SJI Board of Directors Meeting, Notice, 66105 [2015-27424]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 208 / Wednesday, October 28, 2015 / Notices Therefore, the rates, terms, and conditions associated with the imposition of surcharges or fees authorized herein may be established or revised at the Director’s discretion. Dated: September 22, 2015. Patrick F. Kennedy, Under Secretary for Management. [FR Doc. 2015–27456 Filed 10–27–15; 8:45 am] Table of Contents BILLING CODE 4710–43–P STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE SJI Board of Directors Meeting, Notice State Justice Institute. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The SJI Board of Directors will be meeting on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Supreme Court of Louisiana in New Orleans, Louisiana. The purpose of this meeting is to consider grant applications for the 1st quarter of FY 2016, and other business. All portions of this meeting are open to the public. ADDRESSES: Supreme Court of Louisiana, 400 Royal Street, 4th Floor Conference Room, New Orleans, LA 70130. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Mattiello, Executive Director, State Justice Institute, 11951 Freedom Drive, Suite 1020, Reston, VA 20190, 571–313–8843, contact@sji.gov. Jonathan D. Mattiello, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2015–27424 Filed 10–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE Grant Guideline, Notice State Justice Institute. Grant Guideline for FY 2016. AGENCY: ACTION: This Guideline sets forth the administrative, programmatic, and financial requirements attendant to Fiscal Year 2016 State Justice Institute grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts. SUMMARY: DATES: October 28, 2015. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Mattiello, Executive Director, State Justice Institute, 11951 Freedom Drive, Suite 1020, Reston, VA 20190, 571–313–8843, jonathan.mattiello@ sji.gov. Pursuant to the State Justice Institute Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10701, et seq.), SJI is SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:16 Oct 27, 2015 authorized to award grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts to state and local courts, nonprofit organizations, and others for the purpose of improving the quality of justice in the state courts of the United States. The following Grant Guideline is adopted by the State Justice Institute for FY 2016. Jkt 238001 I. The Mission of the State Justice Institute II. Eligibility for Award III. Scope of the Program IV. Grant Applications V. Grant Application Review Procedures VI. Compliance Requirements VII. Financial Requirements VIII. Grant Adjustments I. The Mission of the State Justice Institute SJI was established by State Justice Institute Authorization Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10701 et seq.) to improve the administration of justice in the state courts of the United States. Incorporated in the State of Virginia as a private, nonprofit corporation, SJI is charged, by statute, with the responsibility to: • Direct a national program of financial assistance designed to assure that each citizen of the United States is provided ready access to a fair and effective system of justice; • Foster coordination and cooperation with the federal judiciary; • Promote recognition of the importance of the separation of powers doctrine to an independent judiciary; and • Encourage education for judges and support personnel of state court systems through national and state organizations. To accomplish these broad objectives, SJI is authorized to provide funding to state courts, national organizations which support and are supported by state courts, national judicial education organizations, and other organizations that can assist in improving the quality of justice in the state courts. SJI is supervised by a Board of Directors appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Board is statutorily composed of six judges; a state court administrator; and four members of the public, no more than two of the same political party. Through the award of grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements, SJI is authorized to perform the following activities: A. Support technical assistance, demonstrations, special projects, research and training to improve the administration of justice in the state courts; PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66105 B. Provide for the preparation, publication, and dissemination of information regarding state judicial systems; C. Participate in joint projects with federal agencies and other private grantors; D. Evaluate or provide for the evaluation of programs and projects to determine their impact upon the quality of criminal, civil, and juvenile justice and the extent to which they have contributed to improving the quality of justice in the state courts; E. Encourage and assist in furthering judicial education; and, F. Encourage, assist, and serve in a consulting capacity to state and local justice system agencies in the development, maintenance, and coordination of criminal, civil, and juvenile justice programs and services. II. Eligibility for Award SJI is authorized by Congress to award grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts to the following entities and types of organizations: A. State and local courts and their agencies (42 U.S.C. 10705(b)(1)(A)). B. National nonprofit organizations controlled by, operating in conjunction with, and serving the judicial branches of state governments (42 U.S.C. 10705(b)(1)(B)). C. National nonprofit organizations for the education and training of judges and support personnel of the judicial branch of state governments (42 U.S.C. 10705(b)(1)(C)). An applicant is considered a national education and training applicant under section 10705(b)(1)(C) if: 1. The principal purpose or activity of the applicant is to provide education and training to state and local judges and court personnel; and 2. The applicant demonstrates a record of substantial experience in the field of judicial education and training. D. Other eligible grant recipients (42 U.S.C. 10705 (b)(2)(A)–(D)). 1. Provided that the objectives of the project can be served better, the Institute is also authorized to make awards to: a. Nonprofit organizations with expertise in judicial administration; b. Institutions of higher education; c. Individuals, partnerships, firms, corporations (for-profit organizations must waive their fees); and d. Private agencies with expertise in judicial administration. 2. SJI may also make awards to state or local agencies and institutions other than courts for services that cannot be adequately provided through nongovernmental arrangements (42 U.S.C. 10705(b)(3)). E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE


SJI Board of Directors Meeting, Notice

AGENCY: State Justice Institute.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The SJI Board of Directors will be meeting on Monday, November 
16, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Supreme Court of 
Louisiana in New Orleans, Louisiana. The purpose of this meeting is to 
consider grant applications for the 1st quarter of FY 2016, and other 
business. All portions of this meeting are open to the public.

ADDRESSES: Supreme Court of Louisiana, 400 Royal Street, 4th Floor 
Conference Room, New Orleans, LA 70130.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Mattiello, Executive 
Director, State Justice Institute, 11951 Freedom Drive, Suite 1020, 
Reston, VA 20190, 571-313-8843, contact@sji.gov.

Jonathan D. Mattiello,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2015-27424 Filed 10-27-15; 8:45 am]
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