Blog: Funding

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.

A National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center? OJJDP Funds Available for Data and Evaluation Projects

juvenile-justice-system_Smarties-with-money-logoThe Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released additional funding opportunities for 2010 -- this time, focused on different aspects of data and evaluation.  
You can apply to: 

  • Evaluate what works in addressing girls' delinquency. (There's a dearth of evidence now, so you have a chance to be a pioneer.) Amount: $200,000 to $400,000 for a project period of up to three years. Deadline: July 8, 2010. 
  • Propose a research project to evaluate what works in responding to juvenile delinquency. Amount: $200,000 to $500,000 for project period of up to three years. Deadline: June 29, 2010. 
  • Help OJJDP compile and disseminate statistics relevant to the juvenile justice field. Amount: up to $2.4 million, total, for three years. Deadline: July 6, 2010. 
  • Establish a National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center to assist OJJDP grantees (and communities in general) in building local capacity to effectively design and implement evaluations of juvenile justice interventions. Amount: up to $1.5 million for three years. Deadline: July 9, 2010. 

Juvenile Justice System Funding - More from OJJDP for 2010

juvenile-justice-system-funding_smarties-with-dollar-signsThe good folks at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) simply don't quit -- and for that, we should be glad. Once again, they've announced more funding opportunities: 


Still More Funding for the Juvenile Justice System from OJJDP

juvenile-justice-system-funding_smarties-with-dollar-signsThe Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has announced four more funding opportunities for 2010.

  • Juvenile Indigent Defense National Clearinghouse - deadline June 24, 2010. From the RFP: "This program‘s purpose is to provide resources to maintain a national clearinghouse on juvenile indigent defense. The successful applicant will operate a national clearinghouse to address the deprivations of due process for indigent youth in the justice system and to improve the quality of juvenile indigent defense representation. The clearinghouse will provide technical support and training, publications and resources, policy development, and leadership opportunities to the juvenile indigent defense bar."

Even More OJJDP 2010 Funding Opportunities

Funding for Training Juvenile Drug Court Teams

juvenile-drug-courts-training-grants_classroom-1940Got experience helping juvenile drug courts implement the 16 strategies needed to run an effective drug court? The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is looking for a provider to "build the capacity of service delivery" for juvenile drug courts nationally "through providing online, Web-based, and face-to-face individual and group training sessions."
Interested in applying? "The provider should have substantial experience conducting assessments of technical assistance needs, developing and conducting training on the [s]trategies, effectively communicating and collaborating with drug courts, and conducting post-training evaluations." Deadline is June 15, 2010. 

Juvenile Reentry - BJA Grants for Treating Dual-Diagnosis Youth in Correctional Facilities

Grants from the Bureau of Justice Assistance are now available to "establish or enhance residential substance abuse treatment programs in correctional facilities that include aftercare and recovery supportive services." Grants may be used to treat teens in juvenile detention.
Here's the official description:
FY 2010 Second Chance Act Reentry Demonstration Program Targeting Offenders with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders Program funds may be used for treating co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders in prison programs, jails, and juvenile detention facilities, providing recovery support services, reentry planning and programming, and post-release treatment and aftercare programming in the community.
Application deadline is June 3, 2010. 
(Hat tip to the National Reentry Resource Center.)

Tribal Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: 4 Grants from OJJDP

juvenile-justice-system-funding_Ute-Tribal-Police-decalI wasn't kidding when I said yesterday that the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is putting out a lot of grant opportunities for kids in the juvenile justice system.  Here's four more, this time focused on tribal youth:

Still More 2010 Juvenile Justice Funding Opportunities from OJJDP

juvenile-justice-system-funding_Money-grab-photoThere's plenty of chances to apply for funding for juvenile justice system work coming out of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) these days. Recently, OJJDP has announced monies for juvenile reentry, as well as grants to support existing juvenile mentoring programs at the community level; national-level support for mentoring for underserved populations; and support for multi-state regional mentoring programs.
Now, here's five (count 'em, five) more grants from OJJDP (and yes, two of them have to do with mentoring):

2010 Mentoring Grants from OJJDP

juvenile-justice-system-youth-mentoring_youth-activityHave a youth mentoring program that's been up and running for at least a year?
You might consider applying for new mentoring grants from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). To "reduce juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, truancy, and other problem and high-risk behaviors," OJJDP wants to

enhance the capacity and effectiveness of established mentoring programs by: (1) augmenting the involvement of and services for the mentoring participants' parents; (2) expanding structured activities and opportunities for the mentors and mentoring participant(s); and (3) increasing the availability of ongoing mentor training and support.

Programs can use the grant to accomplish one or more of those three things.  Awards will fall between $200,000 and $500,000 for 18 to 36 months. Application deadline is April 14, 2010.
Photo by Alaska Youth for Environmental Action.

BJA Grants for Collaborative Projects between Juvenile Justice and Mental Health

Want to address mental health issues in your juvenile court?
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications that demonstrate a collaborative
project between criminal justice and mental health partners from eligible applicants to plan,
implement, or expand a justice and mental health collaboration program.
Grants will be targeted at anyone -- juvenile or adult -- who:

  • Has been diagnosed as having a mental illness or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorder; and
  • Has faced, are facing, or could face criminal charges for a misdemeanor or nonviolent offense.

TANF Funds Available for Families Needing Short Term Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment

In the face of growing need for mental health and substance abuse treatment, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are notifying states about how Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds can be used to help families in their communities in need of short term mental health or substance use treatment services.  
The grant notification includes an explanation of how resources under the TANF Emergency Fund – a provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – can be used to support such services.
The TANF block grant provides states and tribes federal funds and wide flexibility to develop time-limited assistance programs, employment services for parents, and a broad array of specialized services – including mental health and substance abuse services - for struggling families in their communities. For example, a jurisdiction can use federal TANF funds to provide appropriate short-term counseling services such as mental health services.
For pertinent information TANF jurisdictions can contact the Office of Family Assistance on its Welfare PeerTA website. In addition, technical assistance can be obtained through the SAMHSA website.
[Text, slightly abbreviated, from a press release.]

2010 Drug-Free Communities Grants

adolescent-substance-abuse_woman-in-drug-free-youth-tshirtDoes your community coalition fight teen substance abuse?
You might consider applying for a Drug Free Communities grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). And if you're currently a grantee, now's the time to apply for continuation funding.
Three live workshops are being held, but one was held yesterday and the second will be held tomorrow. The last one will be held on February 12th in National Harbor, MD. You can register here.
You don't have to attend to apply, but it would probably be a good idea not to miss one. Fortunately, a recorded version of the workshop, plus PowerPoint presentation, will be available online by the end of January.  
If you have questions related to the content of the RFA, please call the hotline at 240-276-1270 or email your questions. If you have financial or grants management questions, please call Barbara Orlando at 240-276-1422 or email her.
The deadline for applying is Friday, March 19, 2010.

$8.8 Million in Juvenile Drug Court Grants from SAMHSA

juvenile-drug-courts-SAMHSA-grants_moneyGot a juvenile drug court that's been operational for at least one year? Want to expand its treatment capacity?
Purpose of the grant: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is giving away nearly nine million dollars to help you "expand and/or enhance substance abuse treatment services in juvenile drug courts to "provide alcohol and drug treatment, recovery support services supporting substance abuse treatment, screening, assessment, case management, and program coordination to juvenile defendants/offenders. Priority for the use of the funding should be given to addressing gaps in the existing continuum of treatment."
Award amounts: SAMHSA expects to give away 27 grants amounting to approximately $325,000/year each for up to three years.
Application deadline: Grants are due February 23, 2010.
(Photo by borman818.)

CSAT Travel Awards for 2010 College on Problems of Drug Dependence Conference

The following is reprinted from the State of Oregon's Mental Health and Addiction Services email digest. I made a few minor edits and added an image by Marxchivist.

adolescent-substance-abuse-treatment-CSAT_rocket-shipEvery year, CSAT sends a small number of addiction counselors, supervisors, educators and community agency administrators to the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), one of the bst week-long conferences on the latest drug treatment research in the world. The 2010 CPDD will be held June 12-17 in Scottsdale, Arizona. All expenses are covered for those selected. Please note the January 10 deadline for applications. 
CSAT Travel Awards

The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) will sponsor up to 30 Travel Awards for substance abuse treatment practitioners to attend the 2010 CPDD meeting. All expenses will be covered: i.e., conference registration, airfare, travel to and from the airport, and hotel accommodation. To be eligible, candidates must hold full-time employment as a director or clinical supervisor in a substance abuse treatment program and not be an employee of the federal government. Further, your direct supervisor will need to agree to allow you to attend if you are selected. Only one award will be given to any specific program. Previous CSAT travel award recipients are not eligible to apply. Applicants will be sent e-mails by the end of March indicating award status. 

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Grant Opportunity: Peer-to-Peer Recovery Support Networks

adolescent-substance-abuse-treatment-peer-recovery-support-grants-moneyOne of the most difficult things for adolescent substance abuse treatment service systems to do is to support teens in recovery.
Fostering peer support has long been seen as critical in adult recovery, but duplicating that for teens raises difficult-to-solve issues of liability and concern for their safety. 
Nevertheless, there's no question that peer support could be a powerful tool for teens in recovery, and many communities are looking at ways to accomplish it. Furthermore, new technological tools, like this iPhone app for 12 Step participants, may address some common barriers.
And now the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is offering a small number of grants to commmunities wishing to build peer-to-peer recovery support services. (It would be great if one of the grantees focused specifically on adolescents in the justice system.) Deadline is February 10, 2010. 
However, note that the grant application specifies that "peer services must be designed and delivered primarily by individuals in recovery to meet the targeted community’s recovery support needs, as the community defines them." It also draws a sharp distinction between peer recovery and aftercare. 

CSAT Announces New Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care Grants (Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Providers, Take Note!)

adolescent-substance-abuse-treatment-funding-CSAT-recovery-grants-smartiesHelp for Your Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment System

Want to expand or improve your local recovery-oriented system of care for adolescents in the juvenile justice system who have alcohol and drug problems?
The federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) has just announced new grants to help you do that. (The grant guidelines allow each applicant to specify a target population; my guess is that the proportion of applications submitted that focus on juveniles will be much smaller than those focusing on adults.) 
Up to 12 grants will be awarded with the anticipated award being up to $400,000/year for up to 3 years.
Deadline to Apply

And some more good news: you have until January 14, 2010 to submit your application. 

Juvenile Justice and Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Funding: Trainings Galore!

juvenile-justice-system-trainings-Georgia-classroom-1940sSeems to be the season for training folks in the juvenile justice system:

  • The National Partnership for Juvenile Services is hosting a national symposium on juvenile services entitled "Representing America’s Youth:
    Transforming the Field of Juvenile Services," in Indiananopolis, October 11-14. Agenda topics include:
    • Juvenile Detention & Corrections
    • Education of Youth in Confinement
    • Community-Based & Residential Care
    • Presentation Skills & Training Techniques
    • Critical Issues

Funding Opportunity from Threshold Foundation

Threshold Foundation is a donor-based fund that seeks to ensure human rights for youth impacted by the criminal justice and drug policy systems, and political rights for those in historically  disenfranchised communities. The foundation's Justice & Democracy Committee is accepting letters of intent (LOIs) no later than September 25 from non-profit organizations working in the following focus areas: