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Strategies to Support Children Exposed to Violence

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.818
Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Jun 22, 2021

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The Strategies to Support Children Exposed to Violence Program grants aim to build the capacity of families and communities to help children exposed to violence and reduce violent crime. Grants will be awarded in 2 categories:

  • Category 1: Project Site grants provide funding to develop support services for children exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities; and to develop, enhance, and implement violent crime reduction strategies that focus on violent juvenile offenders.
  • Category 2: Training and Technical Assistance grant will fund a training and technical assistance provider to support Category 1 grantees with program implementation and direct service activities.

Program objectives include:

  1. Improve family and community responses to children exposed to violence
  2. Increase protective factors to prevent juvenile violence, delinquency, and victimization
  3. Support communities in the development, design, and delivery of strategies to support children exposed to violence

Priority consideration will be given to applications that promote civil rights, increase access to justice, support crime victims, protect the public from crime and evolving threats, and build trust between law enforcement and the community, as well as projects that are intended to benefit individuals who reside in high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties.


Eligible applicants include:

  • State and territorial governments
  • County, city, and township governments
  • Federally recognized tribal governments
  • Native American tribal organizations
  • Public and state controlled institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Independent school districts
  • Nonprofit organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling:

  • Category 1: $930,000
  • Category 2: $500,000

Estimated number of awards:

  • Category 1: 7
  • Category 2: 1
Project period: Up to 36 months
Estimated total program funding: $7,010,000
Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Applicants should submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by June 22, 2021.

Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by July 6, 2021.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Families · Human services · Networking and collaboration · Poverty · Schools

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