Juvenile Formula/Title II

Purpose of the Funds: The purpose of these funds, offered through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, is to assist communities in local efforts designed to enhance or respond to a variety of juvenile justice and delinquency issues. The fund is managed by the Governor-appointed Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Council, which establishes funding priorities. The monies are used for program development, policy design, research and other activities.

Eligibility & Requirements: Applicants include units of local government (including law enforcement, district attorneys and judicial districts), state agencies and non-profit/local private community-based agencies*.

*Non-profit/local private agency applicants must provide documentation that the program being proposed was denied full funding or was given partial funding by a unit of local government, prior to the submission of this application.

Solicitation Schedule: Check the OAJJA web site periodically for information regarding the release of a Competitive Announcement of Available Funds.

Emergency Funding

An unsolicited proposal is defined as one which has not been requested through the Announcement of Available Funds (AAF) processes used by the JJDP Council to solicit program proposals and/or is not related to the yearly priorities set by the Council in their annual planning process. The JJDP Council and DCJ will not accept unsolicited proposals unless they meet the criteria for a request for emergency funding or request for Council sponsorship of conferences/trainings.

Funding may be made available to grant applicants under circumstances in which current funding of existing programs is discontinued or reduced through no fault of the applicant. The emergency funding will not be restricted by any uniform time constraints, but a time limited grant will be considered by the Council on a case-by-case basis. The project under consideration must match the Council’s current funding priorities and reflect an emergency which the applicant cannot control. Projects terminated mid-cycle by their current funding source for issues related to failure to perform will not be eligible for emergency funding.

Unsolicited requests for emergency funding to the Council will be considered when the following requirements are met:

  • Unallocated funds are available;
  • The emergency was beyond the control of the agency
  • The funding request is reasonable and the submitted budget reflects prudent planning;
  • The requested funding is for the purpose of continuing a vital community service or activity directed at juveniles involved in, or at high risk of involvement in, the juvenile justice system;
  • The requesting entity has articulated a clear plan to obtain funding for continuation after emergency/bridge funding ends; and
  • The budget (including requested funds) is adequate to meet stated objectives

Priority consideration will be given when the lack of funding will result in youth being served in a more restrictive or costly environment.

A letter addressing the above criteria, including the budget, must be sent to the Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance (OAJJA), Division of Criminal Justice, 700 Kipling, Ste. 100, Denver, CO 80215, emailed to michele.lovejoy@state.co.us or Faxed to 303-239-4491 ATTN-OAJJA.

OAJJA staff will review all unsolicited requests against these criteria to determine whether the request will be presented to the full JJDP Council for consideration.

Requests for Council Sponsorship of Conferences and Trainings

Support for Council sponsorship of conferences and trainings will be considered under the following conditions:

  • Support is based on Availability of Funds
  • The focus of the training/conference must be youth in/or at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system and must show capacity-building of Juvenile Justice Professionals, community-based youth-service workers, and/or youth involved in/or at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system.
  • The training/conference must have direct juvenile justice system improvement impact or relate to the Council’s priorities.
  • Requestor must provide the full budget necessary for the conference showing all supporting resources and explain the gap in funding that the request will fill.
  • Request for sponsorship must be submitted at least 60 days in advance of the event
  • Requestor must acknowledge the support of the JJDP Council, the Division of Criminal Justice and must cite the federal fund source in printed conference material.

A written request describing the event and responding to the above criteria must be submitted by mail or e-mail (michele.lovejoy@state.co.us) to DCJ for presentation to the Council Executive Committee for approval.


Staff Contact Information:
Michele Lovejoy
Colorado Division of Criminal Justice 
Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice 
700 Kipling St. 
Denver, CO 80215 
Phone: (303) 239-5712 or 
Toll Free: 1-800-201-1325 
Fax: (303)239-4491 


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