Mentoring for Youth Affected by Opioid and Other Drug Misuse
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Office of Justice Programs Response
This program provides funding to support local, regional, or statewide efforts to provide mentoring services to youth ages 17 and under and their family members impacted by opioids and other substance misuse. A portion of the funds may be used to provide mental health and/or substance use treatment, residential placement services, and other support services.
Program objectives include:
- Expand the capacity of existing mentoring programs to provide high-quality services to youth that reduce substance misuse, delinquency, or other problem behaviors
- Promote the development of innovative approaches to mentoring youth impacted by opioids and other substance misuse
Grants will be awarded in 2 categories:
- Category 1: Mentoring Strategies for Youth Affected by Opioid and Other Drug Misuse (Project Sites) - The focus of this category is to provide mentoring services as part of a prevention, treatment, and supportive approach for those youth impacted by substance misuse.
- Category 2: Statewide and Regional Mentoring Strategies for Youth Affected by Opioid and Other Drug Misuse - This category supports a broad-based approach to building mentoring program capacity in targeted regions throughout the country to help youth impacted by substance misuse.
Rural communities and federally recognized tribes are priority populations.
Eligible Category 1 applicants include nonprofit and for-profit organizations, including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations and faith-based organizations, that have an operational mentoring program that has been providing services for at least 3 years.
Category 1 applicants are required to establish a formal relationship with a public or private substance abuse treatment agency.
Eligible Category 2 applicants include:
- National organizations, defined as organizations with active chapters or subawardees in at least 45 states
- Federally recognized tribal governments
- Organizations having statewide reach that provide mentoring services
- Category 1: $650,000
- Category 2: $2,000,000
Estimated number of awards:
- Category 1: 10
- Category 2: 5
Project period: 36 months
Estimated total program funding: $16,500,000
Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through grants.gov.
Applicants should submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in grants.gov by May 4, 2023.
Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by May 18, 2023.
- U.S. Department of Justice, view details
- Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, view details
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