Through Title II of the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), Maine receives an annual formula grant from the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to assist Maine in building a rare, fair and beneficial juvenile justice system. The Maine JJAG is responsible for administering these funds. Funds are disbursed as follows:

  • Request for Proposals
  • Sole Source Contracts
  • 5K Discretionary Grants

Request for Proposals

The JJAG may issue a Request For Proposal (RFP) to solicit applications for funding for more than $5,000 on an area for investment identified by the JJAG as a priority to meet the goals and objective of the JJAG’s Three-Year and RED Plans.  Notices for RFPs can be found on the Sate of Maine’s Procurement services website page:

An active RFP can be searched for in 3 ways

  1. Department releasing it, in JJAG’s case that is the Department of Corrections;
  2. By the RFP unique identifier, usually the year it is released followed by five digits (Example 202100000); or
  3. By their title if desired.

Sole Source Contracts

The JJAG may enter into a sole source contract to meet a priority goal and/or objective in the Three-Year Plan. The JJAG determines whether a sole source contract is appropriate based on a number of criteria including, but not limited to, whether it addresses a goal and/or objective of the Three-Year or RED Plan; there is already a project in place to address a particular goal and/or objective that requires additional support; the entity is uniquely suited to address the particular goal or objective the JJAG has made a priority focus.

5k Discretionary Grants

The Maine JJAG sets aside a portion of its annual Title II allocation for smaller grants of $5,000.00 or less . The application for this grant can be accessed here.

Grants must be requested and spent within one year’s time and meet at least one of the goals or objectives of the Maine JJAG’s current Three-Year Plan. Any group or agency receiving these funds may be asked to report to the entire JJAG Board at one of their regularly scheduled meetings.

Download Grant Request

Youth Awards

Coming Soon.

Any questions contact Linda Barry Potter Phone (207) 707-2698 or