Federal Grants for Mentoring Programs


In response to the President’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2014 National Mentoring Programs and the Multi-State Mentoring Initiative.

The National Mentoring Program is geared towards organizations with a national scope that engage in mentoring initiatives for at-risk, high-risk, and/or undeserved youth 17 years of age or younger.  The Multi-State Mentoring Initiative will support organizations as they both improve the access to and impact of mentoring services they provide and/or expand their existing mentoring activities for at-risk and underserved youth populations.

OJJDP has a list of resources for mentoring programs to check out.  The deadline for both applications is May 27, 2014. Announcement of awardees will be made by September 30th, 2014.

Last year, winners of these grants included the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, the National Association of Police Athletic Leagues, Inc., Goodwill Industries International, the National 4-H Council, YouthBuild USA, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

See Transform Consulting Group’s blog post on preparing for a successful federal grant.  Contact Transform Consulting Group for assistance in preparing your grant application or other fund development assistance.