The state plan must reflect the allowable activities outlined in statute, which include investment in community-based alternatives to incarceration, training for system stakeholders, and a range of programming to meet the needs of system-involved youth or those at risk of system involvement.
State allocations are calculated according to the number of people under age 18 in the state, with a guaranteed minimum allocation of $400,000 annually. Funding is withheld for non-compliance with the core protections and related statutory requirements.
In Maine, funds are distributed in accordance with the state’s three-year plan and related annual updates. Allocations over $5,000 must be issued following requests for proposals/applications (RFPs/RFAs) or upon approved sole source contract. Small grants of under $5,000 may be approved by the JJAG.