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Grants to USA Organizations to Provide
Mentoring Services to At-Risk Youth

Multistate Mentoring Programs Initiative

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:

05/10/22

Deadline Date:

05/25/22 11:59 PM ET - Grants.gov deadline; 06/08/22 8:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline.

Description:

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Grants to USA organizations to provide mentoring services to at-risk youth. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The purpose of the grant program is to improve outcomes for youth who are at risk for delinquency through mentoring and family support.

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 youth mentoring.

OJJDP has identified the following specific program objectives:

  • Increase or expand reach to the number of at-risk or high-risk youth receiving mentoring services.
  • Increase or maintain the number of screened and well-trained mentors, with an emphasis on ensuring the mentors selected reflect the youth they serve.
  • Develop and implement program design enhancements that align with research and evidence on effective mentoring approaches.

This solicitation has three separate categories of funding that organizations can apply for based on their eligibility:

  • Category 1: Mentoring Organizations (1 state).
  • Category 2: Mentoring Organizations (2 to 10 states).
  • Category 3: Mentoring Organizations (11 to 44 states).

For further details on each category, see https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/fy2022/o-ojjdp-2022-171253#page=5.

Deliverables:

  • 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 under all categories 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.
  • Implement program enhancements for the existing mentoring program 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 website.
  • Incorporate family engagement as part of the program design or approach.
  • Program sites should include in their application a plan for how the proposed project will ensure diversity, equity and inclusion for mentors and youth regardless of their racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion. 

OJP Priority Areas: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/fy2022/o-ojjdp-2022-171253#page=7

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 194172

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$9,000,000

Number of Grants:

Category 1: 6 awards; Category 2: 10 awards; Category 3: 10 awards.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Category 1: up to $1,000,000
Category 2: up to $4,000,000
Category 3: up to $4,000,000

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/22 12:00 AM
Period of Performance Duration (Months): 36

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All eligible applicants must provide mentoring services to youth who are 17 years old or younger at the time of admission to the program. Applicants can only apply for one category. If an applicant applies for multiple categories, all applications will be denied.

Category 1: Mentoring Organizations (1 state):
Eligible entities are those mentoring organizations that have been in existence for at least 3 years and are currently delivering a structured, standalone mentoring program (i.e., “program x”) in 1 state.

Category 2: Mentoring Organizations (2 to 10 states):
Eligible entities are those mentoring organizations that have been in existence for at least 3 years and are currently delivering a structured, standalone mentoring program (i.e., “program x”) in 2 to 10 states.

Category 3: Mentoring Organizations (11 to 44 states):
Eligible entities are those mentoring organizations that have been in existence for at least 3 years and are currently delivering a structured, standalone mentoring program (i.e., “program x”) in 11 to 44 states.

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

Funds may not be used to deliver training and technical assistance (TTA) as part of the proposed project.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Pre-Application Information:

Due to the limited time, OJJDP encourages participants to review the solicitation and submit any questions they may have in advance and no later than May 3, 2022.

The SF-424 and the SF-LLL must be submitted in Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 25, 2022.
The full application must be submitted in JustGrants by 8:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 8, 2022.

OJP urges applicants to submit their Grants.gov and JustGrants submissions prior to the due dates to allow sufficient time to correct errors and resubmit by the submission deadlines if a rejection notification is received. To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

Applications will be submitted to DOJ in two steps:
- Step 1: The applicant must submit by the Grants.gov deadline the required Application for Federal Assistance standard form (SF)-424 and a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) form when they register in Grants.gov. To register in Grants.gov, the applicant will need to ensure that its System for Award Management (SAM) registration is current.
- Step 2: The applicant must then submit the full application, including attachments, in JustGrants. To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

OJP Grant Application Resource Guide: https://www.ojp.gov/funding/apply/ojp-grant-application-resource-guide

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=339298

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

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

pants to review the solicitation and submit any questions they may have in advance and no later than May 3, 2022. Submit your questions to grants@ncjrs.gov with the subject as “Questions for OJJDP FY22 Multistate Mentoring Programs Initiative Webinar.”

For technical assistance with submitting the Application for Federal Assistance standard form (SF)-424 and a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities form (SF-LLL) in Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, Grants.gov Customer Support, or support@grants.gov. The Grants.gov Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in DOJ's Justice Grants System (JustGrants), contact the JustGrants Service Desk at 833-872-5175 or JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov. The JustGrants Service Desk operates 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. eastern time Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and Federal holidays.

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the OJP Response Center by telephone at 800-851-3420 or TTY: 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only), or by email at grants@ncjrs.gov. The OJP Response Center hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., eastern time Monday–Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the solicitation closing date.

CFDA Number:

16.726

Funding or Pin Number:

O-OJJDP-2022-171253

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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