirements as stated in the grant solicitation
Create a Byrne SCIP Program Plan in coordination with the board and BJA
Create a Byrne SCIP subgrant application
Select potential subgrants from a competitive process with final approval by BJA
Monitor subgrants for full compliance of Byrne SCIP and BJA requirements

Expected Outcomes:  Expected outcomes are unknown at this time, as the priority areas to be funded have not been established.  It is anticipated that there will be an increase in gun safety programs and/or court-based or behavioral health deflection initiatives.

Service Area: It is anticipated that the Byrne SCIP grant will be made available to agencies statewide.

Subrecipients: Subrecipients are unknown at the time of federal application.

Date Created: February 13, 2023