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Formula Grants Program

OJJDP provides formula grants to states to support their delinquency prevention and juvenile justice system improvement efforts.


The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the JJDP Act of 1974, as amended, at 34 U.S.C. §§ 11131-11133.

Programs and Funding

Funding is available to states and territories. Juvenile Justice Specialists in each state administer the funding through subgrants to units of local government, local private agencies, and Indian tribes for programs in accordance with legislative requirements. Only state agencies, designated by the Governor, are eligible to apply. State Advisory Groups, comprised of members appointed by the governor, set priorities for funded activities. For further information about the availability and implementation of these grants, contact your state's Juvenile Justice Specialist.


Details of funds awarded to the states through the formula grants program are accessible on the Distribution of Juvenile Justice Formula Grants by State page.

Core Requirements

You may also wish to review OJJDP's Core Requirements page, which outlines requirements with which participating states must comply.

Training and Technical Assistance

Request Training and Technical Assistance

Training and technical assistance to states and local communities is available through the Title II Formula Grant Program. To request assistance visit OJJDP's training and technical assistance (TTA) portal and access resources on the Training and Technical Assistance web page.

Monthly Calls with Title II Grantees

Access summaries of monthly calls:


Formula Grant Program Areas