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Youth Gang Suppression Implementation Grants Program
Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2019
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Provides funding for communities and law enforcement to implement evidence-based suppression strategies outlined in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Comprehensive Gang Model to reduce violent crime, gangs, and youth victimization, and improve public safety. Works to prevent or reduce juvenile delinquency and associated risk factors, like substance abuse. OJJDP supports a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach for preventing and decreasing gang- and youth-related violence that includes the following five strategies:
- Community mobilization: Involving community members, like youth formerly involved with gangs, community organizations, and agencies; and coordinating programs and staff activities within and among agencies.
- Opportunities provision: Creating specific education, training, and employment programs for youth involved with gangs.
- Social intervention: Outreach efforts by youth-serving agencies, schools, grassroots groups, faith-based organizations, law enforcement agencies, and other criminal justice groups to connect gang-associated youth and their families to necessary services.
- Suppression: Implementing formal and informal social control procedures, such as close supervision or monitoring of gang youth by community-based agencies, criminal justice system agencies, schools, or grassroots groups.
- Organizational change and development: Creating and implementing policies and practices to use available and potential resources, within and across agencies, to solve gang-related problems in the most efficient manner.
Funds may be used to:
- Increase or improve access to and sharing of gang intelligence information to develop and target successful suppression tactics
- Develop a comprehensive network blueprint of youth services in order to determine and address service gaps and obstacles for youth at risk of becoming gang-involved or continuing in the gang lifestyle
- Decrease the effect of violence on youth by improving identification, screening, access, delivery, and quality of services for youth exposed to gang violence in order to prevent gang involvement or victimization
- Decrease and maintain reductions in youth-related violence, especially gun and gang violence, and victimization in communities
Amount of Funding
Award ceiling: $230,000
Project period: 36 months
Estimated number of awards: 6
Estimated total program funding: $1,380,000
Who Can Apply
Eligible applicants are limited to the following entities:
- Units of local government
- Federally recognized tribal governments
- Nonprofit and for-profit organizations, including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations
- Institutions of higher education, including tribal institutions of higher education
Eligible applicants that propose to provide direct services to youth must not include youth who are age 18 or older in the population they will serve.
What This Program Funds
Capacity Building • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing
Application requirements, instructions, and other relevant information can be found in the funding announcement.
Topics This Program Addresses
Community Planning and Coalition Building • Community Supervision • Crime Reduction • Justice System • Violence, Trauma, and Abuse • Youth