Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $370,000)
The OJJDP FY 09 Earmarks Programs further the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Explanatory Statement Regarding H.R. 1105 (Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009), 155 Cong. Rec. H1653 (daily ed. Feb. 23, 2009) (statement by Rep. Obey, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of the House).
Girls Inc. is a national nonprofit youth organization that empowers all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Within Girls Inc. programs, 70 percent are girls of color and 66 percent come from families earning $25,000 or less. More than half are from single-parent households, most of which are headed by women.
Girls Inc. works with local affiliates to develop, test, implement, and evaluate research-based, developmentally appropriate programs that help girls chart a course for success. Girls Inc. will expand programming that works to prevent youth violence and obesity by providing training and developing materials and increase the number of Girls Inc. affiliate organizations and the number of girls served by existing affiliates throughout the United States by supporting new local organizations.