Keep Young Athletes Safe
Goals: To support oversight of the United States Olympic Committee, each national governing body and each Paralympic sports organization to safeguard amateur athletes against emotional, physical and sexual abuse in sports. Objectives: To safeguard young athletes participating in organized sports from sexual, physical and emotional abuse. The program is designed to establish effective oversight of sports organizations by providing comprehensive training programs, investigatory tools, policies and standards to prevent abuse; ensuring mechanisms are in place to report, investigate and prosecute all forms of abuse; and establishing best practices to address and support victims of abuse.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2018
Funding awarded under the Keep Young Athletes Safe grant program will help to develop, implement and evaluate a series of programs and activities intended to prevent and address the sexual, physical and emotional abuse of young athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movements. This program is in its infancy and, as such, does not yet have reportable accomplishments. In fiscal year 2018, two applications were received for the Keep Young Athletes Safe grant program solicitation; SMART made one award.
Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, Public Law 115-126, Statute 132,318
Keep Young Athletes Safe Act of 2018, Public Law 115-141, Statute 132,348, 1127
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eligible applicants are nonprofit, nongovernmental entities with nationally recognized expertise in preventing and investigating sexual, physical and emotional abuse in the athletic programs of the United States Olympic Committee, each national governing body, and each Paralympic sports organization. Applicants must have a recognized background investigating allegations of abuse and reporting to law enforcement in order to inform training and prevention activities. Applicants must also have the capacity to develop and implement trainings on the national, statewide and local levels, as well as oversee regular and random audits to ensure the policies and procedures used to identify and prevent the abuse of amateur athletes are followed correctly. Please see program announcement for specific eligibility.
The program will safeguard amateur athletes through the prevention of sexual, physical and emotional abuse in the athletic programs of the United States Olympic Committee, each national governing body, and each Paralympic sports organization.
Applications must meet the requirements of the program solicitation, which sets forth application deadlines and documentation required. The application must include an Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424), Program Narrative, Budget Detail Worksheet and other critical elements identified. This information may be found in the solicitation section, "What an Application Should Include." In addition to the standard requirements, an application may be asked to include timelines, r'esum'es, letters of support, etc.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must submit completed applications via Grants.gov following established criteria. The receipt, review and analysis of applications will follow Office of Justice Programs policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications. Specific application instructions for solicitations are available at the Office of Justice Programs Funding Resource Center at https://ojp.gov/funding/.
Upon approval by the Office of Justice Programs 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 location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Award determinations are made within 180 days but no later than September 30.
There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application, but for discretionary awards, see 28 C.F.R. Part 18.
For details, please review the discussion of no-cost extensions in the Criteria for Award Extension section of the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide available at http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.2d.htm.
How are proposals selected?
Varies by program. Applications are judged according to their consistency with the policies and program priorities established by the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking and applicable laws.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are available to keep young athletes safe and to otherwise further the objectives identified above. This program furthers the Department’s mission of reducing sexual violence by supporting an entity to provide oversight of the United States Olympic Committee, each national governing body and each Paralympic sports organization with regard to safeguarding amateur athletes against sexual, physical and emotional abuse in sports.
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.
Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the Government Accountability Office, the 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.
In accordance with the requirement set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F, grantees must maintain all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records and all other records pertinent to the award for at least three years following the close of the most recent audit. For additional guidance, visit the DOJ Grants Financial Guide, Retention and Access Requirements for Records at https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.16a.htm.
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
Please see applicable program announcement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Office of Justice Programs’ Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/index.htm) and Post Award Instructions (https://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531 USA
(Project Grants) FY 18$2,450,000.00; FY 19 est $2,500,000.00; FY 20 est $2,500,000.00; FY 17$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Up to $2,500,000 for the Keep Young Athletes Safe grant program.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
See the current fiscal year's' program solicitation available on the Office of Justice Programs Funding Resource Center page at https://ojp.gov/funding/. For additional guidance reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide at https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm and Post Award Instructions at https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/index.htm.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018
Development and testing of training and educational materials to prevent and identify emotional, physical and sexual abuse in youth athletic programs.