This funding opportunity from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will consider programs in three different categories: national mentoring programs, multi-state mentoring programs, and collaborative mentoring programs, as outlined in the request for proposals.
“This solicitation supports applicant organizations as they strengthen and/or expand their existing mentoring activities with active chapters or subawardees and/or other mentoring organizations. Mentoring activities include direct one-on-one, group, peer, or a combination of these types of mentoring services for at-risk and underserved youth populations. Mentoring promotes positive behaviors, attitudes, and outcomes for youth and reduces risk factors. It has been shown to improve academic performance and/or social or job skills, support behavioral or other personal development, and reduce consumption of alcohol and other drugs.1 Successful mentoring programs include matches between a mentor and one or more youth. Mentoring can take place in multiple and informal settings and in a school or program context. OJJDP supports the expansion of quality mentoring services for at-risk and high-risk youth.”