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Formula Grants Program

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OverviewTop  
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 JJDP Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.).
FundingTop  
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.

You may also wish to review OJJDP's Compliance Monitoring page, which outlines requirements with which participating states must comply.
Title II Formula Grants Program
Training and Technical AssistanceTop  
Training and technical assistance to States and local communities is available through the Title II Formula, Title V, and Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Programs. To request assistance, please download the request form and submit it to your State's Juvenile Justice Specialist.
ContactsTop  
OJJDP Contact(s)

Carol Neylan
State Program Manager
202-307-6562
carol.neylan@usdoj.gov

Gwendolyn Williams
State Program Manager
202-616-1611
gwendolyn.williams@usdoj.gov

ResourcesTop  
OJJDP Publication(s)
Formula Grants Program
October 2009. This article presents information on OJJDP's Formula Grants program, which supports State and local efforts in planning, operating, and evaluating projects that seek to prevent at-risk youth from entering the juvenile justice system or intervene with first-time and nonserious offenders to provide services that maximize their chances of leading productive, successful lives. 4 pages. NCJ 227470.
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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.
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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.
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