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Formula Grants Program








The Formula Grants Program supports state and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. Through this program, OJJDP provides funds directly to states, territories, and the District of Columbia to help them implement comprehensive state juvenile justice plans based on detailed studies of needs in their jurisdictions. The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the JJDP Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.).
Funding is available to states and territories. Juvenile Justice Specialists in each state administer the funding through subgrants to units of local government, local private agencies, and Indian tribes for programs in accordance with legislative requirements. Only state agencies, designated by the Governor, are eligible to apply. State Advisory Groups, comprised of members appointed by the governor, set priorities for funded activities. For further information about the availability and implementation of these grants, contact your state's Juvenile Justice Specialist.

You may also wish to review OJJDP's Compliance Monitoring page, which outlines requirements with which participating states must comply.
Title II Formula Grants Program
Training and Technical AssistanceTop  
Training and technical assistance to States and local communities is available through the Title II Formula, Title V, and Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Programs. To request assistance, please download the request form and submit it to your State's Juvenile Justice Specialist.
OJJDP Contact(s)

Carol Neylan
State Program Manager

Gwendolyn Williams
State Program Manager

OJJDP Publication(s)
Formula Grants Program
October 2009. This OJJDP In Focus article presents information on the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) Formula Grants program. 4 pages. NCJ 227470.
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