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National Mentoring Programs

Grants to USA National Organizations for
Mentorship Services for At-Risk Youth

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Conf. Date:

03/18/21

Deadline Date:

03/23/21 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to USA national organizations for mentorship services for at-risk children and youth. Interested applicants are advised to complete required registrations well in advance of the application deadline. Funding is intended to support the provision of peer, group, and one-on-one mentoring programs for youth who are at risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, and juvenile justice system involvement.

This solicitation provides funding for applicant organizations to enhance and expand mentoring services for children and youth. Applicants 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.  

The OJJDP requires applicants to develop and implement a plan to serve American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth, both on and off reservations, with these grant funds. OJJDP strongly encourages applicants to target mentoring services that incorporate opportunities for youth and law enforcement engagement. OJJDP also encourages applicants to consider how best to serve youth impacted by opioids and drug addiction, children of parents on active military duty, children of incarcerated parents, and youth in rural* communities. 

*"Rural" encompasses all population, housing, and territory not included within an urban area.

Applicants are expected to include information in their application that highlights how their mentoring model will directly address the impact of bullying (including cyberbullying) on the youth served in their programs. 

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. 

For deliverables, see https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/fy2021/O-OJJDP-2021-48008#page=7.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 133141

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$45,000,000

Number of Grants:

5

Estimated Size of Grant:

$30,000,000

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance Start Date: October 1, 2021 12:00 AM

Period of Performance Duration: 36 months

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

National organizations, defined as organizations that have active chapters or subawardees 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.

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

Eligible applicants must provide mentoring services to youth who are 17 years old or younger at the time of admission to the program.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Webinar Event Information:
Application Mechanics: Submitting an Application
Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now.
Date and time: Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

To register and learn more: https://ojp.webex.com/ojp/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2d5eb2392efea3109bf1febdca07b759

Pre-Application Information:

- The SF-424 and the SF-LLL will be submitted in Grants.gov by March 23, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejectionnotification.
- The full application will be submitted in JustGrants on April 6, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

Application process:

In FY 2021, applications will be submitted to DOJ in a NEW two-step process.
- Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov (see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html). To register in Grants.gov, applicants will need to obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal.
- Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants (see JustGrants.usdoj.gov). To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330782
For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov link above.

How to Apply: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/how-to-apply

Peer review: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/peer-review

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424 and SF- LLL in Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, at Grants.gov customer support webpage, or email at support@grants.gov.

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in DOJ’s Justice Grants System (JustGrants), contact the JustGrants Service Desk at JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov or at 833-872-5175.

Response Center by telephone at 800–851–3420 or TTY: 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only) or by email at grants@ncjrs.gov.

CFDA Number:

16.726

Funding or Pin Number:

O-OJJDP-2021-48008

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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