Questions and Answers from WebEX Session



  • I need clarification on the reporting requirements. I hear 5 business days, 5 calendar days, and 20 days. Which is correct?
    Program Reports in Egrants are due within 5 calendar days after the end of each quarter. Fiscal Reports in Egrants are due within 20 calendar days after the end of each quarter. Program reports in BJA’s Performance Measurement Tool (PMT) are due within 20 calendar days after the end of each quarter.

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  • How would a private non-profit agency be able to apply for a re-entry grant?
    Only counties are eligible applicants under the Criminal Justice Improvement Programs funding announcement. A county may contract with a private non-profit entity to implement a program in this category.

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  • If a private non-profit receives ARRA funds as a pass-through from the county, will the non-profit be responsible for submitting the reports directly to PCCD or will the county be responsible for reporting?
    The applicant agency is responsible for the reporting.

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  • Can the same application be submitted under two separate categories (i.e: Mental Health Initiatives and Re-entry)?
    No. A county may apply under multiple categories but each application must be a different initiative

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  • Can you work in the PMT and save the entered data before you submit it?
    Yes. You may enter and save your data in draft until you are ready to submit it.

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  • Can funds be used to expand additional holding space in the county courthouse?
    No. Construction projects are not eligible activities.

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  • Will Project Modification Requests (PMR) be allowed to extend beyond the 18 or 24 month period?
    One of the goals of the President’s Stimulus Package is to stimulate the economy. To accomplish this goal, it is preferred that funds be expended within 2 years. PCCD will not encourage extensions beyond the 24 month project period, but PMRs may be considered for extenuating circumstances.

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  • Would expansion/enhancements of current county systems be allowed under the ARRA Technology Funding Announcement?
    Yes. Program activities may include the use of or modification of existing technologies in innovative ways.

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