U.S. Department of Justice seeking Applications for Comprehensive School-based Approach to Youth Violence and Victimization Prevention, Intervention and Accountability

Deadline: 20 May 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for funding for the 2019 Comprehensive School-Based Approach to Youth Violence and Victimization Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by strengthening community capacity to reduce youth offending and victimization, improve the response to children’s exposure to violence, and enhance public safety.

This program supports a comprehensive effort to address youth violence and victimization through implementing evidence-based prevention, intervention, and accountability efforts in a school-based setting. The goals of the program are to:

  • reduce the incidence of school violence through accountability efforts for offenders;
  • respond to victimization, exposure to violence, and trauma as a result of violence that occurs in the school, community, or family;
  • improve school safety and climate;
  • prevent violence, delinquency, and victimization in the targeted community.

Funding Categories

There are two categories of funding available under this solicitation:

  • Category 1: Project Sites. This program supports the efforts of eligible applicants to develop or enhance their capacity to address youth violence and victimization through school-based programming and interventions targeting student and community needs. All program activities must occur within a school setting, and this can include programming in either public or private schools.
  • 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.

Funding Information

  • Category 1: Project Sites
    • Maximum number of awards OJJDP expects to make 8
    • Estimated maximum dollar amount for each award Up to $775,000
    • Total amount anticipated to be awarded under solicitation $6,200,000
    • Period of performance start date October 1, 2019
    • Period of performance duration 36 months
  • Category 2: Training and Technical Assistance
    • Maximum number of awards OJJDP expects to make 1
    • Estimated maximum dollar amount Up to $800,000
    • Total amount anticipated to be awarded under solicitation $800,000
    • Period of performance start date October 1, 2019
    • Period of performance duration 36 months

Eligibility Criteria

  • Category 1: Project Sites. Eligible applicants are limited to states, units of local government, public and private agencies, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).
  • Eligible applicants that propose to provide direct services to youth must not include youth who are age 18 or older in the population they will serve, with the exception of youth enrolled in the targeted school implementing the program. Project sites can be implemented in either public or private school settings.
  • Category 2: Training and Technical Assistance. Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations) and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). For-profit organizations must forgo any profit or management fee.
  • All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.
  • OJJDP will consider applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees). The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire program.

How to Apply

Applicants must register in and submit applications through Grants.gov.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314085

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