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Applicants for competitive discretionary grants must apply through Grants.gov. Grants.gov requires applicants to complete a three step registration process which can take up to 5 days to complete. Additional information regarding the registration process can be found at www.grants.gov.

Existing or continuing discretionary grantees will continue to use the Office of Justice Program's Grants Management System (GMS) to apply, as will applicants for formula grants.

Review the specific announcement for the designated application process.


Smart on Juvenile Justice: Enhancing Youth Access to Justice State Reform Implementation Program
Registrations and applications are due by 8:00 p.m. eastern time (ET) on July 5, 2016.
Due Date: 7/5/2016
This program will fund efforts that reduce recidivism and ensure that children and youth receive the guarantees of due process and equal protection. Eligibility to apply is limited to the four recipients of OJJDP's FY 2015 Enhancing Youth Access to Justice Initiative: Category 1 State Reform Planning Grants.
 
Defending Childhood American Indian/Alaska Native Policy Initiative: Supporting Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Systems for Tribes
All applications are due to be submitted and in receipt of a successful validation message in Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on July 6, 2016.
Due Date: 7/6/2016
This solicitation directly addresses several recommendations included in Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive, a report from the Attorney General's Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence. These recommendations call for tribal alternatives to detention, including use of facilities where children and youth can find safety and easily access services (safe houses); development or revision of tribal juvenile codes to promote trauma-informed, culturally specific and individually tailored care for youth; and wider application of culturally adapted, evidence-based, trauma-informed screening, assessment, and treatment services in tribal juvenile justice and related systems.
 
Smart on Juvenile Justice: Age of Criminal Responsibility Training and Technical Assistance
Applicants must submit their applications and have received a successful validation message in Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on July 7, 2016.
Due Date: 7/7/2016
This initiative will fund training and technical assistance for states that automatically classify all 17 year olds as adults for justice system purposes, including two states that do the same for all 16 year olds. This solicitation is part of OJJDPs Smart on Juvenile Justice initiative, which encourages systemwide reform to reduce the use of out-of-home placement, improve youth outcomes, and reduce reoffending.