|Submitted||April 21, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
* Applications for FY 2016 funding from the Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant program (Byrne JAG) program from the State of Massachusetts and any individual counties, cities, or towns in Massachusetts, including but not limited to application received from Norfolk County, MA or the Town of Brookline, MA.
* All documents detailing how funds under the Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant program (Byrne JAG) program were distributed to the State of Massachusetts and any individual counties, cities, or towns in Massachusetts for FY 2016, including but not limited to any FY 2016 funds directed to Norfolk County, MA or the Town of Brookline, MA.
* All Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) between the State of Massachusetts and any individual counties, cities, or towns in Massachusetts; including but not limited to Norfolk County, MA and the Town of Brookline, MA.
* Related documentation submitted to the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) regarding compliance with 8 USC s 1373 by the State of Massachusetts and any individual counties, cities, or towns in Massachusetts; including but not limited to Norfolk County, MA and the Town of Brookline, MA.
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 20 business days, as the statute requires.
C. Scott Ananian
C. Scott Ananian
DEPT MR 36502
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
Re: OJP FOIA No. 17-00201
Dear Mr. Ananian:
This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act request, dated April 21, 2017, and received in the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of the General Counsel, on the same date. A copy of your request is attached for your convenience.
The records you seek require a search in another OJP office and so your request falls within "unusual circumstances." See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B)(i)-(iii). Because of these unusual circumstances, we are extending the time limit to respond to your request beyond the ten additional days provided by the statute. We have not yet completed a search to determine whether there are records within the scope of your request. The time needed to process your request will necessarily depend on the complexity of our records search and on the volume and complexity of any records located. For your information, this Office assigns incoming requests to one of three tracks: simple, complex, or expedited. Each request is then handled on a first-in, first-out basis in relation to other requests in the same track. Simple requests usually receive a response in approximately one month, whereas complex requests necessarily take longer. At this time, your request has been assigned to the complex track. You may wish to narrow the scope of your request to limit the number of potentially responsive records or agree to an alternative time frame for processing, should records be located; or you may wish to await the completion of our records search to discuss either of these options.
Your request is assigned to Dorothy A. Lee, Senior Government Information Specialist, for processing. If you have any questions or wish to discuss reformulation or an alternative time frame for the processing of your request, you may contact Ms. Lee by telephone at (202) 307-6235, via e-mail, or you may write to this office at OJP, 810 7th Street, N.W., Room 5400, Washington, D.C. 20531. Please include the above-referenced OJP FOIA number. Lastly, you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison at the above telephone number to discuss any aspect of your request.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 21, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Please see the attached response letter. This email will contain some of the responsive documents. Additional emails with responsive documents will follow.
Part 2 of the responsive documents.
Part 3 of the responsive documents.
Part 4 of the responsive documents.
Part 5 with responsive documents.