Part E - Developing, Testing and Demonstrating Promising New Programs


To develop and implement programs that design, test, and demonstrate effective approaches, techniques and methods for preventing and controlling juvenile delinquency such as community based- alternatives to institutional confinement; developing and implementing effective means of diverting juveniles from the traditional juvenile justice system; programs stressing advocacy activities aimed at improving services to youth impacted by the juvenile justice system; model programs to strengthen and maintain the family unit including self-help programs; prevention and treatment programs relating to juveniles who commit serious crimes; programs to prevent hate crimes; programs to provide aftercare and reintegration services; programs to prevent youth gun and gang violence.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002, Sections 261, 262, Public Law 93-415, as amended; Public Laws 95-509, 98-473, 100-690, and 102-586, 42 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Part E funds are available under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002, as amended, to public and private nonprofit agencies, organizations, individuals, Indian Tribal government, State and local units of government, combinations of State or local units. (Section 263 of JJDP Act as Amended.).
Beneficiary Eligibility
Public and private youth serving agencies/organizations, State and local units of government, combinations of such units, or other private agencies, organizations, institutions or individuals.
Administration and cost appropriateness will be determined in accordance with the provisions of OMB circulars and government-wide common rules applicable to grants and cooperative agreements, including OMB Circular Nos. A-87 for State and local governments, A-21 for educational institutions, and A-122 for nonprofit organizations. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. The applicant must submit an application electronically through the Office of Justice Programs' Grant Management System or as directed by the program announcement. Applicants are expected to address each concern or requirement in the guidelines as clearly and specifically as possible, giving particular attention to goal and objective statements, methodology and data requirements. A peer review group is established as mandated in Section 262(d)(1)(A) of JJDP Act and applications are rated and ranked in relation to pre-defined selection criteria. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110 and the Common Rule.
Award Procedure
Assistance awards and contracts are awarded directly to applicants Deadlines (094):
Published in program announcements or requests for proposals.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 1 to 3 months.
Informal reconsideration by Administrator for assistance applicants, administrative hearings for assistance award terminations. See CFR Part 18, 50 FR 28199, July 11, 1985.
Continuation grant, supplemental award or contract modification.
How are proposals selected?
Applications are judged according to their consistency with the policies and program priorities established by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Specific criteria are applied that are related to the particular program areas under which projects are funded. The criteria are published in the Federal Register as part of the individual program announcements. Applications undergo a competitive peer review process as outlined in the OJJDP Competition and Peer Review Policy 28 CFR Part 34.
How may assistance be used?
To be eligible for an Award or contract under Part E, an applicant must: (1) respond to legislative requirements contained in Section 261 (a) and (b) of the JJDP Act, as amended as well as specific program guidelines issued by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); (2) be consistent with the objectives and priorities of OJJDP; (3) provide for proper program administration, evaluation, and fiscal reporting; (4) demonstrate, in the overall quality of the proposal, that the program is technically sound and will achieve the required program objectives at the highest possible level; and (5) respond to clear and documentable needs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Semi-annual progress reports and quarterly financial reports are required. Quarterly financial reports are required. Semi-annual progress reports. Quarterly financial reports are required. Semi-annual progress reports.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. All organizations that expend financial assistance of $300,000 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.
Grantee must keep complete records on the disposition of funds, and records related to the grant must be retained for three years after the date of the final report.
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
Initial Awards usually are made for 12 to 36 months with further funding based upon the project period, grantee performance, and availability of funds. Drawdowns are possible under a Letter of Credit. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Kellie J. Dressler, Child Protection Division, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: (202) 514-4817.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 13 $1,390,000; FY 14 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 15 Not Separately Identifiable
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Developing, Testing and Demonstrating Promising New Programs awards are governed by the OJP Financial Guide which is available upon request.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available


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