All grants are considered "seed money" and should not be utilized as the sole source of indefinite income for any program or project. Awards are granted for one year on an October 1st - September 30th funding cycle. Each year thereafter, programs may apply for continuation funding on a competitive basis.
The Legal Applicant for the grant must be a public entity - state agency, unit of local government (city, county, township, town or other general purpose political subdivision of a state), or a public university. The Financial Officer for the grant must be the office or department legally responsible for the legal applicant's financial records, i.e., City Clerk-Treasurer, County Auditor, School Corporation Treasurer, University Controller.
Applications are available through Egrants. Applications are reviewed by the Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group (JJSAG) for compatibility with Indiana's current three-year plan and availability of funds within program areas.
In order to apply, the county in which the legal applicant is located must be in compliance with the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act regarding the detention of juveniles.
Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Grants are evaluated by the JJSAG and recommendations are submitted to the ICJI Board of Trustees who make final funding decisions.
Range of Financial Assistance There is not a specific range. In the past, grants have ranged from $5,000 to $150,000.
Award Procedure: Recommendations to approve or deny funding are made by the JJSAG to the ICJI Board of Trustees.
Examples of Funded Projects:
- Alternatives to detention
- Community corrections initiatives (house arrest, electronic monitoring, community service, etc.)
- Day reporting programs
- JJDP Act Training and Technical Assistance
- Juvenile court services
- Mental health services
- Suspension/Expulsion alternatives
- Truancy prevention
Examples of non-funded types of assistance: Training and technical assistance can be requested through ICJI. Requests are submitted to the youth area and forwarded to the OJJDP state representative.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Are non-profit agencies eligible to apply directly for a grant from the ICJI?
A. Non-profit or agencies that are not public entities are not eligible to apply as the legal applicant for a grant from the ICJI, but they are able to act as the implementing agency for a program/project funded by an ICJI grant.
Q. Is there a match requirement for Title II Formula Grant Program?
A. There is not a match requirement for the Title II Formula Grant Program, but applicants are required to develop a plan for sustainability of the program after the termination of federal funding. Indications of local support for the program in the sustainability plan are encouraged.
Q. If my application is approved by the ICJI Board of Trustees, what will be required to administer the grant?
A. Subgrantees are required to submit quarterly narrative and financial reports outlining the progress towards goals and objectives as well as the expenditure of grant funds during the reporting period. Grant funds will not be released to grant recipients who are delinquent or negligent in their reporting requirements.
The Monthly Log of Juveniles Held is the reporting form to be used by facilities throughout the state to report data to the Compliance Monitor of ICJI.