Funding Available for LifeSkills Training in Pennsylvania

February 10, 2017

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) is accepting applications for Delinquency Prevention Programs Funds to support a targeted group of evidence-based programs. Because a substantial body of research exists on the causes and correlates of adolescent problem behaviors, implementing programs that are effective in preventing adolescent problem behaviors continues to be a priority within PCCD. Risk and protective factors related to these behaviors have been identified in many Pennsylvania communities through local community assessments. Supported by strong evaluations, many prevention programs designed to reduce or eliminate risk factors and facilitate protective factors have already been implemented across the Commonwealth.PCCDLogo-2C

To enable communities to implement such programs, PCCD is making available State Delinquency Prevention Programs Funds to support evidence-based prevention programs. This funding is intended for new program implementations, expansions of an existing program into a new and distinct geographic area, or for the support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Operations. This funding is meant to help enable communities to build upon existing adolescent problem behavior prevention efforts that were developed through collaborative risk-focused prevention approaches.

Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) – Middle School is eligible for funding under this announcement.

All applications must be submitted electronically through PCCD’s Egrants System no later than 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The Egrants Help Desk is available to assist with questions until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Contact the PCCD Egrants Help Desk at (717) 787-5887 or by email at:

Application deadline is 3/14/17


U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Launches Grants 101 Webpage

April 15, 2010

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has launched a Grants 101 Web page ( to assist applicants in navigating the challenges of a highly competitive application and grant award process. This portal page offers several resources, which are particularly useful for new applicants.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has posted a number of current solicitations on OJJDP’s Funding Opportunities Web page (

Additional funding opportunities from other OJP components may be found on OJP’s Open Solicitations Web page at:

Resources: Access OJP’s Grants 101 Web page at

Current OJJDP funding opportunities may be found at

BE HEARD: OJJDP Invites Comments on Proposed FY 2010 Program Plan

December 17, 2009

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has published a Notice of its Proposed Plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 in the December 1, 2009, Federal Register. The Proposed Plan describes discretionary program activities that OJJDP proposes to carry out during FY 2010.

Taking into consideration comments received and its final FY 2010 appropriation, OJJDP will develop a Final Plan describing program activities that the Office intends to fund during FY 2010.

Comments on the Proposed Plan must be received by January 15, 2010, and may be submitted online or mailed to OJJDP. As security protocols can significantly delay OJJDP’s receipt of mail, online submission of comments is recommended to ensure their consideration.

To view OJJDP’s Proposed Plan and detailed guidance on submitting comments, visit

Comments may be submitted online at

Attorney General Holder Addresses Pediatrics Conference on Children’s Exposure to Violence

October 29, 2009

Attorney General Eric Holder recently commended the American Academy of Pediatrics for their effort in addressing the problem of children and violence.

Noting the recently published findings from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Survey of Children Exposed to Violence, Mr. Holder described them as a “wake-up” call that cannot be ignored.

Click here to view Mr. Holder’s full speech.

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