Juvenile Justice Education Collaboration Assistance

This program will support implementation of the Department of Justice/OJJDP component of a major new program undertaken with the Department of Health and Human Services/SAMHSA, and the Department of Education.

This program is part of the Administration s Now Is The Time initiative to improve school

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climates; respond early and appropriately to student mental health and behavioral needs; use positive, alternative responses, such as diversion programs, restorative justice responses and court-led problem solving approaches to avoid referring students to law enforcement and juvenile justice; and facilitate a proactive and supportive school reentry process in those instances in which a youth is referred to the justice system.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Website Address

http://www.ojjdp.gov


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Uses of these funds may be for one or more of the following activities: staffing, training, technical assistance, professional development, and implementation of strategies and programs designed to improve school climate, achieve positive school discipline reforms and reduce the number of student suspensions, expulsions and referrals to court for non-serious behavior.

Program applicants must be from the same communities that receive funds from the Department of Education s School Climate Transformation Grants.

No funds may be used for construction.

All funds are discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Funds may be used for an array of activities designed to improve school climate and address inappropriate juvenile justice referrals.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The ultimate beneficiaries of this program are the youth in schools and their families.

Credentials/Documentation

For program applicants, they must provide documentation that they have also submitted applications to the related grant programs administered by Department of Education (School Climate Transformation Grants) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (Project AWARE Grants). All applications must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Abstract; Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applicants must submit completed applications via the Office of Justice Programs, Grants Management System or through grants.gov following established criteria. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office of Justice Programs policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications.

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2014, P.L.113-76.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

> 180 Days.

Appeals

See 28 CFR Part 18.

Renewals

The terms for these grant program budget periods range from 24 to 36 months.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants will be awarded for a 24 to 36 month project period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Office of Justice Programs Financial Guide 2011 (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/index.htm) and Post Award Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf).

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports and quarterly Financial Reports.

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111-352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.

No cash reports are required.

Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports and quarterly Financial Reports.

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111-352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.

Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports and quarterly Financial Reports.

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111-352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.

Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports and quarterly Financial Reports.

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111-352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the Government Accountability Office, Department of Justice s Office of the Inspector General, state or local government auditors, and auditors from independent public accounting firms. Jurisdictions must follow their local policies and procedures, including maintenance of reliable and accurate accounting systems, record keeping, and systems of internal control. All organizations that expend financial assistance of $500,000 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 cognizant federal agency not later than 9 months after the end of the grantee s fiscal year.

Records

Recipients of federal funds are expected to retain documentation supporting all program transactions for at least 3 years after the closure of audit reports related to such funding. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all related issues, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0404-0-1-121.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 13 Not Available; FY 14 Estimate Not Available; and FY 15 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Between $400,000-2,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Robin Delany-Shabazz 810 Seventh Street, NW 2136, Washington , District of Columbia 20531 Email: robin.delany-shabazz@usdoj.gov Phone: 202-307-9963

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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