DOJ – Title II Formula Grants Program (2014)


The Formula Grants Program is authorized under Sections 221–223 of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP Act) of 1974, as amended, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5631─5633. Pursuant to Part B of Title II of the JJDP Act, states must submit a 3-year plan that addresses each of the program’s requirements. States must update their plan annually to cover new or modified state programs, projects, and activities. This announcement contains instructions applicable to the FY 2014 Title II Formula Grants application and update of the comprehensive FY 2012 to 2014 3-Year Plan.

Funding Title:    OJJDP Title II Formula Grants Program

Agency Name:    Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Funding Instrument Type:     Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid:    No

Target Population:

Award recipients will target for services youth who are at risk of entering the juvenile justice system and youth who reside in and are exiting the system.

Expected Number of Awards:

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:

Pursuant to Section 222(c) of the JJDP Act, states may use no more than 10 percent of their Formula Grant allocation for planning and administration. States that choose to use funds in this manner must indicate that choice in their state plans and attached budgets. States must match on an equal basis any amount of federal funds that they expend or obligate for such purposes. States must identify the source of the match and how they will use match funds in their attached budget. States may satisfy this match requirement with either cash or in-kind services. If a state’s proposed match exceeds the required match amount, the match amount that is incorporated into the OJP-approved budget is mandatory and subject to audit.

How to Apply:     Applicants must submit applications through the Grants Management System (GMS).

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jun 2, 2014

Estimated Total Program Funding:    

Award Ceiling:

Award Floor:    $0

Eligible Applicants:    Agencies designated by their State’s Chief Executive

Priority Consideration:    

Formula Grants program areas:

(1)    Diversion

(2)    Alternatives to detention

(3)    Aftercare/reentry.

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:    

Current/Past Funding Recipients:      2013

Samples of Successful Application:

Link to Full Announcement:

Contact Information:    For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Grants Management System Support Hotline at 888-549-9901, option 3 or via e-mail at Hotline hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 6:00 a.m. to midnight eastern time, except federal holidays.


Categories: Department of Justice, Employment, Government Organizations, Pass-Through Funds/ Block Grants, Reentry, Subgrant Possibilities

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