Today, as education leaders from across the country gather at the Grad Nation Summit in Washington, D.C., we are pleased to announce a new collaboration between our agencies: School Turnaround AmeriCorps. This competitive, three-year grant program is designed to strengthen and accelerate interventions in our nation's lowest-performing schools. The new initiative will engage about 650 AmeriCorps members in roughly 60 turnaround schools across the country. AmeriCorps members will help students, teachers, and principals to transform struggling schools by providing opportunities for academic enrichment, extended learning time, and individual supports for students. These interventions will lead to increased academic achievement and improved high school graduation rates and college readiness among our most disadvantaged students.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has announced its Second Chance Act Technology Careers Training Program for Incarcerated Adults and Juveniles funding opportunity. Programs funded under the Second Chance Act of 2007 facilitate successful reentry and promote public safety. Successful applicants will provide career training in technology-based fields to confined youth and/or adults 6 to 18 months prior to their release from confinement. Examples of technology-based fields include green technology-related projects, wireless and broadband deployment, and computer science and programming. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 11, 2013.
The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced its fiscal year 2013 "Face Forward" funding opportunity. DOL will fund programs that offer services and training to improve the long-term job prospects of system-involved youth. The programs must incorporate diversion and/or record expungement strategies into their services. Applications are due by 4 p.m. ET on May 10, 2013.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy, in cooperation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is pleased to announce the posting of the FY2013 Request for Applications (RFA) for the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. The purpose of the DFC Program is to establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. Since 1998, ONDCP has awarded approximately 2,000 DFC grants, with up to 150 new awards expected in FY 2013. Grants have been awarded to communities from every region in the nation including rural, urban, suburban, and tribal communities. Applications are due no later than March 22, 2013.
BJA is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2013 solicitation for the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) program. BCJI is a part of the Obama Administration's larger Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) that helps local and tribal communities develop place-based, community-oriented strategies with coordinated federal support to change neighborhoods of distress into neighborhoods of opportunity. BCJI is a data-driven approach, leveraging research and innovation to identify the drivers of crime in a location and to develop multi-faceted strategies to reduce it. BCJI will also develop the ability of the community -- through training and technical assistance provided by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) -- to more effectively target these issues. Applications are due March 4, 2013.
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American (NA) populations. NA populations are exposed to considerable risk factors that significantly increase their likelihood of chronic disease, substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV-infection. The intervention program should be culturally appropriate and promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles, improve behaviors and social conditions and/or improve environmental conditions related to chronic disease, the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, mental illness or HIV-infection. The intervention program should be designed so that it could be sustained within the entire community within existing resources, and, if successful, disseminated in other Native American communities. The long-term goal of this FOA is to reduce mortality and morbidity in NA communities. Letter of Intent Due Date(s): April 15, 2013; April 15, 2014 Application Due Date(s): May 15, 2013; May 15, 2014
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites applications from research centers and coordinating centers to develop and field test strategies that enhance substance abuse treatment and prevention services for youth under community-based supervision. Applications are due by 5 p.m. E.T. on November 28, 2012.
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has announced the fiscal year 2013 Evaluation Research on Police and Technology in Schools funding opportunity. NIJ will fund evaluations of the use of police and technology in schools to enhance the safety of school buildings and reduce fear among students and teachers. Evaluations also should include an analysis of the costs and benefits of these enhancements to the community. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on June 3, 2013.
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has announced the fiscal year 2013 Research and Evaluation on Children Exposed to Violence funding opportunity. NIJ will fund research and evaluation related to childhood exposure to violence, specifically addressing polyvictimization, harassment through electronic media, resilience and risk factors, and justice system responses to affected children. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 20, 2013.
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has announced the following fiscal year 2013 funding opportunities: 1. Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, and Intimate Partner Violence. NIJ will fund high-quality research and evaluation in the areas of teen dating violence, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence. 2. Research on Teen Dating Violence in Understudied Populations: Postdoctoral Fellowship. NIJ is accepting proposals from postdoctoral researchers seeking funding to collect new data or analyze existing data on teen dating violence in understudied populations.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has announced the following funding opportunities: 1) Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Demonstration Program. Funding is available for three state or local juvenile justice administering agencies to develop and implement a set of evidence-based and cost-measurement tools intended to improve outcomes for justice-involved youth while also saving money. 2) Evaluation of the Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative. OJJDP will provide funding for a comprehensive process and outcome evaluation of the initiative described above. Applications for both funding opportunities are due by 11:59 p.m. E.T. on August 23, 2012.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has announced the following funding opportunity: FY 2013 Family Drug Court Programs. This program builds the capacity of states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to either implement new drug courts or enhance pre-existing drug courts for individuals with substance abuse disorders or substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders, including histories of trauma, who are involved with the family dependency court as a result of child abuse, neglect, and other parenting issues. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. E.T., on March 25, 2013.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has announced the fiscal year 2013 Internet Crimes Against Children Program Support funding opportunity. Through this program, OJJDP will select an awardee to provide services and support to the OJJDP-funded Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force program. Activities of the multiagency, multijurisdictional ICAC task forces include preventing, investigating, and prosecuting technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and Internet crimes against children. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 7, 2013.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has announced the following fiscal year 2013 funding opportunities: -- National Mentoring Programs. This program supports the implementation, delivery, and enhancement of mentoring services to improve outcomes for at-risk, high-risk, or underserved youth. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 29, 2013. -- Multi-State Mentoring Initiative. This solicitation will support qualified, established mentoring programs as they expand services for underserved at-risk and high-risk youth and enhance services to implement additional research- and evidence-based mentoring practices. Applications are due by April 30, 2013.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has announced the following funding opportunities: -- Mentoring Best Practices Research. This program seeks to enhance what is understood about mentoring as a prevention and intervention strategy for youth who are at risk of involvement or already involved in the juvenile justice system. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. E.T., on February 19, 2013. -- State Advisory Group Training and Technical Assistance Project. The State Advisory Group Training and Technical Assistance Project will provide training and technical assistance to state advisory groups (SAGs) appointed under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP Act) of 1974, as amended. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. E.T., on February 25, 2013.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has announced the following fiscal year 2013 funding opportunity: Community-Based Violence Prevention Field-Initiated Research Evaluation Program. OJJDP will fund rigorous, field-initiated research and evaluations to prevent and reduce youth violence - including gun violence - and exposure to violence.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has announced the following fiscal year 2013 funding opportunities: -- Tribal Youth Program Training and Technical Assistance. OJJDP seeks to establish a Tribal Youth Program training and technical assistance provider. The award recipient will provide culturally appropriate training, support, resources, information, and other related technical assistance to OJJDP?s tribal grantees and all federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. Applications are due by May 6, 2013. -- Evaluation of Programs for Tribal Youth. This solicitation will fund one or more evaluation studies to produce findings of practical use to tribal communities, practitioners, administrators, and policymakers in the identification, adaptation, and testing of promising programs, policies, and strategies for tribal juvenile justice and delinquency prevention. Applications are due by May 14, 2013.
In support of the Defending Childhood Initiative, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will fund a training and technical assistance provider to develop and disseminate resources that will enhance law enforcement and partner agencies' response to children exposed to violence. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. E.T. on August 27, 2012.
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has announced the following funding opportunity: OVW Fiscal Year 2013 Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program, District of Columbia (DC) Special Initiative. This program provides funds for legal services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in matters arising from abuse or violence. Grant recipients can include law school clinics, domestic violence victims' programs and shelters, bar associations, rape crisis centers and other sexual assault services programs, private nonprofit entities, tribal governments and organizations, territorial organizations, legal aid or statewide legal services, and faith- and/or community-based legal service providers. Applicants are limited to organizations that currently provide services within Washington, DC. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. E.D.T., on December 6, 2012.
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) announces the availability of two funding opportunities under its Consolidated Grant and Technical Assistance Program To Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Violence and Engage Men and Boys as Allies. Applications for either opportunity are due by 11:59 p.m. E.T., on October 24, 2012.
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will fund the development of a national tribal protection order registry that will provide data to tribal governments on individuals who are subject to a criminal or civil protection order that a tribal court has issued. This grant is open to federally recognized tribes, tribal organizations, and tribal nonprofit organizations. A maximum of $2.5 million in grants is available. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on December 18, 2012.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to conduct research on the effects of alcohol-related public policies on health, economic, and social behaviors and outcomes. The purpose of the FOA is to advance understanding of public policy pertaining to alcohol as a tool for improving public health and welfare. The NIAAA has developed the Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) as a resource for researchers conducting studies in this area; studies that make use of the information available through APIS are particularly encouraged. Research supported by this FOA includes, but is not necessarily limited to, studies examining the effects of alcohol-related public policies on health-related behaviors and outcomes, evaluations of public policies as tools for improving public health, and research to advance methods and measurement used in studying relationships between alcohol-related public policies and health-related behaviors and outcomes. Closing date for applications is May 7, 2014.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $1 million in National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center Follow-Up program grants. The purpose of this program is to promote systematic follow-up assistance to: --suicidal persons who call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline program; --suicidal persons discharged from emergency departments; and --those who are being otherwise helped by National Suicide Prevention Lifeline crisis centers across the country.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Targeted Capacity Expansion Peer-to-Peer grants totaling up to $15 million over the course of the three year period. The purpose of this program is to expand and enhance service capacity through the provision of addiction peer recovery support services for individuals with substance abuse disorders. SAMHSA expects that up to $7 million will be available to provide up to 20 grants (14 for Recovery Community Organizations and six for Facilitating Organizations), at up to $250,000 per grantee, for the estimated project period of up to three years. The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $750,000 per year in STOP Act grants aimed at preventing alcohol use among underage youth in communities across the nation. The STOP Act program was created to strengthen collaboration among the federal, state, local and tribal governments and communities to more effectively reduce alcohol use among youth. This mission includes disseminating timely information to communities about state-of-the-art practices and initiatives that are proven to be effective in preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth. The STOP Act program enhances, not supplants, effective local community initiatives for preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces its Native American Service to Science Initiative. Service to Science is a national initiative operated by SAMHSA's Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies and is dedicated to enhancing the evaluation capacity of innovative programs and practices that aim to prevent substance abuse and related mental and behavioral health problems or the underlying factors associated with increased risk. The Native American Service to Science initiative is an ancillary project of the Service to Science Initiative and is implemented by SAMHSA's Native American Center for Excellence (NACE) and Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT). The Native American Service to Science Initiative assists tribal program developers, implementers, and evaluators in applying more rigorous evaluation methodologies to their work. Ultimately, the initiative supports tribal prevention efforts by increasing the number of programs that meet evidence-based standards. Tribal programs must complete an application to be considered for the Native American Service to Science Initiative. Applications must be received no later than February 25, 2013. Please send all applications to Lynn Burns, NACE Executive Project Specialist as an email attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax at: (240) 328-6170
The National Reentry Resource Center is hosting a webinar to assist organizations with their 2013 grant applications for the Second Chance Act/Adult Mentoring and Transitional Services for Successful Reentry Program. Under this U.S. Department of Justice/Bureau of Justice Assistance grant program, nonprofit organizations and federally recognized Indian tribes are invited to apply to receive up to $300,000 over a two-year period to provide mentoring and transition services to individuals returning from prison or jail. Awards will be made in two categories: general mentoring programs for adult offenders and mentoring programs that focus on adult offenders who are parents, particularly non-custodial parents. Applicants may apply under either category but not both.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 Statewide Consumer Network grants. The purpose of this program is to enhance statewide consumer-run organizations to promote service system capacity and infrastructure development that is recovery-focused and resiliency-oriented. For the purposes of this funding opportunity, this program seeks to promote activities related to wellness, integrated care, health care reform, and trauma-informed care.
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