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OJJDP FY24 Enhancing Youth Defense

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
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Grants.gov Deadline
April 15, 2024, 11:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
May 6, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern

With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks to implement youth defense delivery system enhancements that strengthen and improve the representation of youth involved in the juvenile justice system. This program supports states and localities, through a combination of direct grants and national training and technical assistance, to implement sustainable system improvements that result in improved youth outcomes, reduced recidivism, safer communities, cost savings, and increased public confidence in the juvenile justice system. This program furthers DOJ’s mission to uphold the rule of law, keep our country safe, and protect civil rights. 


  • State governments 
  • Special district governments 
  • City or township governments 
  • County governments

Watch the solicitation-specific webinar that was held on March 29, 2024.

Date Created: March 6, 2024