Juvenile Mentoring Program

To provide resources to prevent juveniles from coming into contact with the juvenile justice system as a result of gang- related activity.

To develop and maintain a national website to serve as a one-stop shop for publications and practitioner-oriented resources on youth and street gangs; identify

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promising gang programs and strategies as well as maintain information in a searchable database; provide national training coordination services and technical assistance support to the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program; develop a comprehensive antigang training plan to be delivered to chronic gang cities, community partners, and law enforcement/personnel; produce and support the production of publications and resource materials for federal, state, and local practitioners, policymakers, and researchers; or develop specific antigang training curricula/courses as well as develop new courses on emerging gang issues.
Related Programs16.609 Community Prosecution and Project Safe NeighborhoodsExamples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: Funding has supported the National Gang Center to provide training and technical assistance to criminal and juvenile justice professionals, law enforcement, youth-and community-serving practitioners, researchers, and the public on addressing gang issues and reducing gang involvement and levels of gang crime.

Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

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.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Catholic Charities Usa $ 1,000,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
Youth Guidance $ 1,500,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
Boys & Girls Clubs Of America $ 1,217,476   2021-10-012024-09-30
West San Gabriel Valley Boys & Girls Club Inc $ 625,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
I Have A Dream Foundation $ 1,500,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
America Scores, Inc. $ 1,000,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
National Association Of Police Athletic/activities Leagues, Inc. $ 1,217,477   2021-10-012024-09-30
Reflections Foundation $ 497,841   2021-10-012024-09-30
Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction Inc $ 601,519   2021-10-012024-09-30
Life House Center, Inc. $ 617,668   2021-10-012024-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To be eligible for an Award under the Juvenile Mentoring Program, 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.

Funds are awarded to help communities assess and address local gang problems.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are limited to states (including territories), units of local government, federally recognized tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), as well as institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education).

For-profit organizations (as well as other recipients) must agree to forgo any profit or management fee.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Not applicable.


Generally applicant documentation includes the Standard Form 424 (SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance), a program narrative, budget detail worksheet, and budget narrative. There also are a number of certifications that may be required, and other elements, as specified in the program announcement. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

See program announcement regarding preapplication coordination (if any), environmental impact information, and coverage under E.O.


Generally, E.O.

12372 does not apply to grants for technical assistance, research that is national in scope, or research that is not designated to benefit a particular state. Application Procedures (092): Applicants for DOJ funding can submit applications online through either the federal grants portal Grants.Gov (www.grants.gov) or the DOJ?s Grants Management System (GMS) (https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov).

Each program announcement will specify which system should be used for that program and will contain detailed technical instructions on how to register with the system as well as apply for funding.

Applicants are generally required to register and create a profile in GMS.

Specific application instructions for program announcements are available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must submit completed applications via the Office of Justice Programs, Grants Management System or through grants.gov following established criteria. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office of Justice Programs policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications. Specific application instructions for solicitations are available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System.


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


Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, Part E, 42 U.S.C. Sections 5665-66, and an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies by project.


There are no appeal rights for the denial of a discretionary application.


See applicable program announcement.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Length and time phasing of assistance vary by project--see applicable program announcement. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements


No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports as well as quarterly Financial Reports.

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.

No expenditure reports are required.

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.


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. See Uniform Administrative Requirements, 2 C.F.R. Part 200 at Subpart F - Audit Requirements (Sec. 200.500 - 200.507) as adopted by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.


Generally, all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award must be retained for a period of three (3) years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report (Federal Financial Report/SF-425). For more information and exceptions, see Uniform Administrative Requirements 2 C.F.R. § 200.333 as adopted by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $79,137,324; FY 17 est $80,000,000; and FY 18 est $5,800,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Award amounts vary according to solicitation.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Office of Justice Programs? Financial Guide 2015 (https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/pdfs/2015_DOJ_FinancialGuide.pdf) and Post award Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf), applicable OMB Circulars, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.R.). See program announcement and Uniform Administrative Requirements in 2 C.F.R. Part 200 as adopted and supplemented by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Office of Justice Programs U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: (202) 514-1289

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Varies by program. Applications are judged according to their consistency with the policies and program priorities established by OJJDP and applicable laws.

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