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News Release

Lancaster County
Date: February 27, 2018

For more information contact
Sara Hoyle, Human Services Director
555 S. 10th Street, Suite 107
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 441-4944

Lancaster County Accepting Juvenile Justice Prevention Fund Grant Applications

Lincoln, NE - February 27, 2018 - Lancaster County is now accepting grant applications through its Juvenile Justice Prevention Fund. This annual grant fund has approximately $400,000 available to non-profit agencies who meet the funding guidelines. There is no minimum or maximum application amount.

Lancaster County has set aside funds through the Juvenile Justice Prevention Fund to provide prevention funding for at-risk youth. Funding is prioritized for programs that provide services to at-risk youth or youth at risk for entering/re-entering the juvenile justice system. Program priority has been given to the following qualifications:

  • Youth ages 17 and under who are or have been involved in our juvenile justice system;
  • Youth with high truancy rates, at risk of dropping out of school;
  • Homeless youth without structure in their lives to enable to them to become productive adults; and
  • Youth at risk of being removed from school due to documented behavioral issues.

Interested applicants should review the guidelines and application which can be found at Human Services. To apply for 2018-2019 Juvenile Justice Prevention Funds, please use the following online application form: 2018-2019 JJPF Application and e-mail it to no later than Monday, March 26, 2018 by 5 pm. The term of the grant is July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019.

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