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OJJDP News @ a Glance

This issue covers the 25th anniversary of AMBER Alert, National Mentoring Month, fiscal year 2021 funding opportunities, a beneficiary of a mentoring program, instructor training for an anti-gang program, and news from the Federal Advisory Committee.
Message From the Acting Administrator
Acting OJJDP Administrator Chyrl Jones

OJJDP Releases Fiscal Year 2021 Funding Opportunities

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Note: Application deadlines for all current funding opportunities have been extended by 4 weeks. The new due dates are provided below.

OJJDP encourages eligible applicants to apply for its fiscal year (FY) 2021 funding opportunities.

The Office awards competitive grants to states, units of local government, Tribal jurisdictions, and organizations to administer juvenile justice and child protection programs. The FY 2021 grants support programs benefiting diverse youth populations, including Tribal youth, youth returning to their communities after confinement, missing and exploited children, and those affected by the opioid crisis and drug addiction. Grants also are available to address Internet crimes against children, combat youth gangs, and enhance juvenile justice systems.

There are two application deadlines for the FY 2021 funding opportunities—one for initiating the application in Grants.gov and another 14 days later for finalizing the application in JustGrants. OJJDP is currently accepting applications for the following programs:

Additional funding opportunities will be added to the OJJDP website as they become available.

Where applicable, the funding announcements include links to frequently asked questions and registration information for solicitation-specific webinars. Each webinar highlights the program’s objectives and allows prospective applicants to ask questions about the funding opportunity. To receive email announcements about upcoming funding opportunities and related webinars, subscribe to OJJDP’s JUVJUST listserv.

Applicants can also access a step-by-step overview of the grant application process on OJJDP’s website. Updated postings and reminders of deadlines can be found on OJJDP’s Twitter, Facebook, and JUVJUST pages.


The JustGrants website provides resources, including training materials and answers to frequently asked questions, to ease the transition to the Justice Department’s new grants and payment management systems. 

Additional information about the funding process is available on OJJDP’s website.

Date Created: February 18, 2021