National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

The purpose of this project is to provide training and technical assistance to localities participating in the Forum, a network of communities committed to addressing youth violence, and to support development and support of new youth violence prevention sites.

This initiative was created to build
the capacity of localities across the country to more effectively address youth violence through multi-disciplinary partnerships, balanced approaches, data-driven strategies, comprehensive planning and the peer-to-peer sharing of common challenges and promising strategies.

The initiative has the following overarching goals: 1.

Elevate youth and gang violence as an issue of national significance; 2.
Enhance the capacity of participating localities, as well as others across the country, to more effectively prevent youth and gang violence; and, 3.

Promote systems and policy change by expanding engagement, collaboration, and coordination in addressing youth violence at the national, state, and local levels.

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
Detroit, City Of $ 507,406   2012-10-012017-09-30
Salinas, City Of $ 128,834   2012-10-012017-09-30
San Jose, City Of $ 492,109   2012-10-012016-09-30
Boston, City Of $ 512,175   2012-10-012016-06-30
Memphis, City Of $ 517,418   2012-10-012015-09-30
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Uses of these funds may be for one or more of the following purpose areas: Staff Coordination and Support; Management Information System Development or Enhancements; Development or Enhancements of Program Monitoring, Process Evaluation, and Outcome or Performance Evaluation (e.g.

hiring a local research partner); Data Collection Efforts; and Training and Technical Assistance for Preventing School Violence and Community-Based Violence Prevention Strategies.

Construction is an unallowable use of funds.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

1) 24-US Territories; 13-state; 15-local; 20-public nonprofits; 21-other public institutions; 36 private nonprofits 2) 50-law, justice, legal services; 72-youth development 3) Contact program office for additional information.

Beneficiary Eligibility

1) 31-family/individual; 80-youth; 79-child, 15-local 2) Contact program office for additional information.


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

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants for DOJ funding can submit applications online through either the federal grants portal Grants.Gov ( or the DOJ?s Grants Management System (GMS) ( 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 (

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.


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


An act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

varies by project.


There are no appeal rights for the denial of a discretionary application. For discretionary awards, see generally, 28 C.F.R. Part 18.


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. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Length and time phasing of assistance vary by project--see applicable program announcement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Office of Justice Programs? Financial Guide ( and Post Award Instructions (

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

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.

Recipients are required to submit 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.


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.


All financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award must be generally 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 (Discretionary)) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $4,000,000; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

capacity building awards: varied training and technical assistance award: varied.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention Program solicitation, Office of Justice Programs? Financial Guide 2011 ( ) and Post award Instructions (, 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 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: 202-514-3913

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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