Mentoring for Youth with Disabilities Initiative



  • Award Min: $0.00
  • Award Max: $300,000.00
  • Quantity: Unknown


  • Deadline: May 16, 2011

Applicants are limited to states (including territories), units of local government (including federally-recognized tribal governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). For-profit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee.

Eligible applicants who propose to provide direct services to youth must serve youth who are younger than 18 years old.

OJJDP welcomes joint applications from two or more eligible applicants; however, one applicant must be clearly indicated as the primary applicant (for correspondence, award, and management purposes) and the others indicated as co-applicants.

The Program Will Support The Prevention And Reduction Of Delinquency And Other Negative Behaviors (e.g., Truancy, School Disciplinary Infractions) In At-risk Youth With Disabilities And Enhance Positive Behaviors, Personal Strengths, Compensatory Skill Development, And Interpersonal Relationships With These Youths’ Families, Peers, School Personnel, And Other Community Members. Applicants Will Achieve These Changes In Targeted Behavior Through The Development Of Strategic Mentoring Programs That Address The Specific Needs Of Youth With Disabilities, Building Upon The Foundation Of Evidence-based Mentoring Practices.

Additional Info:
For technical assistance with submitting an application, call the Customer Support Hotline at 1-800-518-4726 or e-mail Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours, 7 days a week, except federal holidays. For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the Justice Information Center at 1–877–927–5657 or via email to The Center’s hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. On the solicitation close date, the Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time.