Emergency Planning for Juvenile Justice Facilities

 

The purpose of this project is to provide funding to States to develop comprehensive plans that address the specific needs of children, youth, and families involved in the justice system during an emergency. Specifically, the initiative supports implementation of the principles outlined in the OJJDP report, Emergency Planning for Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities (www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/234936.pdf). This report is targeted to state, county, and local juvenile justice authorities charged with the custodial care and supervision of youth in the juvenile justice system, with particular focus on those authorities who oversee residential treatment and correctional and detention facilities that house juveniles via court-ordered placements. The principles outlined in this document may also apply to emergency planning for youth in out-of-home placement.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
16.823
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, 34 U.S.C. 11131(a), and an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
1) 24-US Territories; 13-state; The only eligible applicant for these funds is the designated state agency that receives Title II Formula Grant funds from OJJDP 2) 50-law, justice, and legal services; 72-youth development; 58-planning 3) Contact the program office for additional information.
Beneficiary Eligibility
1) 15-local; 14-state; 79-child; 80-youth 2) Contact program office for additional information.
Credentials/Documentation
Generally applicant documentation includes the Standard Form 424 (SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance), a program narrative, budget detail worksheet, and budget narrative. There also are a number of certifications that may be required, and other elements, as specified in the program announcement.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants for DOJ funding can submit applications online through either the federal grants portal Grants.Gov (www.grants.gov) or the DOJ's Grants Management System (GMS) (https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov). Each program announcement will specify which system should be used for that program and will contain detailed technical instructions on how to register with the system as well as apply for funding. Applicants are generally required to register and create a profile in GMS. Specific application instructions for program announcements are available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).
Award Procedure
Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Varies by project
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
See applicable program announcement.
How are proposals selected?
The following five selection criteria will be used to evaluate each application, with the different weight given to each based on the percentage value listed after each individual criteria 1. Statement of the Problem (15 percent) 2. Goals, Objectives and Performance Measures (5 percent) 3. Project Design and Implementation (45 percent) 4. Capabilities and Competencies (30 percent) 5. Budget: complete, cost effective, and allowable (e.g., reasonable, allocable, and necessary for project activities) (5 percent)
How may assistance be used?
The primary purpose of the use of these funds is to support the development of comprehensive emergency plans for juvenile facilities within the State. To accomplish this task, assistance may be used for a number of key activities to include hiring consultants to facilitate the planning process, emergency preparedness training for staff; conducting needs assessments; development of protocols for communication with families, other agencies, and the public; and arranging for effective emergency medical care and mental health services. The goal of developing the emergency plan is to help ensure the efficient continuation of operations during an emergency, the reduction of risk to the physical plant, and, most importantly, the safety and well-being of youth and staff in our nation’s juvenile justice residential facilities
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111–352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.
Auditing
See Uniform Administrative Requirements, 2 C.F.R. Part 200 at Subpart F - Audit Requirements (Sec. 200.500 - 200.507) as adopted by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.
Records
All financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award must be generally retained for a period of three (3) years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report (Federal Financial Report/SF-425). For more information and exceptions, see Uniform Administrative Requirements 2 C.F.R. SS 200.333 as adopted by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Length and time phasing of assistance vary by project--see applicable program announcement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Office of Justice Programs’ Financial Guide (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/index.htm) and Post Award Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531 US
Kellie.Dressler@usdoj.gov
Phone: 202-514-4817
Website Address
http://www.ojjdp.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
15-0405-0-1-754
Obligations
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$449,343.00; FY 19 est $500,000.00; FY 20 est $500,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$70,000-$91,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The Emergency Planning for Juvenile Justice Facilities solicitation, Office of Justice Programs' Financial Guide 2011 (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/index.htm ) and Post award Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf) applicable OMB Circulars, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.R.). See program announcement and Uniform Administrative Requirements in 2 C.F.R. Part 200 as adopted and supplemented by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 



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