Part E - Developing, Testing and Demonstrating Promising New Programs

To develop and implement programs that design, test, and demonstrate effective approaches, techniques and methods for preventing and controlling juvenile delinquency such as community based- alternatives to institutional confinement; developing and implementing effective means of diverting juveniles
from the traditional juvenile justice system; programs stressing advocacy activities aimed at improving services to youth impacted by the juvenile justice system; model programs to strengthen and maintain the family unit including self-help programs; prevention and treatment programs relating to juveniles who commit serious crimes; programs to prevent hate crimes; programs to provide aftercare and reintegration services; programs to prevent youth gun and gang violence.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Northwestern University $ 1,999,996   2013-10-012018-09-30
Development Services Group, Inc. $ 1,572,821   2013-10-012018-03-31
Detroit, City Of $ 507,406   2012-10-012017-09-30
Salinas, City Of $ 128,834   2012-10-012017-09-30
Texas A & M University-$ 0   2012-09-012017-08-31
Portland State University $ 2,766,232   2012-05-012017-04-30
Western Michigan University $ 426,046   2011-09-012017-01-31
Georgetown University (the) $ 641,884   2010-11-012016-12-31
San Jose, City Of $ 492,109   2012-10-012016-09-30
University Of Washington $ 499,993   2012-10-012016-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To be eligible for an Award or contract under Part E, an applicant must: (1) respond to legislative requirements contained in Section 261 (a) and (b) of the JJDP Act, as amended as well as specific program guidelines issued by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); (2) be consistent with the objectives and priorities of OJJDP; (3) provide for proper program administration, evaluation, and fiscal reporting; (4) demonstrate, in the overall quality of the proposal, that the program is technically sound and will achieve the required program objectives at the highest possible level; and (5) respond to clear and documentable needs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Part E funds are available under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002, as amended, to public and private nonprofit agencies, organizations, individuals, Indian Tribal government, State and local units of government, combinations of State or local units.

(Section 263 of JJDP Act as Amended.).

Beneficiary Eligibility

Public and private youth serving agencies/organizations, State and local units of government, combinations of such units, or other private agencies, organizations, institutions or individuals.


Administration and cost appropriateness will be determined in accordance with the provisions of OMB circulars and government-wide common rules applicable to grants and cooperative agreements, including OMB Circular Nos. A-87 for State and local governments, A-21 for educational institutions, and A-122 for nonprofit organizations. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. The applicant must submit an application electronically through the Office of Justice Programs' Grant Management System or as directed by the program announcement. Applicants are expected to address each concern or requirement in the guidelines as clearly and specifically as possible, giving particular attention to goal and objective statements, methodology and data requirements. A peer review group is established as mandated in Section 262(d)(1)(A) of JJDP Act and applications are rated and ranked in relation to pre-defined selection criteria. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110 and the Common Rule.

Award Procedures

Assistance awards and contracts are awarded directly to applicants Deadlines (094): Published in program announcements or requests for proposals.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002, Sections 261, 262, Public Law 93-415, as amended; Public Laws 95-509, 98-473, 100-690, and 102-586, 42 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 1 to 3 months.


Informal reconsideration by Administrator for assistance applicants, administrative hearings for assistance award terminations. See CFR Part 18, 50 FR 28199, July 11, 1985.


Continuation grant, supplemental award or contract modification.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Initial Awards usually are made for 12 to 36 months with further funding based upon the project period, grantee performance, and availability of funds. Drawdowns are possible under a Letter of Credit. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements


Semi-annual progress reports and quarterly financial reports are required.

Quarterly financial reports are required.

Semi-annual progress reports.

Quarterly financial reports are required.

Semi-annual progress reports.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. All organizations that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in any fiscal year must have a single audit for that year in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-133, as amended, unless the audit condition on the award says otherwise. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency not later than 9 months after the end of the grantee's fiscal year.


Grantee must keep complete records on the disposition of funds, and records related to the grant must be retained for three years after the date of the final report.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance


Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Developing, Testing and Demonstrating Promising New Programs awards are governed by the OJP Financial Guide which is available upon request.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Kellie J. Dressler, Child Protection Division, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: (202) 514-4817.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications are judged according to their consistency with the policies and program priorities established by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Specific criteria are applied that are related to the particular program areas under which projects are funded. The criteria are published in the Federal Register as part of the individual program announcements. Applications undergo a competitive peer review process as outlined in the OJJDP Competition and Peer Review Policy 28 CFR Part 34.

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