|Formula Grants Program|
Programs and Funding
Research and Evaluation
|The Formula Grants Program supports state and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. Through this program, OJJDP provides funds directly to states, territories, and the District of Columbia to help them implement comprehensive state juvenile justice plans based on detailed studies of needs in their jurisdictions. The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.).|
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|Comments Sought on Proposed Formula Grants Regulation|
OJJDP is accepting public comments to the proposed Title II Part B Formula Grants Regulation recently published in the Federal Register. The regulation was last updated in December 1996, and OJJDP's goal, through this proposed regulation, is to establish clear numerical standards that eliminate subjectivity in the compliance determination process for the deinstitutionalization of status offenders, separation, and jail removal core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974. Learn more in a recent JUVJUST and submit comments by October 7, 2016.
Funding is available to states and territories. Juvenile Justice Specialists in each state administer the funding through subgrants to units of local government, local private agencies, and Indian tribes for programs in accordance with legislative requirements. Only state agencies, designated by the Governor, are eligible to apply. State Advisory Groups, comprised of members appointed by the governor, set priorities for funded activities. For further information about the availability and implementation of these grants, contact your state's Juvenile Justice Specialist.
Details of funds awarded to the states through the formula grants program are accessible on the Distribution of Juvenile Justice Formula Grants by State page.
You may also wish to review OJJDP's Core Requirements page, which outlines requirements with which participating states must comply.
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|Training and technical assistance to states and local communities is available through the Title II Formula Grant Program. To request assistance visit OJJDP's training and technical assistance (TTA) portal and access resources at OJJDP's National Training & Technical Assistance Center.|
|Formula Grants Program|
Fact Sheet: In Focus, October 2009. Provides an overview of OJJDP’s Formula Grants program, which supports efforts related to delinquency prevention and reduction, juvenile justice system improvement, research, evaluation, statistical analysis, and training and technical assistance. 4 pages. NCJ 227470.
OJJDP Formula Grants Program
November 1999. This fact sheet summarizes the amounts, eligibility requirements, program areas, and award process for the Formula Grants program administered by OJJDP to support State and local juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. 2 pages. NCJ 179136.
OJJDP Formula Grants Program Overview
September 2004. This fact sheet provides information about the Formula Grants program administered by OJJDP to support State and local juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. 2 pages. NCJ 207073.
OJJDP's Major Grant Programs
Fact Sheet, October 2011. This fact sheet discusses OJJDP's grant programs, which are authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended. 4 pages. NCJ 234072.