The SMART Office 2011 Program Plan includes continuing support for two grant programs administered by the office since 2008:
- Support for the Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program.
- Comprehensive Approaches to the Sex Offender Management Grant Program.
In addition, the SMART Office plans to release a funding opportunity to support training and technical assistance for eligible Indian tribes regarding SORNA implementation.
FY 2011 Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program
In fiscal year 2011, the SMART Office continues support for implementation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). This funding—up to $400,000 per grant award—assists jurisdictions in offsetting the costs of SORNA implementation. See the funding announcement for more details.
FY 2011 Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Training and Technical Assistance Program
The SMART Office recently announced the release of the SMART FY 2011 Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Training and Technical Assistance Program funding opportunity. In FY 2011, funding will focus on courts and support judicial training and technical assistance regarding multidisciplinary sex offender management. Please see the funding announcement for more details.
Additional FY 2011 Funding Opportunities
It is anticipated that the support for Indian tribes grant program will be posted in the second quarter of the calendar year and that awards will be made by October 2011. (Funding for this grant program is subject to the availability of appropriated funds.)
SMART Office funding opportunities may be found on the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) funding page, the SMART Office Web site, or on Grants.gov. All applications must be submitted via Grants.gov. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the OJP funding resource document, Grants 101, before applying.
In 2010, the SMART Office awarded $9.6 million to states, tribes, and territories for SORNA implementation; $975,000 for operation of the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website, and $3 million to develop and enhance comprehensive sex offender management systems in communities nationwide. A list of 2010 grantees may be found online (see SMART Awards).
The SMART Office also continued its commitment to addressing juvenile sex offender issues by collaborating with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention on the Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems Program. This program assists localities in developing and implementing community-based treatment programs for youth ages 10–14 who have exhibited inappropriate sexual behaviors against another child and for their victims. SMART Office funding for this program supports training and technical assistance for the grantee sites.
- SMART Funding
In 2011, the SMART Office Program Plan includes continuing support for two grant programs administered by SMART . . . More
- SORNA Exchange Portal and SORT
In August 2010, the SMART Office distributed a technical needs assessment to help it better understand the technical issues . . . More
- Tribe and Territory Sex Offender Registry System
In September 2010, version 2 of TTSORS was released. The SMART Office recognized that because of all of the improvements . . . More
- Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website
The SMART Office is making some cosmetic changes to NSOPW that will improve its layout and accessibility . . . More