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Safe Schools and Students Program

Grants to Address Needs of At-Risk Youth in Florida

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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State of Florida, Department of Juvenile Justice

Deadline Date:

04/27/11 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants totaling $800,000 to prevent and address the juvenile delinquency of youth up to the age of 18, in identified high-risk, predominantly minority neighborhoods. Programs to keep delinquent youth from jail will support and educate individuals involved with these children, address risk factors for delinquency, and help youth to achieve success in a culturally sensitive environment.

Suggested programming includes:
A. Educate school faculty, staff, and officials on the most appropriate response to delinquent behavior given the degree of severity
B. Implement Social Competency Enhancement Programming for students.
C. Convene School Accountability Boards.
D. Implement a comprehensive plan (in lieu of arrest) to deter youth from participation in delinquent behavior; motivate youth to be educationally driven; and prevent truancy, suspension and expulsion.
E. Provide culturally sensitive training regarding staff responsiveness to youth.
F. Focus activities, curricula, programs, and services in a manner that responds to the community's existing needs, gaps, or weaknesses.
G. Address school-related referrals reduction with a focus on minority over-representation

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 124792

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$800,000

Number of Grants:

8

Estimated Size of Grant:

$100,000

Term of Contract:

1 year, renewable for up to 2 more years

Eligibility:

  • Agency of the county or other local government
  • Community-based Organizations; CBO(s)
  • Faith-based Organizations
  • LEAs (Local Educational Agencies)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Open to all responsible sources
  • Private sector organizations
  • Regional Organizations
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Pre-proposal Conference:

MANDATORY Solicitation & Training Conference Call - April 8, 2011
Telephone - 1-866-411-7380, enter Code 3982071 when directed

Disabled persons requiring special accommodations at the pre-solicitation conference and/or bid/proposal opening must call at least five (5) working days prior to the event. Hearing or speech impaired, please use the Florida Relay Services: 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Pre-Application Information:

April 11, 2011 - Deadline for written questions.
cameo.collins@djj.state.fl.us

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Cameo Collins
Phone: (850) 921-6780
FAX: (850) 414-1625
Email: Cameo.Collins@djj.state.fl.us

Funding or Pin Number:

DJJ SOLICITATION # RFP 2011-1

Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida