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Comprehensive School-Based Approach to Youth Violence and Victimization

Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, IHEs, and Agencies to
Implement School Programs Addressing Youth Violence

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

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05/20/19 11:59 PM ET


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Grants to USA nonprofits, for-profits, IHEs, and local and tribal government agencies for school-based programs to address youth victimization and violence. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support evidence-based prevention, intervention, and accountability efforts in a school-based setting. The goals of the program are to (1) reduce the incidence of school violence through accountability efforts for offenders; (2) respond to victimization, exposure to violence, and trauma as a result of violence that occurs in the school, community, or family; (3) improve school safety and climate; and (4) prevent violence, delinquency, and victimization in the targeted community.

There are two categories of funding available under this solicitation.

- Category 1: Project Sites. This program supports the efforts of eligible applicants to develop or enhance their capacity to address youth violence and victimization through school-based programming and interventions targeting student and community needs. All program activities must occur within a school setting, and this can include programming in either public or private schools.
- Category 2: Training and Technical Assistance. In addition to supporting program implementation and direct service activities, the initiative will fund a training and technical assistance provider to support the Category 1 project sites.

These programs are delivered to all students in a school or grade level and allow them to develop skills such as emotional self-awareness and control, positive social skills, problem solving, and conflict resolution. While community organizations provide programming that addresses exposure to violence, and do so successfully, providing a schoolbased approach will increase the availability of interventions in the targeted community and facilitate ease of participation. Youth (and their parents/caregivers) will be able to access programming through one site rather than having to access services through multiple entities at different locations. This approach may increase participation rates and ensure that youth are receiving a wide range of interventions and services.

OJJDP is seeking proposals from applicant jurisdictions working to reduce the adverse impact of violence on youth, families, and neighborhoods through implementing school-based approaches that support multitiered efforts focused on prevention, intervention, and accountability. Applicants must propose and undertake their work through a multidisciplinary multiagency team of stakeholders that can be an existing collaborative group or one that is formed specifically for this project. At a minimum, stakeholders should include county/local public sector leadership, educators and leadership from the target school(s), courts/probation, law enforcement, mental health, child welfare and social services, and youth-serving community organizations. OJJDP recognizes youth and families as major stakeholders and strongly supports positive youth development and leadership opportunities for youth in its programs. As such, the collaborative group must include youth/student engagement and participation as well as family/parent/caregiver representation. A description of the team structure must be referenced in the program narrative and can be submitted as an attachment.

For details on program goals, objectives, and deliverables, see the RFP:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185652

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Number of Grants:

Category 1: maximum 8; Category 2: maximum 1

Estimated Size of Grant:

Category 1: Project Sites - Estimated maximum dollar amount for each award Up to $775,000

Category 2: Training and Technical Assistance - Estimated maximum dollar amount Up to $800,000

Term of Contract:

Period of performance start date: October 1, 2019
Period of performance duration: 36 months

OJJDP may, in certain cases, provide additional funding in future years to awards made under both categories of this solicitation, through continuation awards in FYs 2020 and 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Category 1: Project Sites. Eligible applicants are limited to states, units of local government,13 public14 and private agencies, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).

Eligible applicants that propose to provide direct services to youth must not include youth who are age 18 or older in the population they will serve, with the exception of youth enrolled in the targeted school implementing the program. Project sites can be implemented in either public or private school settings.

Category 2: Training and Technical Assistance. Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations) and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). For-profit organizations must forgo any profit or management fee.

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

OJJDP will consider applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees). The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire program.

Under this program, OJP will, as appropriate, give priority consideration in award decisions to
applications that propose projects that directly benefit federally designated Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs). For resources on QOZs, and for a current list of designated QOZs, see the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s resource webpage at

Pre-proposal Conference:

OJJDP FY 19 Comprehensive School-based Approach to Youth Violence and Victimization Prevention, Intervention and Accountability (Webinar)

4/22/2019 - 4/22/2019
2:00-3:30 p.m. ET, Satellite/Web Based

The webinar will provide a general overview of the FY 2019 Comprehensive School Based Approach to Youth Violence and Victimization Prevention, Intervention and Accountability Solicitation. It will highlight key eligibility and solicitation requirements. It will also identify tools and resources for applicants that will facilitate the application process. Lastly, it will provide an opportunity for applicants to ask questions.

For details and to register online:

Due to the limited time, OJJDP encourages participants to review the solicitation and submit any questions they may have in advance and no later than April 17, 2019. Submit your questions by email with the subject as “Questions for OJJDP FY 2019 Comprehensive School-Based Approach to Youth Violence and Victimization Webinar.”

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must register with at prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 20, 2019.

To be considered timely, an application must be submitted by the application deadline using, and the applicant must have received a validation message from that indicates successful and timely submission. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date, to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

Prior to Registering in, applicants should:
- Acquire a D-U-N-S Number
- Acquire or renew registration with SAM

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

For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726 or 606–545–5035, at, or at

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the Response Center by telephone at 800–851–3420 or TTY: 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only) or by email at Response Center hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET on the solicitation close date.

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