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Formula Grants Program Title II 2013

Award Information

Award #
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $244,942)

The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974, as amended. The purpose of this program is to support state and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. Program areas may include: planning and administration; state advisory group allocation; compliance monitoring; disproportionate minority contact; juvenile justice issues for Native American Indian tribes; prevention of substance abuse by juveniles; prevention of serious and violent crimes by juveniles; prevention of juvenile gang involvement and illegal youth gang activities; prevention of delinquent acts and identification of youth at risk of delinquency; and improvement of juvenile justice system operations, policies, and procedures including establishing a system of graduated sanctions, treatment programs, and aftercare.

Puerto Rico's FY 2013 Title II Formula Grant funds have been reduced by 40 percent due to non-compliance with two core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act, including separation and jail removal.

Puerto Rico's Office of the Commissioner of Municipal Affairs (OCMA) plans to allocate its FY 2013 Formula Grant funds to the following program areas: Planning and Administration; State Advisory Group; Compliance Monitoring; Jail Removal; Separation; and Delinquency Prevention.

Due to the reduction of Formula Grants funds, Puerto Rico is required to use 50 percent of the FY13 Title II Award to achieve compliance with separation and jail removal core requirements.


Date Created: September 23, 2013