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​​​​​Title II Formula Grants


The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the JJDP Act of 1974, as amended.
OJJDP's Formula Grants Program, also known as Title II Formula Grants, supports state and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts, and juvenile justice systems improvements. Within the program purpose areas, states can provide job training, mental health and substance use treatment, community-based programs and services, reentry/aftercare services, and school programs to prevent truancy.
OJJDP provides funds directly to states to help them implement comprehensive juvenile justice plans based on the needs in their jurisdictions.

Programs and Funding

Funding is available to states and territories and is based on the jurisdiction's share of the national youth population. 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.

OJJDP awarded more than $43.8 million in fiscal year (FY) 2022 Formula Grants to 46 states, the District of Columbia, and several U.S. territories. Between FY 2020 and FY 2022, OJJDP awarded more than $132.7 million to support state and community efforts to develop effective prevention and intervention programs and to improve juvenile justice systems.


​Related Documents

2023-2024 Title II Formula Grant Application ​Press Release

2023-2024 Title II Formula Grant A​wards List

​2023-2024 Title II Formula Grant Awards Press Release