Skip to main content

Mentoring for Youth Impacted By Opioids in Rural Iowa

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service
Dec 14, 2018

Nicole Quade

Mary Sheka


This program provides grants for youth mentoring services in rural communities in Iowa that have been affected by the opioid epidemic.

The goals of the program include:

  • Provide mentoring services that are tailored to the needs of the identified at-risk and high-risk youth target population
  • Develop and implement program design enhancements that further align with research and evidence on effective mentoring approaches

The target population is 6-17 year-old rural Iowa youth with risk factors for substance abuse, including opioids. This group also includes youth with family members who are currently using opioids, or have used them, and those with individual, family, and community risk factors for substance abuse.

Risk factors include:

  • Living in poverty
  • Family members currently using or have used opioids
  • Abuse and/or neglect
  • Parental separation or divorce
  • Poor academic performance
  • Poor social skills

A list of required activities is provided in the application instructions.


Eligible applicants are entities that are currently providing mentoring services to youth affected by opioids and operating in a rural Iowa service area, including:

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Local governments
  • Schools
  • Community and faith-based organizations

Applicants must have a system for fiscal oversight and for tracking outcomes for youth and family in their programs.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $60,000 per year
Award floor: $50,000 per year
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 6

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Child welfare · Children and youth · Community engagement and volunteerism · Human services · Poverty · Substance abuse · Iowa

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.