DHS CVE Grant Application

Waqas Mirza filed this request with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security of Massachusetts.


From: Waqas Mirza

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all applications submitted by your agency for the Department of Homeland Security's FY 2016 Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) grant.

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security was granted a $500,000 grant according to the Department of Homeland Security (https://www.dhs.gov/cvegrants).

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Waqas Mirza


Good morning,

Please find the records responsive to your request (below) attached.

If you object to this response, you may appeal to the Supervisor of Records in accordance with M.G.L. c. 66, §10(b) and 950 CMR 32.00.

Shannon C. Sullivan
Assistant General Counsel
Executive Office of Public Safety and Security