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FY 2020 Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant Program

Grants to Georgia Local Agencies for Community-Based
Programs for Youth Involved with the Justice System

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Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC)

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04/26/19 5:00 PM


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Grants to Georgia local County commissions or boards of commissioners for programs designed to serve youth in the community who would otherwise be committed to the State's justice system. Funding is intended to reduce the rate of juvenile recidivism and to foster a positive relationship among the youth, their family, and their community. Grant recipients will be employing evidenced-based programming appropriate to the needs of youth in the community.

To demonstrate potential cost-savings to taxpayers by incentivizing evidence-based options, the overarching goal of this grant program is the reduction of out-of-home placements and to better serve youth in the community. Each applicant must utilize all of the following goals and performance objectives for its project. Applicants may add goals or objectives specific to their program:
1. Reduce felony commitments to DJJ and STP admissions in the target county.
2. Increase the use of evidence-based practices in Georgia's juvenile justice system by initiating community-based juvenile justice programs.
3. Reduce the recidivism rate of youth involved with Georgia's juvenile justice system.
4. Reduce annual secure detention rate of target county.
5. Reduce annual secure confinement rate of target county.
6. Demonstrate a cost-savings to Georgia citizens through provision of research-informed services to youth in juvenile justice system.

Continual applications are allowed to continue current interventions in Year Six if they so choose. Applicants switching interventions must select an intervention from the list below. New applicants must select an evidence-based intervention that has been shown to be effective from the list below. New applicants should choose the evidence-based intervention which is most appropriate for the needs of the youth in the community:
- Seven Challenges (7C)
- Aggression Replacement Training® (ART)
- Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT)
- Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
- Multi-Systemic Therapy® (MST)
- Thinking for a Change (T4C)

At a minimum, 70% of awarded funds must be used for direct, evidence-based program costs. No more than 30% of awarded grant funds can be used for non-direct services or administrative costs. For further information about eligible costs, see:

For details on program design, see:

For details on performance objectives, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169516

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Amount: Up to $750,000.

New applicants are eligible to apply for a maximum of $350,000 for this grant year. Existing JJIG grantees 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 is July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.

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.

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 September 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants are limited to local county commissions/boards of commissioners to apply on behalf of juvenile courts within Georgia. High priority will be given to the eighteen (18) counties that commit the highest numbers of juveniles to the Department of Juvenile Justice. Moreover, 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.

Additional specific eligibility requirements:
-Religion:Grantee programs may not promote, discuss, or teach religion. Program activities and services are required to be accessible to any eligible participant, regardless of religious affiliation.
-Federal Criminal Background Checks: All grantees must conduct federal criminal background checks on all personnel who will have direct contact with youth served by the grant program(s). These background checks must take place prior to the provision of services by program personnel, and the grantee must maintain a copy of these records for the CJCC’s auditing purposes.
-Internet Security Policy: The CJCC requires all grantees to establish and enforce an Internet Security Policy when minor participants and/or staff have access (supervised or unsupervised) to the Internet. This includes any technology provided by the CJCC’s funding and technology utilized by participants during a CJCC funded program component.
-Other: Applicants must comply with all forms, assurances, and certifications attached to this RFP.

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

For a list of unallowable costs, see:

Pre-proposal Conference:

On April 10, 2019, CJCC staff will host a webinar on how to apply using the new online grant management system. Please register using the following link:

On March 15, 2019, CJCC staff hosted the FY2020 JJIG Grant Management Workshop. See Supporting Documents below for the powerpoint document for this workshop.

Pre-Application Information:

All applications are due at 5:00 PM on April 26, 2019.

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.

The CJCC asks that applicants direct all questions to Haley Dunn, Grants and Program Specialist. Although questions will be permitted until the date of the RFP submission, the response time will be subject to staff availability. As such, applicants are strongly encouraged to pose all questions as early as possible in the RFP process.

Additional information:

Grant Program:

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Stephanie Mikkelsen, Juvenile Justice Supervisor

Haley Dunn, Grant and Program Specialist

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Georgia