Special Needs School Transportation Camera (SN) Program RFP - CA State Grants Portal

Special Needs School Transportation Camera (SN) Program RFP

Portal ID:
1206
Status:
Closed (2 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

The SN Program is intended to provide cameras on school transportation used by pre-K through high school students with disabilities/special needs to identify abusive behavior that may occur between students and/or between students and bus drivers/school personnel.

Description:

Background Information

Children with intellectual and developmental disabilities represent approximately 12-15 percent of the United States’ population. Many of these children are nonverbal or otherwise unable to communicate if abused. The abuse and neglect rate for children with disabilities is higher due to their vulnerability and decreased likelihood that the perpetrator will be identified and prosecuted.

Currently, California has no legislative mandate for cameras on school transportation used by students with disabilities/special needs. Although some districts have independently implemented cameras, the cost of camera equipment and monitoring is a huge barrier and prohibits districts or local/county education agencies from moving forward.

Program Description

The SN Program is intended to provide cameras on school transportation used by pre-K through high school students with disabilities/special needs to identify abusive behavior that may occur between students and/or between students and bus drivers/school personnel.

Please note: Any school transportation identified as needing cameras under this Program must serve at least 75 percent of students with disabilities/special needs.

Program Components

a. Discussion

Subrecipients must engage parents, staff, and students (when applicable) in the discussion about adding cameras to school transportation used by pre-K through high school students with disabilities/special needs.

b. Creation of Procedures/Protocols

Subrecipients must create procedures/protocols regarding the use of the camera system and the video footage collected, including, but not limited to:

 How video footage will be reviewed, stored and retained;

 Who the custodian of the video footage will be so that confidentiality is preserved;

 How video footage will be shared and with whom;

 In what situations will video footage be shared (e.g., will footage only be reviewed  when there is an allegation of abuse? Spot reviewed to look for incidents? At the request of a parent? To performance manage an employee?);

 When and how consent will be obtained;

 How confidentiality will be addressed;

 How video footage will be preserved, and for how long;

 How often camera system will be audited, and by whom, to ensure equipment is functioning correctly; and

 How sustainability will be achieved when this Program concludes.

c. Research/Procurement/Installation

Subrecipients must utilize the information gathered to research, procure, and install a camera system that is appropriate for the needs identified, and coincides with written procedures/protocols.

d. Training Staff/Informing Parents

Subrecipients must train staff about the camera system and keep parents informed about its use.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Other

The Applicant must: Be a school district or local/county education agency operating within California. Be registered in the federal System for Award Management (SAM) and have an expiration date that is at least eight weeks after the Application due date. *To be eligible to receive funding, the proposal must receive a minimum of 50% of available points on the Rating Sheet.

Eligible Geographies:

Applicant must be operating within California.

Matching Funding Requirement:

N/A

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
June 8, 2020
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
2 years

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$276,044
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
1 – 2
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$1 – $138
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • Federal

Funding Source Notes:

The Program is supported through Children’s Justice Act Grant Program funds. CJA Grant funds assist states in developing, establishing, and operating programs designed to improve the response to cases of child abuse and neglect. There is no match requirement. Cal OES’s four-character code for this federal fund is CJA0. This code will be in the drop-down on the Grant Subaward Face Sheet (Cal OES 2-101).

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

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