Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $100,000)
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).
The Police Athletic League of Buffalo seeks to provide a safe haven for inner-city youth for after-school and summertime activities. Programming will be offered to youth ages 8-18 of the City through seven Community Centers. PAL will provide children with leadership, direction and opportunity by affording them structured, supervised, and organized activities in the areas of recreation, education, culture, environmental concerns, and drug/alcohol prevention. The three major goals of the program are to provide positive supervised leisure activities through supervised programs at community centers; develop character, confidence and self-esteem through a regularly scheduled boxing program; and instill a sense of fair play, teamwork and honest competition through basketball and baseball leagues.
Performance measures will include a review of daily sign-in sheets, a compilation of monthly attendance reports, observation by program coordinators, review of game score books, and monthly participation reports.