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FY 2018 State Juvenile Services Grant

Grants to Nebraska Nonprofits, Agencies, School Districts,
and Tribes to Enhance the Juvenile Justice System

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Nebraska Crime Commission and Nebraska Coalition for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ)

Deadline Date:

01/19/18 5:00 PM CST


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Grants to Nebraska nonprofit organizations, political subdivisions, school districts, and Tribes to enhance the juvenile justice system. Possible activities include the prevention of delinquency behavior; assessment/evaluation; shelter care; diversion and detention alternatives; intensive juvenile probation services; family support services; restitution; and community centers for the care and treatment of juveniles in need of services.

The Juvenile Services Act was enacted to assist communities in the implementation and operation of needed programs or services for youth as identified in their Comprehensive Juvenile Services Plan.

Due to the limited funds available, the NCJJ develops priorities for all funding streams, which are laid out in the 2014 – 2016 Three Year Statewide Plan. The NCJJ will give first priority to the following priority areas: Mental Health Services (20), Diversion (11), School Programs (27), Gender Specific Programs (13), Delinquency Prevention (9), Alternatives to Detention (2), and Disproportionate Minority Contact-DMC (10). The NCJJ has a strong interest in funding model, best practice, evidence based or promising practice programs, however, new program ideas will be considered.

Funds may be requested for personnel, consultants/contracts, travel, supplies and operating expenses and equipment related to the proposed project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 131438

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Term of Contract:

Continuation funding is not guaranteed from year to year. All subgrantees must submit an updated application annually.


  • Agency of the county or other local government
  • Community-based Organizations; CBO(s)
  • Faith-based Organizations
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • School Districts
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for Juvenile Services Grant Funds, an applicant must be one of the following:
-Community-Based Agency or Organization, including Faith-Based Organizations
-Community Team
-Political Sub-Division
-School District
-Federally or State recognized Indian Tribe

If a Community Team, without the 501(c)(3) status is interested in applying, they must seek out an eligible applicant listed above to apply on their behalf to act as the fiscal agent. The applicant could then contract with the community team to operate the project.

Eligible applicants, who are not nonprofit agencies, may contract with nonprofit agencies for the provision of services. Eligible applicants may not require the contracted agency to provide match.

Funding Limitations:
-Funds provided under the Juvenile Services Act may be used for developing programs for youth and for acquiring, developing, or improving local facilities for juveniles if the development and use of the facilities are identified as a need in the Comprehensive Juvenile Services Plan.
-No funds awarded under the Act shall be used to acquire, develop, build, or improve local correctional facilities that are not specifically utilized for juveniles.
-Funds received by an eligible applicant under the Juvenile Services Act shall NOT be used to replace or supplant any funds currently being used to support existing programs for juveniles.
-Funds received under the act shall not be used for capital construction or the lease or acquisition of facilities unless such uses have been approved by the Nebraska Crime Commission through the grant process and Nebraska Jail Standards.
-The Nebraska Crime Commission does not allow grant funds for indirect costs.

Pre-Application Information:

Matching funds are not required by the applicant; however, designating cash or in-kind matching funds is encouraged to show commitment by the community for the project.

Applications are due in the Nebraska Crime Commission Office by Friday, January 19, 2018 by 5:00 PM CST.

Contact Information:

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

If you have questions, please contact:

Chris Harris
(402) 471-3813

Submit electronic materials to:

Mail hard copy materials to:

Nebraska Crime Commission
P.O. Box 94946
Lincoln, NE 68509
Personal Delivery/Overnight:
Nebraska Crime Commission 5th Floor
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nebraska