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Department of Justice: Delinquency Prevention Grants Program

Deadline: February 15, 2021

The Delinquency Prevention Grants Program focuses on helping youth avoid involvement in delinquency through reducing risk factors and enhancing protective factors in their schools, communities, and families. The program will provide grants to implement evidence-based strategies to address the unmet needs of at-risk or delinquent youth through a continuum of delinquency prevention programs for juveniles who have had or who are likely to have contact with the juvenile justice system. Use of data and evidence in policymaking and program development in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services is strongly emphasized. There are two funding categories:

  • Category 1 — State Delinquency Prevention Programs: States funded are required to provide subgrants to units of local government, and to otherwise support to units of local government, to increase the availability and types of community-based prevention programs to address the needs of youth who are at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system.
  • Category 2 — Tribal Delinquency Prevention Programs: Tribal entities funded will support the development and implementation of programs that address the needs of tribal youth. Funding will be used to enhance responses to juvenile delinquency in tribal communities.

Priority consideration will be given to applications that address specific challenges for rural communities; applications that demonstrate the individuals who are intended to benefit reside in high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties; applications that offer enhancements to public safety in economically distressed communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones).

Amount:
Category 1: 6 awards of $1,500,000 will be made, for a performance period of 60 months.
Category 2: 2 awards of $500,000 will be made, for a performance period of 60 months.

Eligibility:
Category 1: An agency designated by the chief executive (e.g. the governor) of each state or territory that has a properly constituted state advisory group. Applicants must be participating in the Title II Formula Grants Program.
Category 2: Federally recognized Indian tribal governments, or a consortium of such tribes.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330627

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