Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $500,000)
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).
This grant will help children in Grand Rapids have greater access to quality after school programs through the facilitation of a community collaboration for after school called the Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Network and through several after school programs run by two departments of the City of Grand Rapids. The City's Office of Our Community's Children will manage the grant, the ELO Network, and offer an after school program with leadership and employment training opportunities for 75 high school teens. The City of Grand Rapids' Recreation Reaps Rewards Program (RRR) program will serve 2,500 K-12 children offering recreation, life-skill development, and interactive learning during the school year and summer. Outcomes will include the absence of reported delinquent behaviors for program participants, the development of life skills, and enhanced child safety. Juvenile offenses of participants will be tracked through the Grand Rapids Juvenile Offense Index. NCA/NCF