Applications Due: March 3, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
Description: The Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Second Chance Act Strengthening Relationships Between Young Fathers, Young Mothers, and Their Children initiative will provide funding to support the successful transition for young fathers and mothers as they return to their families and communities from detention, out-of-home placement or incarceration. This program will fund coordinated and comprehensive strategies that incorporate (1) mentoring and transitional reentry services proven to reduce recidivism; (2) effective parenting skills development and parent/child relationship engagement for young fathers or mothers; and (3) private and community service partnerships that promote public safety and support added positive outcomes for young parents and their children.
Funding Title: OJJDP FY 16 Second Chance Act Strengthening Relationships Between Young Fathers, Young Mothers, and Their Children
Agency Name: Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention
Funding Opportunity Number: OJJDP-2016-9135
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes. “OJJDP urges applicants to make available a comprehensive range of programs and a process for addressing the needs of young fathers or mothers, based on their risk/strengths assessment. In addition to mentoring activities, grantees may use funding to provide…legal services…to eligible young mothers or fathers.”
Target Population: Medium-to-high-risk youth. Targeted young fathers or mothers must be confined (held in secure confinement facilities, such as a juvenile detention center, juvenile correctional facility, staff-secure facility, jail, or prison of a local or state juvenile or adult correctional agency) and admitted to the program prior to their 25th birthday. However, award recipients may continue to implement a reentry plan for these individuals beyond their 25th birthday. OJJDP does not have a set timeline for terminating these services; they can continue as long as is deemed therapeutically necessary on a case-by-case basis with approval from OJJDP.
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,800,000
Award Ceiling: $3500,000
Award Floor: $0
How to Apply:
Applicants must register in and submit applications through Grants.gov, a “one-stop storefront” to find federal funding opportunities and apply for funding. Find complete instructions on how to register and submit an application here. Applicants that experience technical difficulties during this process should call the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606–545–5035, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays. Registering with Grants.gov is a one-time process; however, processing delays may occur, and it can take several weeks for first-time registrants to receive confirmation and a user password. OJP encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline. In addition, OJP urges applicants to submit applications 72 hours prior to the application due date to allow time to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.
Current Closing Date for Applications: March 3, 2016, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time
Eligible Applicants: This initiative is composed of two categories. Applicants must clearly designate under which category they are applying. Applicants may submit an application under both categories. Each category requires a separate application, and each application must align with the target population of the category under which it is being submitted. OJJDP will not consider applications combining services for mothers and fathers.
Category 1: Young Fathers and Their Children
Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations (including faith-based, tribal, and community nonprofit organizations) and federally recognized Indian tribes, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, to provide comprehensive reentry support services, including mentoring, that will help justice-involved young fathers reintegrate into their communities and that address the purpose and goals listed in this solicitation.
Category 2: Young Mothers and Their Children
Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations (including faith-based, tribal, and community nonprofit organizations) and federally recognized Indian tribes, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, to provide comprehensive reentry support services, including mentoring, that will help justice-involved young mothers reintegrate into their communities and that address the purpose and the goals listed in this solicitation.
Applicants must submit letters of support or memoranda of understanding with juvenile justice or adult correctional agencies that oversee the reentry process for young fathers or mothers (younger than 25 years old). OJJDP strongly encourages applicants to partner with other community-based agencies that can enhance their project or leverage existing resources and local mental health or substance abuse treatment providers to provide holistic reentry support services, including the mentoring component. However, one eligible entity must be the applicant, and the others must be proposed as subrecipients. The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for administering the funding and managing the entire project. OJJDP will consider only one application per lead applicant; however, subrecipients may be part of multiple proposals.
Link to Full Announcement: Here
Contact Information: For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.