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Delinquency Prevention Program

Grants to USA Agencies and Tribes
to Support Youth Crime Prevention

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

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04/21/20 11:59 ET


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Grants to USA state agencies and tribal governments for youth crime prevention programs. Applicants are required to complete registration prior to applying. Funding is intended to support efforts to reduce risk factors that could lead to youth crime as well as to increase protective measures for vulnerable youth.

This program will provide grants to eligible states or federally recognized tribes 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. 

The goal of this program is to support state, local, and tribal prevention efforts to reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors to prevent youth at risk of becoming delinquent from entering the juvenile justice system. 

This solicitation is composed of two grant categories. Applicants must clearly designate the category for which they are applying. 

  • Category 1 - State Delinquency Prevention Programs: States funded under Category 1 are required to provide subgrants 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. Successful applicants are expected to (1) evaluate the capacity of eligible entities to apply for a subgrant under this program, (2) give priority to eligible units of local government that demonstrate ability in developing data-driven prevention programs that include the use of evidence-based prevention strategies, and (3) provide support to units of local government in carrying out the objectives of this grant. 
  • Category 2 - Tribal Delinquency Prevention Programs: Tribal entities funded under Category 2 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. 

OJP Priority Areas:

  • Applications that address the 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)). 

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GrantWatch ID#: 188332

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Number of Grants:

State Delinquency Prevention Programs: Maximum 9 awards. Tribal Delinquency Prevention Programs: Maximum 3 awards.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- State Delinquency Prevention Programs: $1 million for each award.
- Tribal Delinquency Prevention Programs: $500,000 for each award.

Term of Contract:

- Period of performance start date: October 1, 2020
- Period of performance duration: 60 months

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities are eligible to apply:

- For State Delinquency Prevention Programs: Only the agency designated by the chief executive (e.g., the governor) of each state that has a properly constituted state advisory group (SAG), as specified in the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), see 34 U.S.C. § 11133(a)(3). Applicants must be fully eligible; participating in the Title II Formula Grants Program and in compliance with all four core requirements as outlined in Title II, Part B of the JJDPA, see 34 U.S.C. § 11133(a)(11), (12), (13), and (15). Applicants who do not meet this criterion are ineligible to apply under this solicitation.

- For Tribal Delinquency Prevention Programs: Federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior or a consortium of such tribes may apply for funding under this category.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A solicitation webinar will be held on March 23, 2020 at 2 p.m. ET. This webinar will provide a detailed overview of the solicitation and allow an opportunity for interested applicants to ask questions. Preregistration is required for all participants.

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Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on April 21, 2020.

Applicants must register with prior to submitting an application. 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.

Applicants need to provide a DUNS number and a valid SAM registration prior to applying.

Applicants receiving an award will be notified by September 30, 2020.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726 or 606–545–5035, at, or at

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the Response Center by telephone at 800–851–3420 or TTY: 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only) or by email at

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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