OJJDP FY 17 Smart on Juvenile Justice: Enhancing Youth Access to Justice Initiative

The summary for the OJJDP FY 17 Smart on Juvenile Justice: Enhancing Youth Access to Justice Initiative grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
OJJDP FY 17 Smart on Juvenile Justice: Enhancing Youth Access to Justice Initiative: This initiative is composed of three categories listed below. Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations having a 501(c)(3) exemption with the Internal Revenue Service; for-profit organizations, including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations; and institutions of higher education, including tribal institutions of higher education. For-profit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee. · Category 1: Training and Technical Assistance. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will provide funding to a national training and technical assistance (TTA) provider to deliver intensive assistance to states to develop and implement effective, well-resourced, statewide juvenile defense reform strategic plans. The provider will also work to improve indigent defense, including post-disposition representation, and the overall level of systemic advocacy by providing the juvenile defense bar with cost-effective, innovative training programs, tools and practice guidelines, technical support, capacity-building assistance, and leadership opportunities, and by collaboratively engaging experts and stakeholders. Category 2: State and Tribal Juvenile Defender Resource Centers. Resource centers will be funded to help state, tribal, and local juvenile defense systems enhance the quality of legal representation, leverage resources, and collect and analyze data to measure the effectiveness of services. Category 3: Second Chance Act- Juvenile Reentry Legal Services. This program will provide grants to community based non- profit organizations to provide direct civil legal services, mentoring and reentry planning to justice involved youth that are transitioning or have recently transitioned back to their families and communities following secure confinement or out-of-home placement by providing the youth with direct civil legal services, mentoring and collective advocacy strategies to address the collateral consequences of justice-system involvement and overcome barriers to securing housing, education, and employment in order to reduce recidivism.
Federal Grant Title: OJJDP FY 17 Smart on Juvenile Justice: Enhancing Youth Access to Justice Initiative
Federal Agency Name: Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (USDOJ-OJP-OJJDP)
Grant Categories: Law Justice and Legal Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: OJJDP-2017-10945
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 16.836
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: March 2nd, 2017
Original Application Deadline: March 2nd, 2017
Posted Date: December 29th, 2016
Creation Date: December 29th, 2016
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $3,800,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $300,000
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: December 29th, 2016
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - For-profit organizations other than small businesses - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This initiative is composed of three categories. Category 1: Juvenile Defense Training and Technical Assistance. Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations) and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education. For-profit organizations (as well as other recipients) must forgo any profit or management fee. Category 2: Regional Juvenile Defender Resource Centers. Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations) and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). For-profit organizations (as well as other recipients) must forgo any profit or management fee. Category 3: Second Chance Act Juvenile Reentry Legal Services. Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations) and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). OJJDP welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (“subgrantees"). The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire project. Under this solicitation, only one application by any particular applicant entity will be considered. An entity may, however, be proposed as a subrecipient (“subgrantee”) in more than one application.
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