OJJDP Grants Support Youth Mentoring Efforts

OJJDP_logoAgency: 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.  

Info: http://tinyurl.com/jzzl3s2 (NOFA); 800/851-3420, e-mail at responsecenter@ncjrs.gov

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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