SMART FY 2016 Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program

SMART FY 2016 Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program – The Support for Adam Walsh Act (AWA) Implementation Grant Program assists jurisdictions with developing and/or enhancing programs designed to implement requirements of SORNA. In summary, SORNA requires: (1) all States, the District of Columbia, the principal U.S. territories, and participating federally recognized Indian tribes to maintain a sex offender registry; and (2) sex offenders to register and maintain a current registration in each jurisdiction where the offender resides, is an employee, or is a student. SORNA also sets forth requirements for sex offender registries, to include: specified required information, duration of registration, and in-person verification of sex offender identity as well as participation in the National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW), and the utilization of the SORNA Exchange Portal. For more specific information about compliance with SORNA and access to the National Guidelines and Supplemental Guidelines on Sex Offender Registration and Notification, please visit http://www.smart.gov/sorna_tools.htm#sornaguidelines. For information and resources on SORNA, visit http://www.smart.gov. Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables The SMART Office is interested in proposals that facilitate, enhance and maintain jurisdictional implementation of SORNA. For State and Territorial jurisdictions that have not yet substantially implemented SORNA, applicants must have received a SORNA Substantial Implementation Report from the SMART Office, or submitted materials for a review, and must explain how the proposed project will bring the jurisdiction closer to implementation based upon SMART’s review. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 07, 2016.

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