DOJ – Second Chance Act – Implementing Statewide Plans To Improve Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System (2017)

Applications Due: June 29, 2017, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Section 101 of the Second Chance Act authorizes the Department of Justice to award grants to counties and states to improve reentry outcomes for incarcerated youth. The Second Chance Act Program supports counties and states in refining and implementing improved collaborative strategies to address the challenges that reentry and recidivism reduction pose. Implementing a cooperative and wide-ranging plan for reducing recidivism is challenging for even the most sophisticated juvenile justice agencies and requires an intensive system-wide realignment to address gaps in programs and services to improve outcomes for youth in contact with the juvenile justice system.

This program will provide grants to support counties and states that have developed a recidivism reduction plan to better align juvenile justice policy, practice, and resource allocation with what research shows works to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for youth in contact with the juvenile justice system. OJJDP expects that a committee, task force, or working group will designate an agency to act as the legal applicant for this grant program. This solicitation will support counties and states that illustrate their readiness to implement a planning strategy developed and coordinated among multiple systems, to track implementation progress, and to show progress toward sustainable changes.

Funding Title: OJJDP FY 2017 Second Chance Act: Implementing County and Statewide Plans To Improve Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

Agency Name: Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

Funding Opportunity Number: OJJDP-2017-11025

 Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: No

Target Population:  Youth involved in the juvenile justice system with a specific emphasis on youth assessed, per the statewide plan using a validated risk assessment tool, as moderate and high risk for reoffending; under community supervision; and placed in and returning from a period of incarceration in state, local, and privately run facilities.

Expected Number of Awards: 4

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,500,000

 Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

Award Floor: $750,000

How to Apply: Applicants must register in, and submit applications through, a primary source to find federal funding opportunities and apply for funding. Find complete instructions on how to register and submit an application at

Current Closing Date for Applications: by June 29, 2017, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants are limited to units of local government and states that have developed a countywide or statewide plan to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for youth in contact with the juvenile justice system. Eligible applicants must have developed and attached a completed jurisdiction-wide plan to the application.

OJJDP welcomes 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. Under this solicitation, only one application by any particular applicant entity will be considered. An entity may, however, be proposed as a subrecipient (“subgrantee”) in more than one application.

Link to Full Announcement: Here

Contact Information: For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726 or 606–545–5035, or via email to The Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.

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

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