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Department of Justice: Strategies To Support Children Exposed to Violence

Deadline: March 22, 2021

The overall goal of the Strategies To Support Children Exposed to Violence program is to build the capacity of families and communities to help children exposed to violence. Funded applicants will:

  • Reduce the incidence of violence through accountability efforts for juvenile offenders.
  • Improve family and community responses to children exposed to violence.
  • Increase protective factors to prevent juvenile violence, delinquency, and victimization.
  • Support communities to develop, design, and deliver strategies to support children exposed to violence.

Applicants must propose and undertake their work through a multidisciplinary team of stakeholders, which may be either an existing collaborative group or one that is formed specifically for this project.

There are two categories of funding available under this solicitation:

  • Category 1: Project Sites. Funding under this category can be used to develop support services for children exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities; and to develop, enhance, and implement violent crime reduction strategies that focus on violent juvenile offenders. This program development and resource allocation decision by interested applicants should be based on currently available resources to the jurisdiction and gaps in services.
  • Category 2: Training and Technical Assistance. In addition to supporting program implementation and direct service activities, the initiative will fund a training and technical assistance provider to support the Category 1 project sites.

Priority consideration will be provided to applications as follows:

  • Applications that address specific challenges that rural communities face.
  • Applications that demonstrate that the individuals who are intended to benefit from the requested grant reside in high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties.
  • Applications that offer enhancements to public safety in economically distressed communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs).

Category 1: Seven awards of $1,000,000 each will be made.
Category 2: One award of $500,000 will be made.

Eligibility: City or township governments, county governments, independent school districts, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, private institutions of higher education, public and State controlled institutions of higher education, and State governments.

Link: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/fy2021/O-OJJDP-2021-47013

Note: The March 22 deadline is for an application submitted via the Department of Justice’s JustGrants system. There is another deadline of March 8, 2021, for preliminary information submitted via Grants.gov.

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