Grant Programs (Recommendations)

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In 1974 Congress enacted the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (“JJDP”) Act, which created the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (“OJJDP” or “the Office”) within the U.S. Department of Justice. Among OJJDP’s responsibilities, then and now, is the administering of a program of formula grants to states and local...

  • Recommendation number: 93-3
  • Adopted on: June 11, 1993
  • Tags: Grant Programs

Governments in most industrialized nations now play a prominent role in assembling and sustaining a sound scientific and engineering infrastructure and in providing financial support for artistic and other endeavors. Although many procedural vehicles exist for making the difficult scientific and artistic judgments that necessarily arise in...

Federal grants to governments, public service institutions and other non-profit organizations have been conspicuous instruments of federal policy since the 1930s. During the past two decades the growth in the number of federal grant programs, and the level of resources distributed through grants, has evidenced the expanded influence of the federal...

The provision of assistance by the Government has a major impact upon the general public, as well as upon those who seek aid and those who particularly benefit from it. As with other governmental activity of similar importance, in dispensing assistance agencies should not be free to act completely within their own discretion, ad hoc, unguided by standards and...

Federal agencies annually disburse billions of dollars in grants-in-aid to State and local governments and to private entities to subsidize activities in such areas as welfare, housing, transportation, urban development and renewal, law enforcement, education, pollution control and health. While State and local governments and private organizations are the direct recipients...

Agencies that administer grant programs employ disparate and sometimes inadequate procedures in notifying applicants of available funds, stating policies for award of grants, informing applicants of actions taken on applications, and other matters. Adoption of more uniform, minimum procedures would be helpful to the agencies and would assist applicants, who often must deal...