The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), within the Department of Justice (DOJ), released a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for the FY 2021 Mentoring for Youth Affected by the Opioid Crisis and Drug Addiction. The purpose of the program is to support the implementation and delivery of mentoring services to youth who are misusing substances, youth at risk for substance use disorder (SUD), and youth with family members who currently use substances or have a SUD. Eligible applicants for the first category, Mentoring Strategies for Youth Impacted by Opioids and Drug Addiction, include nonprofit and for-profit organizations that currently have mentoring programs. Eligible applicants for the second category, Statewide and Regional Mentoring Strategies for Youth Impacted by Opioids and Drug Addiction, include national organizations and States. The anticipated total amount to be awarded under the solicitation is $16,250,000 over a 36-month period of performance. Applications are due to grants.gov by March 2, 2021 or JustGrants by March 16, 2021.
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