Title II Formula Grants

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) is the federal statute that establishes the Title II Grant Program. The U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) administers the grant, in part, by awarding grants to states to support delinquency prevention and juvenile justice system improvement. Title II Formula Grants Fact Sheet

The BSCC is the state agency that receives and administers California’s Title II award. The BSCC must competitively award funds to units of local government, nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations or Indian tribes consistent with the purpose and intent of the JJDPA and California’s Title II State Plan.

OJJDP requires states that receive Title II awards to establish a State Advisory Group (SAG) to advise on Title II activities. California’s SAG, the State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (SACJJDP), a governor-appointed committee serving as a standing BSCC Executive Steering Committee that works on behalf of the Governor to support policy and programs that improve outcomes for young people in the justice system.


Tribal Title II Grants - October 1, 2023 to December 31, 2026

In April 2023, a tribal-specific Title II RFP was approved by the Board and released on April 13, 2023 (Attachment C-2). Applicants could apply for up to $350,000 annually for a three-year grant period. Proposals were due on June 9, 2023.

The highest-ranked proposal was submitted by the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians and approved by the BSCC Board. The tribe will receive $350,000 for the first year of the three-year cycle. Funding and amounts for the second and third years are contingent on future OJJDP Title II awards. The tribe applied under Program Purpose Area 4, Diversion.

Project Summary: The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians, a Federally recognized Tribe located in Northern California, will implement the Youth Chronic Absentee Diversion Program to fund the services of a Youth Counselor and a Student Academic Advocate. These positions will ensure program participants receive mental health counseling, family counseling, tutoring and cultural education. The Tribe will also hire a new Tutor to facilitate a Homework Club. The Homework Club will be a trauma-informed afterschool care program that will provide youth with tutoring support. The expected outcomes for the Coyote Valley 2023 Youth Chronic Absentee Diversion Program include a decrease in chronic absenteeism, an increase in graduation rates, and an increase in youth diverted from the juvenile justice system.


Title II Grants - January 1, 2023 to March 31, 2026

Total funding for this three-year grant cycle is $4,000,000 annually over the course of the grant term. Years two and three funding is contingent upon OJJDP Title II awards and amounts not yet known. The maximum amount of funding available per grant is $350,000 annually. The target population for the Title II Grant Program are people who are at-risk and/or have been under the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system and are under the age of 26. The Title II Grant program will fund programs that address Aftercare/Reentry, Alternatives to Detention, Community-Based Programs and Services, Diversion, Job Training, and/or Mentoring, Counseling, and Training Programs.

2023 Title II Project Summaries

Title II Grantee Program Purpose Area(s) Annual Award*
Santa Cruz County Probation Aftercare/Reentry; Community-based Programs & Services $350,000
Youth Mentoring Connections Community-based Programs & Services; Mentoring, Counseling & Training Programs $350,000
City of Gilroy Diversion $349,984
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Mentoring, Counseling & Training Programs $349,999
Center for Training & Careers, Inc. DBA ConXion to Community Mentoring, Counseling & Training Programs $349,669
Pacific Clinics Job Training/Programs $350,000
Volunteers of America of Los Angeles Job Training/Programs; Mentoring, Counseling & Training Programs $350,000
Anti-Recidivism Coalition Aftercare/Reentry; Job Training/Programs; Mentoring, Counseling & Training Programs $348,752
Operation New Hope Aftercare/Reentry; Alternatives to Detention; Community-Based Programs & Services; Diversion; Job Training/Programs; Mentoring, Counseling & Training Programs $265,140
Reading and Beyond Community-Based Programs & Services; Mentoring, Counseling & Training Programs $350,000
Arcata Police Department** Alternatives to Detention; Community-Based Programs & Services; Job Training/Programs $31,690
Retraining the Village*** Aftercare/Reentry $204,766

*This cohort of grant projects was awarded on an annual cycle for up to three years; each subsequent award is non-competitive and based on the project’s compliance with federal and state requirements.

**Small county population proposal recommended for funding.

***Partially funded due to funding limitations.



California's Title II State Plan & Implementing Statute

California is required to complete a new State Plan every three years. The State Plan is then updated annually in years two and three. California’s annual application for the Title II award also serves as the State Plan or State Plan update, depending on the year.

2021-23 State Plan - Title II Grant Program


Prior Title II Grants

On November 14, 2019 the BSCC awarded approximately $12.4 million to 12 grantees for a 3-year grant period covering December 1, 2019 - November 30, 2022. The 12 grantees and associated funding award are provided below.

Title II Grantees 3-Year Award
Anti-Recidivism Coalition $1,046,208
Center for Training and Careers DBA ConXion $1,025,901
Center for Young Women’s Development DBA Young Women’s Freedom Center $1,050,000
City of Los Angeles – Gang Reduction and Youth Development $1,050,000
Fathers & Families of San Joaquin $1,042,476
Homeboy Industries $1,046,178
North County Lifeline $1,050,000
Southern California Mountains Foundation Urban Conservation Corps of the Inland Empire $1,050,000
Youth Mentoring Connection $1,050,000
Yuba County Office of Education $891,864



In March 2021, the SACJJDP released a Request for Offers (RF0) from local nonprofit organizations and Native American Tribes to hold community meetings for the purpose of receiving community feedback on the specific juvenile justice system needs in the local area. The results of the communities’ input helped the SACJJDP develop the 2021-2023 3-year state plan and determine the local program areas of focus and types of programs to support with Title II grant funds.

SACJJDP Public Comment Services RFO


Questions & Answers (Q & A)

SACJJDP Public Comment Services Request for Offers Frequently Asked Questions – 3.16.21



Contact the BSCC about Title II Formula Grants

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