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Federal Grants & Funding
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
This online catalog contains financial and non-financial assistance programs administered by departments of the federal government.
Grants.gov is the source to find and apply for all federal government grants. The site is managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Potential applicants can browse grant opportunities by category or agency.
Center for Disease Control
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control administers youth violence prevention grants.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA administers several grant programs through its Center for Mental Health Services, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. Because most of the responsibility for crime control and prevention falls to law enforcement officers in states, cities and neighborhoods, the federal government can be effective in these areas only to the extent that it can enter into partnerships with these officers. Therefore, OJP does not directly carry out law enforcement and justice activities. Instead, OJP works in partnership with the justice community to identify the most pressing crime-related challenges confronting the justice system and to provide information, training, coordination and innovative strategies and approaches for addressing these challenges.
**Office of Justice Programs Funding page: www.ojp.gov/funding/funding.htm
The following divisions within OJP administer grant funds:
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Within OJP, the Bureau of Justice Assistance supports law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, victim services, technology and prevention initiatives that strengthen the nation’s criminal justice system.
Community Capacity Development Office
The mission of CCDO is to work with local communities to design strategies for deterring crime, promoting economic growth, and enhancing quality of life. CCDO, under the leadership of Director Dennis E. Greenhouse, helps communities help themselves, enabling them to develop solutions to public safety problems.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) administers several formula and block grants, as well as discretionary grants, available to states, units of local government, and private organizations.
Within OJJDP, the Gang Prevention Coordination Assistance Program (view PDF) provides funding for localities to enhance coordination of federal, state, and local resources in support of community partnerships implementing anti-gang strategies.
Within OJJDP, the National Mentoring Programs (view PDF) initiative provides funding for mentoring programs serving high-risk populations that are underserved.
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
The DOL Employment and Training Administration administers and funds grants for YouthBuild. Primary target populations are adjudicated youth, those aging out of foster care, out-of-school youth, and other at-risk populations.
USA.gov for Nonprofits
This Web site provides links to all government Web sites relevant to nonprofit organizations, and information on federal grants and other opportunities.