Seventy-five percent of the funds are passed through on a non-competitive basis, for local use to units of local government (e.g., county, municipality, township, etc.), if the allocation to that unit of local government is over $10,000. Allocations are based on a formula of law enforcement expenditures and the FBI’s UCR data on Part 1 violent crimes. The remaining funds are overseen by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Council, which establishes funding priorities each fall for funding announcements. These funds are also released on a competitive basis; applicants can only include units of local government and state agencies.
Other requirements: Funds are targeted at juveniles who are currently involved, or at imminent risk of becoming involved, in the justice system. A 10% cash match of the federal funds is required.