|Thomas H. Mongeau||Administrative Manager||401-222-4493||Thomas.Mongeau@psga.dps.ri.gov|
|Gina Tocco||Grants Assistant||401-222-4497||Gina.Tocco@psga.dps.ri.gov|
|Elizabeth Gilheeney||Juvenile Justice||401-222-4494||Elizabeth.Gilheeney@psga.dps.ri.gov|
|David LeDoux||Byrne/JAG, J-Link, VAWA||401-222-4495||David.LeDoux@psga.dps.ri.gov|
|Gail Pereira||Crime Prevention, Byrne/JAG,
RSAT, Project Safe Neighborhood
PSGAO staffers administer specifically assigned grant programs. Each of the federal/state grant programs require many administrative activities that include (but are not necessarily limited to):
The Public Safety Grant Administration Office has dramatically enhanced its planning and coordinating service to the criminal justice community since reorganizing in 1994 when the agency's staffing level was increased from four to eight. Additionally, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 created a host of new federal initiatives for which the agency is now responsible. A Grants Assistant was added in July 1999. These appropriate staffing levels have allowed program personnel to seek out and administer new grant programs, plan and implement many statewide training sessions and conferences, as well as to disseminate more discretionary grant information to prospective applicants.
In 1994, the Public Safety Grant Administration Office administered five grant programs at a total of $2.9 million, resulting in the awarding of approximately 125 sub-grants. Currently, the agency handles ten to twelve grant programs averaging nearly $10 -12 million annually and producing over 200 annual sub-grants. The number of grants and the amount of money may vary from year to year depending on the federal emphasis such as violent crime, juvenile delinquency and prevention, the need for improved access to criminal history information, domestic violence programs, victim's rights or information technology.