Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
The Title II Formula Grants Program provides funding to support state and local efforts to plan, establish, operate, coordinate, and evaluate policies and projects, directly or through grants and contracts with public and private agencies, for the development of more effective education, training, research, prevention, diversion, treatment, and rehabilitation, compliance with the core requirements and overall juvenile justice system improvement efforts. Objectives: The objectives are the following: (1) grant funding to states to assist them in planning, establishing, operating, coordinating, and evaluating projects for the development of more effective juvenile delinquency programming (i.e., education, training, research, prevention, diversion, treatment, and rehabilitation); (2) facilitate state compliance with the core requirements under the JJDP Act (42 USC 5633(a)(11), (12), (13),and (22); (3) provide and support training and technical assistance to benefit the formula grant program; and (4) support research, evaluation, and statistics activities designed to benefit the formula grant program.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants; B - Project Grants; M - Training
Fiscal Year 2017
57 applications were received and 57 awards were granted in FY2017, including Non-Participating states. In FY16, 57 applications were received and 57 awards were granted, including Non-Participating states. In FY15, 57 applications were received and 57 awards were granted, including Non-Participating states. Accomplishments for FY 16, the most recent year data is available includes: 75% of program youth exhibited a desired change in target behavior in the short term. 5% of program youth reoffended (recidivism rate) in the short term. Maryland provided funding to 12 state and local juvenile justice systems in an effort to develop intervention and prevention programs. Minnesota used grant funding to increase delinquency prevention and reduce the number of referrals from schools to police agencies. Nebraska implemented a multifaceted approach to decreasing gang violence while enhancing community-based violence prevention programs.Fiscal Year 2018
In FY 2018, 56 applications were received and 56 awards were granted, including Non-Participating states. 57 applications were received and 57 awards were granted in FY2017, including Non-Participating states. In FY16, 57 applications were received and 57 awards were granted, including Non-Participating states. Accomplishments for FY 17, the most recent year data is available includes: 67% of program youth exhibited a desired change in target behavior in the short term. 7% of program youth reoffended (recidivism rate) in the short term. Minnesota supported the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe’s youth programming, which provided services to over 100 tribal youth to increase leadership skills and reduce the prevalence of at-risk behavior. Florida developed a human trafficking screening tool to identify children who may be victims of human trafficking and conducted training across the state on the issue of human trafficking victimization.
42 U.S.C. 5631; and an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) Formula Grants program supports state and local efforts in planning, operating, and evaluating projects that seek to prevent at-risk youth from entering the juvenile justice system or that intervene with first-time and non-serious offenders to provide services that maximize their chances of leading productive, successful lives. These services include job training, mental health and substance abuse treatment, community service and other forms of restitution, and school programs to prevent truancy. The Formula Grants program also provides funds to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the juvenile justice system and ensures .participating states provide for an adequate compliance monitoring system. This adequate system of monitoring ensures that states effectively monitor their systems for compliance with the core requirements which are: Jail Removal, Site and Sound Separation, Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders and Disproportionate Minority Contact.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
For formula grants, the eligible applicants can be found at https://www.ojjdp.gov/statecontacts/resourcelist.asp. For the training and technical assistance and research projects, please refer to the program narrative.
Units of a State and its local government, public and private organizations, Indian tribes performing law enforcement functions, and agencies involved in juvenile delinquency prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.
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?
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact assessment 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. This program is eligible for coverage under E.xecutive Order 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." The application of E.O. 12372 to formula grants is contingent upon whether the state has designated an entity to coordinate and review proposed federal financial assistance. See list of states that require this review at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants_spoc. 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.
E.O. 12372 does not apply to grants for technical assistance, training, research that is national in scope, or research that is not designed to benefit a particular state.
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 the DOJ's Grants Management System (GMS) (https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov). Each program announcement will contain detailed technical instructions on how to register with the system as well as apply for funding. Applicants are 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).
Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, or the OJJDP Administrator for research grants, 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 location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Formula grant applications (state plans) will generally be approved September 30th of each year. Technical assistance, training, and research grant applications will be subject to a peer review process and internal agency review. The total time will depend on the particular program narrative, but all awards will be made by September 30th of the fiscal year in which the program narrative is posted.
For statutory formula awards, see 28 CFR Part 18. There are no appeal rights for the denial of a discretionary application.
Formula grants: A comprehensive state plan must be submitted every three years, with annual updates required each of the other two years. Technical assistance, training, and research grants: Continuation or supplemental funding will depend on the terms of the original program narrative for the program/project.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria for formula grants are established by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, 42 USC 5631-5633, and the regulations governing the Formula Grant Program at 28 CFR Part 31, Subpart A. Criteria for technical assistance grants pursuant to the JJDP Act can be found at 42 USC 5631(b) and in the specific program narrative for the program. Criteria for training, technical assistance, or research program/projects authorized pursuant to the DOJ appropriations acts can be found in the program narrative for the particular program.
How may assistance be used?
Formula grants (42 USC 5631(a)): Funds may be used to support juvenile justice and delinquency prevention efforts at the state and local level.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
All financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award must be retained for a period of 3 years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report (Federal Financial Report/SF-425). For more information, 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: Title 34 U.S.C. 11132(a) Part 31 Subpart Subpart A - Formula Grants (§§ 31.1 - 31.404)
Matching is voluntary. 10%. State grantees may use no more than 10 percent of their formula grant allocation for planning and administration and they must match planning and administration funds dollar for dollar. NO match requirement for technical assistance, training, or research grants.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Additional Information:
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Formula grant funds awarded in one fiscal year may be carried forward for obligation for two years subsequent to the fiscal year of award. Technical assistance, training, research grants: Duration and continuation of funding will depend on the particular program narrative. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
810 7th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20531 US
(Formula Grants) FY 18$1,190,000.00; FY 19 est $60,000,000.00; FY 20 est $60,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Allocation of formula grants to States and territories are based on relative populations under the age of 18. Amounts awarded for discretionary technical assistance, training, and research grants vary depending on the particular program or project being funded.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Program narrative guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm. For additional guidance reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/index.htm). Applicable administrative requirements and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 CFR).
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018
School programs to increase the number of youth engaged in school through implementation of evidence-based positive behavioral interventions at school including Restorative Justice practices. Programs that gather data on disciplinary actions and referrals to juvenile court from schools / school resource officers, and use school diversion screening tools to objectively guide decisions and provide interventions without a citation or court involvement.Fiscal Year 2019
School programs to increase the number of youth engaged in school through implementation of evidence-based positive behavioral interventions at school including Restorative Justice practices. Programs that gather data on disciplinary actions and referrals to juvenile court from schools / school resource officers, and use school diversion screening tools to objectively guide decisions and provide interventions without a citation or court involvement.Fiscal Year 2020
Similar programs and other delinquency prevention and compliance with core requirements and those related activities.