42 U.S. Code § 5783 - Grants for delinquency prevention programs

§ 5783.
Grants for delinquency prevention programs
(a) PurposesThe Administrator may make grants to a State, to be transmitted through the State advisory group to units of local government that meet the requirements of subsection (b), or to federally recognized Indian tribe [1] or consortia of federally recognized Indian tribes under subsection (d), for delinquency prevention programs and activities for juveniles who have had contact with the juvenile justice system or who are likely to have contact with the juvenile justice system, including the provision to juveniles and their families of—
alcohol and substance abuse prevention services;
tutoring and remedial education, especially in reading and mathematics;
child and adolescent health and mental health services;
recreation services;
leadership and youth development activities;
the teaching that people are and should be held accountable for their actions;
assistance in the development of job training skills; and
other data-driven evidence based prevention programs.
(b) EligibilityThe requirements of this subsection are met with respect to a unit of general local government if—
the unit is in compliance with the requirements of part B of subchapter II;
the unit has submitted to the State advisory group a minimum 3-year comprehensive plan outlining the unit’s local front end plans for investment for delinquency prevention and early intervention activities;
the unit has included in its application to the Administrator for formula grant funds a summary of the minimum 3-year comprehensive plan described in paragraph (2);
pursuant to its minimum 3-year comprehensive plan, the unit has appointed a local policy board of not fewer than 15 and not more than 21 members, with balanced representation of public agencies and private nonprofit organizations serving juveniles, their families, and business and industry;
the unit has, in order to aid in the prevention of delinquency, included in its application a plan for the coordination of services to at-risk juveniles and their families, including such programs as nutrition, energy assistance, and housing;
the local policy board is empowered to make all recommendations for distribution of funds and evaluation of activities funded under this subchapter; and
the unit or State has agreed to provide a 50 percent match of the amount of the grant, including the value of in-kind contributions, to fund the activity.
(c) PriorityIn considering grant applications under this section, the Administrator shall give priority to applicants that demonstrate ability in—
plans for service and agency coordination and collaboration including the colocation of services;
innovative ways to involve the private nonprofit and business sector in delinquency prevention activities;
developing or enhancing a statewide subsidy program to local governments that is dedicated to early intervention and delinquency prevention;
coordinating and collaborating with programs established in local communities for delinquency prevention under part C of subchapter II; [2] and
developing data-driven prevention plans, employing evidence-based prevention strategies, and conducting program evaluations to determine impact and effectiveness.
(d) Grants for tribal delinquency prevention and response programs
(1) In generalThe Administrator shall make grants under this section, on a competitive basis, to eligible Indian tribes or consortia of Indian tribes, as described in paragraph (2)—
(A) to support and enhance—
tribal juvenile delinquency prevention services; and
the ability of Indian tribes to respond to, and care for, juvenile offenders; and
to encourage accountability of Indian tribal governments with respect to preventing juvenile delinquency and responding to, and caring for, juvenile offenders.
(2) Eligible Indian tribes

To be eligible to receive a grant under this subsection, an Indian tribe or consortium of Indian tribes shall submit to the Administrator an application in such form and containing such information as the Administrator may require.

(3) ConsiderationsIn providing grants under this subsection, the Administrator shall take into consideration, with respect to the Indian tribe to be served, the—
juvenile crime rates;
dropout rates; and
number of at-risk youth.
(4) Authorization of appropriations

There is authorized to be appropriated $25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2011 through 2015.

(Pub. L. 93–415, title V, § 504, as added Pub. L. 107–273, div. C, title II, § 12222(a), Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1895; amended Pub. L. 111–211, title II, § 246(a), July 29, 2010, 124 Stat. 2295.)

[1]  So in original. Probably should be “tribes”.

[2]  See References in Text note below.
References in Text

Part C of subchapter II, referred to in subsec. (c)(4), was in the original “part C of this subtitle”, and was translated as reading “part C of title II”, meaning part C of title II of Pub. L. 93–415, to reflect the probable intent of Congress. Title V of Pub. L. 93–415 does not contain parts or subtitles.


Another section 504 of Pub. L. 93–415, title V, Sept. 7, 1974, 88 Stat. 1135, amended section 5034 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure. Pub. L. 111–211, which directed amendment of section 504 of Pub. L. 93–415, was executed to this section, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 5783, Pub. L. 93–415, title V, § 504, as added Pub. L. 102–586, § 5(a), Nov. 4, 1992, 106 Stat. 5027, set out the duties and functions of the Administrator, prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 107–273.


2010—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–211, § 246(a)(1), inserted “, or to federally recognized Indian tribe or consortia of federally recognized Indian tribes under subsection (d)” after “subsection (b)” in introductory provisions.

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 111–211, § 246(a)(2), added subsec. (d).


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