Since 1974, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has been authorized to administer the Formula Grants program to support State and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. The program is authorized under Title II, Part B, Section 222, of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974, as amended (Public Law 93-415, 42 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.)

Availability of Funds

The Department is receiving an award of just over $1 million dollars for the grant period of October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011. 2010 is the second year of a three-year cycle. Priority is given to programs that are requesting continuation funding from the previous year and have documented an ability to achieve the project objectives and administrative guidelines. However, at least $200,000 will be offered competitively for new programs.

No in-kind or hard cash match is required to receive Title II funds.

Elilibility Requirements

The Missouri Department of Public Safety establishes eligibility criteria that must be met by all organizations that receive Title II funds. Each applicant organization shall meet the following requirements:

Public or Nonprofit Agency

To be eligible to receive Title II funds, applicants must be an operating public or nonprofit agency, or a combination of such organizations. Juvenile and family courts, law enforcement agencies, local units of government, churches, schools, and public youth service agencies or organizations with appropriate experience, expertise, and service capacity are all eligible applicants for funding.

Eligible Applicants

  • Juvenile Courts
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Local Units of Government Public Youth Serving Agencies
  • Private Not-For Profit Agencies who posses appropriate experience, expertise, and who possess a current 501(c)

Additionally, each request for funding must fit into one of the designated program purpose areas listed below.

2010 Title II Purpose Areas

Alternatives to Detention

Alternative services provided to a juvenile offender in the community as an alternative to confinement.

Delinquency Prevention

Programs, research, or other initiatives to prevent or reduce the incidence of delinquent acts and directed to youth at risk of becoming delinquent to prevent them from entering the juvenile justice system or to intervene with first-time and non-serious offenders to keep them out of the juvenile justice system.

Gender-Specific Services

Services to address the needs of female offenders in the juvenile justice system.


Based on a Federal allocation. Please contact the project officer listed below for current funding allocations.

For more information, please contact Nancy Capps at (573) 522-4094.