NIJ Activity Under the Recovery Act

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Overview of NIJ Activity Under the Recovery Act

On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the landmark American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the "Recovery Act"). As one of its many elements, the Recovery Act provided the U.S. Department of Justice with funding for grants to assist state, local and tribal law enforcement, to combat violence against women, to fight internet crimes against children, to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, to assist victims of crime, and to support youth mentoring.

Under the Recovery Act, NIJ made 25 awards for a total of $12,064,054 under three solicitations.

  • Recovery Act: Evaluation of Recovery Act State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program, two awards for a total of $799,136.
  • Recovery Act: Evaluation of Internet Child Safety Materials Used by ICAC Task Forces in School and Community Settings, one award for $487,350.
  • Recovery Act: Research and Evaluation of Recovery Act State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance, two awards for a total of $777,568.
  • Recovery Act: Law Enforcement Technology Research and Development [1], 20 awards for a total of $10,000,000.

Awards Made Under the Recovery Act

Below are all of the awards made by NIJ under the Recovery Act. We will post links to final reports and other deliverables for each project on this page as they become available.

Project TitleGranteeAmountAward NumberCategory
Solicitation — Recovery Act: Evaluation of Recovery Act State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program
Creating A Better Understanding Of Cross-Jurisdictional Task Forces On The Border: An Evaluation Of Two Efforts To Target Drugs And Violence In San Diego CountySan Diego Association of Governments$299,1362010-SS-B9-0001Law enforcement
New Jersey Specialized Mental Health Caseload Expansion GrantRutgers, The State University$500,0002010-SC-BX-0002Community corrections
Solicitation — Recovery Act: Evaluation of Internet Child Safety Materials Used by ICAC Task Forces in School and Community Settings
Process Evaluation of Current Internet Child Safety Activities by ICAC Task ForcesNew Hampshire University$487,3502009-SN-B9-0004Crimes, child abuse and maltreatment
Solicitation — Recovery Act: Research and Evaluation of Recovery Act State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance
Hiring of Civilian Staff in Policing: An Assessment of the 2009 Byrne ProgramPolice Executive Research Forum$549,8782009-SC-B9-0001Law enforcement
Police Human Resource Planning: A Replication and ExtensionKutztown University of Pennsylvania$227,6902009-SC-B9-0022Law enforcement
Solicitation — Recovery Act: Law Enforcement Technology Research and Development
Flexible Geospatial Visual Analytics and Simulation Technologies to Enhance Criminal Justice Decision Support SystemsArizona State University$1,476,4172009-SQ-B9-K101Technology, geospatial
Physical and Environmental Effects on the Performance of Body ArmorPolice Executive Research Forum$405,5962009-SQ-B9-K112Technology, body armor
Through the Wall Standoff Detection and Tracking of IndividualsAkela, Inc.$999,9902009-SQ-B9-K113Technology, sensors and surveillance, weapons detection
Realization of a Software-Defined Emergency RadioThe University of Texas at Dallas$456,7842009-SQ-B9-K007Technology, communications and information
Officer and Suspect Injuries Associated With Police Use of ForceWake Forest University, Health Sciences$168,4482009-SQ-B9-K016Law enforcement, use of force
E-Port - Enhanced Portal for Image Exchange and Increased Functionality Over NletsNational Law Enforcement Telecommunications System$419,5432009-SQ-B9-K102Technology, communications and information
Less-Lethal Technologies-Area Denial of Personnel; Solid State Active Denial System Demonstration ProgramRaytheon Company$574,9462009-SQ-B9-K008Technology, less-lethal incapacitation
Exploiting 911 Call-for-Service Records to Support Crime Prevention and Police DeploymentResearch Triangle Institute$617,5002009-SQ-B9-K010Law enforcement
A Public Safety Cognitive Radio for Universal Interoperability: Transition to DSP Implementation for ManufactureVirginia Polytechnic Institute$498,2722009-SQ-B9-K011Technology, communications and information
Advanced Behavior Recognition in Crowded EnvironmentsGeneral Electric Company$999,9552009-SQ-B9-K013Technology, biometrics
Double Dervish: EOD Universal Cutting ToolTechnical Products, Inc.$160,2122009-SQ-B9-K017Technology
USB Live Acquisition and Triage Tool (US-LATT)Wetstone Technologies, Inc.$77,8522009-SQ-B9-K015Technology
The Mathematics of Geographic ProfilingTowson University$95,4652009-SQ-B9-K014Technology, geospatial
Semi-Automated 3D Geo-coding of Large Urban Structures for Deployment of Effective Emergency Response and CommunicationUniversity of North Carolina - Charlotte$399,9952009-SQ-B9-K009Technology, geospatial
Antenna Systems for Multiband Mobile and Portable RadioVirginia Polytechnic Institute$354,7942009-SQ-B9-K012Technology, communications and information
NEMS Integrated Reconfigurable Antenna Operating at 150, 400, 700, 800 and 4900 MHz bands for Interoperable Public Safety CommunicationsUtah State University$640,3172009-SQ-B9-K005Technology, communications and information
Law Enforcement Technology Research and Development: Entity Resolution and Correlation Service ProjectSearch Group, Inc.$496,1132009-SQ-B9-K114Technology, communications and information
Geo-Query: Linking Geo-Time Information to Law Enforcement QueriesAutomated Regional Justice Information Systems$282,0962009-SQ-B9-K001Technology, communications and information
An Evaluation of a Global Positioning System for Monitoring High-Risk Gang OffendersDevelopment Services Group, Inc.$398,8842009-SQ-B9-K018Technology, communications and information
SRFERS: State Regional and Federal Enterprise Retrieval System IIIAutomated Regional Justice Information Systems$476,8212009-SQ-B9-K002Technology, communications and information

Note

[1] These awards were selected through a limited competition among highly-rated projects.