2014 National Mentoring Programs
- Type: Federal
- Category: Not Stated
- Source: U.S Dept of Justice
- Award Min: Not Stated
- Award Max: Not Stated
- Quantity: Not Stated
- Deadline: May 27, 2014
- Funding Available: Not Stated
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Applicants are limited to national organizations, defined as having active chapters or subawardees in at least 45 states. Please note: This eligibility language represents a change from the National Mentoring solicitation posted on March 28, 2014. For purposes of this solicitation, two or more independent organizations that form a collaborative to cover 45 states do not meet the definition of a national organization. The organization's national headquarters must submit the application, and OJJDP requires successful applicants to subaward 90 percent of this award to at least 38 of the states where they have a presence. Forprofit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee.
This program supports the implementation and delivery of one-to-one, group, and peer mentoring services to at-risk, high-risk, or underserved youth populations through national mentoring organizations and their chapters or subawardees. This program also supports one or more enhancements of services to both improve the access to and impact of mentoring services.
For the purpose of this solicitation, mentoring programs should support a structured relationship between an adult or trained peer and one or more youth. Mentoring promotes positive behaviors, attitudes, and outcomes for youth and reduces risk-factors. It has been shown to improve academic performance and/or social or job skills, support behavioral or other personal development, and reduce consumption of alcohol and other drugs. Successful mentoring programs include matches between a mentor and one or more youth; mentoring can take place
in multiple and informal settings or in a school or program context.
This program encourages the implementation of evidence-based practices that research and evaluations have demonstrated to be associated with the best results.
For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.
Applicants who experience unforeseen Grants.gov technical issues beyond their control that prevent them from submitting their applications by the deadline must e-mail JIC@telesishq.com within 24 hours after the application deadline and request approval to submit their application.
For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the Justice Information Center (JIC) at 1-877-927-5657, via e-mail to JIC@telesishq.com, or by live Web chat. JIC hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern time on the solicitation close date.