The City of Madison’s Police Department applied for and the City of Madison received funds from the US Federal Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for a Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) grant to implement the Isthmus Safety Initiative program to decrease violent crime and improve safety in downtown Madison.

Process Overview

  1. Review RFP Guidelines

    Please read the guidelines carefully before completing your 2022 BCJI Isthmus Safety Initiative application.
    BCJI RFP Guidelines

  2. Attend the Workshop

    Applicants, were asked to attend a required workshop on Thursday, August 11th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  Please see the recording and presentation, if you missed it.
    Isthmus Safety Initiative RFP Workshop PowerPoint
    Isthmus Safety Initiative Workshop Recording

  3. Review the Timeline

    Please keep in mind these important dates. They represent the City’s desired timeline for implementing this project. All dates are tentative, non-binding, and subject to change, with notice. 

    • July 12, 2022: I ntroduce Resolution and Policy Paper to Common Council
    • July 13, 2022: Public Safety Review Committee
    • July 25 , 2022: Finance Committee
    • August 2, 2022: Common Council Approval
    • August 4, 2022: Release of RFP
    • August 11, 2022: Application Workshop
    • September 6, 2022: Introduction to Common Council
    • September 12, 2022: Finance Committee Action
    • September 20, 2022: Common Council Final Action
    • September 21, 2022: Notification of Awards
    • October 1, 2022: Anticipated Contract Start Date
  4. Submit the Application

    Applications MUST be received by our office by 12:00 PM CST (Noon) on August 29, 2022. Proposals must be submitted to: CDDapplications@cityofmadison.com. All proposals must be submitted electronically.

    Applications time stamped received after 12:00 pm will not be accepted, no exceptions!

    You will receive a confirmation email once you have submitted your application. These email notifications are not auto generated so allow some time for a person to receive and process your application. If you do not receive a notification within 2 hours, it means that your application did not get delivered. 

  5. Submitted Application

    The following application will be considered: