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New York Rural Communities of Practice Initiative

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New York Division of Criminal Justice Services
Jan 14, 2022

Maura Gagan


The New York Division of Criminal Justice Services provides funding to local planning teams from rural counties in New York to develop and implement programming for the prevention of and response to juvenile delinquency in rural areas of the state. Funding will support capacity building strategies and innovative approaches to address the following issues:

  • Mental health, substance use, problem sexual behaviors, and trauma
  • School and justice-related factors such as attendance and disciplinary practices that put students at risk
  • Racial disparities existing across systems
  • Lack of family engagement
  • Barriers to services including transportation issues, gaps in services, and information/communication issues between referrers and service providers

Eligible applicants include:

  • Counties that previously participated in the DCJS Rural Community of Practice Initiative
  • Counties identified as rural by the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Existing multi-county, multi-disciplinary teams located within the eligible counties
  • Other entities located within the eligible counties, such as:
    • Nonprofits
    • Units of local government
    • School districts
    • Institutions of higher education
Geographic coverage
New York
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $75,000
Project period: 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 7
Estimated total program funding: $525,000

Application process

Links to application instructions and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Nonprofit applicants must be pre-qualified through the NYS Grants Gateway prior to the applications deadline.

Tagged as
Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Human services · Mental health · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Schools · Substance use and misuse · New York

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