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CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE

16.548:  Title V: Delinquency Prevention Program

Objectives:  To increase the capacity of State and local governments to support the development of more effective prevention, programs to improve the juvenile justice system through risk and protective factor focused programming approach.

PROGRAM AND AWARD FINANCIAL AND INFORMATION CONTACTS
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS INFORMATION CONTACTS
RELATED PROGRAMS ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS


16.548 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:  States will invite units of general local government that meet the statutorily mandated eligibility requirements to apply for funding and competitively select for funding those jurisdictions that meet the minimum selection criteria specified in the guidelines as published in the Federal Register, and other such criteria as the State shall adopt.

Beneficiary Eligibility:  A State and its units of general local government, involved in juvenile delinquency prevention programs.

Credentials/Documentation:  Cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.

16.548 APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination:  State applicants must use the Standard Form 424 for submitting grant applications. The application requirements for units of general local government seeking funding from States will be determined by each State in compliance with guidelines issued by OJJDP. The Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group established pursuant to Section 223 (a)(3) of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act must be involved in the development and approval of the application. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedure:  Applicants must prepare and submit three-year comprehensive delinquency prevention plans as prerequisite to funding. The composition of those plans is defined in a guideline issued by OJJDP.

Award Procedure:  Eligible State agencies must submit certified assurances, as described in the OJJDP guidelines. Units of general local government must follow procedures required by State agency grantees.

Deadlines:  All Title V grant applications are due no later than March 31 of the fiscal year for which the funds are allocated.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:  None.

Appeals:  Hearings for State applicants held by OJJDP, subject to applicable Federal regulations. Appeal process for units of general local government are determined by each State, subject to applicable Federal regulations.

Renewals:  Applications are invited annually. Fund availability will be determined by Congressional appropriation.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals:  Criteria are established by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, as amended, and the Guideline governing the Title V Grant Program provisions of the JJDP Act as published in the Federal Register.

Examples of Funded Projects:  Programs funded at the community level are selected by a competitive process by the State Advisory Group, appointed by the Chief Executive of each State. Eligible applicants must be a unit of general local government. In order for a unit of general local government to be eligible to apply for Title V funds, the applicant must be certified by the State Advisory Group as in compliance with Sections 223(a)(12)(A),(13),(14),and(23) of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. In addition, the applicant must submit a 3-year plan describing the extent of risk factors identified in the community and how these risk factors will be addressed.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  Eligible States will receive an amount determined by a formula based on the population of youth under the maximum age of original juvenile court delinquency jurisdiction.

16.548 RELATED PROGRAMS:

  • 16.540 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: Allocation to States;
  • 16.541 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: Special Emphasis;
  • 16.542 National Institute for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention;
  • 16.549 Part E: State Challenge Activities.

16.548 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

In fiscal year 1999, 54 out of 55 eligible states and territories participated in the program. The fifth annual Report to Congress for FY 1999 is in its final stages of review. This report fulfills the requirements of Section 504(4) of Title V, which states that the Administrator of OJJDP shall submit a report to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Committee of the Judiciary in the U.S. Senate describing activities and accomplishments of grant activities under this title; describing procedures followed to disseminate grant activity products and research findings; describing activities conducted to develop policy and to coordinate Federal agency and interagency efforts related to delinquency prevention; and identifying successful approaches and making recommendations for future activities conducted under the title. Over the past 6 years, more than 800 communities across the Nation have conducted community assessments, developed comprehensive delinquency prevention plans, and received prevention grants. While some communities are just beginning the grant process, others have completed the implementation of their 3-year delinquency prevention plans and are reporting encouraging results in terms of enhanced coordination of youth resources, family strengthening, school performance, and youth behavior. Supported by community-wide commitment and measurable outcomes, many projects have been sustained following their grant periods through a variety of State and local funding sources. As such, the initial seed money is creating momentum for the focused, coordinated, and long-term efforts necessary to address juvenile crime and delinquency in a meaningful way.

16.548 FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO:

Federal Agency:  OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION (OJJDP), DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Type of Assistance:  Formula Grants.

Obligations:  (Grants) FY 99 $40,544,000, FY 00 est $36,416,000; and FY 01 est $36,416,000.

Budget Account Number:  15-0405-0-1-754.

Authorization:  Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, Section 505, Title V, as amended. (Note: Authorizing legislation expired September 30, 1996. A Continuing Resolution extended the program pending Reauthorization hearings.)

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature:  Regulations for Formula Grants and the OJP Financial Guide applicable editions, and Title V guidelines issued by OJJDP.

16.548 INFO CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:  None.

Headquarters Office:  Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20531. Contact: Heidi Hsia. Phone: (202) 307-5924. Use the same number for FTS.

(See Appendix IV for more contact info.)

16.548 ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:  Formula based on population of youth under the maximum age of original juvenile court delinquency jurisdiction. State or units of general local government must match Title V fund with a 50 percent cash or the value of in-kind contributions.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:  Grants will be awarded for a 36 month project period.

Uses and Use Restrictions:  This program authorizes the Administrator to make grants to a State, to be transmitted through the State Advisory Group, to units of general local government for delinquency prevention programming.

16.548 POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:  Financial, subgrant data and others as required by effective edition of the OJP Financial Guide on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and/or annual basis, and additional reporting requirements listed in OJJDP guidelines for Title V.

Audits:  All organizations that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in any fiscal year must have a single audit for that year in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-133, as amended, unless the audit condition on the award says otherwise. These audits are due to the Office of the Comptroller and the Federal Audit Clearinghouse no later than 13 (13) months after the close of each fiscal year during the term of the award (for fiscal years beginning on/after July 1, 1998, audit report packages are due nine (9) months after the close of the fiscal year.

Records:  Recipients must keep complete records on disposition of funds.

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