National Youth Leadership Initiative Grants

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Subject: Youth Drug Use, Community Development, Youth Welfare, Health, Safety
Deadline: Jan. 19, 2016

"The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Executive Office of the President, is seeking applications from a non-profit entity that is described in Section 501(c)(3) with expert knowledge and extensive experience in community mobilizing using the Seven Strategies for Community Change. ONDCP would like to enhance the efforts of the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program by engaging youth to become involved in coalition work and become substance abuse prevention leaders within their communities. DFC-funded community coalitions are required to work with various sectors of their community to identify local drug problems and implement comprehensive strategies to create community-level change.

ONDCP expects to award one Federal cooperative agreement under the National Youth Leadership Initiative, for a two year period, beginning approximately January 2016. The successful non-Federal entity (NFE) receiving award must equip youth and their adult advisors with the essential knowledge and skills needed to make significant community-level change. Implementation of the National Youth Leadership Initiative (NYLI) must follow a youth-led, adult-guided approach that follows the best practices in youth development, empowering young people to be vocal and visible as they work to impact a broad range of public health issues where they live, study, and play. In addition, the NYLI must continue the expanded support begun in 2014 by ONDCP to develop the infrastructure needed to increase the number of youth from diverse populations (i.e., Tribal, African American, LGBTQ, Military, Hispanics and Inner City) to receive enhanced training in coalition work and the prevention of youth substance use."

Funder: Office of National Drug Control Policy
Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
Amount: $200,000
Contact: Link.