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Juvenile Mentoring Program

Number: 16.726
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
16.726 Juvenile Mentoring Program
Federal Agency (030):
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice
Authorization (040):
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, Section 288, as amended, Public Law 93-415, as amended; Public Law 94-503, 95-115, 96-509, 98-473, 100-690, and 102-586, and Public Law 110-161, 42 U.S.C. 5667c.
Objectives (050):
To provide funding to state, local, community, and national organizations to propose the enhancement or expansion of initiatives that will assist in the development and maturity of community programs to provide mentoring services to high-risk populations that are underserved due to location, shortage of mentors, special physical or mental challenges of the targeted population, or other analogous situations identified by the community in need of mentoring services.
Types of Assistance (060):
PROJECT GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
To be eligible for an Award under the Juvenile Mentoring Program, an applicant must: (1) respond to legislative requirements contained in Section 261 (a) and (b) of the JJDP Act, as amended as well as specific program guidelines issued by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); (2) be consistent with the objectives and priorities of OJJDP; (3) provide for proper program administration, evaluation, and fiscal reporting; (4) demonstrate, in the overall quality of the proposal, that the program is technically sound and will achieve the required program objectives at the highest possible level; and (5) respond to clear and documentable needs.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
Please see individual solicitations for applicant eligibility.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
States, Territories, and public/private nonprofit organizations.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments, and OMB Circular No. A-110 for Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Other Nonprofit Organizations. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedures (092):
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applicants must submit completed applications via the Office of Justice Programs, Grants Management System or through grants.gov following established criteria. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office of Justice Programs policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications. Specific application instructions for solicitations are available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).
Award Procedure (093):
Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
From 60 to 90 days.
Appeals (096):
Informal reconsideration by Administrator for assistance applicants; administrative hearings for assistance award terminations, SCE CFR Pat. 18, 50 FR 28199, July 11, 1985.
Renewals (097):
Not Applicable.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Awards will be made for one to four years depending on the solicitation. Drawdowns are possible under a letter of credit. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports. Recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial Reports. To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111–352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.
Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records (113):
Recipients of federal funds are expected to retain documentation supporting all program transactions for at least 3 years after the closure of audit reports related to such funding. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all related issues, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Project Grants) FY 13 $84,027,000; FY 14 est $88,500,000; and FY 15 est $58,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
Award amounts vary according to solicitation.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Not Applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
Office of Justice Programs’ Financial Guide 2011 (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/index.htm ) and Post award Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf), applicable OMB Circulars, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.R.).
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
None.
Headquarters Office (152):
Jeff Slowikowski U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: (202) 616-3646
Website Address (153):
http://www.ojjdp.ncjrs.gov
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Applications are judged according to their consistency with the policies and program priorities established by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Specific criteria are published in the individual program announcement. Applications undergo a competitive peer review process as outlined in the OJJDP Competition and Peer Review Policy, 28 CFR Part 34.