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Investing in our Community: More than $600K in Funding Opportunities for Juvenile Crime Prevention Programs Available Now

The Buncombe County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) is now accepting proposals for fiscal year 2023-2025. The JCPC announces the availability of small allocations totaling $644,477 in state funding for local nonprofits and public agencies working to serve youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The JCPC addresses the gaps in youth services by promoting intervention, treatment and aftercare strategies and programs which strengthen families and support community safety.

Click here for Request for Proposals (RFP)

NC Department of Public Safety's Division of Juvenile Justice partners with JCPCs in each county to galvanize community leaders to reduce and prevent youth involvement with the juvenile justice system. The intent is to provide alternatives to youth development centers through community-based programming, treatment, counseling or rehabilitation services for youth involved in, or at risk of involvement, in the juvenile justice system.

The JCPC is seeking innovative projects designed to address identified needs in our community highlighted in the linked Summary Risk & Needs Report, December, 2022. Based on these factors and possible gaps in the Continuum of Services, the following program types will be considered for funding:

Priority 1 Restitution/Community Service
Priority 2

Comprehensive Clinical Assessments

(CCAs) / Individual or Group Counseling 
Priority 3 Teen Court/Restorative Services
Priority 4 Runaway/Temporary Shelter
Priority 5 Interpersonal or Experiential Skills
Priority 6 Vocational Skills
Priority 7 Substance Use Services
Priority 8 Parent / Family Skill Building
Priority 9

Structured Day / Tutoring / Academic

Enhancement / Mentoring


Important information for the grant application process:

  • Program application workshops will be on Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 10-11 a.m., or Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Webex. NEW applicants are required to attend (prior applicants may also attend). Contact Lorraine Williams (info below) to register.
  • Applications are due Wednesday, March 1, 2023, by 5 p.m. Application information available in the linked RFP. Applications must be submitted online in NC ALLIES and through submitting 18 hard copies to 200 College Street, Suite 300, Asheville, 28801.
  • ­­­­Applicants will be required to present their proposal during an all-day Allocations Hearing on Wednesday, March 15 at 200 College Street (hybrid option available via Zoom).

For more info, please contact:

Buncombe County is committed to building a healthy, safe, well-educated, and thriving community that is equitable and sustainable. Buncombe County invests in our community through eight grant programs supporting organizations working in support of the Buncombe 2025 Strategic Plan focus areas and goals. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are critical to our grants processes, and Buncombe County encourages participation from organizations led by and providing service to people of color/BIPOC individuals.  


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Updated Feb 10, 2023 02:27 PM
Published Jan 25, 2023 01:00 PM