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Park and Recreation Mentoring for Youth Impacted by Substance Misuse

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.

National Recreation and Park Association
Mar 31, 2023

Cassie Pais


The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) provides grants that offer funding, training, and peer networking to help local parks and recreation agencies develop and implement evidence-based mentoring programs designed to support youth living in communities with high rates of substance misuse who have experienced substance misuse directly in the home or personally.

Mentoring programs should prioritize mentoring services for youth who have historically faced barriers to youth development opportunities including Black, American Indian/Alaska Native; Hispanic/Latino; Asian American; LGBTQ+ youth; and youth living in low-income and rural communities.


Eligible applicants are local parks and recreation agencies in 24 U.S. states.

Contact Cassie Pais with questions about eligibility.

Geographic coverage
Available in 24 U.S. states
Amount of funding

Award amount: $70,000
Project period: 2.5 years
Estimated number of awards: 20

Application process

A link to the online application portal is available on the program website.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Children and youth · Hispanic or Latino · Human services · Illicit drug use · LGBTQI+ · Poverty · Prescription drug misuse · Substance use and misuse · Alabama · Arizona · Colorado · Connecticut · Georgia · Indiana · Kentucky · Maine · Maryland · Massachusetts · Mississippi · New Hampshire · New Mexico · New York · North Carolina · Ohio · Pennsylvania · Rhode Island · South Carolina · Tennessee · Utah · Vermont · Virginia · West Virginia

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