|Submitted||July 28, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Nebraska Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
All documents, contracts, and grant reporting materials produced by the University of Nebraska that are related to the work that the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center conducted in support of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) grant, between March 2017 and January 2019.
The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) was listed as by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a CVE grant recipient here:
In their 2016 grant application to the DHS, NEMA mentions the involvement University of Nebraska Public Policy Center:
“ Funding over the two year period is distributed to public health department(s) to carry out engagement activities ($150,000) and the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center to support state level work, provide technical assistance, and manage and evaluate the project ($150,000).
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center will document the processes of engagement implemented in this project, prepare materials to assist communities as they assess barriers to reporting (ensuring collection methods comply with human subjects research standards), provide technical assistance in areas of bystander reporting and threat assessment and prepare a “toolkit” for rural and small to mid-sized communities for integration of CVE engagement and planning with public health initiatives.”
I would like all materials produced for this grant “to assist communities as they assess barriers to reporting.”
I would also like “the ““toolkit” for rural and small to mid-sized communities for integration of CVE engagement and planning with public health initiatives.”
As part of my request, I would also like the official contract between the University of Nebraska and NEMA about the work related to this CVE grant.
For additional clarification, I have attached a 2018 invoice from the University of Nebraska to NEMA for services related to CVE development. The above request includes all documents produced by the University of Nebraska that were paid for in that invoice.
Please reach out with any additional questions, my cell is 781-941-0829!
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 4 business days, as the statute requires.
NEMA’s response to this public records request included University records responsive to this request. The University considers this request closed. Thank you.
Erin E. Busch
Director University Records/Associate General Counsel
University of Nebraska
Phone (402) 472-1232
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