Beginning October 1, 2023, the Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP) will take over administration of the Alternative Electronic Monitoring Indigency Fund from the Treasury. The program is changing from a vendor reimbursement program to a grant program for counties.
About the Alternative Electronic Monitoring Indigency Fund:
The Alternative Electronic Monitoring Indigency Fund (“A-EMIF”) provides financial reimbursement to local jurisdictions who provide or install devices ordered by a judge for indigent persons required to have a monitoring device. Alternative EMIF devices, such as transdermal, mobile breathalyzer, and GPS monitoring, reimbursed by the EMIF will be funded out of a local government and State 50/50 cost-sharing program. If a local government elects to participate in the local government cost-sharing plan, then Non-Interlock monitoring devices eligible for reimbursement from the A-EMIF fund include:
- Transdermal devices
- Electronic monitoring devices with random alcohol or drug testing
- GPS monitoring devices
Reimbursement to vendors shall be handled by the applicant agency. Interlock devices are not eligible for reimbursement under this solicitation.
Counties and Metropolitan governments who are responsible for the installation and monitoring of “alternative devices” pursuant to a court order and who is mandated under TCA 55-10-419 to pay a portion of these costs for indigent persons. An alternative device is defined as a transdermal monitoring device, alternative drug or alcohol monitoring device, or global monitoring device.
Only one application will be accepted per county or metropolitan government if a county or metropolitan government contains multiple agencies responsible for the installation and monitoring of “alternative devices” then they are encouraged to collaborate and aggregate their data for the purpose of making a single application.
Interlock devices are not eligible for reimbursement under this solicitation.
Application Training: OCJP will host an application training for interested parties on August 3, 2023 from 1pm to 2pm Central Standard Time. You can access the training at this link: Click here to join the meeting.
Intent to apply date: 8/25/2023
Application due date: 8/25/2023
About OCJP: The Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP) under the State Department of Finance and Administration functions as a strategic planning agency that secures, distributes, and manages federal and state funds for Tennessee. OCJP utilizes strategic program management, a structured process that looks three to five years ahead of daily grants management activities at the changing needs of Tennessee’s justice system and the needs of its victims of violent crime.