Gang Resistance Education and Training
The Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom training curriculum. G.R.E.A.T.'s violence prevention curriculum is a life-skills competency program designed to provide students with the skills they need to avoid gang pressure and youth violence. The program's primary objective is prevention and minimizing the probability of high risk youth engaging in delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership. The instruction is taught in the classroom by specially trained, uniformed law enforcement officers. The curriculum can be used in conjunction with other prevention programs encouraging positive relationships between the community, parents, schools, and law enforcement. The G.R.E.A.T. program is comprised of a continuum of curricula – Middle School (6th – 8th grades); Elementary (3rd and 4th grades); Families Component (parents/guardians and youth) and Summer Component. The various components and curricula build on and reinforce each other in addressing the factors that contribute to youth violence and gang involvement.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2004, Public Law 108-109.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
All State, county, tribal and municipal units of general purpose government and law enforcement agencies and other special purpose law enforcement agencies (i.e., independent school districts) in the United States and U.S. Territories.
All State, county, tribal and municipal governments, law enforcement agencies and schools in the United States and U.S. Territories.
Jurisdiction or agency head must enter into the award agreement with the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applications are submitted by the Chief Executive Officer of a jurisdiction, or formal designee or law enforcement agency head, via the Internet-based Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Grants Management System (GMS) at https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov. On-line submission of an application represents legal binding acceptance of the terms of the application. For further information about the OJP GMS, call the OJP GMS Hotline.
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.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Grant awards and denials are generally made within 90 days of application submission.
Contingent upon congressional funding.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Law enforcement agencies can only use the funds provided to administer the G.R.E.A.T. Program in their respective communities. This includes providing G.R.E.A.T. training for law enforcement officers and the purchasing of materials and supplies for the implementation and ongoing operation of the program.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Applicants are required to submit semi-annual Categorical Assistance Progress Reports. Applicants are required to submit quarterly Financial Status 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.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the Government Accountability Office, Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General, state or local government auditors, and auditors from independent public accounting firms. Jurisdictions must follow their local policies and procedures, including maintenance of reliable and accurate accounting systems, record keeping, and systems of internal control.
All organizations that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in any fiscal year must have a single audit for that year in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-133, as amended, unless the audit condition on the award says otherwise. These audits are due to the cognizant federal agency not later than 9 months after the end of the grantee’s fiscal year
Recipients of federal funds are expected to retain documentation supporting all program transactions for at least 3 years after the closure of audit reports related to such funding. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all related issues, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grant awards are issued for 12 or 18 months. Grantees may request extensions, which cannot exceed 12 additional months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Reimbursement.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. The G.R.E.A.T. Program currently has five regional offices that are each run by a local law enforcement agency. The offices and contacts are: (1) Southeast Region, Orange County Sheriff's Office, 2500 W. Colonial Drive - 2nd Floor., Orlando, Florida 32804. Telephone: (407) 254-7369; (2) Northeast Region, Philadelphia Police Department, Community Relations Division, 1328 Race Street - 2nd Floor., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107. Telephone: (215) 686-1477; (3) Midwest Region, La Crosse Police Department, 400 La Crosse Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601. Telephone: (608) 789-8202; (4) Southwest Region, Phoenix Police Department, 620 West Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85003. Telephone: (602) 495-0432; and (5) Northwest Region, Portland Police Bureau, 449 NE Emerson, Portland, Oregon 97211. Telephone: (503) 823-2111.
Dennis Mondoro Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
810 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: 202-514-3913
(Project Grants) FY 11 $8,283,000; FY 12 est $0; and FY 13 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects