500 KAR 9:040. Grants.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 218A.435

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 218A.435(8)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 218A.435(7)(d) provides that a portion of the asset forfeiture trust fund shall be allocated to the cabinet for the purpose of disbursement to law enforcement agencies as grants. This administrative regulation establishes the application mechanism.

 

      Section 1. Law enforcement agencies may apply for receipt of a grant from the trust fund on forms provided by the Division of Grants Management of the Justice Cabinet.

 

      Section 2. When applying a law enforcement agency shall certify that one (1) or more currently employed officers has received the approved training required in KRS 218A.435(10). In addition, the applying agency must have on file with the program coordinator an approved policy as required in KRS 218A.435(9) and 500 KAR 9:020.

 

      Section 3. Grant monies are to be used by the agency for programs relative to crime prevention, drug abuse prevention, general law enforcement purposes or other similar purposes relating to drug enforcement. Preference shall be given to those applications seeking funding for programs in the following areas:

      (1) Demand reduction education programs in which law enforcement officers participate;

      (2) Multijurisdictional task force programs that integrate federal, state and local drug law enforcement agencies and prosecutors for the purpose of enhancing interagency coordination and intelligence and facilitating multijurisdictional investigations;

      (3) Programs designed to target the domestic sources of controlled and illegal substances, such as precursor chemicals, diverted pharmaceuticals, clandestine laboratories and cannabis cultivations;

      (4) Providing community and neighborhood programs that assist citizens in preventing and controlling crime, including special programs that address the problems of crimes committed against the elderly and special programs for rural jurisdictions;

      (5) Disrupting illicit commerce in stolen goods and property;

      (6)(a) Improving the operational effectiveness of law enforcement through the use of crime analysis techniques, street sales enforcement, schoolyard violator programs, gang-related and low-income housing drug control programs;

      (b) Developing and implementing antiterrorism plans for international airports and other important facilities;

      (7) Financial investigative programs that target the identification of money laundering operations and assets obtained through illegal drug trafficking including the development of proposed model legislation, financial investigative training and financial information sharing systems;

      (8) Improving the operational effectiveness of the court process, such as court delay reduction programs and enhancement programs;

      (9) Programs designed to provide additional public correctional resources and improve the corrections systems, including treatment in prisons and jails, intensive supervision programs and long-range corrections and sentencing strategies;

      (10) Providing prison industry projects designed to place inmates in a realistic working and training environment which will enable them to acquire marketable skills and to make financial payments for restitution to their victims, for support of their own families and for support of themselves in the institution;

      (11) Providing programs which identify and meet the treatment needs of adult and juvenile drug-dependent and alcohol-dependent offenders;

      (12) Developing and implementing programs which provide assistance to jurors and witnesses and assistance (other than compensation) to victims of crime;

      (13)(a) Developing programs to improve drug control technology, such as pretrial drug testing programs, programs which provide for the identification, assessment, referral to treatment, case management and monitoring of drug-dependent offenders and enhancement of state and local forensic laboratories;

      (b) Criminal justice information systems to assist law enforcement, prosecution, courts and corrections organizations (including automated fingerprint identification systems);

      (14) Innovative programs which demonstrate new and different approaches to enforcement, prosecution and adjudication of drug offenses and other serious crimes;

      (15) Addressing the problems of drug trafficking and the illegal manufacture of controlled substances in public housing;

      (16) Improving the criminal and juvenile justice system's response to domestic and family violence, including spouse abuse, child abuse and abuse of the elderly;

      (17) Drug control evaluation programs which state and local units of government may utilize to evaluate programs and projects directed at state drug control activities;

      (18) Providing alternatives to prevent detention, jail and prison for persons who pose no danger to the community; and

      (19) Programs of which the primary goal of is to strengthen urban enforcement and prosecution efforts targeted at street drug sales.

 

      Section 4. The standard application for grant funds from the Asset Forfeiture Trust Fund as published by the Justice Cabinet, Office of the Secretary, Division of Grants Management, effective November 1, 1990, is hereby incorporated by reference. The incorporated material can be inspected and copied at the Office of the Secretary of Justice, Bush Building, Second Floor, 403 Wapping Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., local time prevailing, Monday through Friday, holidays excepted. (17 Ky.R. 165; Am. 1062; eff. 9-13-90; 2219; 2948; eff. 4-5-91.)