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About OJJDP Funding
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) offers funding through formula and discretionary grants, cooperative agreements, and payment programs.
In fiscal year (FY) 2019, OJJDP awarded $323,477,998 in grants to support programs, research, training and technical assistance, and information dissemination activities.
OJJDP awards discretionary grants through a competitive process to states, units of local government, tribal jurisdictions, and organizations to administer a variety of juvenile justice and child protection programs.
The Office's formula grants support state, local, and tribal efforts to reduce and prevent delinquency, improve the juvenile justice system, and protect children from violence and abuse.
Funding through formula grants is available to states and territories through the state agency designated by the governor. Juvenile Justice Specialists in each state administer the funding through subgrants to units of local government, private agencies, and American Indian/Alaska Native jurisdictions for programs in accordance with legislative requirements.
See Distribution of Juvenile Justice Formula Grants by State for details on funds awarded to the states through formula grants.
OJJDP is required to set clear program goals and collect performance measure data to demonstrate achievement of those goals. All recipients of OJJDP funding are required to collect and report performance data that demonstrate the results of funded activities.
Learn more about OJJDP's Performance Measures program.
Performance Measures Tool
The OJJDP Performance Measures Tool (PMT) is a reporting system for grantees to submit performance data about their OJJDP grants.
Applicant assistance is available
Contact the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center at 1-800-851-3420 (TTY: 301-240-6310) or via email.
For financial questions regarding your award, contact OJP's Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) Service Center at 1-800-458-0786 (TTY: 202-616-3867), or via email.
DOJ Program Plan
The annual U.S. Department of Justice Program Plan provides information about funding opportunities and initiatives that OJP and its bureaus and offices intend to fund during the year.