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Grants to Georgia Agencies to Reduce Crime Among Youth

Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant Program


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Funding Source
Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Georgia

Important Dates
Deadline: 04/28/23 5:00 PM - Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants to Georgia government entities for programs that benefit local youth and improve the effectiveness of the juvenile justice system. Funding is intended to reduce crime and recidivism by increasing youth ties to the community. The goal of the grant program is to increase public safety and reduce the number of juveniles committed to the state's justice system.

The purpose of this grant opportunity is to provide funding for local programs designed to serve youth in the community who would otherwise be committed to DJJ. Applicants are encouraged to examine their local data from the previous fiscal year in order to understand the profiles of youth who were committed to DJJ, and who, with appropriate services, could have received services while remaining in their community. Recipients of this grant opportunity will be employing evidence-based programming appropriate to the needs of youth in the community.

Bolstering a continuum of community support services and supervision has been shown to reduce recidivism while promoting a positive relationship among youth, their families, and the community. Support services may include family and community reintegration and prevention services, basic life skills, job skills and employment training, job placement, educational support, and mentoring and apprenticeship opportunities. 

High priority will be given to applications that specifically formulate strategies to reduce the applicant county’s annual felony commitment rate to DJJ and reduce the applicant county’s annual number of Short-Term Program admissions. High priority will be given to the 18 counties that commit the highest numbers of juveniles to the DJJ. 

For information about Program Goals and Objectives see page 10 of the RFP in Supporting Documents, below. Allowable Costs can be found on page 19 of the RFP.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants are limited to local county commissions/boards of commissioners to apply on behalf of juvenile courts within Georgia.

All local units of government are required to be in compliance with the Georgia Service Delivery Strategy Act in order to be eligible for state‐administered financial assistance

An eligible applicant must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be a public government entity;
- Serve as the fiscal agent for the grant and the point of contact to the CJCC; and,
- Be responsible, liable, and oversee financial, program, and post-award reporting requirements.

For additional eligibility information, see page 4 of the RFP in Supporting Documents, below.

Grant funds will not be allowed to be used for: out of state training, any part of a pay supplement (bonus, one-time payments, etc.,) for state or county paid employees, weapons, construction projects, financial and or programmatic audit costs, construction costs, and organized fundraising activities.

Pre-Proposal Conference
CJCC will be hosting an FY24 Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant RFP meeting on Friday, March 17 at 10:30 am.

Register here:

Pre-Application Information
Applications are due by 5:00 PM on April 28, 2023.

This is a reimbursement-based grant. The CJCC may award first-time recipients an initial advance for the first three months of the grant cycle. However, subsequent to the first three months, the grant will continue on a reimbursement-only basis. Grantees receiving continual funds are not entitled to receive an advance payment.

Estimated Size of Grant
New applicants are eligible to apply for a maximum of $350,000 for this grant year. Continual applicants are allowed to apply for a maximum of $750,000 and are allowed to expand or enhance services under this solicitation.

Term of Contract
- Award Period: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024
- All new or enhanced services must be fully implemented within sixty (60) days of the grant award agreement beginning date. All continuation services must be fully implemented within thirty (30) days of the grant award agreement beginning date.
- Applicants are applying for one year of funding through this RFP.

In order to allow for the successful integration of evidence-based services into court operations, CJCC will allow a two-month planning period as an option for new projects. This will allow time for staff to be hired and trained, and contracts with service providers to be established. The planning period is optional. All new projects must be operational no later than August 31, 2023.

Contact Information
Online submissions:

For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact:
- Chelsea Benson, at
- Stephanie Mikkelsen, at

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
104 Marietta Street NW, Suite 440
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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