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Below is a listing of funding opportunities that may be applicable for the LifeSkills Training program.  Please click on each title for detailed information on each funding opportunity.
Community Reinvestment Grants

Non-profits in Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop, MA are invited to apply for awards through the Community Reinvestment Grant program.  The program provides cash and assets seized during Suffolk County narcotics trafficking prosecutions to youth service providers and funds their efforts to guide young people away from negative behavior and bad decisions that could harm their futures. 

Through the Community Reinvestment Grants, The DA's office is able to provide financial support to youth non-profits at no cost to taxpayers: every cent comes from assets seized during the investigation and prosecution of drug distribution cases.  As a result, the office has diverted hundreds of thousands of dollars in drug money toward programs that help keep kids away from drugs, gangs, and the violence they inflict on our communities. 

Applications are currently available at http://www.suffolkdistrictattorney.com/partnerships-and-prevention/community-reinvestment-grants/. Non-profits serving Suffolk County youth are encouraged to apply for one of this year’s grants.  

 

Application deadline is 12/15/17
South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative Offering Mini-grants for Botvin LifeSkills Training

The South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative provides Youth and Young Adult Prevention Grants to coalitions and organizations to implement programs that are designed to prevent tobacco use initiation among youth and young adults and address current use of tobacco products. This competitive funding opportunity provides awards to local community-based organizations that support the mission of the South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative and are designed to invest in projects that address goals of the state plan, Ending the Epidemic: Plan for a Tobacco-Free South Carolina, 2015-2020. For more information, visit www.sctobaccofree.org.

 

Application deadline is 12/31/17
AmeriCorps State and National Grants

AmeriCorps awards grants to organizations to implement programs that utilize AmeriCorps members to engage in evidence-based interventions to strengthen rural and urban communities.

Contact: For questions regarding multi-state or Tribal applications submitted directly to CNCS: 202.606.7508, americorpsgrants@cns.gov. For questions regarding state-level funding: Contact the appropriate State Service Commission.

For this funding round, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will prioritize projects with a focus on:

  • Economic Opportunity - increasing economic opportunities for communities by engaging opportunity youth, either as the population served and/or as AmeriCorps members, to prepare them for the workforce
  • Healthy Futures - reducing and/or preventing prescription drug and opioid abuse
  • Rural intermediaries - organizations that demonstrate measureable impact and primarily serve communities with limited resources and organizational infrastructure
  • Safer Communities - programs that focus on public safety, preventing and mitigating civil unrest, and/or partnerships between law enforcement and the community

Eligibility: Entities eligible to apply include:

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Local governments
  • Indian tribes
  • States
Application deadline is 1/17/18
Funding for Washington State for Botvin LifeSkills Training Middle School program

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is providing funding, through iGrants (#761), for implementation the Botvin LifeSkills Training program, a highly regarded and effective prevention program to address marijuana and other substance use in your school or youth-serving organization that works with middle school age children.

In addition to its substance use reduction outcomes, the Botvin LifeSkills Training program has also been shown to reduce school violence and bullying, as well as improve school climate. It is a three-level program that is generally provided to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, over a three-year period. Level 1 has 15 lessons, Level 2 has 10 lessons, and Level 3 has 5 lessons, each designed for approximately 45-50 minutes.

The grant will pay for all student and teacher materials for all three levels for all students in your school or site. It will also pay for required instructor training.

Grant application deadline is Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm.

Applications can be submitted through iGrants, a secure application within OSPI'S Education Data System. The Botvin LifeSkills Training Middle School grant application is Form Package 761.

To learn more about the grant contact Emily Maughan at OSPI, at 360-725-6030 or emily.maughan@k12.wa.us

Application deadline is 1/18/18
21st Century Community Learning Centers Elementary/Middle Schools

Eligible Applicants: institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies

Required Eligibility Criteria: Public or private entities are eligible to apply for 21st CCLC funds (20 United States Code §7173[a][3]) provided that they propose to serve Title I schools that have schoolwide programs, or a Title I school with at least 40 percent of the students eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals and the school is 1) either in Program Improvement, or 2) been determined by the local educational agency to be in need of intervention and support, and all programs must serve the families of students at these schools.

Funding Description: The purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Elementary/Middle Schools program is to support the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers educational services to the families of participating children. Programs must operate during every regular school day and may operate during summer, weekends, intercession, or vacation periods (California Education Code [EC] Section 8484.7).

Application deadline is 1/26/18
21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens

Funder: CA Dept of Education Funding

Eligible Applicants: institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies

Required Eligibility Criteria: Public or private entities are eligible to apply for 21st Century Community Learning Centers funds (20 United States Code §7173[a][3]) provided that they propose to serve Title I schools that have schoolwide programs, or a Title I school with at least 40 percent of the students eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals and the school is 1) either in Program Improvement, or 2) been determined by the local educational agency to be in need of intervention and support, and all programs must serve the families of students at these schools.

Funding Description: The purpose of the 21st Century High School ASSETs Program is to provide local flexibility in the establishment or expansion of community learning centers that provide students in grades nine-twelve with academic enrichment opportunities and activities designed to complement the students' regular academic program and that support college and career readiness, assist with literacy and related educational development services for families of these students, and provide a safe environment for students participating in their programs.

Application deadline is 1/26/18
ONDCP Released FOA for CARA Grants

On November 29, 2017, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) community-based coalition enhancement grants to address local drug crisis grants.

ONDCP states that the purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce the use of opioids or methamphetamines and the abuse of prescription medications among youth ages 12-18 in communities throughout the United States.

Who is eligible?

Domestic public and private nonprofit entities that are current or former Drug-Free Communities (DFC) support program recipients.

What is the amount appropriated for these grants?

The anticipated total of available funding for CARA community-based collation enhancement grants is $2,750,000 with 55 estimated awards projected. The estimated award amount is up to $50,000.

 

Application deadline is 1/29/18
RFP #852R009: Research into Youth Tobacco-Use Prevention

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth announces its Best Value Request for Proposals (RFP) funding opportunity for research projects. Virginia universities, nonprofit/charitable organizations, government entities and businesses are eligible to submit proposals for the three-year contract period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021.

Individual grant awards will not exceed $150,000 per year ($450,000 total for all three years) to implement tobacco-use prevention/cessation programs in Virginia communities.

 

 

Application deadline is 2/2/18
Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Fund Accepting Applications

The John M. Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Memorial Fund, a component fund of the Freeport Community Foundation, is accepting applications for youth-focused substance abuse programs.

The fund supports nonprofit organizations with substance abuse educational, prevention, and/or treatment programs focused on helping youth age 21 or younger in Freeport, Illinois. Grant amounts vary on a project-by-project basis.

To be eligible, organizations must have 501(c)(3) status, serve youth in Freeport, Illinois. and have a program or activity focused on the education, prevention, and/or treatment of substance abuse for youth (defined as 21 or younger) in Freeport.

See the Freeport Community Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Application deadline is 6/1/18
Rachael and Ben Vaughan Foundation

What programs are eligible? Programs that serve local residents in the areas of: education, environmental preservation, health care, human rights, poverty reduction, religious support, and substance abuse.

Grant amount: US $2,000 - US $20,000
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach
Location of project: Preferred: Texas Other eligible locations: United States
Location of residency: Preferred: Texas Other eligible locations: United States

 

Application deadline is 6/1/18
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