In fiscal year (FY) 2009, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) awarded more than $453 million in formula, block, and discretionary grants supporting state and community efforts to prevent and respond to delinquency and child victimization and strengthen the juvenile justice system. An additional $146 million was awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, commonly referenced as the Recovery Act.
Information about these awards is available through the program links listed below.
Formula and Block Grants
Funding through formula and block grants is available to states and territories through the state agency designated by the Governor. Juvenile Justice Specialists in each state administer the funding through subgrants to units of local government, local private agencies, and American Indian/Alaska Native jurisdictions for programs in accordance with legislative requirements. In FY 2009, OJJDP awarded more than $132 million under the following formula and block grants programs.
OJJDP awards discretionary grants to states, units of local government, and private organizations to administer programs. More than $320 million in discretionary grants was awarded in FY 2009 under the following programs.
Recovery Act Awards
Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, OJJDP awarded $48.5 million for the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program and $97.5 million for local and national mentoring initiatives.