Agency: Justice Dept. (Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, OJJDP); Program: OJJDP FY 16 Mentoring Opportunities (CFDA Number: 16.726) (Funding Opportunity Number: OJJDP-2016-9179); Eligibility: Applicants must offer mentoring services to youth who are 17 or younger); Funding: Sixteen awards up to $2 million each (no match required); Deadline: May 2.
Summary: There are three tiers of funding: National Mentoring Programs: applicants are limited to national organizations, defined as organizations that have active chapters or subawardees in at least 45 states; Multistate Mentoring Programs: applicants must be multistate organizations and have active chapters or subawardees in at least five states; and Collaborative Mentoring Programs: applicants must be part of a collaborative of at least three and as many as five mentoring organizations. These are capacity building grants that help national mentoring organizations expand their existing activities within local affiliates. Activities must include direct one-on-one mentoring, group mentoring or peer mentoring services to at-risk and underserved youth populations.