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National Girls Initiative (NGI) Innovation Awards


National Girls Initiative (NGI) Innovation Awards Overview

Photo of group in line The goal of the National Girls Initiative (NGI) Innovations Awards is to address the needs of girls and young women in, or at risk of entering, the juvenile justice system. Funds will be used to support girls' alliances, coalitions, and other collaborative efforts to advance changes in policies and programs designed to meet the unique needs of girls in one or more of the priority areas identified by OJJDP. Priority areas found here Goal of Innovation Awards.

Award Term and Amount

The NGI Innovation Award term will be 12–18 months. The number of awards made will be based on proposals submitted. Minimum award amounts will be $25,000 to a maximum award of $100,000. Awards will be made as NGI subgrants.


Eligible applicants include any nonprofit tribal, local, regional, or state girls' coalitions, alliances, or collaborative efforts. The term "State" means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Coalitions, alliances, or collaborative efforts that are not 501c3 organizations must identify a lead organization as the primary applicant for the Innovation Award. Letters of support from all coalition, alliance member agencies and organizations must be submitted with the application.

Application Process and Deadlines

  • Interested applicants should send an e-mail notification of intent to apply to by February 4, 2015.

    • Please use “Intent to Apply” in the subject line.

  • On February 5, 2015, NGI will host an optional conference to answer questions about the application process and about the purpose of the NGI Innovation Awards. Call details: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 1-800-503-2899, participant code 3859770#

  • All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 27, 2015. Applications must be submitted via the Innovation Award website at:

  • NGI expects to announce the NGI Innovations Awards the week of March 16, 2015.

For questions or assistance with any other requirements of this application, please call Karen Francis, (202) 403-5164 or e-mail

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