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Michigan State Police FY 2017 AWA/SORNA

Award Information

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Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $200,000)

The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWA) (42 U.S.C. § 16909, et seq.; Pub. L. 113-235, 128 Stat. 2130, 2193) authorizes the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) to administer sex offender management grants. These grants assist states, the District of Columbia, U.S. principal territories and tribal jurisdictions in developing and/or enhancing sex offender registration and notification programs that support substantial implementation of Title I of the AWA, known as the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). SORNA was enacted to protect the public from convicted sex offenders and offenders against children by establishing a comprehensive national system for the registration of those offenders.

The Michigan State Police (MSP) is seeking FY 2017 AWA grant funds to support efforts to 1) enhance absconder investigations and compliance checks, warrant requests, and arrest sweep initiatives throughout Michigan and 2) creation of an interface that will provide automatic photo updates to records within the sex offender registry system. The interface will provide timely updates, reduce the possibility of human error, and assist in the accuracy and integrity of record data. The MSP also proposes to research an application solution to provide for a comprehensive offender management program.


Date Created: September 20, 2017