Subject: Mentoring, Juvenile Justice, Youth Development
Deadline: May 2, 2016
"This solicitation supports applicant organizations as they strengthen and/or expand their existing mentoring activities with active chapters or subawardees and/or other mentoring organizations. Mentoring activities include direct one-on-one, group, peer, or a combination of these types of mentoring services for at-risk and underserved youth populations. Mentoring promotes positive behaviors, attitudes, and outcomes for youth and reduces risk factors. It has been shown to improve academic performance and/or social or job skills, support behavioral or other personal development, and reduce consumption of alcohol and other drugs. Successful mentoring programs include matches between a mentor and one or more youth. Mentoring can take place in multiple and informal settings and in a school or program context. OJJDP supports the expansion of quality mentoring services for at-risk and high-risk youth. There are three categories under this solicitation: National Mentoring; Multistate Mentoring; and Collaborative Mentoring."
Funder: Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Eligibility: "Category 1—National Mentoring Programs: Eligible applicants are limited to national organizations, defined as organizations that have active chapters or subawardees in at least 45 states. Category 2—Multistate Mentoring Programs: Eligible applicants are limited to multistate organizations, defined as organizations that have operated an established mentoring program for at least 3 years and have active chapters or subawardees in at least 5 states but fewer than 45 states. Category 3—Collaborative Mentoring Programs: Eligible applicants must be part of a collaborative of at least three and as many as five mentoring organizations. Under the award, the mentoring organizations that form the collaborative must each provide services in at least one location that is independent of the other mentoring organizations and must all implement the same program design."