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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.

Second Chance Act Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents With Minor Children
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 22, 2018.
Due Date: 5/22/2018
This program will promote and expand services in detention and correctional facilities to incarcerated individuals who have children younger than age 18. This program will provide states and localities with funding to implement positive family engagement strategies and activities that address the needs of incarcerated parents with minor children.
Second Chance Act Ensuring Public Safety and Improving Outcomes for Youth in Confinement and While Under Community Supervision
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 24, 2018.
Due Date: 5/24/2018
This program will provide funding to support reentry strategies that address treatment services for youth with co-occurring substance abuse problems and mental health disorders, reentry services for gang-involved youth, and training and technical assistance to improve community supervision practices for juveniles who are placed on probation or are being released from secure confinement.
Improving Juvenile Reentry Programs' Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 29, 2018.
Due Date: 5/29/2018
This solicitation supports the development and implementation of an effort to improve the capacity of state and local government agencies, and local juvenile reentry programs for data collection, analysis, and reporting. The data capacity improvements generated through this effort will facilitate the type of assessment, planning, and monitoring critical to understanding if a system, agency, or juvenile reentry program is functioning as intended and meeting its goals and target outcomes.
State System Enhancements for Youth Offenders
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 29, 2018.
Due Date: 5/29/2018
This program will support states and localities in developing and implementing strategies to ensure that youth involved with the juvenile justice system have fair and equal access to quality legal representation; ensure that offenders involved with the juvenile justice system have resources that address the collateral consequences of justice system involvement; and/or provide training for the juvenile indigent defense bar, including public defenders and court-appointed counsel working on behalf of juvenile indigent defendants. This program will provide funding to states and localities to enhance juvenile defense in one or more of the following areas: training of staff, data collection and analysis, juvenile defense delivery system analyses, and/or a specific need(s) that has been identified by the state or locality related to providing juvenile defense services to youth offenders.
Law Enforcement and Youth Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 29, 2018.
Due Date: 5/29/2018
This solicitation will support field-initiated, methodologically rigorous research and/or evaluations focused on interactions between law enforcement and youth, with practical implications for the identification and development of programs and policies that ensure officer, youth, and community safety.
Mentoring Research Partners Program
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 30, 2018.
Due Date: 5/30/2018
This solicitation aims to support research and evaluation efforts that inform the development and implementation of effective mentoring practices to prevent and intervene in youth delinquency, thereby advancing the Department of Justice's priority to prevent and reduce crime. With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks applicants who wish to partner with mentoring programs that were funded by OJJDP under its FY 2016 or FY 2017 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative or its FY 2017 Mentoring for Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Sex Trafficking Initiative to conduct project-specific, independent program evaluations and/or data analyses. This solicitation aims to help individual mentoring programs improve their effectiveness. Findings may also be disseminated to other OJJDP mentoring programs and integrated into OJJDP program planning.
Redesign Study of OJJDPs Juveniles in Corrections Data Collections
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 30, 2018.
Due Date: 5/30/2018
OJJDP is seeking applications to develop, improve, and test data collection instruments and methodologies for OJJDP's juveniles in corrections data collections, the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP) and the Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC).
Initiative To Develop a Research-Based Practice Guide To Prevent and Reduce Youth Violence in Communities
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 30, 2018.
Due Date: 5/30/2018
The purpose of this initiative is to support the development of a research-based practice guide to prevent and reduce youth-perpetrated gun and gang violence in communities in the United States. The successful applicant will work with OJJDP to develop a practice guide for local government and law enforcement agencies that is evidence and research-based, has practical application and measurable steps, and builds on previous knowledge and work.
Juvenile Reentry Research and Evaluation Program
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 31, 2018.
Due Date: 5/31/2018
This solicitation supports methodologically rigorous research and evaluations, ideally using an experimental research design, with practical implications for federally funded juvenile reentry efforts, including in areas such as screening and assessment, behavioral management, organizational or institutional capacity and structure, cross-system services and coordination, post-release services and supervision, and family engagement and support. This solicitation encourages researchers to propose studies that aim to identify the efficacy, effectiveness, efficiency (cost/benefit), implementation, and/or sustainability of reentry programs or practices. OJJDP is particularly interested in studies that focus on effective strategies for juveniles with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues, gang-involved juveniles, and older juveniles or young adults who are returning to communities struggling with high rates of violence and crime.
Family Drug Court Research and Evaluation Program
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on June 14, 2018.
Due Date: 6/14/2018
The goal of this research and evaluation program is to better understand the overall impact of family drug courts (FDCs) on reducing parental substance abuse (particularly opioid abuse) and improving child welfare, and to better understand the populations served in and practices implemented by the courts. It is expected that the findings will result in more effective policy and practice in the design and implementation of FDCs. The specific objectives will examine the overall problems that FDCs address along with the impact and cost efficiency of FDCs.
Supporting Tribal Youth: Training and Technical Assistance and Youth Leadership Development
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on June 18, 2018.
Due Date: 6/18/2018
There are two categories of funding available as part of this solicitation. Eligible applicants must designate the category for which they are applying. It is allowable for the same organization to apply to serve as the primary applicant for funding in both Category 1 (Tribal Youth Training and Technical Assistance) and Category 2 (Tribal Youth Leadership Development Initiative). For both categories, the successful applicants will work closely with OJJDP throughout the award period on substantive issues and deliverables, and will coordinate and collaborate with OJJDP's current and future training and technical assistance efforts and providers. OJJDP will expect the successful applicants to build on the accomplishments and activities of the past efforts.
Drug Treatment Courts Program
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on June 21, 2018.
Due Date: 6/21/2018
The OJJDP FY 2018 Drug Treatment Courts Program provides resources to state, local, and tribal governments to enhance drug court programs for juveniles in the justice system with substance abuse problems, specifically those related to opioid abuse.
Evaluation of Internet Crimes Against Children Training
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on June 25, 2018.
Due Date: 6/25/2018
This solicitation invites proposals for an innovative and methodologically sound evaluation of the OJJDP-funded Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) training programs. In addition to conducting a process evaluation, the evaluators will assess outcome and the cost effectiveness measures of specific ICAC training programs supported by OJJDP.
Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on June 28, 2018.
Due Date: 6/28/2018
This solicitation supports applicant organizations as they strengthen and/or expand their existing mentoring activities with active chapters or subawardees and/or other mentoring organizations. Mentoring activities include direct one-on-one, group, peer, or a combination of these types of mentoring services for at-risk and high-risk youth populations.

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