OJJDP FY 2023 Building Local Continuums of Care to Support Youth Success

Funding Agency:
Department of Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) seeks applications for funding to assist jurisdictions in planning and assessing promising and evidence-based prevention and intervention services that will inform the development of a community-based continuum of care for youth at risk of becoming or already involved in the juvenile justice system. The long term goal of this effort is to support sustainable, research-based and data-informed recidivism reduction policies, practices and programming, and the strategic reinvestment of cost savings into effective prevention and intervention programs. This program furthers the DOJ’s mission by strengthening or improving public safety; reducing violent crime; advancing juvenile justice reforms; developing effective and equitable juvenile justice systems; and supporting programs to increase positive youth outcomes and reduce juvenile delinquency, truancy, drug abuse, victimization, and other problem and high-risk behaviors. 

There are three categories of funding available under this solicitation:

Category 1: State Agency Planning and Assessment Sites and Category 2: Local Planning and Assessment Sites

These categories support the efforts of eligible applicants to conduct a planning and assessment process that will identify gaps and assist in achieving cost savings through reforms. These savings can be reinvested in the development and implementation of promising practices and evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies as part of a community-based continuum of care for youth at risk of or already involved in the juvenile justice system.

Category 3: Training and Technical Assistance 

This category will support a training and technical assistance provider to help states and local communities build the capacity of their service networks for youth through asset mapping, gap analysis, and service delivery planning, including strategic financing information, education, and sustainability planning across the continuum of care for youth. This will include assistance in identify strategies on how to identify and achieve any potential cost-savings and reinvest those savings into effective delinquency prevention and intervention programming. Training and technical assistance will be delivered nationally with intensive priority support to program sites funded in Categories 1 and 2. The training and technical assistance provider will also develop tools, resources, and best-practice information and guidelines on developing and sustaining a community-based continuum of care to support the larger youth-serving field. 

Deadline:  September 28, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

Category 1: State Agency Planning and Assessment Sites: State governments 

Category 2: Local Planning and Assessment Sites: Special district governments; City or township governments; County governments 

Category 3: Training and Technical Assistance: Nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations (including Tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations); Institutions of higher education (including Tribal institutions of higher education) 

An applicant entity may submit more than one application, if each application proposes a different project in response to the solicitation. Also, an entity may be proposed as a subrecipient (subgrantee) in more than one application. 

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Community Outreach and Engagement
Social Sciences

External Deadline

September 28, 2023