Juvenile Justice Targeted Grants (2021-2024) : VFHY
Juvenile Justice Targeted Grants (2021-2024)

Request for proposals accepted on a rolling basis through June 30, 2024

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) is excited to announce a new round of three-year Tobacco Use Prevention funding intentionally designed for youth in the care of Virginia’s Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).  

VFHY will fund DJJ Centers up to $50,000 per year for three years (up to $150,000 total).  

Online proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis. Organizations can be funded through June 30, 2024. 

Before completing this application, please: 

  1. Notify VFHY Director of Programs Michael Parsons (mparsons@vfhy.org) that you intend to apply
  2. Schedule a meeting with VFHY Training and Resource Manager Charlie McLaughlin (cmclaughlin@vfhy.org) who will help you select the best Curriculum Guide program for your Center
  3. Read the Juvenile Justice Targeted Grant Application Instructions

Who Can Apply? 

This Targeted Grant will fund DJJ Centers over the next three years. A “Center” can include any of DJJ’s Regional Juvenile Detention Centers (JDC) and its Correctional Center (JCC).  

majority of youth at a Center should be under 18 years of age and/or pursuing a high school diploma/GED. If this condition is met, a Center may offer programming to all youth participants in its care regardless of age. Additionally, Centers may offer programming in multiple settings (e.g., Post-D, Community Placement, Re-Entry, etc.). 

Proposal Forms and Documents 

The following documents should be reviewed prior to writing a proposal: 

The following forms need to be downloaded and saved. You will edit these forms and upload them as part of your online proposal. 


If your organization does not already have a grant portal account, you will be prompted to create a new one before you can view the application.  

Start your application today! 


If you have general questions about the application process, contact VFHY Director of Programs Michael Parsons at mparsons@vfhy.org   

If you have questions about the Curriculum Guide and selecting the appropriate prevention or cessation program for your Center, contact VFHY Training and Resource Manager Charlie McLaughlin at cmclaughlin@vfhy.org 

If you have any particular questions about your proposal, contact the Regional Grants Administrator (RGA) for your region.  

Southeast Region

Judy Sparrow

Southwest Region 

Jenny Martin

North Region 

Lisa Brown

Central Region 

Terri-ann Brown