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Chapter 96-1 GRANT PROGRAMS

Rule 96-1-.01 Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Treatment

(1) PURPOSE. The purpose of this grant program is to provide funds for the prevention and control of juvenile delinquency; deinstitutionalization of juvenile offenders; provision of total separation of juvenile and adult offenders; the establishment of community-based programs; youth-oriented law enforcement; and improvement in opportunities for at-risk children and youth and their families.
(2) TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Grant recipients are required to submit quarterly progress reports outlining project activities, number and composition of participating youth and progress in meeting project goals. Grant funds are administered on a reimbursement basis only. Recipients must comply with federal and state financial regulations relating to purchases, contracts, audit requirements and the maintenance of financial records. A final evaluation report must be submitted and approved by GOCF staff prior to final reimbursement of grant funds.
(3) ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS. Eligible applicants for the Spring 2009 cycle include current programs who are seeking 2nd or 3rd year funding. Continuation applicants include local governments, state government, school systems and private, non-profit organizations and will be notified directly of application procedures. Note: federal law requires that a minimum of 66 2/3 percent of federal funds must pass through local governments and non-profit groups.
(4) AWARD CRITERIA. Completed proposals contain a project narrative outlining statement of need, county juvenile data, goals and objectives, methods, evaluation and a continuation plan; detailed budget narrative; signed certifications; letters of support; and most recent audit (non-profit groups only). Continuation JJ applicants must comply with specific programmatic requirements published in the 2009 Juvenile Justice Continuation Request for Proposals.
(5) DIRECTIONS AND DEADLINES FOR APPLYING. Specific directions are contained in the 2009 Juvenile Justice Continuation Request for Proposals and Application Kit, which are available electronically upon request. Juvenile justice continuation applications are due March 3, 2009, and all eligible applicants will receive advance notice. Interested parties should contact Joe Vignati, Justice Programs Coordinator, 55 Park Place, NE, Suite 410, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, (404) 656-5183 or e-mail at Joe.Vignati@children.ga.gov.

Rule 96-1-.02 Title V Prevention

(1) PURPOSE. The purpose of this grant program is to provide funds for the development and initiation of delinquency prevention activities targeting youth who have had or are likely to have contact with the juvenile justice system. The ultimate objective of this grant program is to prevention youth from entering the juvenile justice system by addressing a variety of risk factors such as youth violence, school failure, teenage pregnancy and substance abuse.
(2) TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Grant recipients are required to submit quarterly progress reports outlining project activities, number and composition of participating youth and progress in meeting project goals. Grant funds are administered on a reimbursement basis only. Recipients must comply with federal and state financial regulations relating to purchases, contracts, audit requirements and the maintenance of financial records. A final evaluation report must be submitted and approved by Council staff prior to final reimbursement of grant funds. Grant recipients must provide 50% matching non-federal cash and/or in-kind funds.
(3) ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS. Eligible applicants for the Spring 2008 cycle include current programs who are seeking their 2nd year of funding. Applicants include county boards of commissioners who have established a local children and youth coalition and who have completed a comprehensive three-year prevention plan for the county based on an assessment of local risk factors and resources. Coalition members must oversee the implementation of the program. In order to receive these federal funds, the applying county must be in compliance with the status offender detention mandate.
(4) AWARD CRITERIA. Completed proposals contain a project narrative outlining statement of need, goals and objectives, methods, evaluation and a continuation plan; detailed budget narrative; signed certifications; and letters of support. Applicants must comply with specific programmatic requirements published in the Council's 2008 Request for Proposals.
(5) DIRECTIONS AND DEADLINES FOR APPLYING. Specific directions are contained in the Council's 2008 Request for Proposals and Application Kit. The booklets are available by request and at the Council's web site (www.cycc.state.ga.us). Applications are due March 3, 2008 by 5:00 p.m. Interested parties should contact the Council office at 3408 Covington Highway, 4th Floor, Decatur, Georgia 30032, (404) 508-6574.

Rule 96-1-.03 Challenge Grants

(1) PURPOSE. The purpose of this grant program is twofold:
(1) to establish community-based alternatives to detention programs, and develop criteria for the appropriate placement of juveniles; and
(2) to implement a gender-specific program for female youth in the Department of Juvenile Justice's District 3 region.
(2) TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Grant recipients are required to submit quarterly progress reports outlining project activities, number and composition of participating youth and progress in meeting project goals. Grant funds are administered on a reimbursement basis only. Recipients must comply with federal and state financial regulations relating to purchases, contracts, audit requirements and the maintenance of financial records. A final evaluation report must be submitted and approved by Council staff prior to final reimbursement of grant funds.
(3) ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS. Juvenile courts, county governments, and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.
(4) AWARD CRITERIA. Applicants must submit a proposal containing a project narrative outlining statement of need, goals and objectives, methods, and evaluation, budget narrative, and continuation plan.
(5) DIRECTIONS AND DEADLINES FOR APPLYING. Requests for information should be addressed to Suzanne Luker, Interagency Program Manager, Children and Youth Coordinating Council, 3408 Covington Highway, 4th Floor, Decatur, Georgia 30032, (404) 508-6577 or e-mail at SuzanneLuker@cycc.state.ga.us.

Rule 96-1-.04 Abstinence Until Marriage

(1) PURPOSE. This grant program is intended for the initiation of programs seeking to prevent teen sexual activity. Funding will be devoted exclusively to abstinence until marriage programs seeking to prevent teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, school drop outs, out-of-wedlock teen births, abortions and welfare dependency. Programs will provide abstinence education and, where appropriate, mentoring, counseling, and adult supervision to promote abstinence from sexual activity, with a focus on those groups which are most likely to bear children out-of-wedlock.
(2) TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Grant recipients are required to submit semi-annual progress reports outlining project activities, number and composition of participating youth and progress in meeting project goals. Grant funds are administered on a reimbursement basis only. Recipients must comply with federal and state financial regulations relating to purchases, contracts, audit requirements and the maintenance of financial records. A final evaluation report must be submitted and approved by GOCF staff prior to final reimbursement of grant funds. Grant recipients must provide 40% matching non-federal cash and/or in-kind funds.
(3) ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS. Eligible applicants for the Spring 2009 cycle include current programs who are seeking 2nd or 3rd year funding. Applicants include local governments, school systems, faith-based organizations, and non-profit organizations.
(4) AWARD CRITERIA. Completed proposals contain a project narrative outlining statement of need, goals and objectives, methods, evaluation and a continuation plan; detailed budget narrative; signed certifications; and letters of support. Applicants must comply with specific programmatic requirements published in the 2009 Abstinence Until Marriage Request for Proposals.
(5) DIRECTIONS AND DEADLINES FOR APPLYING. Specific directions are contained in the 2009 Abstinence Until Marriage Request for Proposals, which is available on the GOCF website (www.children.ga.gov). Applications are due May 26, 2009 by 5:00 p.m. Interested parties should contact Danielle Ruedt, Public Health Programs Coordinator, at 55 Park Place, NE, Suite 410, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, (404) 656-5168 or e-mail Danielle.Ruedt@children.ga.gov.

Rule 96-1-.05 Juvenile Accountability Block Grants

(1) PURPOSE. The purpose of this grant program is to promote greater accountability in Georgia's juvenile justice system. There are 16 program areas to which funds can be awarded. They include (1) graduated sanctions for offenders; (2) building and renovating juvenile detention facilities; (3) hiring juvenile court judges, probation officers, and court-appointed defenders and advocates; (4) hiring juvenile prosecutors; (5) addressing drug, gang and youth violence; (6) training for law enforcement and court personnel; (7) establishing juvenile gun courts; (8) establishing juvenile drug courts; (9) establishing and maintaining a system of juvenile records; (10) establishing or enhancing interagency information-sharing programs; (11) enhancing accountability services to reduce recidivism; (12) establishing risk and needs assessments of juvenile offenders; (13) establishing accountability-based programs enhancing school safety; (14) establishing restorative justice programs; (15) establishing programs within juvenile courts that provide more effective and efficient means of offender accountability to reduce recidivism; and (16) the hiring and training of detention and corrections personnel.
(2) TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Grant recipients are required to submit quarterly progress reports outlining project activities, number and composition of participating youth and progress in meeting project goals. Grant funds are administered on a reimbursement basis only. Recipients must comply with federal and state financial regulations relating to purchases, contracts, audit requirements and the maintenance of financial records. A final evaluation report must be submitted and approved by GOCF staff prior to final reimbursement of grant funds. Grant recipients must provide a 10% non-federal cash match.
(3) ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS. State, county and city units of government are eligible for JABG funds. The majority of funds are distributed based on a federally-calculated formula, and eligible recipients will be notified in writing of their maximum allocation. GOCF will also accept applications for new programs in 2009.
(4) AWARD CRITERIA. Applicants must complete a proposal containing a project narrative outlining statement of need, goals and objectives, methods, and evaluation, budget narrative, and continuation plan.
(5) DIRECTIONS AND DEADLINES FOR APPLYING. Specific directions are contained in the 2009 JABG Request for Proposals and Application Kit, which are available electronically upon request. Applications are due April 3, 2009 by 5:00 p.m. Interested parties should contact Joe Vignati, Justice Programs Coordinator, 55 Park Place, NE, Suite 410, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, (404) 656-5183 or e-mail at Joe.Vignati@children.ga.gov.

Rule 96-1-.06 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws

(1) PURPOSE. The purpose of this grant program is for the enforcement of state laws prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors and for the prevention of the purchase or consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors. Activities may include (1) statewide task forces to target establishments suspected of violating state underage drinking laws; (2) public advertising programs to educate establishments about laws and sanctions; and (3) innovative programs to prevent and combat underage drinking.
(2) TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Grant recipients are required to submit quarterly progress reports outlining project activities, number and composition of participating youth and progress in meeting project goals. Grant funds are administered on a reimbursement basis only. Recipients must comply with federal and state financial regulations relating to purchases, contracts, audit requirements and the maintenance of financial records. A final evaluation report must be submitted and approved by Council staff prior to final reimbursement of grant funds.
(3) ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS. Eligible applicants include units of state and local governments, school systems and private, non-profit organizations.
(4) AWARD CRITERIA. Georgia has developed an underage drinking task force comprised of local law enforcement, prosecutors, anti-drug abuse organizations, and state officials. This task force identifies, based on Georgia's current enforcement activities and needed enhancements/additional services, allocation of funds.
(5) DIRECTIONS AND DEADLINES FOR APPLYING. Requests for information should be addressed to Clarise Jackson-Hall, Grants Monitor, Children and Youth Coordinating Council, 3408 Covington Highway, 4th Floor, Decatur, Georgia 30032, (404) 508-6579 or e-mail at ClariseJackson-Hall@cycc.state.ga.us.

Rule 96-1-.07 Caring Communities: A System of Care Approach

(1) PURPOSE. The purpose of this grant program is to provide funds to support communities' efforts in creating a more integrated and comprehensive System of Care that will improve child and family well-being. Funds will cover prevention and intervention services in the areas of child maltreatment, delinquency prevention, and youth development. This community approach must be strengths-based, outcome-focused, family-centered and must address identified needs by thinking "child first."
(2) TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Grant recipients are required to submit quarterly financial and progress reports outlining project activities, number and composition of participating youth and progress in meeting strategy outcomes. Grant funds are administered quarterly on a performance basis. Recipients must comply with federal and state financial regulations relating to purchases, contracts, audit requirements and the maintenance of financial records. A final evaluation report must be submitted and approved by GOCF prior to final payment of grant funds. Grant recipients are required to participate in cross-site and local evaluations.
(3) ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS. Eligible applicants must be either a legal public government entity or non-profit (501c3) organization.
(4) AWARD CRITERIA. Completed proposals consist of a summary, community partner overview, defined target population, system of care description, evaluation plan strategy implementation plan, job descriptions, budget summary workbooks, and signed certifications. Applicants must comply with specific requirements published in the 2010 Caring Communities Request for Proposals.
(5) DIRECTIONS AND DEADLINES FOR APPLYING. The deadline for proposal submission is June 1, 2010. Specific directions are contained in the 2010 Caring Communities Request for Proposals, which is available on the GOCF website (www.children.ga.gov). Questions should be directed to Christina Taylor, Governor's Office for Children and Families, 55 Park Place, NE, Suite 410, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, (404) 656-5600, or e-mail Christina.Taylor@children.ga.gov.

Rule 96-1-.08 System of Care: Community Strategy Grant Program

(1) PURPOSE. The purpose of this grant program is to provide funds to support existing or emerging System of Care framework in Georgia communities. Funded communities will offer prevention, educational, and social service activities designed to prevent child abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, and promote positive youth development while enhancing the quality of family life through the provision of services targeted to specific populations of focus. For 2010, the area of focus is the Governor's Result Area - Educated.
(2) TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Grant recipients are required to submit quarterly financial and progress reports through a web-based grants management system. Reports will include program data, participant data, and financial data. Grant funds are administered on a quarterly allotment system. Recipients must comply with federal and state financial regulations relating to purchases, contracts, audit requirements and the maintenance of financial records. A final evaluation report must be submitted and approved by GOCF prior to final disbursement of grant funds. Grant recipients may be required to participate in a cross-site evaluation.
(3) ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS. Eligible applicants must be either a legal public government entity or non-profit (501c3) organization.
(4) AWARD CRITERIA. Completed proposals consist of a summary, community partner overview, defined target population, system of care description, evaluation plan strategy implementation plan, job description, budget summary workbooks, and signed certifications. Applicants must comply with specific requirements published in the 2010 System of Care: Community Strategy Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP).
(5) DIRECTIONS AND DEADLINES FOR APPLYING. The deadline for proposal submission is March 1, 2010. Specific directions are contained in the 2010 System of Care: Community Strategy Grant Program Request for Proposals, which is available on the GOCF website (www.children.ga.gov). Questions should be directed to Tonia Poole, Governor's Office for Children and Families, 55 Park Place, NE, Suite 410, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, (404) 656-5600, or e-mail Tonia.Poole@children.ga.gov.