National Evaluation of the Safe Schools-Healthy Students Initiative


To conduct an evaluation of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 12/12/2007 (Funding not available.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements).
Program Accomplishments
One award was made to date for a 5-year project period depending on grantee performance fund availability.
Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriation Act of 1999, Public Law 107-77.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicants are invited from public and private agencies, organizations, institutions, or individuals. Applicants must demonstrate that they have experience in evaluating broad-based community initiatives. Private, for-profit organizations must agree to waive any profit or fee. Joint applications from two or more eligible applicants are welcome, as long as one is designated the primary applicant for purposes of correspondence, awards, and management and any others as coapplicants.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Public or private agencies, organizations, or individuals.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
The applicant submits an original and 5 copies of proposals along with Standard Form 424 in response to a specific solicitation published by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Applicants are expected to address each concern or requirement in the solicitation 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 the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP Act) and applications are rated and ranked in relation to pre-defined selection criteria.
Award Procedure
The cooperative agreement is awarded directly to the selected applicant, who is notified of a pending award.
Published in the program announcement/solicitation for proposals.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 1 to 3 months.
Continuation grant and/or supplemental award.
How are proposals selected?
Applications are judged according to their consistency with the policies and program priorities established by the JJDP Act. Specific criteria are published in the program announcement/solicitation. Applications undergo a competitive peer review process.
How may assistance be used?
Applicant selected to receive cooperative agreement for national evaluation of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative must use the funds to evaluate the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Semiannual progress reports and quarterly financial reports are required. In addition, the selected applicant will be responsible for the development of project reports as described in the solicitation.
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 states otherwise. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency not later than 9 months after the end of the grantee's fiscal year. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 24, 19997), "Audits of States, and Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Grantee must keep complete records on the disposition of funds, and records related to the grant must be retained for 3 years after the date of the final report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Grants awarded under the JJDP Act do not require a cash match; except for construction projects, where the match is 50 percent on community-based facilities of 20 beds or less.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
An initial award will be made for 12 months, with four subsequent awards of 12 months each, contingent upon grantee performance and availability of funds.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20531. Telephone: (202) 307-5929. Use the same number for FTS.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Grants) FY 02 $14,712,611; FY 03 est $15,453,080; and FY 04 est $14,967,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The National Evaluation of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative solicitation is published in the Federal Register and awards are governed by the OJP Financial Guide, which is available upon request. Reports and studies developed by OJJDP are available by contacting the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse in Rockville, MD.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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