National nonprofit organizations may apply for funding under the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's FY 09 Recovery Act National Youth Mentoring Programs, part of the economic stimulus package recently passed by Congress.
Applicants are invited to “propose initiatives ready for implementation that will assist in the development and maturity of community programs to provide mentoring services to populations that are underserved due to location, shortage of mentors, special physical or mental challenges of the targeted population, or other such situations identified by the community in need of mentoring services.”
Programs that have a national scope and impact on combating juvenile delinquency, reducing the victimization of children, and improving the juvenile justice system through mentoring activities may apply. Groups will be expected to award 90 percent of the funding to subgrantees in at least 75 percent of the U.S. states.
Application deadline is April 20. For more details, see the full grant announcement online.