Title II Grant Program

The Title II Grant program is funded by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to support delinquency prevention and juvenile justice system improvement. This grant will fund: 1) Aftercare/Reentry, 2) Alternatives to Detention, 3) Community-Based Programs & Services, 4) Diversion, 5) Mental Health Services and 6) Mentoring, Counseling & Training Programs. These projects will also target the reduction of the overrepresentation of youth of color in contact with the juvenile justice system. In addition, funds from the Title II Grant program have been set aside for federally recognized tribal governments that serve at-risk youth using the beliefs and values as defined by the Gathering of Native (GONA) principle.

Request for Proposals

The SACJJDP is soliciting a contractor with Racial and Ethnic Disparity project experience to develop a State and County data dashboard, to conduct a review of a sample of factors that contribute to Racial and Ethnic Disparity, and to develop a replicable framework for determining the appropriate measurable intervention. The final product will assist the SACJJDP in making data-driven recommendations on the allocation of Title II funding directed towards reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparity in the Juvenile Justice system.


Identifying Effective Interventions & Replicable Strategies for Reducing Racial & Ethnic Disparities RFP – PDF


Summary of Key Dates 

Activity Date
RFP Presented for Board Approval November 19, 2020
Release Request for Proposals November 20, 2020
Written Questions Submittal Deadline December 3, 2020
Answers to Written Questions Published December 17, 2020
Proposals Due to the BSCC January 29, 2021
Proposal Rating Process and Development of Funding Recommendations March 26, 2021
Present Funding Recommendations to Board April 8, 2021
Contract Begins June 1, 2021

Request for Proposals

The RFPs below provide the information necessary to prepare proposals to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) for grant funds available through the Title II and Title II Tribal Youth Grant Programs

Title II Grant Program RFP- Word

Title II Tribal Youth Grant RFP Re-release – Word

NOTE: Applicants, within each RFP is a link to a budget attachment that is a required part of your application. Please make sure to submit the budget attachment of your application in an Excel format. Do not submit the budget attachment in a PDF version. We must be able to view and print the budget and will not be able to do so if it is a PDF version. Attention to this detail will expedite the processing of your application.

Notices of Intent to Apply
Applicants interested in applying for the Title II Grant and Tribal Youth Grant are asked but not required to submit a non-binding Notice of Intent to Apply. Failure to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply is not grounds for disqualification. Further, prospective applicants that submit a Notice of Intent to Apply and decide later not to apply will not be penalized.

To view the list of applicants who have submitted a non-binding notice, click here.

Title II Grant & Title II Tribal Youth Grant - Summary of Key Dates

Activity Tentative Date
Release Request for Proposals Solicitation June 14, 2019
Bidders’ Conference June 27, 2019
Letter of Intent Due to the BSCC July 12, 2019
Grant Proposal/Application Due to the BSCC
No later than 5:00 p.m.
August 9, 2019
Technical Compliance Review (TCR) August 2019
Non-Substantive Changes Due To Be Determined after TCR
Proposal Rating Process and Development of Funding Recommendations September 2019
SACJJDP Meeting for approval of Funding Recommendation to BSCC Board. October 23, 2019
BSCC Board Meeting for Funding Approval November 14, 2019
Grants Begin/Contracts Expected to Commence December 1, 2019
Mandatory Grantee Orientation To Be Determined (January 2020)

Title II Executive Steering Committee Roster. Click here for a printable roster.

Name Title, Organization, Location
1 Rachel Rios, SACJJDP Chair Director, La Familia Counseling Center, Inc, Sacramento
2 Chief Michelle Scray Brown, SACJJDP Member Chief of Probation, San Bernardino County
3 Honorable Brian Back Judge, Ventura County Juvenile Court
4 Shaunteria Guerrier Student Assistant, California State University, Los Angeles
5 Hailey Jures Consultant, Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health
6 Dr. Thai Lee Policy Clerk, National Center for Youth Law
Vice Chair, Gay Asian Pacific Alliance, San Francisco
7 Graciela Martinez Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender
Immigration Law Expert
8 Alex Ruvalcaba Tribal Member, Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians, Sonoma County
9 Lisa Small Senior Manager, Youth Justice, Liberty Hill Foundation, Los Angeles
10 Denise Villamil Program Director, ALMA Family Services
Chair of Board, Girls Today Women Tomorrow, Los Angeles
11 Terry Wiley Assistant District Attorney, Alameda County District Attorney’s Office
12 Matt Wilkins Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
Date Day Time Location Agenda
November 14, 2018 Wednesday 9:00 a.m BSCC Training Room* PDF
September 11, 2019 Wednesday 10:00 a.m. BSCC Training Room* PDF
October 16, 2019 Wednesday 9:30 a.m. BSCC Board Room PDF
*   BSCC Training Room, 2590 Venture Oaks Way, Sacramento - click here for directions

*ESC meeting dates, locations and agendas will be posted at least ten days prior to the date of the meeting.

  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act – PDF 
  • 2018-20 State Plan - OJJDP Title II Formula Grants Program – PDF

For information about the Title II Grant please contact Tim Polasik, Field Representative, at timothy.polasik@bscc.ca.gov.

If you would like to provide public comment via email please submit to: JJ_Grants@bscc.ca.gov. All public comments will be compiled and provided to the Executive Steering Committee. The public is also welcome to provide public comment in person at the ESC meetings. The ESC meeting dates will be posted at least ten days prior to the date of the meeting

For information about current Title II Grants – (Grant Cycle October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2019) click here.


Tribal Youth Grant (TYG)

The Native American Tribal Youth Program is authorized under the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 2002, Title II Formula Grants. The grant program is open, on a competitive basis, to all federally recognized California Tribal Governments. The grant program is designed to assist Tribal Governments in developing the tools and resources to assist at-risk youth. The grant is built upon the beliefs and values associated with Native American culture as defined by the Gathering Of Native Americans (GONA) principles: Belonging; Mastery; Interdependence; and Generosity.

Program Descriptions

The Shingle Springs Rancheria Miwok Tribe will implement the Tribal Youth Probation Program (TYPP), staffed by a youth probation officer whose singular focus is to provide rehabilitative measures that incorporate the cultural practices of the Miwok community to at-risk and system involved youth. The TYPP addresses juvenile delinquency and truancy problems among tribal families by increasing the capacity of the tribal justice system. The project provides rehabilitative-focused supervision of probation terms and court ordered case plans, diversion opportunities, cultural assessments, educational opportunities, drug treatment services, compliance incentives, and job training. El Dorado County Superior Court and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians launched a joint-jurisdictional juvenile court to bring together tribal and county services in one unified proceeding; therefore continuing the partnership of the TYPP and the Court to address the needs of Miwok youth in the juvenile justice system.

The Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria project focuses on interventions for court-involved youth to reduce, control, and prevent crime and delinquency among tribal youth. Since 2012, the Tribe has offered tutoring, counseling, and mentoring services under the One-on-One Mentoring Program. The Mechoopda Tribe will expand and enhance its existing mentoring program by serving 150 at-risk Native American youth ages 5-17 in Butte County. The project will incorporate Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) principles and improve data collection between the Tribe and the collaborative partners: North Valley Indian Health, Four Winds School, and the Four Winds Office of Indian Education. The overall goal of the project is to reduce juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, truancy, and other high-risk behaviors among youth ages 5 to 17 by providing evidence-based mentoring services.