The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for funding for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Mentoring Programs solicitation.
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 must initiate mentoring services to youth who are 17 years old or younger at the time of admission to the program.
The program’s goal is to improve outcomes (such as improved academic performance and reduced school dropout rates) for at-risk and high-risk youth, and reduce negative outcomes (including juvenile delinquency, substance use, and gang participation) through mentoring.
OJJDP has identified the following specific program objectives:
- Increase the number of youth receiving mentoring services.
- Increase or maintain the number of well-trained mentors.
- Develop and implement program design enhancements that align with research and evidence on effective mentoring approaches.
- Provide high-quality mentoring services that meet the needs associated with the target population(s) and that will reduce delinquency or other problem behaviors in at-risk youth. Applicants should identify the proposed target population(s) and explain how the proposed mentoring approach will appropriately respond to their unique needs in a way that is likely to promote positive outcomes.
- Identify and implement program design enhancements in one or more of the six core practice areas listed in the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring, 4th edition, as highlighted on OJJDP’s National Mentoring Resource Center.
- Address how the applicant will promote family engagement as part of the program design or approach. Programs will develop services for mentees and their families
- Anticipated Number of Awards: 5
- Anticipated Maximum Dollar Amount of Awards: $30,000,000.00
- Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/21 12:00 AM
- Period of Performance Duration (Months): 36
- Anticipated Total Amount to be Awarded Under Solicitation: $45,000,000.00
The following entities are eligible to apply: National organizations, defined as organizations that have active chapters or sub awardees in at least 45 states. For the purposes of this solicitation, two or more independent organizations that form a collaborative to meet the 45-state requirement do not satisfy OJJDP’s definition of a national organization. The organization’s national headquarters must submit the application. OJJDP encourages applicants to minimize their administrative costs in an effort to sub award at least 90 percent of this award to active chapters or sub recipients, located in at least 38 states, while at the same time allowing for effective sub recipient oversight. To advance Executive Order 13929 Safe Policing for Safe Communities, the Attorney General determined that all state, local, and university or college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process to be eligible for FY 2021 DOJ discretionary grant funding.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330782