U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
04/13/20 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories nonprofits, for-profits, state agencies, and tribal governments to develop and improve mentoring programs for youth. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support programs to reduce juvenile delinquency, drug abuse (especially opioid abuse), victimization, and problem and high-risk behaviors such as truancy.
This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting mentoring programs to reduce juvenile delinquency, drug abuse (especially opioid abuse), victimization, and problem and high-risk behaviors such as truancy.
This program supports the implementation and delivery of mentoring services to youth populations that are at risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, and juvenile justice system involvement. Mentoring services can be one-on-one, group, peer, or a combination of these types. Applicants in all categories must initiate mentoring services to youth who are 17 years old or younger at the time of admission to the program. Funding can be used to support new mentoring matches or continue existing mentoring matches at the time of application.
For details on these categories, see: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh176/files/media/document/ojjdp-2020-16930.pdf#page=6
OJJDP has identified the following specific program objectives:
- Provide mentoring services tailored to the needs of at-risk and system-involved youth populations
- Develop and implement program design enhancements that align with
research and evidence on effective mentoring approaches
- Address how the applicant will promote family engagement as part of the program
design or approach.
For details on program objectives, see: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh176/files/media/document/ojjdp-2020-16930.pdf#page=9
For program priorities, see: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh176/files/media/document/ojjdp-2020-16930.pdf#page=10
GrantWatch ID#: 155068
OJJDP pans to make up to 12 awards under Category 2; up to 6 awards under Category 3; up to 10 awards under Category 4; and up to 8 awards under Category 5.
For all award categories, the requested award amount should cover the entire proposed period of performance and be based on the cost of implementing the proposed program. Based on the availability of funding, OJJDP may request that an applicant selected for funding reduce their proposed budget.
Category 2: Applicants that meet the minimum requirement of having active chapters or subawardees in at least five states may request as much as $2 million, and those applicants that demonstrate the broadest reach (as detailed above) may request as much as $4 million.
Category 3: An applicant may request as much as $500,000.
Category 4: An applicant may request as much as $600,000.
Category 5: An applicant may request as much as $1,250,000.
Up to a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2020
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit your questions to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject as “Questions for OJJDP FY
2020 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative Webinar.”
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