The Interdisciplinary Grant Team at the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles coordinates the application for and implementation of federal, state and local grants. The team’s goal is to research grant opportunities that would allow for the expansion of supervision programs and explore innovative approaches to community supervision. The team is comprised of the Lead Bureau Statistician, the Grant Manager, Special Populations Division Director, and representatives from the Accounting, Legal and Information Systems divisions. The below grant solicitations are being implemented or continuing during FY 2021:
- The Project Safe Neighborhood grant award was received in 2019 to develop a project that creates proactive activities to reduce violent crime rates in Montgomery. The Bureau coordinates the implementation of this initiative with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama and the Montgomery Police Department.
- The Bulletproof Vest Partnership grant award was received in 2019 and 2020 to purchase bulletproof vests for Probation and Parole Officers who often make in-home visits and face other situations in which their welfare could be threatened.
- The COSMOSS (Helping Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Offenders Find Supportive Service) grant award was received in 2019 and is a four-year, $1 million award to improve coordination and service delivery to targeted subpopulations of offenders in Alabama Department of Corrections prisons who suffer from both substance abuse and mental illness. The mission of COSMOSS is to sustain the delivery of services to individuals as they are released from ADOC custody.
- The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program grant award, received in 2020, is a 15-month, $585,000 award to purchase equipment needed to help ensure the safety of employees and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.