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TCCY Federal Formula Grants

TCCY is requesting applications for federal fiscal year 2019-20 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Federal Formula Grant funding. Agencies may apply for funding for System Improvement, Delinquency Prevention, Substance/Alcohol Abuse Services and addressing Disproportionate Minority Contact/Racial and Ethnic Equity. Each application must be accompanied by an application facesheet.

The purpose of TCCY’s Federal Formula Grant (FFG) Program is to plan for and implement the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974 as amended in 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992 and reauthorized in 2002.  The Act mandates the following:  deinstitutionalization of status offenders, removal of juveniles from adult jails, separation of juveniles from adult offenders, and addressing the problem of minority overrepresentation in the juvenile justice system.  Grants are awarded to assist Tennessee in complying with these mandates as well as to prevent delinquency, increase gender-specific services and to improve the juvenile justice system.

Federal Formula Grants support state and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements.

Entities eligible to apply for initial Federal Formula Grant funds shall include any public and private (non-profit) agency, including governmental, educational, law enforcement, or other child serving or advocacy organization.

Under the Federal Formula Grant Program, funds are available for projects that support, enhance, develop or implement innovative programs that focus on gender-specific services and juvenile delinquency; projects that support, enhance, develop, implement, or evaluate innovative programs that focus on intervention and prevention of juvenile delinquency; and projects that support, enhance, develop, implement, or evaluate innovative programs that focus on intervention and prevention of juvenile delinquency by addressing disproportionate minority contact.

Contacts
Zanira Whitfield

Zanira Whitfield

Juvenile Justice Specialist
(615) 532-1582
Zanira.Whitfield@tn.gov

Vicki Taylor

Vicki Taylor

Juvenile Justice Specialist
(615) 532-1571
Vicki.Taylor@tn.gov