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SCAAP Application Period Is Now Open

The application period for the FY 2014 State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) is now open. All applications must be submitted by May 13, 2014.


BJA Awards $213 Million in SCAAP Awards

BJA is pleased to announce that $213 million has been awarded to 894 jurisdictions through the FY 2013 State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP).


Funding
SCAAP payments will be calculated using a formula that provides a relative share of funding to jurisdictions that apply and is based on the number of eligible criminal aliens, as determined by DHS.

Payments
SCAAP payments are calculated simultaneously, with applicants receiving a prorated payment based on the appropriation; costs submitted, and inmates as determined by DHS. All SCAAP payments are made electronically to the applicant's bank account of record identified during the application process. All SCAAP payments must go to the jurisdiction's general fund. Please use the jurisdiction's EIN (tax identification) and vendor number when applying for SCAAP funds.


FY 2014 State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP)
Application Deadline: 05/13/2014, 06:00 PM
SCAAP provides federal payments to states and localities that incurred correctional officer salary costs for incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens who have at least one felony or two misdemeanor convictions for violations of state or local law, and who are incarcerated for at least 4 consecutive days during the reporting period.
Guidelines

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SCAAP Helpdesk
202-353-4411
E-mail: scaap@usdoj.gov

FY 2013 SCAAP Data
FY 2013 SCAAP Award List
FY 2013 SCAAP Guidelines
FY 2013 ICE Country Codes
FY 2013 Inmate Data File Format

FY 2012 SCAAP Data
FY 2012 SCAAP Award List
FY 2012 SCAAP Guidelines
FY 2012 ICE Country Codes
FY 2012 Inmate Data File Format

Update on the Discontinuance of Payments for “Unknown” Alien Status Inmate Days
The Department of Justice (DOJ) will postpone the elimination of reimbursements for the unknown category of SCAAP inmates for 1 year, which includes the payment of FY 2012 SCAAP awards. The delay of this change will provide a significant opportunity for local governments to work collaboratively with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to improve local processes for detainee identification, in anticipation of discontinuing payments for unknown inmates next year. SCAAP grantees are strongly encouraged to work collaboratively with DHS in the following programs in order to increase their inmate alien status verifications. Those programs include:

  • Secure Communities Program: This program leverages an existing information sharing capability between DHS and DOJ to quickly and accurately identify aliens who are arrested for a crime and booked into local law enforcement custody. With this capability, the fingerprints of everyone arrested and booked are not only checked against Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal history records, but they are also checked against DHS immigration records. If fingerprints match DHS records, the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) determines if immigration enforcement action is required, considering the immigration status of the alien, the severity of the crime and the alien's criminal history. For more information, see the following web site: www.ice.gov/secure_communities/.
  • 287(g) Program: The 287(g) program allows a state and local law enforcement entity to enter into a partnership with ICE in order to receive delegated authority for immigration enforcement within their jurisdictions. This allows the officials in the jurisdictions to match inmate records prior to the SCAAP application process. For more information, see the following web site: www.ice.gov/news/library/factsheets/287g.htm.
  • The Law Enforcement Support Center (LESC): LESC is a single national point of contact that provides timely customs information and immigration status and identity information and real-time assistance to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies on aliens suspected, arrested or convicted of criminal activity. For more information, see the following web site: www.ice.gov/LESC/ or call 802-872-6000. 

2011 SCAAP Data
FY 2011 SCAAP Awards
FY 2011 SCAAP Guidelines
FY 2011 ICE Country Codes
FY 2011 Inmate Data File Format

2010 SCAAP Information
FY 2010 SCAAP Awards (Excel)
FY 2010 SCAAP Guidelines (PDF)

2009 SCAAP Information
FY 2009 SCAAP Awards (Excel)
FY 2009 SCAAP Guidelines (PDF)

2000-2008 SCAAP Information
FY 2008 SCAAP Awards (PDF)
FY 2008 SCAAP Guidelines (PDF)

FY 2007 SCAAP Awards

FY 2006 SCAAP Awards
FY 2006 SCAAP Guidelines(PDF)

FY 2005 SCAAP Award Information
FY 2005 SCAAP Guidelines (PDF)

FY 2004 SCAAP Payments

FY 2003 SCAAP Awards

FY 2002 SCAAP Fact Sheet (PDF)

FY 2000 - 2002 Award Levels (Excel)


Announcement:

SCAAP Application Period Is Now Open

The application period for the FY 2013 State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) is now open. All applications must be submitted by May 13, 2013.


Funding:

FY 2013 State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP)
Application Deadline: 05/20/2013, 06:00 PM
SCAAP provides federal payments to states and localities that incurred correctional officer salary costs for incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens who have at least one felony or two misdemeanor convictions for violations of state or local law, and who are incarcerated for at least 4 consecutive days during the reporting period.
Guidelines


FY 2012 State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP)
Application Deadline: 07/06/2012, 05:59 PM
SCAAP provides federal payments to states and localities that incurred correctional officer salary costs for incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens. See the guidelines for further details.
Guidelines