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 Union Springs-Bullock County YMCA proposes to: 1) equip youth with skills that enable them to grow, compete and flourish as highly skilled and competitive athletes and 2) build community camaraderie so that Bullock County will continue to model the One Community motto serving all citizens making their city and county a better place for families to work, worship, and live.
The applicant plans to work in cooperation with the local public and private sector to ensure development of a mutual goal to reduce crime, elevate community awareness, identify and aid at risk youth who desire a behavioral and lifestyle change.