Funding Corner

Funding Corner

In alignment with our goal to build resources for the mentoring field, The California Mentoring Partnership scans for funding opportunities that may be available for individual mentoring programs as well as coalitions. To stay up to speed, please visit our funding corner often.

We are always willing to write letters of support for quality programs seeking funding, and you might consider writing CMP into your grant to provide support services such as training and technical assistance, mentor recruitment and screening, and program evaluation – see our complete list of services.

To learn more about collaborating with CMP, or to seek our support in your fundraising efforts, please email our Resource Development Team at support@camentoringpartnership.org.

Funding Announcements:

OJJDP FY 2020 Comprehensive Anti-Gang Programs for Youth

Funding Organization:
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Due Date:
May 26, 2020
Grant Amount:
$500,000 maximum for category 1: intervention; $230,000 maximum for category 2: suppression
Link to Grant:
https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh176/files/media/document/ojjdp-2020-17092.pdf
Contact Person:
Grants.gov Support Hotline
Email:
support@grants.gov
Phone:
800–851–3420
Grant Description:
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for funding under the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Comprehensive Anti-Gang Programs for Youth Program. This program supports the Department’s priorities to reduce violent crime, combat gangs, and enhance public safety. There are two categories for this grant. Category 1: Intervention -- This category supports intervention strategies that can dissuade youth from joining gangs and help them discontinue their involvement in gangs. Strategies for this category includes: Community Mobilization, Opportunities Provision, Social Intervention. Category 2: Suppression -- This category supports focused deterrence and suppression strategies aimed at preventing and reducing youth gang violence. Up to 19 grants may be awarded. Period of performance starts in October, 2020, and programs implement their services for 3 years. 
CMP Development Workgroup Comments:
This grant is not specifically for mentoring, but the CMP team believes that the grantors will strongly consider mentoring programs, as mentoring is a proven social intervention. Mentoring may also be a factor in community mobilization and opportunities provision, as well as other intervention and suppression strategies. as described by the Request for Proposal. CMP is very interested in partnering with mentoring organizations as, in addition to helping in the grant writing process, we can also assist agencies to develop mentoring services that will address the requirements of this offering. CMP is also in the position to provide trainings staff, mentors, mentees and parents, along with ongoing technical assistance to programs that receive the grant. If you are interested in partnering, please contact: support@camentoringpartnership.org 

OJJDP FY 2020 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative

Funding Organization:
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Due Date:
April 13, 2020
Grant Amount:
$43,000,000 in total awards divided into 5 categories of mentoring services
Link to Grant:
https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh176/files/media/document/ojjdp-2020-16930.pdf
Contact Person:
Not listed
Email:
Phone:
Grant Description:
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for funding for the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative. This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting mentoring programs to reduce juvenile delinquency, drug abuse (especially opioid abuse), victimization, and problem and high-risk behaviors such as truancy. There are 5 categories of grants in this competitive solicitation: 1. National Mentoring Programs, 2. Multistate Mentoring Programs, 3. Mentoring Programs for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System, 4. Mentoring Strategies for Youth Impacted by Opioids and Drug Addiction (Project Sites) 5. Statewide and Regional Mentoring Initiative for Youth Impacted by Opioids and Drug Addiction
CMP Development Workgroup Comments:
Applicants must register with Grants.gov at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on April 13, 2020. 

2020 Free Federal Funding Webinar, hosted by Youth Collaboratory (CLOSED OUT)

Funding Organization:
Federal Government
Due Date:
February 27, 2020
Grant Amount:
Webinar will describe a number of funding opportunities.
Link to Grant:
https://youthcollaboratory.force.com/s/lt-event?id=a2K4p000003R44bEAC
Contact Person:
Alex
Email:
alex@youthcollaboratory.org
Phone:
Grant Description:
Federal agencies are readying their Fiscal Year 2020 grants. Congress is preparing for Fiscal Year 2021. Washington is as complex as ever, but our Federal Landscape Webinar will make it simple as we walk you through what to expect out of DC this year, its relevance to you as a youth service provider, and how to best prepare your organization. Youth Collaboratory’s Washington representative, Christopher Fisher, will give you an insider’s understanding into the status of the annual appropriations process, while Youth Collaboratory’s Executive Director Megan Blondin will prepare you to take full advantage of 2020 funding opportunities. This webinar will include: An overview of available federal funding in 2020, including: Runaway and Homeless Youth programs, Youth Mentoring Grants, and Youth Homelessness Demonstration Projects; When federal agencies are expected to release FY2020 funding announcements; What to expect from Congress in Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations (funding); Opportunity for Q & A
CMP Development Workgroup Comments:
Registration closes soon.

AmeriCorps State and National Grants to 
Support Volunteer Staff Providing Community Services (CLOSED OUT)

Funding Organization:
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
Due Date:
January 8, 2020
Grant Amount:
Grant amount varies according to project
Link to Grant:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=320557
Contact Person:
Laurie Cannady, CA CNCS State Director
Email:
ca@cns.gov
Phone:
310-893-2287
Grant Description:
This grant supports volunteer staff members carrying out a broad range of community services. Grants are focused on engaging AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. AmeriCorps members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Grant recipients are asked to provide a percentage of the members living costs. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn an Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to student loans. This grant prioritizes the investment of national service resources in Economic Opportunity, Education, Healthy Futures, Veterans and Military Families. Rural Intermediaries, Faith-based Organizations. To receive priority consideration, applicants must show that the priority area is a significant part of the program focus. Eligibility includes, Independent school districts, Native American tribal governments and organizations, 501 (c) 3 non-profits, non-profits that do not have a 501 (c) 3 designation, and others-- for eligibility details: https://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/FY20%20ASN%20NOFO_508.v2.pdf#page=4 Before beginning an application, review the funding source's website for updates: https://egrants.cns.gov/espan/main/login.jsp Organizations that propose to operate in only one state must apply through the Governor-appointed State Commissions. Each state administers its own selection process and puts forward to CNCS the applicants it selects to compete for funding. State applicants must contact their State Commissions to learn about their state or territory processes and deadlines which may be significantly before the CNCS deadlines and may have additional requirements.
CMP Development Workgroup Comments:
The CMP Development Workgroup believes that this grant may be best utilized by mentoring coalitions to add staff in order to reach their objectives.

Good Neighbor Citizenship ® Company Grants (PLEASE NOTE: THE GRANT FOR THIS FUNDING CYCLE HAS EXPIRED)

Funding Organization:
State Farm Companies Foundation
Due Date:
October 31, 2019
Grant Amount:
Requested amount should be $5,000 or more. Grant decisions will be communicated by end of first quarter in 2020.
Link to Grant:
https://www.statefarm.com/about-us/community-involvement/community-grants/good-neighbor-citizenship-grants
Contact Person:
Email:
Phone:
Grant Description:
Application links at the URL above. Provides funding to organizations emphasizing one or more: 1. Safety: auto and roadway safety, teen driver education, home safety and fire prevention, disaster preparedness, disaster recovery. 2. Community Development: job training, neighborhood revitalization, small business development, financial literacy. 3. Education: academic improvement for K-12 students, education initiatives supporting underserved students 13 years and older with a focus on post-secondary education workforce preparedness.
CMP Development Workgroup Comments:
We have talked with the funder and we found that, although this is not specifically a mentoring grant, they look favorably on direct service organizations that provide education, preparedness, and support in the areas listed in the grant description (above). The decision for funding in California is made on a regional basis. They aim to get their local State Farm Insurance agents involved with grantees (e.g., a local agent provides one or more workshops for a program’s mentees and/or mentors on topics such as auto and roadway safety, disaster preparedness, etc.). Twenty-five percent of funds can go to indirect/support services (not including salaries). CMP suggests that mentoring programs apply directly for the grant, OR contact The CMP Development Workgroup to discuss how your program might collaborate with CMP on this funding opportunity (we have specific ideas) support@camentoringpartnership.org.