FY21 Juvenile Justice & Truancy Prevention Grant Workshop Registration

All agencies wishing to submit a new Juvenile Justice & Truancy Prevention application and/or a Juvenile Justice & Truancy Prevention continuation application to the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division (CJD) must attend an NCTCOG Grant Application Workshop in order to be eligible to apply for FY21 CJD funds.

The purpose of the Juvenile Justice & Truancy Prevention Grant Program is to support projects that prevent violence in and around schools; and to improve the juvenile justice system by providing mental health services, truancy prevention and intervention through community-based and school programs.

Following the tragic school shooting in Santa Fe, there has been a robust statewide effort to prioritize the safety of all Texas students.  CJD is highlighting the need to prevent security threats in advance through prevention and intervention with at-risk youth.  Projects geared towards school safety will be given priority under this announcement.

Important: Read the Juvenile Justice & Truancy Prevention Program Funding Announcement below to determine if your agency is eligible to apply and that your proposed project fits within the eligibility criteria.

Juvenile Justice & Truancy Prevention Program Funding Announcement


The attendance of an applicant agency at any one of the workshop sessions, regardless of funding category, will satisfy the mandatory attendance requirement as set forth in the Policies & Procedures.  Therefore, if your agency is applying in more than one funding category, attendance is only required at any one of the funding category-specific workshops. 

Note: If your agency anticipates using a grant writer who is not an employee of your organization, an organization employee must also attend.  Furthermore, contract grant writers will not be allowed to sign in for multiple agencies they may be representing.  It is imperative that the applicant agency sends a staff person in order to be clear on the submission process and scoring criteria associated with this region. 


Handouts for Juvenile Justice & Truancy Prevention Application Workshop

Juvenile Justice & Truancy Prevention Program Funding Annoucement*
*Read first to determine if your proposed project fits within Juvenile Justice & Truancy Prevention guidelines
Scoring Factors
Local Priorities
Eligible Activities
Eligible Amounts for Continuation Projects
Juvenile Justice & Truancy Prevention Addendum (Word doc)
For all projects to be scored, applicants are required to email this Word document to NCTCOG in addition to submitting the application via eGrants.  Download, save the file, complete, and send completed Addendum no later than 5:00 CST on February 27, 2020 to cjapplications@nctcog.org.  Do not upload Addendum to eGrants.
eGrants Users Guide to Creating an Application
OOG Guide to Grants
OOG Grantee Conditions and Responsibilities
Developing a Good Project:  Guidance and Information for Applicants
Other Links:

Contact Information

Kelly Schmidt, Criminal Justice Program Administrator
Phone 817-608-2383