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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.


Youth Violence Prevention Coordinated Technical Assistance 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 on April 20, 2015.
Due Date: 4/20/2015
This program provides cross functional technical assistance to communities, tribes, and agencies funded to serve children and youth as part of the Defending Childhood, National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, and Community-Based Violence Prevention Programs.
 
Tribal Youth Program Training and Technical Assistance
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 on May 12, 2015.
Due Date: 5/12/2015
OJJDP is seeking a Tribal Youth Program training and technical assistance provider to provide culturally, trauma-informed, and developmentally appropriate training; support, resources; information; and other related technical assistance to all OJJDP tribal program grantees and federally recognized tribes across the nation.
 
Design Study of Dual System Youth
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 on May 26, 2015.
Due Date: 5/26/2015
This design study will identify effective and efficient strategies to measure the prevalence of dual system youth; identify the status of coordination and data sharing between the juvenile and criminal justice and child welfare systems (including expanding beyond delinquency or dependency court involvement to potentially include youth contact with law enforcement and child protection agencies); and identify avenues for improved coordination and data sharing across systems.
 
Court-Appointed Special Advocates Membership and Accreditation Program and Training and TA
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 on May 26, 2015.
Due Date: 5/26/2015
This program seeks to serve and improve outcomes for children in the dependency system; provide effective advocacy for abused and neglected children, to include foster care youth; fund programs that support cultural diversity and competency; and build on the training and technical assistance program that OJJDP has developed in collaboration with the National CASA Association.
 
VOCA Children's Advocacy Centers Membership and Accreditation 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 on May 26, 2015.
Due Date: 5/26/2015
This program will fund a national membership and accreditation organization for children’s advocacy center programs. The funding will enable the successful applicant to provide services to membership organizations and to implement standards for program accreditation.
 
VOCA Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse Prosecutors
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 on May 28, 2015.
Due Date: 5/28/2015
This program will fund a national training and technical assistance program for attorneys and others who are involved in the criminal prosecution of child abuse to enhance the effectiveness of the investigation and prosecution of such crimes.
 
VOCA Children's Advocacy Centers Subgrant 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 on May 28, 2015.
Due Date: 5/28/2015
This program will provide funding to manage a national grant awards program for local children's advocacy center programs. Children’s advocacy centers (CACs) provide a coordinated response to victims of child abuse through multidisciplinary teams composed of representatives from the statutorily mandated and other involved agencies.
 
VOCA Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse Professionals
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 on May 28, 2015.
Due Date: 5/28/2015
This program will provide funding for the development and implementation of a model technical assistance and training program for child abuse professionals to improve the quality of criminal prosecution of child abuse cases.
 
Bridging Research and Practice Project To Advance Juvenile Justice and Safety
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 on May 28, 2015.
Due Date: 5/28/2015
This project will develop research-to-practice resources to advance the understanding, translation, and application of research and research-based strategies across four primary components of the juvenile justice system: (1) prevention and diversion, (2) community-based alternatives to placement, (3) detention and secure confinement, and (4) reentry.
 
National Juvenile Court Data Archive
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 on May 28, 2015.
Due Date: 5/28/2015
The National Juvenile Court Data Archive (the Archive) houses the automated records of cases that courts with juvenile jurisdiction have handled. This solicitation will fund the annual collection, verification, and analysis of data that documents the activities of the juvenile court system and its response to law-violating and at-risk youth.
 
Second Chance Act Supporting Latino/a Youth from Out-of-Home Placement to the Community
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 on June 1, 2015.
Due Date: 6/1/2015
This program will promote effective and successful reentry services for Latino/a youth who are transitioning back into their communities from secure confinement facilities, including out-of-home placement. It will fund mentoring and comprehensive transitional services that emphasize development of life and parenting skills in offenders who are Latino/a youth.
 
Studies Program on At-Risk or System-Involved Girls
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 on June 1, 2015.
Due Date: 6/1/2015
This program will sponsor studies and/or secondary analyses of existing data to provide objective, independent knowledge about the extent and impact of girls’ contact with the juvenile and adult justice systems including arrests, referrals to court, diversion, charges filed, placement in secure juvenile detention facilities and adult jails and lockups, findings of delinquency, placement in secure juvenile correctional facilities, probation, and transfers to the adult criminal justice system.
 
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 on June 2, 2015.
Due Date: 6/2/2015
This program will support research and evaluation to investigate the effectiveness and/or cost efficiency of juvenile justice system reforms. In particular, OJJDP is interested in reforms targeted at youth and law enforcement interaction, diversion, and community-based alternatives.
 
Juvenile Drug Courts Addressing Systematic Barriers 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 on June 2, 2015.
Due Date: 6/2/2015
Through this program, OJJDP will make awards to currently operating juvenile drug courts to enhance their capacity to address barriers they encounter as they provide services to youth.
 
Child Abuse Training for Judicial and Court Personnel
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 on June 2, 2015.
Due Date: 6/2/2015
Through this program, OJJDP seeks to provide judicial, legal, and social service professionals with training and technical assistance to enhance their understanding that commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors are acts of abuse and violence against children and adolescents and to meet the other challenges that they face.
 
Mentoring Opportunities for Youth 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 on June 16, 2015.
Due Date: 6/16/2015
This solicitation supports established mentoring organizations as they strengthen and/or expand their existing mentoring activities with local subawardees and/or other mentoring organizations.
 
Mentoring for Youth: Underserved Populations
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 on June 16, 2015.
Due Date: 6/16/2015
OJJDP is focusing this solicitation on the needs of the following underserved populations: youth with disabilities; youth in foster care; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning youth (LGBTQ). OJJDP will assist in establishing or expanding mentoring and support services for youth in these three underserved populations.
 
Title II Formula Grants Program
All registrations and applications are due by 8 p.m. eastern time on June 16, 2015.
Due Date: 6/16/2015
Only the agency that each state's chief executive designates is eligible to apply for these funds. It will support state and local efforts to plan, establish, operate, coordinate, and evaluate policies and projects for the development of more effective programs and reform efforts.