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This section helps those engaged in public safety efforts to find federal and other resources that support their gun violence reduction efforts.


One stop federal information for afterschool programs, funding and resources: transportation, snacks, mentors, recreation, computers, Web sites for kids and teens, etc. Sponsored by the Federal Support to Communities Initiative with GSA and the Reinventing Government Task Force led by Vice President Gore.

1999 Gun Violence Grants

THE JOYCE FOUNDATION supports efforts to reduce violence in the Great Lakes Region. This site lists This site lists organizations that received grants from the Joyce Foundation in 1999. All of these organizations are committed to reducing gun violence.

Children's Bureau

The oldest federal agency for children, the Children's Bureau (CB) is located within the United States Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. It is responsible for assisting States in the delivery of child welfare services - services designed to protect children and strengthen families. The agency provides grants to States, Tribes and communities to operate a range of child welfare services including child protective services (child abuse and neglect) family preservation and support, foster care, adoption and independent living. Related Sites's links to other Federal and non-Federal sites with statistics on child well-being.

ChildStats: The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

This web site offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. Reports of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics include America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, the annual Federal monitoring report on the status of the Nation's children, and Nurturing Fatherhood. The Forum fosters coordination and collaboration in the collection and reporting of Federal statistics on children and families.

COPS Office Grants and Training  new

Here are the grants, programs and activities available from the U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services. COPS offers Hiring grants, equipment grants and innovative approaches to addressing public safety needs in a community.

Crime Mapping Research Center at the National Institute of Justice

Established in 1997, the goal of the Center is the promotion, research, evaluation, development, and dissemination of GIS (geographic information systems) technology and the spatial analysis of crime.

Department of Housing & Urban Development Grants  new

This is a list of funds available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD awards funds through a competitive process. These Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) will tell you what funds are available and how to apply. HUD has consolidated most of its grants into one SuperNOFA. Please note that the FY 2000 SuperNOFA has expired, and HUD is no longer taking applications. For more information about these programs you can call: HUD's Drug Information & Strategy Clearinghouse (DISC) 1-800-955-2232

Department of Justice Formula Grant Contacts By State  new

Many Department of Justice formula grants are awarded directly to state governments, which then set priorities and allocate funds within that state. This page gives you information on who to contact winthin your state for more information.

Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs Grants  new

This is a list of current funding opportunities offered by the agencies within the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs. The agencies are: Bureau of Justice Assistance, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Institute of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office for Victims of Crime. This page also provides funding information from the 1994 Crime Act Program offices: Violence Against Women Grant Office, Corrections Program Office, Drug Court Program Office and the Executive Office of Weed and Seed.

Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools

President Clinton and Secretary Riley directed the Department of Education and Department of Justice to develop a guide to help school personnel, parents, community members and others identify early indicators of troubling and potentially dangerous student behavior. “Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools” offers research-based practices designed to assist school communities identify these warning signs early and develop prevention, intervention and crisis response plans.

Federal Funding

Information on federal agencies, grants, contracts and other funding sources. Topics include funding for families and children, housing, public safety.

Federal Grants: COPS MORE

The COPS MORE (Making Officer Redeployment Effective) program is designed to expand the time available for community policing by current law enforcement officers through the funding of technology, equipment, and support staff including civilian personnel. The program is administered by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services in the US Department of Justice.

Federal Partners with Child Care

The mission and goals of many Federal Agencies include activities which strengthen and support child care services across the country. The Child Care Bureau, as the primary source of Federal funding and support for child care, works with these Federal Partners in various capacities to promote a coordinated approach to serving families. The programs funded through Federal initiatives are designed to involve state and local communities in the planning and development of services that meet the needs of all children and families.


More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.

Firearms and Crime Statistics

Publications and resources on Firearms and Crime Statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Funding Forecast from U.S. Department of Education

Official announcements of grant applications, requests for comments, etc. from the U.S. Department of Education.

Funding Sources

Foundations and Federal agencies that offer funding for programs addressing issues of violence and youth-at-risk are listed here. Contact information, brief descriptions of the purposes of these funding organizationsand guidelines for applying for funds are contained in each file.

Gun Violence Resources

Gun violence resources and links from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Health Care Financing Administration

HCFA’s informational website on the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Contains state plan submissions, status reports, state contacts, activity map, plan approval information, enrollment status report, letters to state officials, outreach information and FAQs about SCHIP. This site also has links to all of the SCHIP regulations in the Federal Register. Links to the HCFA “outreach clearinghouse” with tools for states, schools, community organizations, advocates and others.

Join Together Online

Contains news and information on substance abuse, gun violence, federal funding and more!

Juvenile Justice

The "Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Proposed Comprehensive Plan for Fiscal Year 2000" provides information on programs that would receive continuation funding in FY 2000, and on areas that OJJDP is considering for new program funding.

National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

NCFY is the Family and Youth Services Bureau's (FYSB's) central resource on youth and family policy and practice. FYSB is a Bureau within the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF); Administration for Children and Families (ACF); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). On this site, you will find information on new youth- and family-related materials and initiatives, NCFY publications for downloading, and more.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)  new

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is one of the most extensive sources of information on criminal and juvenile justice in the world, providing services to an international community of policymakers and professionals. NCJRS is a collection of clearinghouses supporting all bureaus of the Department of Justice. Under Justice Grants, one can link to other funding sources such as the Commerce Business Daily and the Federal Register.

National Governor’s Association

The National Governor’s Association site contains issue papers on a variety of SCHIP issues, children’s issues, including policy papers, links to states, and best practices from state government, grant announcements, and survey instruments.

National Governors’ Association & NGA Center for Best Practices

NGA is the only bipartisan national organization of, by, and for the nations' Governors. Its members are the Governors of the fifty states, the commonwealths of the Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico, and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. The Governors decided to form an association through which they could come together to discuss their mutual concerns and act collectively. Through NGA, the Governors identify priority issues and deal collectively with issues of public policy and governance at both the national and state levels.

National Institute for Child Health and Development

The National Institute for Child Health and Development conducts and supports laboratory, clinical and epidemiological research on the reproductive, neurobiologic, developmental, and behavioral processes that determine and maintain the health of children, adults, families and populations.

National Institute of Justice Grants

Proposals solicited to evaluate the multi-site demonstrations of enhanced collaboration among systems and the implementation of cross-system policy, staff development, and procedures.

National Transit Resource Center: Federal Funding Sources

Federal support for community transportation comes from many sources. While the major sources of support are programs of the Department of Transportation and the Department of Health and Human Services, many other federal agencies have programs which can be used to support community transportation activities. This section of the Resource Guide provides information for 41 of these federal programs, including several all-new welfare-to-work funding sources. The types of support they provide include capital assistance for vehicle and facility acquisition, operating assistance for transportation services, assistance with administrative costs, planning assistance and technical assistance.

NCJRS Event Calendar

The National Criminal Justice Research Service Events Calendar is a searchable comprehensive list of conferences, workshops, seminars, and other events relating to juvenile and criminal justice and drug control policy.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

The OJJDP Web site is designed to provide information and resources on both general areas of interest about juvenile justice and delinquency including conferences, funding opportunities, and new publications and the comprehensive strategy as a framework for communities to combat youth crime.

OJJDP’s Comprehensive Program Plan for Fiscal Year 2000

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has published this notice of its Final Program Plan for fiscal year (FY) 2000 in the Federal Register.

Quinlan Publishing Electronic Bulletins on Public Safety Funding  new

This Web site provides information about two electornic bulletines that list public safety resources: Funding Law Enforcement Hotline and National Bulletin on Domestic Violence Prevention.

Resources for Child Care Funding

The National Child Care Information Center has gathered a helpful list of funding sources and ideas for funding child care.

Rural and Small Communities

The National Center for Small Communities' "Keys to Successful Funding" describes the hallmarks of successful proposals for public and private grants and identifies federal and foundation resources for small and rural communities.

Simon Funds Faith-Based Programs for Crime, Addiction

Organizations in local communities that use faith-based approaches to address social problems such as crime, addiction, homelessness and poverty, and nonprofits that focus on at-risk youths, may be eligible for grants from the William E. Simon Foundation.

Social Statistics Briefing Room

This service provides easy access to current Federal social statistics. All of the information included in the Social Statistics Briefing Room is maintained and updated by the statistical units of Federal agencies. All of the estimates for the indicators presented in the Federal Statistics Briefing Room are the most up-to-date.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.

Substance Abuse Policy Research Program

This site provides guidance on applying for the Substance Abuse Policy Research Program (SAPRP). Recent additions include information on strengthening grant proposals to SAPRP. Resources are available for grantees, media and policy makers.

Tapping TANF Funds for Youth

This publication describes how and when it is permissible to use TANF funds for youth-related activities and services and provides illustrations of how TANF funds are being spent on youth. An attachment provides information about some proven or promising youth programs which could be supported with TANF funds.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy Internet Resources:  new

This page on the Chronicle of Philanthropy Web site provides links to general grant informaiton and specific resources for professionals in the criminal justice field.

The Finance Project

The Finance Project is a national initiative to create knowledge and share information that will lead to the improved well-being of children, families, and communities.

The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the information service of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. NCADI is the world's largest resource for current information and materials concerning substance abuse.

Tools for Community Design and Decision-Making

U.S. Department of Energy's broad-based solicitation for information dissemination.

U.S. Department of Education's Discretionary Grant Application Packages

Lists the U.S. Department of Education's currently open grant competitions.

Welfare Information Network

This site is a Clearinghouse for Information, Policy Analysis & Technical Assistance on Welfare Reform. This is a must see sight! Any type of welfare information imaginable can be found in this one place. Rural issues, evaluation strategies, events, publications, health insurance, and domestic violence are just a few of the sub-links within this site.


YouthInfo is a website developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide you with the latest information about America’s adolescents.

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