Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program

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Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program: The Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program (42 U.S.C. § 13921) is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum administered by the Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) in cooperation with the Department of Justices (DOJs) Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The program's primary objective is prevention and is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership. G.R.E.A.T. lessons focus on providing life skills to students to help them avoid engaging in delinquent behavior and violence to solve problems. Criminal justice professionals with powers of arrest-police officers, sheriffs deputies, parole or probation officers, school police officers, federal law enforcement officers/agents, prosecutors, judges, court officials, district attorneys-are eligible to teach G.R.E.A.T. All individuals wishing to deliver the program in the classroom must complete a G.R.E.A.T. Officer Training Course. Per the National G.R.E.A.T. Program Policies and Guidelines, G.R.E.A.T. officers are responsible for maintaining their G.R.E.A.T. certification. G.R.E.A.T. funds may be used to support one or more of the following G.R.E.A.T. curricula, components, and activities: 13-week middle school curriculum (a core, mandatory component); 6-week elementary (4th and 5th grades) curriculum; 6-lesson G.R.E.A.T. families component; or G.R.E.A.T. summer component.
Federal Grant Title: Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Grant Categories: Law Justice and Legal Services Education Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2008-1712
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 16.737
CFDA Descriptions: Gang Resistance Education and Training
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Dec 13, 2007
Posted Date: Oct 15, 2007
Creation Date: Oct 29, 2007
Archive Date: Jan 12, 2008
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
Youth violence and gang involvement.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Special district governments Public and State controlled institutions of higher education Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Independent school districts County governments State governments City or township governments
Additional Information on Eligibility
Any state, local, or tribal jurisdiction or law enforcement agency (including school police, housing authority police, prosecution, probation, and parole agencies possessing the power of arrest) with an active G.R.E.A.T. Program, or committed to starting a G.R.E.A.T. Program, in cooperation with a local education agency, is eligible to apply for funding.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Christopher Casto
Bureau of Justice Assistance
202-353-7193 E-Mail
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