OJJDP Funds a Total of $393 Million in FY 2011 Awards

In fiscal year (FY) 2011, OJJDP awarded $393 million in grants to help at-risk youth, protect children, and improve juvenile justice systems nationwide. The 514 awards were made through formula, block, and discretionary grant funding.

OJJDP awarded nearly $100 million to national and local organizations to strengthen, expand, and implement youth-mentoring activities and youth-development programming throughout the nation. The Office distributed about $20 million to state and local law enforcement agencies under its Internet Crimes Against Children task force program to support joint local, state, and federal efforts to investigate and prosecute technology-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes against children and to keep children safe from Internet predators. In addition, OJJDP awarded almost $17 million in block grants to enforce state and local underage drinking laws nationwide.

More information about OJJDP's FY 2011 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 federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native jurisdictions for programs in accordance with legislative requirements. In FY 2011, OJJDP awarded more than $106 million under the following formula and block grants programs.

Discretionary Grants

OJJDP awards discretionary grants to states, units of local government, and private organizations to administer programs. More than $287 million in discretionary grants was awarded in FY 2011 under the programs listed below.

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For more detail on OJJDP's FY 2011 awards, visit the Office's Web site.