The following is a brief summary of OJJDP's recent funding
activities. Be sure to check the Current Funding section
of the OJJDP Web site for the latest news on OJJDP funding opportunities.
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Juvenile and Family Drug Court Program Grants
The Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program provides financial and
technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units
of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop and
implement drug courts that integrate substance abuse treatment, mandatory
drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services.
OJJDP administers the family and juvenile components of the Drug
Court Program and is currently reviewing FY 2005 grant applications
for the following: Family
Drug Court Implementation Program,
Drug Court Implementation Program, and Single
Jurisdiction Juvenile or Family Drug Court Enhancement Program.
The application deadline was May 20, 2005.
National Evaluation of Safe Start Program
OJJDP soon will begin reviewing proposals for the design of the Evaluation
of the Safe Start: Promising Approaches for Children Exposed to
and expects to announce an award in summer 2005. The selected design
will be implemented over 5 years, with a budget of up to $1 million
for the first 12 months of work (approximately September 1, 2005August
31, 2006). May 7 was the deadline for registering to submit an
application; June 7 is the application deadline.
Reentry Initiative Grants To Support Faith-Based and
Community Transitional Services for Former Prisoners
The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and
Training Administration has announced the availability of up to $19.8
million to be competitively awarded for projects that carry out the
Prisoner Reentry Initiative. The initiative seeks to reduce recidivism
by helping nonviolent prisoners find work and stable housing when
they return to their communities. Collaboratively developed by the
Departments of Labor, Justice, Housing and Urban Development, and
Health and Human Services, the solicitation seeks strategies that
draw on the unique strengths of faith-based and community organizations.
Generally, grantees should plan to serve individuals 18 years old
and older who have been convicted as an adult and imprisoned and
who have never been convicted of a violent or sex-related offense.
DOL will award grants to faith-based and community organizations
to carry out this demonstration. OJP will subsequently award competitive
grants to state agencies to provide prerelease services to prisoners
who will be returning to communities served by the DOL grants. The
competition for grants will remain open until July 13, 2005, with
awards to follow. For more information and to download a copy of
the solicitation, please visit http://www.doleta.gov/sga/sga.cfm.