Aid Will Reduce Juvenile Delinquency, Expand Youth Mentoring

Grant seekers should be aware that the Justice Dept. (Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, OJJDP) has just opened the FY 2015 solicitation for the Mentoring for Youth: Underserved Populations program (Funding Opportunity Number: 16.726) (Funding Opportunity Number: OJJDP-2015-4138).

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: $3 million for six awards (no match required); Deadline: June 16.

Eligible applicants are multistate mentoring organizations that can demonstrate a history of providing mentoring services through subawards in five or more states but fewer than 45 states for at least the past three years. Projects must address the needs youth with disabilities; youth in foster care; or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBT) youth. Projects must promote quality mentoring services and expanding their reach to as many youth across the nation as possible.

Contact: BJA Justice Information Center, 800/518-4726; e-mail,

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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