Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $380,000)
Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 5633(d), if a state fails to submit a plan or submits a plan that does not meet the requirements of the JJDP Act, the OJJDP Administrator shall endeavor to make the Formula Grants program fund allocation available to local public or private nonprofit agencies within the state. OJJDP's Nonparticipating State Program makes the Formula Grants program fund allocation available to local public or private nonprofit agencies within the state. The recipient agency must use the funds to carry out activities that support compliance with the requirements of 34 U.S.C. §§ 11133(a) (11), (12), (13), and (22) (the core requirements).
The State of Nebraska has chosen not to participate in the Formula Grants Program under Title II, Part B, of the JJDP Act (34 U.S.C. §§ 1113111133). Therefore, Lancaster County proposes a comprehensive and coordinated approach to addressing evidence-based services while holding youth accountable in a way that is safe and equitable for all youth. The Lancaster County proposes to collaborate with the University of Nebraska and Nebraska State Advisory Group to set the stage for the State of Nebraskas Designated State Agency, the Nebraska Crime Commission, to once again to be a participating state for purposes of the JJDP Act.