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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.


Defending Childhood State Policy Initiative
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 May 10, 2016.
Due Date: 5/10/2016
This program provides technical assistance that helps selected states develop or modify and implement policy and practice designed to help children and youth exposed to violence and their families, consistent with recommendations from the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence.
 
Second Chance Act Smart on Juvenile Justice: Community Supervision Implementation
All registrations and applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) May 13, 2016.
Due Date: 5/13/2016
In FY 2015, OJJDP awarded planning grants to support states, local governments, and federally recognized Native American/Alaskan Native tribes and communities as they developed comprehensive juvenile community supervision strategic plans. Under this FY 2016 grant program, OJJDP will select FY 2015 grantees that apply to receive awards to implement their strategic plans.
 
Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces: Forensic Capacity Hiring Program for Wounded Veterans
All applications are due to be submitted and in receipt of a successful validation message in Grants.gov by 11:59 pm eastern time (ET) on May 16, 2016.
Due Date: 5/16/2016
Through this program, OJJDP will support selected Internet Crimes Against Children task forces to hire wounded, injured, or ill veterans to: (1) serve as digital forensic analysts to enhance the task forces forensic examination capacity; (2) improve task force effectiveness to prevent, interdict, investigate, and prosecute Internet crimes against children and technology-facilitated child exploitation; and (3) reduce forensic examination backlogs and/or increase the number of forensic exams that task forces complete during the project period.
 
Family Drug Court Statewide System Reform
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 May 17, 2016.
Due Date: 5/17/2016
This program seeks to protect the safety and welfare of children in the family drug court system while giving parents the tools they need to become sober, responsible, caregivers.
 
Evaluations of Trauma-Informed Care in Juvenile Justice Settings/Girls' Trauma-Informed Programs
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 May 23, 2016.
Due Date: 5/23/2016
This solicitation will support two or more rigorous evaluations focused on the integration of trauma-informed care for youth who have come into contact with the juvenile justice system. It includes funding for one or more evaluation(s) under each of two categories. Category 1 applicants may propose to evaluate trauma-informed care approaches serving both boys and girls in contact with the juvenile justice system. Category 2 applicants will focus on evaluating gender-specific programming for girls in the juvenile justice system.
 
Comprehensive Antigang Strategies and Programs
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 23, 2016.
Due Date: 5/23/2016
This program provides funding for localities to enhance coordination of federal, state, and local resources in support of community partnerships implementing the following antigang programs: primary prevention, secondary prevention, gang intervention, and targeted gang enforcement.
 
Assessing the Impact of Juvenile Justice Reforms Program
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 May 23, 2016.
Due Date: 5/23/2016
This program supports research and evaluation to investigate the effectiveness and/or cost efficiency of juvenile justice system reforms. In particular, OJJDP is interested in measuring the impact of policy changes that have been enacted or implemented in states participating in OJJDPs Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative and reforms in other states and local jurisdictions that are consistent with OJJDP's vision for juvenile justice in which a youths contact with the system is rare, fair, and beneficial.
 
Smart on Juvenile Justice: Reducing Out-of-Home Placement Program
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 May 25, 2016.
Due Date: 5/25/2016
The FY 2016 Smart on Juvenile Justice: Reducing Out-of-Home Placement program will strengthen and expand the use of community-based alternatives to out-of-home placement and minimize approaches based solely on control and deterrence in favor of individualized treatment and services.
 
Family Drug Court Implementation and Enhancement Program
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 May 31, 2016.
Due Date: 5/31/2016
The Family Drug Court Implementation and Enhancement Program builds the capacity of states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to either implement new drug courts or enhance pre-existing drug courts for individuals with substance abuse disorders or substance use and cooccurring mental health disorders, including histories of trauma, who are involved with the family dependency court as a result of child abuse, neglect, and other parenting issues. Applicants must provide services to the parents in the program and their children.
 
Smart on Juvenile Justice: Statewide Juvenile Justice Reform Planning Grants and TTA
Applicants must submit their applications and have received a successful validation message in Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 31, 2016.
Due Date: 5/31/2016
This initiative will provide funding to (1) assist planning grantees in the development of statewide juvenile justice reform strategic plans and (2) direct training and technical assistance to states as they develop their strategic plans.
 
Juvenile Justice Emergency Planning Demonstration Program
Applicants must submit their applications and have received a successful validation message in Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 31, 2016.
Due Date: 5/31/2016
This demonstration program will provide resources for state, tribal, local, municipal, and community organizations to develop, strengthen, and implement emergency preparedness plans for juvenile justice facilities. These plans should be based upon the principles outlined in Emergency Planning for Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities and should address the specific needs of children, youth, and families involved in the justice system during an emergency.
 
National Mentoring Resource Center
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 May 31, 2016.
Due Date: 5/31/2016
Under this solicitation, the successful applicant will continue to develop and expand the OJJDP National Mentoring Resource Center, which will provide comprehensive mentoring resources, references, and training materials; and, advance the implementation of evidence- and research-based mentoring practices. The goal of the National Mentoring Resource Center is to enhance the capacity of mentoring organizations to develop, implement, and expand effective mentoring practices.
 
Title II Formula Grants Program
Applications are due by 8 p.m. ET on June 1, 2016.
Due Date: 6/1/2016
The OJJDP FY 2016 Title II Formula Grants Program will support state and local efforts to plan, establish, operate, coordinate, and evaluate policies and projects, directly or through grants and contracts with public and private agencies, for the development of more effective education, training, research, prevention, diversion, treatment, and rehabilitation programs and reform efforts in the area of delinquency prevention and juvenile justice system improvement.
 
Practitioner-Researcher Partnership in Cognitive Behavioral Mentoring Program
All applications are due to be submitted by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on June 13, 2016.
Due Date: 6/13/2016
This program supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative mentoring approaches for youth at high risk for delinquency/juvenile and criminal justice involvement or victimization and trauma. These mentoring approaches must incorporate practices that are informed by research on cognitive behavioral interventions and techniques. The program will fund a partnership between a practitioner/service provider and an evaluator/researcher.
 
Reducing Reliance on Confinement and Improving Community-Based Responses for Girls At Risk of Entering the Juvenile Justice System
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 June 20, 2016.
Due Date: 6/20/2016
Through this program, OJJDP is seeking applications for innovative, community-based, trauma-informed, and developmentally appropriate demonstration initiatives that are gender and culturally responsive and promote the development of girls and their individual strengths, foster healthy relationships, and create sustainable family and community connections.
 
Safe and Thriving Communities: Uniting and Enhancing Community-Based Violence Prevention, Defending Childhood, and National Forum Approaches
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 June 21, 2016.
Due Date: 6/21/2016
Through this program, OJJDP is seeking applicants from localities that will embrace integration of the strategies and approaches of OJJDP's three youth violence prevention initiatives (the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, Defending Childhood, and the Community-Based Violence Prevention Program) to achieve well-being and positive outcomes and from existing OJJDP youth violence prevention grantees that wish to enhance their efforts.