2010 Grants for Mentoring Children of Prisoners

teen-mentoring-children-of-prisoners_Smarties-with-dollar-signsI'm pleased to be able to pass on the news that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is offering an expected 80 grants worth between $200,000 and $1 million per year for up to three years to provide one-to-one mentoring for children of incarcerated parents. I'm especially pleased that the grant solicitation explicitly expects a positive youth development focus in programming provided to the young people. 
FYSB also plans to make eight awards for similar statewide projects. Eligible states include the 15 states with the highest number of incarcerated prisoners: California, Texas, Florida, New York, Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Arizona, North Carolina, Louisiana, Virginia, Alabama and Missouri. Native American tribes and tribal entities in these states are also eligible, and applications from tribal entities not in these states but with high numbers of incarcerated Native Americans, will also be considered. Annual awards will range between $1.5 million and $2 million for up to three years.
Application deadline for both is July 30, 2010.

Updated: June 22 2010