Delinquency Prevention Program


Provide funding to implement evidence-based strategies to combat youth delinquency and to address the unmet needs of at-risk or delinquent youth through a continuum of delinquency prevention programs for young people who have had or who are likely to have contact with the juvenile justice system. The performance measures associated with this assistance listing are: PM 1: Number of individuals served PM 2: Percentage of eligible individuals adjudicated for a delinquency offense

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
34 U.S.C. 11171-11172; Pub. L. No. 117-328, 136 Stat. 4459, 4538
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Contact program office for additional information
Beneficiary Eligibility
Contact program office for additional information
Regarding the question below relating to the applicability of 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles: The cost principles are generally applicable, except with respect to for-profit entities or to organizations listed at Appendix VIII to 2 CFR Part 200.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. In FY 2021, applications will be submitted to DOJ in a two-step process. Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in at To register in, applicants will need to obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal. Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application, including attachments, in JustGrants at To be considered timely, an application must be submitted by the application deadline using, and the applicant must have received a validation message from that indicates successful and timely submission. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.
Award Procedure
Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via DOJ's Justice Grants System (JustGrants). The grant award must be accepted electronically by the receiving organizations authorized official in JustGrants.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
From 30 to 60 days. For statutory formula awards, see 28 C.F.R. Part 18. There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application, but for discretionary awards, see 28 C.F.R. Part 18.
Applications are invited annually. Fund availability will be determined by Congressional appropriation.
How are proposals selected?
Varies by program. Applications are judged according to their consistency with the policies and program priorities established by OJJDP and applicable laws.
How may assistance be used?
Funding will support a variety of interventions depending on the program announcement. See applicable program announcement for more information.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance 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; and, additional reporting requirements listed in OJJDP guidelines for Title V.
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. See 2 CFR 200 for audit requirements.
See 2 C.F.R . ? 200.334 for the government-wide requirements for retention requirements for records.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. 50%. 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.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Length and time phasing of assistance vary by project--see applicable program announcement. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: letter Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
OJJDP Program Manager
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531 US
Phone: 202-307-5911

Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531 US
Phone: 2025144817
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 22$12,602,631.00; FY 23 est $75,000,000.00; FY 24 est $82,000,000.00; FY 21$7,000,000.00; FY 20$12,189,422.00; FY 19$0.00; FY 18$0.00; FY 16$9,014,278.00; FY 17 est $14,500,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Available in the OJP Program Announcement available at
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations for Formula Grants and the OJP Financial Guide applicable editions, and Title V guidelines issued by OJJDP. guide/DOJ/index.htm
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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