Grant applications - [LA] Department of Corrections

Freddy Martinez filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Louisiana.
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From: Freddy Martinez

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Louisiana Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

For the last five years (January 1, 2014 to the present) for all funds administrated by the DOJ Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) I am looking for any records

- Communication between the DOJ COPS office and officials at the Department of Corrections in applying for any grants.
- The final grant application as submitted by Department of Corrections.
- Documents sufficient to show what programming the funds would be allocated for.
- Documents sufficient to show the size of the grants.
- Documents sufficient to show if a grant was awarded, rejected and for what reasons (insufficient documentation, etc).

Please be aware that this request is being made by Open the Government, a nonpartisan coalition that works to strengthen democracy by creating a more transparent and accountable government. For that reason, we request a fee waiver in processing this request. We are also asking for expedited processing of this request.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions at 202 332 6736.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Freddy Martinez

From: Freddy Martinez

Department of Corrections,

This is the 6th follow up we are sending your office. To date, your office has not acknowledged our original public records request or our five subsequent follow up requests. Please confirm you're processing our request and have received it.

Freddy Martinez
Policy Analyst
Open the Government
202 332 6736

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Department of Corrections

The Department of Public Safety and Corrections ("Department") is in receipt of your email requesting records that purport to be applications made pursuant to the Louisiana Public Records Act.

Please be advised that these requests seek thousands upon thousands of pages of documents - most of which are maintained in hard copy files only. Fees shall not be waived, and each document is subject to a 25 cent per page copy charge.

In order to begin processing the enclosed requests, the Department must insist upon a $2500 deposit made payable to the "Louisiana Department of Corrections." Once the check clears and the funds have been received, we will begin processing your request.

All the best,

DOC Public Records Staff


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