2018 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1429 - Grant application procedures
§1429. Grant application procedures
A. An entity may apply for an annual juvenile delinquency and gang prevention program grant, which may be renewed for up to two additional years, if funding is available, by submitting a grant proposal for funding or continued funding to the Juvenile Delinquency and Gang Prevention Advisory Board by December 1, 1993, and by May first every year thereafter. The commission shall establish the grant application procedures, giving priority consideration to proposals which include a youth and street gang prevention component. In order to be considered for funding, the grant proposal shall include the following assurances and information:
(1) A letter from the chairman of the Juvenile Delinquency and Gang Prevention Advisory Board of the district confirming that the grant application has been reviewed and approved and that it conforms to the district's delinquency prevention plan as developed by the Juvenile Delinquency and Gang Prevention Advisory Board.
(2) A rationale and description of the program and the services to be provided, including goals and objectives.
(3) A method of identification for the appropriate clients in the program.
(4) Provisions for the participation of parents and custodians in the program.
(5) Coordination with other community-based and social service prevention efforts such as drug and alcohol abuse prevention, dropout prevention, and child abuse prevention, including hot lines and volunteers that serve the target neighborhood.
(6) An evaluation component to measure the effectiveness of the program in accordance with the provisions.
(7) A program budget, including the amount of local resources committed to the budget.
(8) The necessary program staff.
B. The department shall consider the following in awarding such grants:
(1) The number of juvenile arrests within the geographical area to be served by the program. Those geographical areas with the highest number of juvenile arrests shall have priority for selection.
(2) The extent to which the program targets high juvenile crime neighborhoods and those public schools serving juveniles from high crime neighborhoods.
(3) The validity and cost-effectiveness of the program.
(4) The degree to which the program is located in and managed by local leaders of the target neighborhoods and public schools serving the target neighborhoods.
C. The commission and Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Board shall make available to anyone wishing to apply for such a grant information on all of the criteria to be used by the commission and Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Board in the selection of the proposals for funding pursuant to the provisions of this Section.
D. The commission and Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Board shall review all program proposals submitted. Entities submitting proposals shall be notified of approval by March 2, 1994, for the 1993-1994 Fiscal Year and by September first of every fiscal year thereafter.
E. Each entity which is awarded a grant as provided for in this Chapter shall submit an annual evaluation report to the chairman of the commission and the chairman of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Board, and the chairman of the Juvenile Delinquency and Gang Prevention Advisory Board, by a date subsequent to the end of the contract period established by the commission, documenting the extent to which the program objectives have been met, the effect of the program on the juvenile arrest rate, and any other information required by the commission.
F. The commission may promulgate rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this Chapter.
Acts 1993, No. 461, §1.