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March | April 2009

printer friendly version button   Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention  ·  Jeff Slowikowski, Acting Administrator
OJP To Receive More Than $2.76 Billion Under Recovery Act

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Laurie Robinson, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), has reported that OJP will receive more than $2.76 billion under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), which includes $147.5 million to be administered by OJJDP.

Assistance available through the Recovery Act will include the following:

  • $2 billion for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and improve the criminal justice system.
  • $225 million for the Edward Byrne Competitive Grant Program to help communities address targeted needs. This includes $97.5 million for mentoring initiatives to be administered by OJJDP.
  • $225 million for assistance to tribal law enforcement (construction of jails on tribal lands).
  • $125 million for rural law enforcement to prevent and combat drug-related crime.
  • $30 million for law enforcement along the Southern Border and in High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas.
  • $50 million for Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) initiatives.
  • $100 million for victim compensation and assistance.


For additional information about OJP funding under the Recovery Act, visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov/recovery.

Information about OJJDP funding is available at www.ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/recoveryact.html.

Additional information about the impact of the Recovery Act on ICAC, mentoring, and other youth-related programs, including solicitation announcements, will be posted on OJJDP's Web site as it becomes available.