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Title II

Under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act, the State of Indiana is awarded Title II Formula funds, which are administered by ICJI. The program assists Indiana state agencies, units of local government, non-profits, and schools with delinquency prevention, diversion, and juvenile justice intervention programs. Title II grants may be used to support direct service programs for at-risk youth and/or for justice system involved youth.

The program requires each state to develop a three-year plan that identifies goals for the juvenile justice system and programmatic priorities to be supported by sub-grants. Title II sub-grant funding is competitive in nature. Therefore, ICJI will only give consideration to applications that fall under one of the following purpose areas AND have the greatest impact on Hoosier youth. Indiana has identified the following program/priority areas for funding:

  1. Racial and Ethnic Disparities
  2. Diversion Programs
  3. Gender Specific Programs
  4. Mental Health Services for Youth in Custody
  5. Mentoring, Counseling, and Training Programs
  6. Rural Area Juvenile Programs
  7. Youth Substance Abuse and Alcohol Programs
  8. After-School Programs
  9. Delinquency Prevention
  10. Gangs
  11. Positive Youth Development
  12. Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders
  13. Juvenile Justice System Improvement

Applicants must select only one area per application; however, applicants may submit multiple applications if they wish to operate multiple programs and/or address multiple purpose areas. Neither the invitation to submit an application nor the use of ICJI staff for technical assistance implies that an applicant will receive a grant award. Continuation funding is not guaranteed from year to year. All awards are contingent upon availability of funds.

For this award period (January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021), ICJI is making up to $1,076,00.00 in FY20 Federal Title II funding available. There is a 10% match requirement for this grant opportunity. Applications are due by Nov. 4, 2020. More information can be found in the request for proposals by clicking the link below.

FY21 Title II Grant Request for Proposals


For questions about the RFP, please contact ICJI program manager Adam Winkler at AdWinkler@cji.IN.gov.

  • About the Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group

    About the Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group
    The Indiana Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group (JJSAG) is the advisory body that establishes priorities for OJJDP funding. JJSAG makes recommendations to the ICJI Board of Trustees regarding funding under the Title II Formula Grant Program. Click here to view the list of current JJSAG members. Each state is required under the JJDP Act to prepare a Three-Year Comprehensive Plan to set funding priorities and levels. Indiana's Three-Year Delinquency Prevention & Systems Improvement Plan outlines the types of programs and initiatives the JJSAG and ICJI Board of Trustees included as funding priorities for the state. Click here to view the 2012-2014 three-year plan.