Latest funding opportunities for mentoring programs

The OJJDP has unveiled a series of grants specifically tailored to fortify youth mentoring programs. Among these, the 2024 National Mentoring Programs grant, the 2024 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative grant, and the 2024 Second Chance Act Youth Reentry Program grant stand out as pivotal opportunities for those in the vanguard of youth mentorship.

OJJDP FY24 National Mentoring Programs

This is for mentoring programs aimed at stemming delinquency, victimization, or involvement in the juvenile justice system. Its chief objectives are to bolster the ranks of mentors who have undergone rigorous training and screening, to extend mentoring services to a greater number of high-risk youths, and to endorse mentoring practices founded on empirical research and proven effectiveness.

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OJJDP FY24 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

In a concerted effort to confront the opioid crisis, this initiative lends support to the creation and execution of programs aimed at aiding youths and families grappling with substance use, with a special emphasis on opioids. It represents a critical lifeline for mentoring programs serving those directly affected by substance misuse.

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OJJDP FY24 Second Chance Act Youth Reentry Program

This solicitation focuses on aiding young individuals facing the daunting challenge of reintegrating into their communities after confinement in juvenile facilities. A particular segment of this grant is directed towards enhancing community-based youth reentry programs, which may include mentoring services as a component.

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