Child/Youth Conflict Resolution Education and Anti-Bullying Program Grants

Subject: Child/Youth Welfare, Bullying, Conflict Resolution, Youth Development, Education, Safety
Deadline: Jan. 14, 2019

“The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is pleased to announce this Notification of Funding Availability (NOFA) and request for initial proposal ideas for the 2019 funding cycle of the ACR/JAMS Foundation partnership in supporting Conflict Resolution Education for youth. The mission of the ACR/JAMS Foundation partnership is summarized below.

Mission: The population to be served by the funding streams will be (1) youth in preK-12 age range and/or (2) adults working with these youth populations in ways that directly transfer CRE skills for adults to the youth populations.

Funding Contexts: The contexts for projects may be a variety of contexts including community, schools, alternative education (online education, charter schools, after school programs), government (juvenile justice facilities, courts) and NGO settings. While some proposals may be able to secure and guarantee access to or cooperation from traditional K-12 school districts/schools, we are excited by this opportunity to support possible funding of CRE work in other contexts.

The funding focus for the 2019 funding cycle intends to support: The reduction in youth bullying and violence and an increase in the development of conflict resolution education skills with youth for their application in and out of school with friends and other classmates as well as at home with siblings and other family members.

There are three priorities relevant to the criteria in the NOFA:

  1. Programs need to build upon the work of either the applicant or an applicant’s partner agency and specifically aim to integrate Conflict Resolution Education (CRE) in a manner that develops youth leadership using youth in the development and implementation of the idea;
  2. Use youth trainers/implementers both in digital spaces and face-to face spaces that will increase the use of conflict resolution skills among youth in relationship with their peers, young adults and adult members within their families; and,
  3. To measure the reduction of youth bullying and violence through an increase in the use of conflict resolution education skills by youth in and out of school with friends and other classmates as well as at home with siblings and other family members.”

Funder: The Association for Conflict Resolution and the JAMS Foundation
Eligibility: “Eligible organizations include nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations, educational institutions, and public agencies working in conjunction with nonprofit educational institutions or organizations.”
Amount: $15,000 – $40,000
Contact: Link. 

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